This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/04/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite in La Jolla and remote.
The Office of Clinical Trials Administration (OCTA) has the delegated authority to negotiate and execute industry sponsored and funded clinical trial agreements at UCSD. The department provides comprehensive review and negotiation of human subjects research related agreements with industry to determine compliance with University policies and applicable regulatory requirements in support of clinical researchers and administrators. This position is located within the School of Medicine and is part of the UC San Diego Health Sciences organization which is a $1 billion dollar plus organization encompassing 16 departments (14 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions of education, scientific research, clinical care, and community outreach. As a top-ranking, future oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. We are looking for top talent that possess the personal characteristics of integrity, strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and teamwork.
This position works closely with both UCSD researchers / administrators and external sponsors and their representatives. Provides excellent customer service and is proactive and resourceful in responding to inquires or resolving problems. The primary responsibility of this role is to negotiate clear, mutually agreeable, and compliant contract terms and conditions that accurately reflect the nature and scope of the proposed research activity. This must be done in a way that preserves the University's relationship with the other party and is in alignment with the University's principles and mission. This position will primarily negotiate confidentiality disclosure agreements and contract amendments, of varying complexity.This position will also negotiate clinical trial agreements of low complexity, as needed. The ideal candidate for this position will have some experience or exposure to redlining contracts using Microsoft Word Track Changes and Commenting functionality in a high volume, client/customer facing environment. In connection with redlining contracts, this position will monitor and document related contract issues, escalations, and required compliance reviews and approvals (e.g. Conflict of Interest, Institutional Review Board, Export Control). As a result, this person will have the ability to interpret and apply a variety of information and documents, including clinical protocols and clinical study budgets. Acts as a careful data / record steward and is mindful of data / record integrity and maintains an accurate and up-to-date electronic contract file.
This position may also assist with contract intake and award related duties, and other administrative tasks, as needed.
You are required to submit a cover letter in order for your application to be considered complete.
Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.
Working knowledge of and application of standard principles, theories and concepts such as laws, regulations, and practices pertaining to the protection and management of intellectual property, university technology transfer, and general scientific and / or technical skills in subject matter area. Working knowledge of or the ability to develop working knowledge of regulations related to clinical trials and human subjects research.
Ability to market technology to industrial partners; knowledge of contracts and grants preferred. Working knowledge of or the ability to develop working knowledge of human subjects research policies, compliance requirements, and operations in a university, hospital, or similar setting preferred. Ability to (i) develop working knowledge in these areas and (ii) provide advice to UCSD faculty, staff, and research administrators on industry contracting standards and procedures.
Aptitude for or demonstrated skill in communication, concise writing, and the ability to persuade, both in writing and orally.
Ability to timely and adeptly manage a high volume of tr
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