Contract Analyst, Senior (Multiple Positions)

University Of Arizona Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Title Contract Analyst, Senior (Multiple Positions) Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801) Location University of Arizona Health Sciences Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Office of Research Administration is looking for a Contract Analyst, Senior to work closely with colleagues in a fast-paced environment. This position will offer ample opportunity to work in the world of research administration in support of faculty who conduct research in the multiple colleges that comprise the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The position will work closely with faculty, research staff, study teams, and our medical partners, Banner Health, and Dignity Health, to coordinate contract negotiations.

Research Administration, within the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), provides concierge-level service to all UAHS investigators in support of research pre- and post-award activities, including sponsored project application submission, contract negotiation, clinical trials, and compliance support.

In providing a centralized consortium of research administration professionals, the Office is a one-stop shop for interactions with sponsors and central campus administrative units including the Sponsored Projects Services and the IRB. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team environment with a strong customer service focus and to play a part in facilitating the groundbreaking research occurring every day at the University of Arizona.

This position is responsible for negotiating contracts with representatives of industry, federal and local governments, state-sponsored research, non-profit foundations, and other universities. This position will support the University of Arizona by negotiating agreements that bring external funding and other forms of support to University research, education, and service and outreach activities. This role will be responsible for working with faculty in all areas of health sciences to understand their needs, apply university policy, applicable regulations, and legal principles, and employ negotiating skills to successfully complete contracts. Anticipate and address the needs of contract negotiations while providing exceptional customer service to investigators in a team-based environment. We are committed to identifying and adhering to policy changes in grants and contracts administration while upholding high standards of integrity and fiduciary responsibility. Forbes Magazine has named The University of Arizona as one of the state's best places to work in 2019.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review, process and negotiate assigned agreements, including clinical trial agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, data use agreements, research collaboration agreements, and other research agreements as required.

  • Routinely work with the Office of General Counsel, Tech Launch Arizona, Risk Management, Export Control, and other university administrative offices.

  • Coordinate and lead negotiations with internal stakeholders, sponsors, and our medical partners.

  • Review and independently negotiate terms and compliance requirements for funded and non-funded agreements.

  • Maintain a database to communicate the status of contracts and amendments.

  • Assist with the formulation of guidelines, procedures, and the development of templates and other agreement tools.

  • Serve as campus resource for principal investigators, study personnel and other University officials in the agreement review process.

  • Advise, assist and provide training to faculty and other study personnel about policies, procedures, forms, laws and regulations related to university agreements.

  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in policy, laws, regulations and best practices regulating university agreements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and significant attention to detail.

  • Ability to assess specific terms in the context of the entire agreement, making judgements on accepting risk in one area if it can be modulated by terms in another area.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, business administration, engineering, science or related field.

  • Three years or more of progressively responsible experience in the negotiation of agreements establishing research and development relationships in business, government, and/or academic environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree such as a Master of Science in a technical field, a Master of Business Administration, or a Juris Doctor.

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency.

  • Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to work within tight and conflicting deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented.

  • Demonstrated ability to think quickly and effectively in verbal negotiations.

  • Demonstrated ability to seek and affect successfully creative resolutions to contract issues.

  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, and a strong ability to multi-task multiple projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors, and cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated customer service.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of university and sponsor agency policies and procedures.

  • Standout colleague who supports the team and is able to resolve issues with a positive outcome.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic team environment with changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a manner that is effective and efficient.

  • Experience with UA systems, specifically UAccess Research.

  • Willingness to adjust schedule to work weekend and evening hours when necessary.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $62,000 - $75,000 Annually, DOE Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A24394 Number of Vacancies Multiple Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Chris Gaul

(520) 626-1542

Open Date 12/16/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 01/02/2020 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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  • Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star

  • Arizona Republic



  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Department of Economic Security (DES)

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education


  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education



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  • LinkedIn

  • Local Job Banks

  • Pima County One-Stop

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  • Professional journal/publication

  • Referred by UA Employee

  • Invited by Dept to Apply

  • UA Website

  • Other

  • Do you have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, Science or in a related field?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have three (3) years or more of progressively responsible experience in the negotiation of agreements establishing research and development relationships in business, government, and/or academic environments?

  • Yes

  • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

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Contract Analyst, Senior (Multiple Positions)

University Of Arizona