Clinical Research Budget and Contracts Manager

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2010052 BSD - Office of Clinical Research

About the Unit
The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) was created to further the missions of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and the University of Chicago Medical Center by developing and supporting specific infrastructure components related to clinical and translational research. To provide the highest level of support and resources, the Office of Clinical Research is divided into two groups- the Institutional Review Board Administrative Staff (IRB) and the Research Operations and Conduct group (ROC). The OCR focuses on six key areas of service including: Human Subject Protection (IRB); Training and Education; Regulatory and Contract Oversight; Quality Assurance/Reporting and Auditing; Financial/Billing Compliance; Institutional Infrastructure.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Responsible for facilitating the initiation of new clinical research studies with faculty members across the BSD which includes developing and negotiating budgets, completing submissions for review and approval processes and coordinating efforts between research team and review/approval entities. Support faculty efforts to develop budgets for investigator initiated projects.


  • Facilitate the development and initiation of clinical research and trials.
  • Build and negotiate clinical trial budgets and contract terms, on behalf of faculty, with industry, federal, and private funding agencies.
  • Advise faculty and staff on matters related to clinical trial budgets and contracts in a clear and professional manner.
  • Read and interpret clinical trial study documents including Protocol, Budget, Contract, Informed Consent, and Laboratory Manual.
  • Ensure document harmonization and compliance, and facilitate timely execution of agreements.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and function as a team member required.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects, paying special attention to competing deadlines, complexity, and priority.
  • Successfully interact with other departments, core facilities, and administrative offices to ensure efficient operation at all levels.
  • Establish professional relationships with pharmaceutical, CRO, and non-profit counterparts to facilitate amicable and timely negotiations.
  • Contribute to data analysis, using established and novel metrics, to advance Unit and Department efficiency and profitability.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Experience in or understanding of clinical research administration preferred
  • Experience in clinical research operations, conduct, and financial management preferred

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 11/4/2018
Application Due: 1/3/2019
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