Job Details

Title: Research Contracts Specialist
Company: Arthrex, Inc.
Location: Naples, FL

Arthrex is a global medical device company and leader in research, new product development and medical education in orthopedics. With a corporate mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and develops more than 1,000 innovative products and procedures each year that support all aspects of orthopedics. The Orthopedic Research department based in Naples; includes a team of clinical, biomaterials and biomechanical professionals. Arthrex is actively searching for a Research Contracts Specialist to join the Orthopedic Research department. The successful candidate will work alongside the team organizing and overseeing research studies to contribute to advances in the medical community. Come join our growing talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™

Main Objective:
To facilitate and lead research agreement development, negotiation, review, tracking, and closure within the Orthopedic Research department. Lead team members engaged in payments, account set-up, and research compliance reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates, reviews, revises, and negotiates simple and complex research-related contracts, including amendments, consistent with relevant clinical trials and biomechanical study documents (e.g. protocol, informed consent, budget, manuals, etc.), institutional policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local research regulations.
  • Leads and supports team members engaged in contract payments, vendor account set-up, and research payment reporting.
  • Facilitates the execution of research agreements and/or related requests. Serves as a liaison with the sites, institutions, and Arthrex
  • Legal department to ensure research agreements are processed appropriately.
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to provide accurate and timely research contracts related information and metrics to support institutional initiatives, reviews and audits.
  • Follows established processes pre and post-execution to ensure metrics and tracking, compliance, document harmonization, and timely execution of research contracts.
  • Consults with stakeholders and partners to solve simple and complex problems related to research studies and applying knowledge of applicable regulations, internal policies and procedures, and logistics requirements of conducting research.
  • Develop positive working relationships with legal department, physicians, sites, vendors, hospital departments, other internal staff and external entities in order to drive contracting process toward final execution.
  • Independently review contract and budget revisions proposed by sites and revise based upon practices and procedures.
  • Employs project management principles, problem-solve and independently prioritize in order to effectively manage high volume pending contract caseload.
  • When appropriate, raise contract issues and liaise between Arthrex Legal department, research teams and other internal stakeholders to resolve such issues.
  • Management of research agreement templates and template amendments.
  • Responsible for research agreement related work instructions and processes.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in legal studies, healthcare, business administration, finance, accounting, or research-related field is required
  • Three years' experience working with legal agreements and contracts preferably in biomedical research, healthcare/medical programs and services, private research institution, and/or within a federal agency
  • Two years experience in research contract administration required
  • Two years research agreement administration in a sponsor/manufacturer setting is preferred
  • Related experience in medical device or pharmaceutical industries preferred
  • Experience using contract management systems preferred
  • Experience in research ethics, research regulations and guidelines, including the Sunshine Act is required

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, including attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable to shifting deadlines and priorities
  • Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task in a highly time sensitive environment. Ability to interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to understand clinical trials and biomechanical study documents (e.g. protocol, informed consent, budget, manuals, etc.)
  • Strong contract analytic and negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop site budget templates with milestones within fair market value
  • Ability to manage high volume work and meet deadlines required
  • Ability to work independently, exercise independent judgment, and to collaborate in a group setting

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

  • Experience in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Advanced experience in Excel is required.
  • Experience in contract management systems is preferred.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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SOCRA Exp: 7/28/2023