Contract Specialist I - Research Administration - Maitland
Full Time, Days
You Will Be Responsible For:
Creates, reviews, revises, and negotiates through training and oversight simple and complex research-related contracts, including amendments, consistent with relevant clinical trials study documents (e.g. protocol, informed consent, budget, manuals, etc.), institutional policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Provides assistance in proper guidance and interpretation of contract terms, federal, state, and local laws, and institutional policies and procedures internally and externally to resolve issues and to ensure compliance.
Follows established processes pre and post-execution to ensure metrics and tracking, compliance, document harmonization, and timely execution of contracts.
Facilitates the execution of clinical trial agreements and/or related requests. Serves as a liaison with the Institutes, Research Operations and AdventHealth Legal department to ensure clinical trial and other agreements are processed timely.
Assists with special projects in research administration processes, as assigned.
What You Will Need:
Bachelor's degree in legal studies, healthcare, business administration, finance, accounting, or research-related field OR paralegal certification
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative style necessary for interaction across departments.
Motivated, organized and able to function independently
Advanced written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated proficiency for current spelling, grammar, tone, and syntax
Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.), internet, and other research tools, word-processing and databases
Ability to work under pressure, meet fixed deadlines, and manage competing priorities
Experience in grant and/or clinical trial agreement administration and management in a research or medical setting.
Experience in reviewing, writing, editing, and negotiating contracts
One to two years of experience in research or contract administration preferably in an academic or medical setting
Certification by a professional research organization such as Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Society of Research Administrators (SRA), Research Administrator's Certification Council (RACC), or Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
Certification by a paralegal professional organization such as The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), or The Association for Legal Professionals (NALS)
Knowledge of AdventHealth policies and procedures related to research administration
Knowledge of related federal and state regulations, e.g. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department Health and Human Services (DHHS), Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as they relation to research administration Proficient understanding of clinical trial agreements and other grant and contract funding mechanisms, including related policies and procedures, and contract management.
Proficient understanding of research related clinical trial and other related contract terms (e.g. human subjects, animal, confidentiality, biohazard, export control, intellectual property, etc.)
Proficient understanding of research compliance requirements (e.g. human subjects, animal, biohazard, export control, intellectual property, etc.)
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.