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Contracts Specialist position at Virginia Tech

  • 1.  Contracts Specialist position at Virginia Tech

    Posted 02-01-2022 05:30
    The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Virginia Tech provides stewardship of the university's research portfolio and its staff is responsible for providing a comprehensive array of support services for faculty and staff as they pursue and manage externally funded projects, and is a critical unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). The mission of OVPRI is to support university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech's $520+ million research enterprise and associated technology commercialization activities, which span eight academic colleges, eight university research institutes, and three affiliated corporations. The university is embarking on its next phase of strategic growth in research across its Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia locations. With the continual growth in grant and contract support research programs, the Contract Specialist is a key position in supporting the ambitious plans for Virginia Tech to be a leading 21st century land grant university that delivers innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.

    The Contracts Specialist will be an integral part of a team of professionals working to assure contractual obligations for sponsored programs align with federal, state, and university regulations and the sponsor's requirements. The Contracts Specialist will facilitate the contracting process from start to completion including extensive review of all incoming agreement records, obtaining departmental approval, monitoring and managing active agreements, compliance review, and agreement completion.

    For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit and search for posting 518958.

    Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

    Lynn Byrd
    Senior Human Resources Manager
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute University