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Contracts Manager

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 10007
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Position Summary

Under guidance, maintains comprehensive oversight and management over research contracts assigned to the contracting team\. This role is also responsible for mitigating risk on behalf of the research community, decreasing document turnaround time and increasing contracting related revenue\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Ensures appropriate and timely contract execution\. Establishes ideal and maximum research contract turnaround times and volume targets\. Measures baseline to actual and adjusts expectations as appropriate\.

+ Executes growth strategies by setting performance goals and growth targets for the contracts group\. Tracks, validates and reports on performance metrics\.

+ Reviews, negotiates and approves large, complex and high dollar contracts ensuring adherence to institutional branding and policies and to sponsor requirements prior to execution\.

+ Reviews and approves legal agreements drafted and negotiated by the contracting staff\. May be delegated with the authority to sign documents\.

+ Develops new agreement templates and forms in accordance with University Counsel guidelines\.

+ Assists research departments with securing the institutions mandated indirect cost rate \(IDC\)\. Negotiates directly with sponsors as needed to achieve this objective\.

+ Develops new contractual relationships with affiliates and outside entities and negotiates and amends master contracts with sponsors on behalf of University Counsel\.

+ Develops and implements policies and procedures\. Conducts training sessions on the contract review and processing procedures\.

+ Reviews and suggests improvements for software/hardware technology including databases, applications and systems to ensure modernization, integration and sustainability\.

+ Designs and manages the content of the departmental Intranet site and external webpage, including regular updates and content reviews, to ensure the information is current and relevant\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Master's Degree is preferred\.

Approximately 4 years of experience in industry sponsored and other sponsored contract interpretation and negotiations\.

Approximately 2 years of experience in healthcare or other directly relevant work experience\.

Experience managing staff\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated research integrity policy knowledge \(Conflicts, IRB, DSMB, IBC, IACUC, etc\)\.

+ Demonstrated proficiency working with the implementation of an electronic research administration system and a broad range of ITS skills\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard office work

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer\. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information\.
Posted: 2019-07-16 Expires: 2019-09-15

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