Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Contract Negotiations (the "Director") of the Clinical Trials Office (the "CTO") of Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons ("P&S") at Columbia University Irving Medical Center ("CUIMC"), the Senior Contracts Specialist II assists the Director in providing contract negotiations of clinical trials with Sponsors for the research community at P&S.
The CTO, which is operated jointly with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital ("NYPH") assists investigators and academic/research staff in developing clinical trials at P&S and provides administrative resources and infrastructure to build and sustain clinical trials research at P&S
Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
Collaborates with the Director, the Executive Director of the CTO, General Counsel, P&S faculty and administration and NYPH administration in meeting the institutional needs regarding clinical trial negotiations and execution.
Liaises with internal partners in research such as Sponsored Projects Administration, the Institutional Review Boards (the "IRB") and the Office of Research Compliance and Training.
Negotiates contracts for clinical trials in accordance with all applicable regulatory and legal requirements and institutional policies and procedures.
Assists the Director in developing and implementing policies and procedures designed to assure that Clinical Trials Agreements at P&S are carried out in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, including those promulgated in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the rules of the Joint Commission.
Drafts, negotiates and distributes subcontracts on behalf of the research community.
Prepares all agreements for execution following institutional policies and procedures.
Functions as primary contact for the Principal Investigator and his/her designated study team on the progress of his/her contract negotiations.
Develops and implements training program for new recruits
Assists the Managers and Directors in the CTO in the management of projects
Representing the Director in his/her absence and all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience plus four years of related of related experience
Four years experience in paralegal profession or Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree plus 1 years legal experience
The candidate must be able to work independently with prior project management experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Strong computer skills required, including, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502078
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