Posting Number: req18319
Department: Senior VP Health Sciences
Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
This position is responsible for negotiating contracts with representatives of industry, federal and local governments, non-profit foundations, and other universities. The role will support the University of Arizona by negotiating agreements that bring external funding and other forms of support to University research, education, service, and outreach activities. In addition, this position will be responsible for working with faculty in all areas of health sciences to understand their needs, apply university policy, applicable regulations, and legal principles, and employ negotiating skills to successfully complete contracts. Additionally, the Contract Analyst will work closely with our medical partner, Banner Health, to coordinate contract negotiations.
Our Contract Analysts will have the opportunity to attend professional conferences as well as other professional development opportunities. Individuals successful in this role will be encouraged to explore opportunities for growth within our team's established career ladder.
May be required to work weekend and evening hours when necessary.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Review, process, and negotiate assigned agreements, including clinical trial agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, and other research agreements as required.
- Coordinates and leads negotiations with internal stakeholders, sponsors, and our medical partners.
- Maintain a database to communicate the status of contracts and amendments.
- Serve as campus resource for principal investigators, study personnel and other University officials in the agreement review process.
- Serve as a conduit to seek and affect successful creative resolutions to contract issues.
- Assist in providing training to faculty and other study personnel about policies, procedures, forms, laws and regulations related to university agreements.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
- Maintain knowledge of current developments in policy, laws, regulations and best practices regulating university agreements.
- Ability to work within tight and conflicting deadlines using organizational and prioritization skills.
- Ability to interact collaboratively and effectively with a diverse constituency.
- Ability to respond quickly and effectively in verbal negotiations and resolve issues with a positive outcome.
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
- Five (5) years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- An advanced degree such as a Master of Science in a technical field, a Master of Business Administration, or a Juris Doctor.
- Demonstrated knowledge of university and sponsor agency policies and procedures.
- Experience with UA systems, specifically UAccess Research.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $65,687 - $85,393, annually
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Grant & Contract Admin
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Christine Gaul | email@example.com
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please note: If invited to interview, please be prepared to provide three (3) professional references.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.