Contracts Specialist-Research

Position Details

Department: RSRCH-GRNT | Clinical Research Admin
Category: Research
Location: Scottsdale
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 780070
Posted On: 8/24/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position can be remote.

This position facilitates research contract development, legal review and negotiation for the organization. The Research Contracts Specialist, in coordination with the Office of General Counsel and Clinical Research, supports the development and implementation of research contract management tools and processes to assist in achieving the organization’s research contracting objectives and strategies. The Research Contract Specialist assumes most of the administrative and legal processing of research contracts, subject to attorney oversight as needed and per established contract guidelines. This position receives oversight from and reports to the Research Office Leadership and the Office of General Counsel. This position does not supervise any positions.

Position Duties

  1. Conducts review of proposed research contract language. Reviews and revises proposed research contracts and related documents, ensuring compliance with company policy/guidelines and legal requirements. Assess business terms to be sure the research contract supports the company/business unit goals. Works directly with sponsors, academic collaborators, and other parties to negotiate and resolve research contract issues, and prepares research contract documents for approval and execution by appropriate leader.
  2. Works independently, reviewing, writing and revising research contract language. Works with sponsors, academic collaborators, and other parties to negotiate research contracts within company policy/guidelines and legal requirements. Internally interfaces with all levels of company management. Externally interfaces with sponsors, academic collaborators, and other parties.
  3. Drafts and reviews research contracts or other related documents for execution by appropriate leader. Verifies intent of proposed research contract with internal and external customers.
  4. Maintains documentation of contracts, tracks metrics and outcomes, and produces related reports.
  5. Collaborates with the Research Department and Office of General Counsel to manage the overall process of progressing the work product through PCH including following the appropriate process for contracting and approvals through organizational business systems.
  6. Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to the drafting, review, and management of research contracts.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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