Agreement Specialist - Research Administration - Orlando FT Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/28/2020

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    Orlando, FL
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Job Description

Agreement Specialist – AdventHealth Orlando

Location Address:  

800 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

Work Hours/Shift:
  •  Full Time, Days
You Will Be Responsible For:  

The Agreements Specialist will play a vital role in support of research under the auspices of AdventHealth. The Agreements Specialist is knowledgeable in the area of analyzing, preparing and negotiating agreements that relate to research, which must be handled in accordance with
AdventHealth, State, and Federal rules and regulations.  The Agreement Specialist will be responsible for the review, negotiation, tracking, finalization and administrative management of contracts and agreements to support the mission of AdventHealth Research Institute. The Agreements Specialist actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

What You Will Need:
  • Associate’s degree in legal studies, healthcare, business administration, finance, accounting, or research-related field OR paralegal certification

  • One to two years of experience in research or contract administration preferably in an academic or medical setting

  • Knowledge and understanding of agreements that support the research enterprise activities including but not limited to confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, inter-institutional agreements, professional services agreements, business associate’s agreements, data use agreements, including related policies and procedures, and contract management.

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant research related contract terms

  • Knowledge of related federal and state regulations, e.g. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department Health and Human Services (DHHS), Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as they relation to research administration

  • Knowledge of related research compliance requirements (e.g. human subjects, animal, biohazard, export control, intellectual property, etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative style necessary for interaction across departments.

  • Motivated, organized and able to function independently.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated proficiency for current spelling, grammar, tone, and syntax

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc), internet, and other research tools, word-processing and databases

  • Ethical and diplomatic with an ability to provide excellent customer service.

    Ability to work under pressure, meet fixed deadlines, and manage competing priorities

    • More than three (3) years of experience in a research or contract administration preferably in an academic or medical setting
    • Experience in grant and/or clinical trial agreement administration in a research or medical setting.
    • Experience in reviewing, writing, editing, and negotiating contracts
    • Knowledge of AdventHealth policies and procedures related to research administration

Job Summary:
  • Creates, reviews, revises, and negotiates simple research-related contracts, including amendments, consistent with relevant documents, institutional policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Provide guidance and interpretation of contract terms, federal, state, and local laws, and institutional policies and procedures internally and externally to resolve issues and to ensure compliance.

  • Follows established processes pre and post-execution to ensure metrics and tracking, compliance, document harmonization, and timely execution of contracts.

  • Consults with stakeholders and partners to solve problems related to relevant research contracts applying knowledge of applicable regulations, institutional policies and procedures, and logistics and programmatic requirements of conducting research.

  • Facilitates the execution of simple research related agreements and/or related requests.  Serves as a liaison with the Institutes, Research Operations and AdventHealth Legal department to ensure agreements are processed timely. 

  • Assists in developing, enhancing, and communicating policies and procedures in research administration.

  • Assists with special projects in research administration processes, as assigned.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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