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Contracts Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 11, 2019
Title Contracts Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Technology Transfer
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology
    Fiscal Services

This is a position located in the University at Buffalo Technology Transfer Office. The Contracts Manager will be part of the Contracts Managers team that is responsible for negotiating research agreements (clinical and non-clinical) between the University and industry partners.

The primary function of this position is to facilitate University wide clinical research by drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and clinical trial agreements, with Industry sponsors, while ensuring compliance with University and Research Foundation policies. This position is also responsible for creating and negotiating standard contract terms and conditions, and negotiating and executing data use and site agreements related to clinical trials.

The Contracts Manager will coordinate with internal customers as needed such as Principal Investigators, study staff, Clinical Research Office and Technology Transfer staff, and the Office of Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) to obtain technical information, budgets, protocols and scopes-of-work for pre-award contract negotiation and execution, and to transition executed agreements to SPS for post-award activity.

The successful candidate is expected to stay apprised of evolving regulations, trends, and standards relative to clinical trials, and to incorporate those into future agreements in consultation with SUNY and Research Foundation policies.

The secondary role is to facilitate University wide non-clinical research by drafting and negotiating contracts involving and supporting University at Buffalo research activities and intellectual property. These activities include but are not limited to the following types of contract activity:

  • Industry Sponsored Research Contracts
  • License Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
  • SBIR/STTR Subcontracts
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Data Use Agreements
  • Testing and Service Agreements
  • Amendments and Addendums to the above
    This is a newly created position designed to support the clinical trial agreement activity for the University’s internal customers. If necessary (e.g. a long-term absence by one of the Contract Managers), each of the other Contract Managers may be asked to cross over assignments.
    The Contracts Manager will report to the Senior Associate Director, Contracts in the Technology Transfer Office, collaborate with other Contracts Manager team members, and confer with Research Foundation counsel as directed to ensure compliance with policies, consult outside counsel as directed to complete assigned tasks, and collaborate with SPS staff to ensure effective transition between pre-award and post-award activities.

The ideal candidate will take a "getting to yes" approach to negotiations, think creatively to problem solve, manage an independent workload, be detail-oriented, and collaborate with other team members appropriately.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our… packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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