Director of Contracts & Affiliations

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
May 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:$5,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full-Time
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department SOM ARO Academic Research Org-425701

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 05/12/2023 Application Deadline 05/26/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Director of Contracts & Affiliations Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Number 20055657 Vacancy ID NF0006974 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and Qualifications Proposed Start Date 06/19/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

The Clinical Research Alliance (CRA) is an Academic Research Organization within UNC SOM that coordinates large multi-center trials generating evidence to advance treatments that serve North Carolinians and beyond. Working with the leading scientific experts at UNC in partnership with the National Institutes of Health and Pharma, and national academic institutions, the CRA provides full-service coordination through pre to post award activities.

Activities within the CRA include proposal management and submission, protocol and CRF development, IRB and FDA submissions, site training and certification, recruitment and enrollment, data capture and management, study monitoring and safety reporting, and study compliance and quality for large scale Phase II IND studies across sites and centers and more.

Position Summary


The position will work closely with UNC-CH Office of University Counsel to support the activities for the CRA. The Director of Contracts & Affiliations will be responsible for formulating, interpreting, and implementing contracts, policies, and processes to coordinate and conduct human subjects research across multiple institutions and entities. This includes, but is not limited to, research compliance, finance, governance, contracts, strategic policy, regulatory compliance, and general corporate matters. This position is responsible for drafting and reviewing complex, time-sensitive contracts between the SOM CRA and external agencies with guidance from the Senior University Counsel for Medical Affairs, Office of University Counsel and other UNC Administration Offices that oversee contracts and agreements. Frequent interface with internal and external stakeholders, including University research office personnel, faculty investigators, and sponsor representatives is a large component of the position. The position will consult with applicable trial teams and Principal Investigators regarding contractual requirements, liabilities, and risks. The position will also provide alternative solutions to contractual issues that arise in the context of negotiations within established guidelines.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or professional-level background in sponsored research administration, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational problem-solving skills. Organized, detail-oriented. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, and clients. Demonstrated professionalism, with independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor. Basic analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations. Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution. Ability to manage competing priorities and projects, using time efficiently and productively; managing competing priorities and projects; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience with UNC administrative systems and platforms that support clinical research. Administrative management experience in a large, diverse clinical-academic setting. Experience in negotiating with industry and government sponsors for coordinating clinical trials. Strong analytical background and highly proficient with Excel. Certified Research Administrator Certification.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Tanvi Goel, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email tanv[email protected] Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected] Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
  • None of the above
  • Please describe your experience with drafting and reviewing complex contracts.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your clinical research experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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