Clinical Research Contract Specialist

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Administration
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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Position Summary:  


Our Research Administration Department has an opportunity for a Research Contract Specialist to join our team!  In this role the incumbent would be responsible for: review of Confidentiality agreements and research agreements and completing initial redlined revisions; Development of master templates for each new clinical research activity; Invoicing one time, non-refundable, and pass through costs; analyzing, planning, developing, and maintaining all clinical trial reports. Will act as a resource for management and principal investigators.  

  • Initiate, coordinate, implement and manage the clinical trial research contracting process from submission request through contract execution. 
  • Review, analyze, and negotiate contract terms in accordance with institutional guidelines for clinical trial and basic science research projects.
  • Employ project management principles, problem-solve and independently prioritize in order to effectively manage high volume pending contract caseload.
  • Develop positive working relationships with attorneys, physicians, industry sponsors, contract research organizations, hospital departments, other internal staff and external entities in order to drive contracting process toward final execution.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • 1 year experience demonstrated experience negotiating clinical trial agreements in research environment.  
  • .Bachelor's degree.  
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, and deliver multiple projects simultaneously with minimal direction.
  • Experience using electronic database and Sharepoint tools.
    Exceptional proofreading, writing, and editing skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Consistently exhibits a high level of professionalism and advanced critical thinking skills to solve problems independently.  


Preferred Qualifications:  


  • Previous experience in health law, or healthcare administration in a multi-specialty healthcare setting.  
  • Juris Doctor degree or Master's degree


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