The Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts (CCT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore is seeking a Clinical and Corporate Contracts Manager. This position oversees structuring and negotiating basic-, service- and clinical-research agreements with corporate sponsor's collaborators and other partners. This position collaborates with internal members as well as resource management staff and will provide clinical and corporate contract project management.
CCT is a part of UMB's Office of Research and Development (ORD), the chief administrative unit and catalyst for advancing research and economic development at UMB. ORD furthers these developments by providing high-quality service to investigators, fostering new research and clinical initiatives with industry, and promoting translational discoveries into public benefit. CCT assists faculty investigators with material transfer agreements, clinical study budgets, and agreements between UMB and the for-profit sector.
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.
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.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as science, engineering, business, pre-law or other discipline appropriate to the position and 5 years of related experience in contract development, negotiation, project management, and/or business development.
OR a Juris Doctor degree and 4 years of related experience in contract development, negotiation, project management, and/or business development.
Other : Financial Disclosure may be required
Supervisory experience in training, work coordination, and monitoring work of others preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Advanced knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to developing and negotiating clinical and/or corporate contracts and collaboration agreements in compliance with sponsor, federal, state and university policies and regulations. Familiarity with intellectual property, technology transfer, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment concepts. Familiarity with development of corporate-sponsored research budgets for both basic and clinical research projects, including a basic understanding of Medicare coverage analysis and billing concepts associated with clinical trials.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to make persuasive proposals to third parties. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects as well as conduct research and gather information.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E4110G
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Research and Development - Center for Clinical Trials
Job Posting: Nov 30, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 107161
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.