Clinical Research Financial 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:

Provides administrative support in an intensive customer service environment for the research studies managed by the Office of Clinical Research Clinical Research Financial Group. Serves as a primary account administrator for account owners.


  • Creates accounts and works within the Financial Accounting System
  • Allocates, authorizes, monitors, and controls expenses
  • Manages check and wire-transfer deposits and earnings invoicing for industry funded clinical trials
  • Maintains accurate accounts receivable and payable data
  • Facilitates timely reconciliation and close-out of terminated clinical trial FAS accounts
  • Maintains, oversees, reconciles, and corrects errors in accounts. Processes clinical research and core bills for payment
  • Partners with Budget and Contracts Managers on budgetary amendment implementation
  • Communicates regularly with study staff on accrual tracking

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and function as a team member required
  • Develop a working knowledge of University policies and procedures as well as a working knowledge of policies and procedures of various funding entities
  • Create and maintain excel spreadsheets and access databases as necessary to track finances
  • Work closely with Administrators to effectively manage faculty accounts and ensure proper spending

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:
  • Cover Letter required
  • Resume required

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: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 1/9/2019
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