Contract Administrator

Detailed Description: 

We're seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Contract Administrator II to join the Medical School.  The position will be primarily responsible for facilitating all aspects of the contracting and financial management for clinical research projects including reviewing of protocol documents and schedule of events, creating a research budget, and negotiating with the industry sponsors.  The position will work proactively with Principal Investigators and research study teams to activate their research projects as quickly as possible.  The Contract Administrator II will be a member of the Office of Clinical Research under UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science (UMCCTS) with the goal of ensuring quality deliverables that achieve customer satisfaction.


Under the general direction of the Director or designee, the Contractors Administrator II manages the administration, processing and negotiation of research grants, contracts and/or sub-awards for the institution.  Facilitate partnerships with industry and sponsors.  Ensure contracts are administered in compliance with institutional and governmental regulations and sponsor award terms.  Serve as resource for internal and external customers providing guidance and information on contractual matters to ensure requirements for contracts are met.

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Qualifications: Skills: 


  • CRA certification
  • Experience in an academic medical center as a clinical research coordinator and/or grants and contracts manager
  • Experience in industry clinical trial agreement budget creation and negotiation
  • Experience in OnCore CTMS preferred
Qualifications: Experience: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of relevant experience in grant/contract preparation preferably working in a research administration environment.
  • Experience in contract negotiations.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills with ability to interpret and communicate policies effectively.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with ability to recommend alternative solutions to complex issues with the capability of persuading others toward a course of action.
  • Knowledge of NIH and other Federal agency regulations.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office software, web searching, database applications, and information retrieval. PeopleSoft knowledge helpful. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to prioritize, problem solve and work under pressure in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to act with discretion and judgment and maintenance of confidentiality.
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