The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts in the University of Maryland Office of Research and Development is searching for a creative, motivated, and disciplined candidate to join a dynamic team. The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts negotiates and maintains a portfolio of standard contracts and business relationships. Corporate and clinical contracts include, but are not limited to, confidentiality agreements, sponsored research agreements, service agreements, material transfer agreements and clinical trial agreements. The Center collaborates with other UMB units (e.g., Institutional Review Board, Office of Technology Transfer, Office of University Counsel) to ensure that policies, procedures, regulations and business practices affecting the University are sufficiently addressed in all corporate agreements.
This position involves structuring and negotiating basic-, service- and clinical-research agreements with corporate sponsor's collaborators, and other partners. This position collaborates with internal partners as well as budget staff to structure contracts and may provide overall clinical and corporate contract project management.
There will be one position, but based on experience, qualifications, and skill level the selected candidate may be hired into the Administrator, Senior Administrator, or Lead Administrator role.
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.
Lead Administrator: Problem solves unique and highly complex issues without precedent or structure; serves in lead capacity on specialized short and long term projects; proposes, leads, and executes interpretation of procedures and policies to others; acts as information resource and distributes knowledge of emerging trends and industry practices; may mentor and coordinate workflow of others; may manage diverse programs to include planning, objective setting, and success monitoring.
Senior Administrator: Provides sophisticated analysis and solutions to complex problems; initiates and develops plans and methods to address function goals and short term projects; contributes to planning, executing, and status reporting of short and long term projects; contributes to proposal and implementation of new or revised procedures, practices, or policies; guides and assists others in concepts in field of work.
Administrator: Problem solves layered, non-routine matters by creating solutions and adapting principles where there is lack of information; conducts non routine tasks/assignments by performing in depth analysis and interpretation; executes specialized short term projects; may participate in long term projects.