The Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Contract Specialist to join our team. The Contracts Specialist works in conjunction with Sr. Contract Administrator and has principal responsibility for writing, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and negotiating standard contracts and agreements with federal, state, private, and local government sponsors in support of UNTHSC's sponsored research activities. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Draft and negotiate standard contracts/agreements, including subcontracts containing federal funding flowing through other universities and industry sponsors. * Draft and negotiate other specialized contractual documents such as non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, data sharing agreements, material transfer agreements, and consulting agreements. * Understand, interpret, and assess contractual language regarding issues such as intellectual property rights, confidentiality, liability, indemnification, publishing rights, insurance, and jurisdiction, and negotiate the best possible terms, in compliance with University policy and state statutes, for UNTHSC and its principal investigators. * Research, review, analyze, and interpret statutory and policy language, as well as federal regulations such as FARs, DFARs, and CFRs, to ensure the application of appropriate terms for educational institutions. * Determine appropriate flow-down provisions for inclusion in federal subcontracts (incoming and outgoing). * Ensures research contracts and sub-contracts are complete, accurate and in compliance with Sponsor and Institutional Guidelines. Reviews and negotiates terms and conditions of contracts with sponsors. Drafts and negotiates sub-agreements. Provides policy and procedure interpretation to academic departments. Interprets contracts and other agreement documents to determine restrictions and other pertinent information and maintains all applicable project records and files. * Review and negotiation of contract modifications; development of creative solutions to complex contract problems and the resolution of issues by negotiating solutions that respect the policies of the Board of Regents and UNTHSC, as well as the needs of the other party. * Other duties may be performed. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.