Contract Officer (FT), Clinical Trials Office

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Negotiates terms and conditions for corporate and non-profit clinical research contracts and grants and provides advisory services related to sponsor and institutional grant administration policy to faculty, administrators and staff.  This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. 




1. Negotiates terms and conditions for corporate and non-profit clinical research contracts and grants, including, but not limited to, indemnity, publication rights, intellectual property, HIPAA compliance, etc

2. Works with Risk Management on mitigation of risk to the institution.

3. Negotiates budgets and contract terms and conditions for clinical studies with industry sponsors. Ensures that institutional interests are protected, e.g. scientific review, budgeting, billing, publication, intellectual property rights, and indemnification.

4. Assists investigators in understanding of standards of conduct and compliance with applicable State and Federal laws and program requirements of corporate sponsors and private funding agencies.

5. Provides sponsor and institutional policy guidance to faculty, administrators, staff, and sponsor representatives.

6. Monitors clinical research grants and contract administration policy and practice at other institutions and within funding agencies to utilize new information, ideas and technologies.

7. Develops, with CTO leaders, policies and procedures relating to corporate sponsored research.

8. Develops, organizes, participates in, and/or conducts portions of orientations, workshops, presentations, etc. regarding sponsored clinical research, proposal writing and submission, etc.

9. Participates in meetings and committees as a representative of the CTO in research-related forums.

10. Responds to other clinical research administration issues.

11. Performs other duties as required or assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:  Master's degree or JD required with 7 years prior experience involving clinical research administration and contract negotiation preferred.  A strong scientific background is important.  Ability to negotiate contract budgets and terms and conditions for corporate sponsored research required.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to speak in front of groups desired.  Knowledge of contract law and Federal and State law governing sponsored research and tax exempt organizations is desirable.  Demonstrated ability to perform legal research as needed, to interact productively in a wide variety of situations and to command the respect and confidence of board members, faculty and research staff.  Knowledge of computer databases and general computing software is essential.


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