Emory University, Assistant/Associate Director of Industry Contracting

Emory University has partnered with the Vortechs Group in its search for an Assistant/Associate Director of Industry Contracting. Located in cosmopolitan Atlanta, this world-renowned private, liberal arts university ranks among the world’s top research universities.

The position is an exceptional opportunity to work with world-class faculty and researchers on a campus with more than 2 million square feet of dedicated scientific research space. Emory University is the nation’s fourth largest contributor to drug and vaccine discovery by public sector research institutions.

Become a part of this illustrious team.

Read the complete description here: Emory Assistant Director Position Specification


The Opportunity

The Assistant Director of Industry Contracting directs the administrative process with pre-grant awards, monitors the preparation of funding proposals, negotiates contractual terms and conditions with funding agencies, reviews and signs contracts. This position is located within the central Office of Technology Transfer. The Assistant Director of Industry Contracting must have a thorough understanding of:

 Proposal preparation, processing and submission

 Regulatory compliance requirements and acceptability with University policy or agency guidelines

 Contractual negotiations and complexities

 Reporting and departmental budgeting

 Defining and directing workflow as part of the contract process

 Leadership, management, and best practices for employee growth and mentoring



 Bachelor’s degree required, with five required and eight or more years preferred of relevant professional management experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

 Demonstrated ability to develop, mentor and manage staff.

 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and meet the needs of a wide range of faculty, staff and stakeholders including those within the institution, industry, and government. Must have the ability to articulate and explain University principles and practices to industry and government.

 Excellent analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail required.

 Exceptional interpersonal skills.

 Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively to find win-win solutions. Superb judgment, creativity, and common sense required.


The Location

Atlanta is an interesting mix of down-home southern charm and world-class sophistication. With a multitude of festivals and charming pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, Atlanta is a community where people enjoy getting outdoors.

The city boasts a strong housing market and an affordable cost of living with housing that is 19% below the US average.

For more information, consult the Emory Assistant Director Position Specification.

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