Research Management Group (RMG)

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bulletResearch Process Manager 1 (RPM)

bullet pointClinical Trial Contracts Officer 1 (CTCO)



For questions, please contact:

Karen M. Kellner
Human Resources Manager
Research Management Group
Stanford University School of Medicine
3172 Porter Drive, 2nd floor, Room 2115
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212
Stanford Internal Mail Code: 5469
t: 650-498-6845
f: 650-721-2627
kkellner@stanford.edu

 

 

Position title: Research Process Manager 1
Job #:            78236
Full time
Grade:          H
Job code:    4491



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DESCRIPTION

Is customer service your passion? Do you enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment? If so, then Stanford University School of Medicine has an extraordinary job opportunity! The Research Management Group has central oversight for all sponsored project funding in the School of Medicine. As a Research Process Manager 1 (RPM), you will work with faculty on developing and obtaining grant funding for their cutting edge research. We offer our RPMs an extensive training and mentoring program in research administration, and have created a certification program that provides continued growth within the position. As an RPM, you earn two levels of certification, with each level bringing expanded institutional signature authority. With certification there is also the opportunity for a regular 1-2 day work-at-home schedule.


DUTIES INCLUDE:

    • Work with the faculty, postdocs, and department administrators to provide support and oversight for administration of a large volume and diverse set of complex federal and non-federal sponsored research projects.
    • Provide direction and counsel to faculty, postdocs, and department administrators relating to pre-award and post-award administration of grants/contracts using in-depth understanding of applicable federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and University policies such as OMB A-21, OMB A-110, Cost Accounting Standards, Food and Drug Administration and Medicare pricing and reimbursements.
    • Responsible for budget development based on in-depth understanding of University and sponsor requirements.
    • Review and approve proposals as the institutional official before submission.
    • Negotiate and accept awards terms and conditions on behalf of the university and School.
    • Serve as the University representative liaison between the principal investigator and sponsor.
    • Collaborate with other University central offices involved with research administration processes.
    • Gain independence towards completing and passing Certification I which will authorize signature authority on a subset of sponsored projects.
      * - Other duties may also be assigned.

Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

    • Knowledge of relevant governmental regulation (e.g. OMB Uniform Guidance, Cost Accounting Standards, Medicare, FDA, OHRP)
    • Ability to understand and interpret university and sponsor policies.
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
    • Demonstrated commitment to personal responsibilities and value for safety, shown through communication of safety concerns and sue and promotion of safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.


CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

Must obtain School of Medicine Process Manager Certification Level 1.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

    • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work, use a telephone and use light/fine grasping.
    • Occasionally write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Rarely stand, walk, sort, and file paperwork or parts.
    • * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

May work extended or non-standard hours based on project deadlines or business cycle needs.



WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):

    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


 

Position title:   Clinical Trial Contracts Officer 1  (CTCO)
Job #:          78515
Full time
Grade:          I
Job code:   4507

 

If you would like to apply for this position, go to the Job Search webpage >>, enter Position # 78515 , then click on "Clinical Trial Contracts Officer 1", then scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on "Apply Online".



DESCRIPTION

Stanford University is seeking a Clinical Trial Contracts Officer 1 under guidance and review of Clinical Trial Team Manager prior to Certification, draft, negotiate and administer industry sponsored clinical trial agreements, subawards, collaborations, and other research-related agreements. Hold delegated signing authority for agreements on behalf of the university after Certification Level 1 has been obtained. The Contract Officer will serve as a member of the team in the Research Management Group (RMG) to provide timely, high-quality, and coordinated research administrative services to Stanford faculty and departments. The Officer, as a member of the School of Medicine RMG charged with overseeing the School’s research administration processes, is responsible for the formal solicitation, negotiation and administration of extramural support for University clinical research projects funded primarily by industry sponsors (sponsored projects). In addition to accepting awards on behalf of the University, the Contract Officer is responsible for negotiating a variety of clinical research contracts, clinical trial agreements, clinical services agreements, confidentiality agreements, awards under master agreements, and subawards under industry agreements. The Officer is responsible for advising and assisting Stanford department administrators, principal investigators, and staff members; interpreting and explaining contract terms and conditions, and assisting in the resolution of problems that develop in the course of projects by consulting with the investigator(s), staff, and sponsors. The Officer will partner with School-based organizations and educate them regarding institutional processes.

As a professional staff member, the Officer is an advocate for responsive, effective research administration processes. The Officer is expected to provide back-up support for her/his colleagues, and develop and implement ideas for increasingly effective service.


DUTIES INCLUDE:

    • Conduct formal negotiations, finalize and administer industry sponsored clinical trial agreements, commensurate with experience.
    • Negotiate liability provisions and publication rights, as well as confidentiality, intellectual property and invoicing terms.
    • Negotiate complex Nondisclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and draft language that complies with University, Federal and other regulatory policies, requirements and conditions. Negotiate liability issues involved in human subjects research.
    • Negotiate other clinical research-related agreements that involve intellectual property, publication, liability and confidentiality issues.
    • Assist in resolving contractual problems that arise during course of project by consulting with investigators, staff and sponsors
      * - Other duties may also be assigned.


Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

    • Demonstrated ability to draft, negotiate and conclude industry research agreements.
    • Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property and licensing issues as they pertain to industry sponsored research.
    • Demonstrated understanding of university research environment and policies.
    • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups and all levels of management.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
    • Strong service orientation, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, action-oriented, customer-focused service environment.
    • Extremely detail oriented and able to work well independently, but also able to seek out assistance when needed.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment and the ability to conduct negotiations in a timely manner.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a variety of tasks and demands.
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn applicable university and departmental systems.


CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

    • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
    • Occasionally stand, walk, use a telephone, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Rarely writes by hand.
    • * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):

    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

 

 

 

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