Contracts Manager

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Please note that effective July 1, 2021, MSK will require all new hires, volunteers, and vendors who come onsite to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This is based on the COVID-19 vaccines’ high level of protection and our shared responsibility in protecting our patients.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Contracts to join the Grants and Contracts (G&C) unit in the Office of Research and Projects Administration (ORPA).

The Manager, Contracts works directly with the Director, G&C, Senior Director, Research and Project Administration, ORPA staff, and RTM leadership to provide oversight for the cradle-to-grave negotiation and management of contracts, consistent with MSK business practices and all applicable sponsor regulations.

This includes routine and non-routine government, non-government, and other non-industry-sponsored research agreements and contracts, as well as incoming and outgoing subawards.

You will:

  • Be responsible for the management of the federal and institutional compliance policies and processes for MSK related to subawards and consortia. This includes comprehensive oversight and maintenance of ORPA's subrecipient monitoring and risk assessment program.
  • Manage and track all government, non-government and other non-industry sponsored research agreements and contracts from inception to completion. This includes sub-recipient monitoring, issuance of agreements, and maintenance of systems and databases.
  • Exercises delegated signature authority. Serve as the final reviewer and negotiator for all ORPA-managed research agreements. Provide second-level negotiation assistance to the Contracts Analyst and Contracts Specialist. Maximizes MSKs interests in the negotiation process and ensuring consistency and continuity across agreements.
  • Provide RTM, the MSK research community, and others with expertise in processing and driving the development of SOPs and technical tools for the tracking and management of various agreements and contracts. Participates in educational and training sessions for the MSK community.
  • Direct and supervise the Contracts team, including a Contracts Specialist and Contracts Analyst. Provide leadership and guidance.

You are:

  • Able to make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • An influencer, using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
  • Knowledgeable about your business and the marketplace. Able to apply this knowledge to advance our goals.
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious

You Need:

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • 5 years of experience in government, non-government and other non-industry sponsored research agreements and contracts functions, preferably in basic and translational research
  • Experience negotiating and administering research agreements and contracts, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, and knowledge of FAR, DFAR, CFR, and OMB Uniform Guidance preferred
  • To Independently apply a broad range of technical and specialized knowledge and significant job-related experience to handle complex work assignments.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to interact and communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience preferred #LI-POST


Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility

We believe in communication, openness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.

Our Hiring Process

You review the posting, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer! ->reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  

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Contact Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



New York , New York


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