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CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR A

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27414
Posted Job Title CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR A
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org CC-Cancer Center
Posted to the Web 12/05/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8am-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

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.

School/Center Overview

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties
  • Provide comprehensive contract administration support to Director of Legal Affairs and the Office of Legal Affairs, under the supervision of the Senior Contracts and Project Manager and other senior members of the office and upon receiving requisite training, as follows: (1) submit confidentiality agreements (CDAs) in Penn’s electronic research administration system; (2) coordinate finalization of clinical trial agreements, CDAs, task orders under master clinical trial agreements, amendments to existing clinical trial agreements, and other types of research agreements, including assisting in comparison to prior agreements, following up on status with relevant stakeholders, securing PDF or original signatures, as needed, and distributing final agreements to relevant parties; (3) assist with occasional conference room requests and arranging conference calls; and (4) serve as the backup for the Senior Contracts and Project Manager, as needed.
    * Must have strong communication (including, email communication), prioritization and organization skills and ability to work on routine tasks with a sense of urgency.
    * Must be a collegial, team-player.
    * Working knowledge, upon receiving requisite training, of Penn research administration systems and processes, including electronic research administration systems (e.g. PennERA and the Research Inventory System/RIS).
    * Prior experience doing similar work in a fast-paced environment will be given preference.
Qualifications

A High School Diploma or GED and 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Bachelors degree preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in PC software (Microsoft office suite). Knowledge of contractual issues rotating to PI, confidentiality, publication, indemnification and knowledge of scientific/medical forms associated with research

Affirmative Action Statement

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.

Special Requirements
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33266

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter