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Contract Analyst, Senior

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Posting Number: req10631

Department: Senior VP Health Sciences

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1670 E Drachman Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Office of Research Administration is looking for a Contract Analyst to work closely with colleagues in a fast-paced environment. This position will offer ample opportunity to work in the world of research administration in support of faculty who conduct research in the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). The position will work closely with faculty, research staff, study teams, and our medical partner, Banner Health, to coordinate contract negotiations.

Research Administration, within the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), provides concierge-level service to all UAHS investigators in support of research pre- and post-award activities, including sponsored project application submission, contract negotiation, clinical trials, and compliance support.

In providing a centralized consortium of research administration professionals, the Office is a one-stop shop for interactions with sponsors and central campus administrative units including the Sponsored Projects Services and the IRB. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team environment with a strong customer service focus and to play a part in facilitating the groundbreaking research occurring every day at the University of Arizona. Forbes Magazine has named the University of Arizona as one of the state's best places to work in 2021!

A successful candidate 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 Cancer Center 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 the UACC 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.

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,
    processes and negotiates assigned agreements, including clinical trial
    agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, incoming sub-awards, data
    use agreements, and other agreements as required.
  • Routinely
    work with the Office of General Counsel, Tech Launch Arizona, Risk
    Management, Export Control, and other university administrative offices.
  • Coordinates
    and leads negotiations with internal stakeholders, sponsors, and our
    medical partners.
  • Review and independently negotiate terms
    and compliance requirements for grants, funded agreements, and non-funded
  • 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.
  • Advise,
    assist and provide training to faculty and other study personnel about
    policies, procedures, forms, laws and regulations related to university
  • Serve as a conduit to seek and affect successful creative resolutions to contract issues.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in policy, laws,
    regulations and best practices regulating university agreements.
  • Assist with
    the formulation of guidelines, procedures, and the development of
    templates and other agreement tools.
  • Other duties
    as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors, and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work within tight and conflicting deadlines using organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively and effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Excellent
    computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

- 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.
* Willingness to adjust schedule to work weekend and evening hours when necessary.

FLSA: Exempt

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: $59,005 - $80,542, annually

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Grant & Contract Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Christine Gaul -

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

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 an 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.

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