Clinical and Corporate Contract Professional-(170001JE)
The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts for the University of Maryland, Baltimore has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical and Corporate Contract Professional. The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts is responsible for ensuring that clinical trials sponsored by corporations, government agencies, foundations and other non-profit organizations are successfully negotiated and ensuring that complexities and encumbrances related to UMB- and sponsor-owned intellectual property (IP) are addressed. This position is a great opportunity for clinical research professionals looking to diversify their experiences in the field of clinical research administration.
This position involves structuring and negotiating basic-, service- and clinical-research agreements with corporate sponsor's collaborators, and other partners. Collaborates with internal partners as well as budget staff to structure contracts. May provide overall clinical and corporate contract project management.
This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Administers, reviews, negotiates, analyzes, and drafts contract terms for corporate sponsored research agreements (material transfer, confidentiality agreements, research (basic) agreements, sponsored and UMB-initiated CTAs, research services agreements, master agreements, and collaboration agreements). Ensures contract represents campus commitments and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Provides ongoing in-service training to faculty and study teams. Evaluates and develops potential corporate-funded research collaborations and other corporate-funded research-driven business relationships. May coordinate project management to include ensuring project compliance, scheduling, planning, change of scope impact analysis, reports on progress, and cost analysis.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as science, engineering, business, pre-law or other discipline appropriate to position and 1 – 7 years of related experience in contract development, negotiation, project management, and/or business development.
Juris Doctor will substitute for 3 years of experience.
Other: Financial Disclosure may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
· Knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to developing and negotiating clinical and/or corporate contracts and collaboration agreements in compliance with sponsor, federal, state and university policies and regulations. Familiarity with intellectual property, technology transfer, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment concepts. Familiarity with development of corporate-sponsored research budgets for both basic and clinical research projects, including a basic understanding of Medicare coverage analysis and billing concepts associated with clinical trials.
· Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to make persuasive proposals to third parties. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects as well as conduct research and gather information.
· Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
· Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employee Class :Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time:Full-Time
:Research and Development - Center for Clinical Trials
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.