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Financial Specialist, Clinical Research

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Business and Financial Services

Posting Number: req10629

Department: Senior VP Health Sciences

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

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

Position Highlights

A successful candidate is responsible for developing Coverage Analyses and billing grids for clinical trials, developing and negotiating sponsor budgets for clinical trials, and training different disease areas on the importance of coverage analysis based on federal/state billing regulations including Medicare's National Coverage Decision (NCD) 310.1 as well as other third-party billing rules. They will work closely with faculty, research nurses, study teams, and our medical partner, Banner Health, to provide timely and expert support in the administrative start-up and maintenance of clinical research projects.

Our Financial Specialists 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

  • Prepare the payor coverage analysis and budget template documents in accordance with study protocol, applicable regulations, and UAHS procedures.
  • Negotiate clinical research budgets in accordance with institutional guidelines.
  • Liaise and collaborate with UAHS study teams and medical partners to facilitate the approval of research projects.
  • Coordinate and collect all essential documents required for study start up activities.
  • Provide other appropriate assistance to ensure quality and timely completion/submission of research projects.
  • Facilitate submissions of clinical trial agreement and budget amendments, collecting essential documents as required and updating the payor coverage analysis.
  • Maintain final documents and distribute to internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Prepare online routing in the UAccess Research System.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic team environment with changing priorities in a manner that is effective and efficient.
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, and a strong ability to multi-task multiple projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and significant attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors, and cross-functional teams to resolve issues with a positive outcome.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office.

Minimum Qualifications

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

* Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

- Demonstrated experience supporting clinical research including payor coverage analysis, budget development, contract review and/or study coordination.

* Demonstrated knowledge of university and sponsor agency policies and procedures.

* Experience with UA systems, specifically UAccess Research.
* Knowledge of the principles and practices of a clinical trial management system (e.g. OnCore).
* 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: $47,735 - $62,533, 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 | | (520) 626-1542

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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