The Research Contracts Specialist will draft, review, and execute a high-volume of research agreements. Partners with their manager and/or senior members on the Licensing and Contracts Teams on all duties.
Uses institutional templates to guide negotiations.
In partnership with manager/senior staff, drafts, reviews and negotiates confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, data use agreements, industry and academic collaboration agreements, and amendments to the foregoing.
May negotiate sponsored research agreements and non-exclusive research reagent licenses with support from manager.
PI Relationship Management/Communication
Responds to inquiries from PIs and other parties with guidance from manager based on complexity.
Coordinate and attends meetings with PIs and other parties, contributing to discussion as able.
Works with manager to gain familiarity with institutional policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Interest in science and translation to medical innovation.
Builds foundational knowledge of federal, state and institutional policy relevant to duties and responsibilities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Communicates proactively.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
A self-starter with the ability to identify problems and escalate appropriately.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Ability to manage and prioritize numerous transactions and bring to closure in a timely manner.
Ability to work successfully with internal stakeholders (clinicians, scientists, administrators) and external academic and industry counterparts.
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and complex organization with multiple stakeholders.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database management.
A Bachelor's degree is required; JD is preferred.
1 year of related experience (i.e. through previous employment or an internship) with exposure to legal proceedings and transactions at a law firm, industry contracts team or academic institution. No deal sheet required at this level.
Internal Number: 2021-23762
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