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Contract Analyst III (Multiple Positions) UPDATED

Tucson, AZ
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 05/26/2021

Posting Number: req4726

Department: Senior VP Health Sciences

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: UAHS Tucson, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: Effective 5/26/2021 the posted salary range has been updated. This position is responsible for negotiating contracts with representatives of industry, federal and local governments, state-sponsored research, non-profit foundations, and other universities. This position will support the University of Arizona by negotiating agreements that bring external funding and other forms of support to University research, education, service, and outreach activities. This role will be responsible for working with faculty in all areas of health sciences to understand their needs, apply university policy, applicable regulations, and legal principles, and employ negotiating skills to successfully complete contracts. Additionally, the Contract Analyst III will work closely with our medical partner, Banner Health, to coordinate contract negotiations. Willingness to work weekend and evening hours when necessary.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review, process, and negotiate assigned agreements, including clinical trial agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, and other research agreements as required. Coordinates and leads negotiations with internal stakeholders, sponsors, and our medical partners.
  • Maintains a database to communicate the status of contracts and amendments.
  • Serve as campus resource for principal investigators, study personnel and other University officials in the agreement review process. Assist in providing training to faculty and other study personnel about policies, procedures, forms, laws and regulations related to university agreements.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in policy, laws, regulations and best practices regulating university agreements. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business-related field AND five years' experience in a university, legal, healthcare, or business environment in research administration, contracting, business development, or research management OR equivalent combination of experience and education. 
  • Knowledge of negotiating common contractual terms and issues related to contracting in higher education, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and/or the private sector.
  • Ability to assess specific terms in the context of the entire agreement, making judgments on accepting risk in one area if it can be modulated by terms in another area.

Preferred Qualifications

  • *An advanced degree such as a Master of Science in a technical field, a Master of Business Administration, or a Juris Doctor.
  • *Demonstrated knowledge of university and sponsor agency policies and procedures.
  • *Demonstrated ability to think quickly and effectively in verbal negotiations.
  • *Demonstrated ability to seek and affect successfully creative resolutions to contract issues.
  • *Standout colleague who supports the team and is able to resolve issues with a positive outcome.
  • *Self-motivated, takes initiative, and a strong ability to multi-task multiple projects.
  • *Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic team environment with changing priorities.
  • *Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors, and cross-functional teams.
  • *Demonstrated customer service.
  • *Demonstrated ability to work in a manner that is effective and efficient.
  • *Experience with UA systems, specifically UAccess Research.
  • *Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • *Remote work accommodations considered for western region.
  • *Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • *Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • *Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to work within tight and conflicting deadlines
  • *Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,000 - $78,413

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Grant & Contract Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Christine Gaul | | 520-626-1542

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.



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