Awards and Contracts Specialist

Jeddah (SA)
01 Dec 2016
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31 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Awards and Contracts Specialist

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level, merit-based research University dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research. The University acts as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in the region and in the world. Research at KAUST strives to enhance the welfare of society through focusing on four areas of global significance: food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and located on the shores of the Red Sea, KAUST attracts top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with more than 80 nations currently represented on campus.

The University brings people together who want to create impact beyond their own achievements within a growing institution. Irrespective of their national origins, the people of KAUST are people of the world who uphold the University's values of achievement, passion, inspiration, citizenship, diversity, integrity and openness. KAUST has exceptional standards for community residences and recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural community environment that can be enjoyed by all, along with ample opportunities to balance work and life. Expatriate employees enjoy exceptional packages, including tax-free salaries, relocation allowances, provided on-campus and fully furnished accommodation and other additional incentives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiates on behalf of KAUST research related agreements with funders (private, public) and institutions worldwide
  • Drafts and prepares research-related agreements and represents KAUST on contract related matters with external organizations as well as internal departments
  • Manages the communication with all sponsors for contracts/awards related matters
  • Ensures the involvement of all stakeholders at KAUST, including the General Counsel's Office agreements and the Office of Technology Transfer & Innovation, as appropriate, in the drafting of
  • Maintains and develops the different processes related to agreements
  • Develops and implements a library of template agreements with KAUST's preferred terms and conditions
  • Prepares reports to KAUST senior management upon request
  • Is responsible for the development of awards and contracts workshops to faculty and researchers
  • Implements all KAUST policies affecting Awards and Contracts specialists
  • Works closely with ORS Management

Key Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree ideally in a relevant field.
  • A Master's degree (law, science, engineering or business) or a professional qualification of equivalent standing
  • 4-8 years' relevant experience with extensive knowledge of research contracts administration from an academic institution.

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