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Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) improves the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. The Institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing, and treating major health problems since 1983. Government and private research grants provide our main funding.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • The Contract Officer has a high level of grants and contracts expertise in drafting, reviewing, and evaluating incoming and outgoing agreements including sub awards/subcontracts and commercial research agreements.

  • Evaluates contractual terms and conditions in order to protect the interests of the institution (i.e., Data Rights, Publications, and Intellectual Property), and to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Negotiate and make recommended changes to the terms and conditions where necessary.

  • Collaborates, counsels, and maintains ongoing relationships with grant managers, project teams, KP Legal, other KP Departments and officials of other Institutions.

  • Maintains on-going knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), NIH and DHHS Grant Policy Statements, OMB Circulars, Agency policies, and 2 CFR Parts related to nonprofit organizations to provide regulatory knowledge and compliance advice to project teams.

  • Should have a basic knowledge of pre-award and post-award aspects of grant and contract administration.

  • Takes a leadership role in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements.

  • Provides backup to the Senior Contract Officer, and oversees the work of other team members as needed to ensure satisfactory results in an expeditious manner.

  • Adjudicates situations that have no precedent; sets priorities, determines methods, and troubleshoots issues with other team members, KP Legal, GMs, project teams, and other Institutions.

  • Trains and mentors as needed and requested.


Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree: Business, Public Administration or other relevant fields

Preferred Education
Master's Degree: Business, Public Administration, Law or other relevant fields

Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate: Drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements. Attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines with quality product.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate: Knowledge of agreements including Federal grants and contracts including appropriate Statutes, Regulations, and Policies. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DHHS and NIH Grant Policy Statements, 2 CFR (Codified Federal Regulations) and OMB Circulars. Ability to train others related to law rule and regulation. Demonstrated skill in negotiating complex agreements. Demonstrated ability to mentor younger team members.

Minimum Experience Requirements
5 years: Related experience in a research environment. Experience in grant/contract submission and/or grant/contract monitoring, and closeout process. Experience managing a portfolio of grant/contract funded projects. Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate with positive outcomes. Experience working within a highly regulated industry.

Preferred Experience
10 or more years: Combination of relevant experience that includes Federal, and commercial research agreements drafting, review and negotiation Experience managing a large portfolio of grant/contract funded projects. Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate with positive outcomes. Experience working within a highly regulated research environment. Experience training others individually and/or in groups.

Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Category: Research & Development
Travel: No
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