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Paralegal Duties: With oversight from the Director of Contracts, prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts including but not limited to, incoming and outgoing material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, inter-institutional agreements, and various other contractual documents, ensuring consistency with goals as well as policies and legal obligations. Prepares contracts based upon institutional templates and guidance from the Contracts Associates and Director of Contracts. Provides contract review and drafting support to the Contract Associates and the Director of Contracts as requested. Assists with the compilation of information and specifications to compile the necessary contractual documents, preparing and proofreading terms, and finalizing documents for signature. Assists in the design and implementation of policies and procedures to support review, negotiation, drafting, quality control and compliance for agreements to ensure compliance with university policies and federal regulations. Assists in the development of functional requirement, identification and implementation of systems, processes, tools to analyze and predict contracting cost, agreement complexity, risk, and value along with a contract lifecycle management system. Works with support staff and computer systems to ensure proper docketing, accurate data collection and management of compliance activities. Manages and maintains agreement and negotiation records in the Agreements database. Track documents to monitor agreement status to ensure timely execution; and be able to run reports on contract metrics in the Agreement database. Uses Microsoft Office software to assemble, manipulate and format agreement documents and reports. Will be cross-trained across other departments to learn other functions of the team. Participates in development and delivery of faculty education and outreach programs. Collaborates and communicates with faculty, other staff members, other staff members, legal counsel and third party industry representatives by email, telephone, and in person.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s degree required. 2+ years of hands-on work experience in contract: drafting, negotiation, administration, and management. 1+ year experience in contract administration and management preferably within the life science, pharmaceutical, medical device or engineering industry. Experience using contract lifecycle management systems and databases. Preferred: Paralegal degree preferred. 1+ years' project management experience preferred. Must be able to understand, review, draft and negotiate technology transfer agreements with substantial intellectual property terms incorporating complex technology and business concepts, and must ensure compliance with goals and policies. Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Excellence in organization and workload management, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with limited oversight. Must have ability to multi-task under deadline pressure and be able to reprioritize accordingly. Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation, with a proven ability to deal professionally, tactfully and effectively with all types of customers, including faculty, university staff members, and legal and business contacts at external entities. Must work as a team player and collaborate well with numerous stakeholder groups. Must be customer service centric with focus on faculty interactions and communication. Competence in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.).
Job Req ID: 9875
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