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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Office of Sponsored Research
Contract Officer, Business Research Partnerships

The Contract Officer as part of the Sponsored Research Business Research
Partnership unit serves as a member of the Industry Contracts Team and
is responsible for effective relationships with industry sponsors of
UCLA clinical and research programs. Responsible for a wide variety of
complex operational and administrative functions including drafting and
negotiating contracts for the performance of research. Provide
consultation to industry scientists and business officers, and
University investigators regarding the types and terms for the support
of University programs by industry, such as options for financial
support, ownership and exploitation rights to patents and intellectual
property, use of the University's name, liability and insurance
requirements and termination. Serve as the University Business official
for performance according to the terms and conditions of contracts.
Review new and revised University policies and procedures related to
university-industry relationships and provide analysis of impact to
Office of the President, UCLA Vice Chancellor-Research and other
administrative officials.
QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated working knowledge of the research, public
service and patient care environments at a major university.
Demonstrated working knowledge of research methodology. Demonstrated
working knowledge of industry contracting and subcontracting practices
as well as Federal Acquisition Regulations. General knowledge of
accounting principles and financial management and demonstrated ability
to effectively evaluate cost and pricing structures. General knowledge
of University policies relating to academic personnel, the appropriate
use of University facilities, sales and service activities, research
regulatory compliance requirement, stewardship responsibilities, use of
animal and human subjects, appropriate overhead rates, publication
rights, etc. preferred. Working knowledge of copyright and patent law
and demonstrated working knowledge of the technical and legal issues
affecting protection, use and exploitation of intellectual property.
Demonstrated skill in drafting and negotiating contracts. Ability to
analyze complex technical data using logic and quantitative reasoning.
Skill in analyzing relevant issues or concerns, formulating alternatives
to affect resolution, and selecting alternative problem resolutions
having evaluated all implications for implementation of a given
solution. Demonstrated management and professional skills, education and
business acumen to effectively serve investigator and sponsor clients,
yet represent and advance the best interests of the University
corporation. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Ability
to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse,
multicultural, environment interacting frequently with faculty members,
staff, students and research community representatives. This position is
subject to University of California Conflict of Interest Code. Selected
candidate will be required to complete a financial statement for public

Salary Range $4142-$6208 MSP 1
Closing Date: When filled
Submit application to:
        Ms. Carol Martin
        Personnel Manager
        UCLA Office of Sponsored Research
        Box 951406
        Los Angeles, CA 90095-1406