Administrator, Clinical and Corporate Contract Budgets-(15000054)
The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts in the Office of Research and Development at the University of Maryland, Baltimore has an opportunity for a Clinical and Corporate Contract Budgets Administrator. This position assists in maintaining a portfolio of standard and complex budget and business relationships, applying analytical, project management, and budget negotiation skills. The Clinical and Corporate Contract Budgets Administrator develops, negotiates, and reviews budgets associated with corporate sponsored research. The position also assists management in developing/maintaining relationships with key company research and development personnel. The Clinical and Corporate Contract Budgets Administrator is able to work independently and knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of the particular field of specialization.
The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts ensures clinical trials sponsored by government agencies, foundations and other non-profit organizations are successfully negotiated and executed prior to submission to ORD's Sponsored Programs Administration group; ensures complexities and encumbrances related to UMB- and sponsor-owned intellectual property (IP) are successfully addressed by ORD's Office of Technology Transfer group; and ensures site agreements with University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and Faculty Physicians, Inc. (FPI) are negotiated and executed.
Assist in evaluation and developmentof potential corporate-funded research collaborations and othercorporate-funded research-driven business relationships by developing andapplying a broad understanding of important concepts/issues including: scope(s) of work, allocation of work and resources, schedule(s),budget(s), Medicare Coverage Analysis, contracts, project management,collaboration structure, intellectual property issues, potentialconflict-of-interest issues, conflict-of-commitment issues and business andlegal terms. Ensures compliance with agency, University, and state policies andprocedures.
Independently review, draft, andnegotiate basic contract budgets (e.g. clinical sponsor-initiated clinicaltrial agreements) between UMB and corporate sponsors. Assist indeveloping, drafting, and negotiating complex budgets (e.g. collaborationagreements) that require further tact and discretion. Perform and manage budgetnegotiation process.
Assist in developing and draftingbudget boiler plate template budgets and agreements for use with corporatesponsors.
Identify and assist in thedevelopment of future business process changes. Apply knowledge of financialmanagement system applications to organization-specific needs and processes;assist in modifying functional designs to enhance functionality of budgetreporting and tracking. Identify and investigate compliance deficiencies.Conduct budget, financial, and/or fiscal reviews and make recommendations.
Assist in identifying and implementingopportunities for development and/or improvement of UMB-internal processes andcapabilities that contribute to UMB's successful pursuit of collaborations withcorporate partners.
Assist in maintaining businessrelationships with UMB's current portfolio of corporate sponsors andcollaboration partners by working with personnel and outside contacts tosatisfy both partner and organization goals.
Increase institutional knowledgerelated to corporate contract budget development and negotiation and remaincurrent with industry-wide trends, regulations, and laws. Review and maintainfamiliarity with UMB policies and procedures and assist with implementingchanges to UMB policies and procedures.
Provide ongoing in-service trainingto faculty, departmental support staff, and central administration to ensuretimely education and information related to corporate contract budget issues.
Performs other related duties asassigned.
Education:Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, science, engineering, business, pre-law or other discipline appropriate to position required.
Preferred Education: Master's in Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and/or PhD preferred.
Experience:Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical and/or corporate contract budget development and negotiation, project management, and/or business development.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of basic principles and practices pertaining to developing and negotiating clinical and/or corporate budgets in compliance with sponsor, federal, state and university policies and regulations. Knowledge of financial systems applications and accepted business processes and practices. 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. Familiarity with contracts and contract negotiation including, but not limited to, provisions relating to payment terms.
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, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.