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Senior Contracts Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Coordinates and administers both non\-complex and complex contracts from proposal review and submission through award\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Responsible for reviewing/negotiating/drafting confidentiality agreements, master/clinical trial agreements, contract amendments, research consortium agreements, MTAs, data use agreements, clinical services agreements & related documents\.

+ Responsible for ensuring compliance with, and advising the research community about clinical trial related documents\.

+ Reviews terms and conditions of new research agreements and evaluates changes to pre\-existing agreements\. Reviews and negotiates clinical research agreements including but not limited to clinical trial agreements\.

+ Participates in conference calls, conferences, negotiations, and meetings with internal departments and external sponsors as necessary\.

+ Participates in collaboration with colleagues to ensure that the clinical trial activities corroborate with institution\-wide compliance policies\. Maintains up\-to\-date knowledge and expertise in regulations and policies

+ Reviews and/or drafts modifications to clinical research documents including contract amendments\.

+ Enters negotiations and correspondence into database systems as applicable\.

+ Participates in educational orientation programs for faculty and department administrators\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately 2 years of related experience negotiating clinical trial agreements and related documents\.

Proficient in working with the implementation of an electronic research administration system and have a broad range of computer skills\.

Prior experience negotiating clinical research and financial terms and budgets with industry funders is highly desired\.

Experience in a research administrative and/or health care setting is highly desired\.

Possession of a juris doctorate is highly desired\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise "people skills"\.

+ Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative\. Maintains this standard in all forms of written communication, including email\.

+ Attention to detail and the ability to read complex documents with an eye for proper contract language, as well as style and grammar\.

+ Ability to evaluate different alternatives and select or recommend the one that best meets the business and professional need of the situation without regard for personal biases\.

+ Demonstrated ability to analyze, evaluate, research and interpret regulations\.

+ Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality\.

+ Ability to use databases, e\-mail, basic word processing programs and network functions\.

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Working Conditions/Physical Demands

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/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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