Associate Director Clinical Trial Contracting Unit

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Responsible for delivering the following outcomes to enable rapid activation of clinical trials in accordance with Perelman School of Medicine and Penn policy: 1) Review, negotiation, and conclusion of complex corporate-funded, clinical trial and other related agreements; 2) Coordination and problem-solving within OCR and with other PSOM and Penn research administration function offices regarding issues associated with corporate clinical trial agreements and funding sources; and 3) provision of effective direction and guidance to colleagues and stakeholders regarding navigating PSOM’s/Penn’s research administration function.

Required: The minimum of a Master’s degree and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience (e.g., contract negotiation, management in an academic/not-for-profit environment, research planning and coordination) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. J.D. or PHD strongly preferred.

Demonstrated success or strong indicia of potential for success in managing high volume, complex projects in an efficient and customer-oriented manner; initiative; organizational skills; team player.

Preferred: Knowledge of pharma/device business; clinical trials and other sponsored research; relevant legal background (e.g., FDA regulatory; intellectual property; contracts); conversant with PSOM/Penn research administration systems and processes, including electronic research administration systems (e.g, SOMERA, Penn ERA and the Research Inventory System).

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.