West Virginia University (Remote) Negotiator – Office of Sponsored Programs in Morgantown, West Virginia

June 10, 2024

Job Description

West Virginia University Office of Sponsored Programs is currently accepting applications for a (Remote) Negotiator.
About the Opportunity
As a Negotiator, you will be responsible for reviewing and negotiating grants, contracts, and other agreements to confirm that the terms and conditions: protect the interests of WVU faculty members and students, protect WVU’s institutional interests, are consistent with WVU’s policies and mission statement, and are consistent with all applicable state and federal laws.
OSP Award Negotiation works with leaders in a variety of compliance departments, including, but not limited to, the Export Control Office, the Office of Technology Transfer, the Office of Human Research Protection, the Office of Animal Welfare, and WVU General Counsel. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
37.5-hour work week
13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQs.
Wellness programs
What you’ll do:
Independently review contractual documents (e.g., agreements, purchase orders, grant awards) ensuring that all terms and conditions are acceptable to WVU, the WVU Research Office, the WVU Research Corporation, the WVU Board of Trustees, and the Principal Investigator.
Employ professional judgment and independent decision-making skills to negotiate terms and conditions with sponsors based on university policies and under the supervision of the Director of OSP, Award Negotiation and the Vice President for Research.
Prepare and send letters of exception to sponsors, describing any terms and conditions that are unacceptable, suggesting alternative terms, and providing justification for revision.
Manage issues consistent with WVU procedures and objectives.
Work with appropriate agency and sponsor contacts to ensure that corrections and/or exceptions are incorporated into the terms and conditions, as directed.
Use in-depth knowledge of University policies and procedures to provide guidance to faculty and staff regarding sponsored programs as they may relate to compliance issues including, but not limited to, export control, data security and data use, and human subjects.
Independently ensure that proper approvals are obtained from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Office of Export Control upon completion of the review… For full info follow application link.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


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