THIS IS A TIMELIMITEDPOSITIONWITH AN ESTIMATEDDURATION OF 1 YEAR.
The Contract Specialist Lead is an integral part of the FBO Service Center, serving as the technical expert lead providing overall direction of pre-award clinical trials across assigned departments. The position is responsible for supervising and/or assisting assigned departments with account management, monitoring and compliance with government accounting methods, procedures and accounting practices. The position is responsible for developing and maintaining productive, collaborative working relationships and assessing and responding to assigned department’s needs. In addition, this position will support the implementation of the new OnCore system for the administration of trial programs in departments and at the senior financial level. The position applies research administration policy and practices and specifically, the position supervises and/or assists departments with clinical trial administration/management as well as financial and data management. The position will be responsible for interpreting contract legalities while also having an understanding and ability to negotiate the budget numbers. The contract legalities are in addition to the usual budget negotiations. This position requires problem analysis and critical thinking to get the goals for the trials met while also staying within University policy. The Contract Specialist Lead is the primary administrator on clinical trial budget negotiations as well as monitoring of awarded clinical trials.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Advanced ability to monitor and manage financial accounts for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with accounting standards, regulations, and laws. Advanced ability to manage reporting of complex financial areas or programs, including preparation of financial statements and reports. Ability to develop complex formulas for spreadsheets. Must be able to train, assign, supervise, review the work of others, and be able to perform/supervise several administrative and financial functions. Must be able to communicate with all levels of management and provide consultation, expertise, and recommend solutions.
Thorough knowledge of government accounting methods, procedures, and accounting practices. Experience in a university and/or medical setting is preferred. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification preferred. Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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