Contracts Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs

Pennsylvania, United States
$55,000 - $70,000
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Contracts Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs-2012482


Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to building and disseminating knowledge through research. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) contributes directly to this mission by providing comprehensive support to faculty and staff in the administration of externally sponsored research. The Contract Team, within the OSP office, assists faculty and researchers in completing contracts with sponsors (both corporations and the government). In addition, also handles discussions of such issues as intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, and any other contractual concerns.

OSP is seeking a Contract Analyst to join the team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing professional level support in the area of preparation and negotiation of agreements. These agreements may include federal contracts, educational project agreements, non-disclosure agreements, visitor agreements, software licenses, material transfer agreements, outgoing subcontracts, and other agreements as required. You, in conjunction with a Contract Officer or Subcontracts Administrator, will exercise independent discernment to ensure that the aforementioned contractual agreements are entered into on terms that are acceptable to the CMU.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Initiating contract process with faculty and/or sponsor and managing agreements though full lifecycle from concept to completion
  • Reviewing legal and contractual issues of proposed agreements to revise and negotiate agreements to align with university policies and relevant laws related to sponsored research
  • Reviewing federal contracting clauses and maintaining the federal clause database of University’s standard position for each clause
  • Assisting Contracts Officers with negotiating Sponsored Research Agreements as well as with the preparation of any other necessary and/or requested documents, materials or information
  • Documenting and monitoring the contract negotiation lifecycle
  • Overseeing OSP mailboxes, logging incoming requests to departmental tracking system, capturing information necessary for drafting agreements, and communicating with departments regarding requests
  • Assisting Subcontracts Administrator by processing fully executed subcontract agreements, including official University transmittal, creation of purchase orders, and maintenance of OSP databases
  • Preparing and reviewing amendments to subcontracts both federal and non-federal


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 3 year's of relevant experience requires
  • Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively work well with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Confidentiality and tact in all areas of responsibility
  • Are you passionate about this opportunity? Please apply.

More Information:

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
  • A listing of employee benefits is available at:
  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
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Job Function: Legal
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
 Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
 Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
 Budgeted Base Pay: $55,000 - $70,000