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Senior Contracts Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

This role is primarily responsible for negotiating a variety of contract types, including basic science industry sponsored research agreements \(SRAs\), service agreements \(SAs\), confidentiality agreements \(CDAs\), data use agreements \(DUAs\), material transfer agreements \(MTAs\), consulting agreements and amendments\. This role will also ensure that the proposed terms and conditions, budgets, and corresponding obligations comply with applicable laws, regulations, and institutional policy\.

This position requires strong oral and written communication ability to properly represent the WCM brand and support the WCM research community\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Drafts, reviews, negotiates, and approves SRAs, MTAs, DUAs, CDAs, research related service and consulting agreements, and amendments according to institutional policy\.

+ Ensures contract budgets and contract related documentation adhere to institutional policy and practice\.

+ Responsible for meeting contract performance based metrics while maintaining a large contract portfolio across assigned departments\. Departmental assignment may include contract management at international performance sites\.

+ Coordinates with and seeks advisement from subject matter experts and other departments to ensure appropriate contract language for specific research projects\.

+ Collaborates via phone, email and in\-person meetings with investigators and their staff and adheres to WCMs high service level agreement response times\.

+ Serves as the liaison between sponsors and WCM for research administration and compliance with contractual terms and obligations\.

+ Enters contract negotiations and correspondences into WCM electronic enterprise resource systems\.

+ Assists in the development and implementation of internal contracting policies and procedures\.

+ Develops and assists with educational programs presented to faculty and department administration\.

+ Generates ad hoc reports, participates on special projects and performs other related duties as assigned\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately 2\+ years of related experience\.

Strong understanding of contract negotiations and/or healthcare knowledge and research administration\.

Knowledge of research integrity policy \(Conflicts of Interest, IRB, DSMB, IBC, IACUC, etc\.\) a plus\.

Possession of a juris doctorate or advanced degree is highly desired\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications\.

+ Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English

+ Self\-starter with a demonstrated ability to achieve results as part of an effective team\.

+ Ability to multi\-task and self\-prioritize work\.

+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high\-pressure, complex environment\.

+ Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail\.

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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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