Cancer Center Jobs

Coordinator, Clinical Research Contracts

Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma

October 28, 2019
Coordinator-Clinical Research Contracts
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN


The Clinical Trials Contracts Office is seeking a full-time Contracts Coordinator to join the team. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment within the department of Clinical Trials Administration. As a Contracts Coordinator, you will interact directly with faculty and staff throughout the institution who engage in research studies and related activities by reviewing and negotiating research contracts with industry sponsors and external collaborators. The Contracts Coordinator position works one on one with internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with institutional polices, federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the conduct of clinical trials and human subjects.


Analyzes, reviews, develops, initiates, and negotiates contractual arrangements for clinical research protocols with industry sponsors/collaborating sites. Assists in managing contract development and negotiation from inception through revisions to finalization, ensuring mitigation of risk of loss and liability. Reviews and understands research protocols and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the conduct of clinical trials and human subject protection including legal compliance with relevant financial, operational and institutional policies, and industry standards. Determines need for and type of clinical trial formal agreements required. Evaluates protocol costs and negotiates study budget to finalization on behalf of the investigator and the institution. Uses institutional financial tracking tools to ensure all funding triggers, both invoiced and sponsor-initiated are outlined and tracked for transparency and compliance. Serves as resource in the development, implementation and revision of institutional contracting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and strategies. Interprets and ensures consistent application of policies. Develops and institutes quality control measures. Tracks clinical research contracts and reviews agreements to determine compliance with terms or identify changes. Assists Sr. Coordinator Clinical Research Contracts in collaborating site payments and audits for study milestones and contract compliance.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in business administration, health care, or a related scientific field required
Master's degree preferred

Minimum Experience

Five (5) years of experience with clinical research and/or contracts administration required
Project management experience preferred

Other Credentials

Certification from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is required within two (2) year of hire
Clinical Research Contract Professional Certification preferred

Please apply online:

EEO Statement - St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer