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Providence Research Contracts Manager PSJH in Seattle, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Research Contracts Manager PSJH to our location in Portland, OR or Seattle, WA or any of our Providence locations in CA, AK, MT, NW, NM. ( Portland or Seattle locations preferred).

We are seeking a Research Contracts Manager PSJH who will provide professional expertise in the review, negotiation, and preparation, tracking and finalization of the clinical trial agreements, exclusive of the study budget. Collaborate with appropriate Research Operations teams (especially Budget teams) and local program administrative teams and provide guidance to junior team members.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for a variety of agreements, including confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, material transfers, CTAs, collaboration agreements, and research services agreements

  • Be responsible for the drafting, negotiation, editing, review, and finalization of agreements with industry sponsors and other sponsoring organization ensuring compliance with Providence's internal procedures as well as requirements of FDA and other regulatory agencies

  • Consult with local team to determine necessary agreement types, provide training and ongoing education to staff on research agreement requirements

  • Closely monitor status of outstanding agreements/amendments, and provide updates to appropriate teams as needed

  • Establish and promote positive working relationships within the department, and between other institutions and sites through the system

  • Develop contractual language, standard terms and clauses, templates and master agreements for use by Contracting team

  • Act as primary liaison with sponsor to negotiate contract terms and execution

  • Collaborate with Research Ops team, local program staff, and system staff as needed to ensure consistency and local needs being met

  • Serve as resource and subject matter expert for research contracting

  • Identify and recommend process improvements, engages in special projects as assigned

  • Operate with a high degree of autonomy and independence, escalating issues as necessary

  • Serve as resource and provide training for less experienced team members

  • Provide training and education to stakeholders, partners, and customers on system research contracting issues


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • J.D. or 3 additional years of directly related contracting experience in lieu of J.D.

  • 3-5 years of experience drafting, negotiating, and finalizing clinical research agreements

  • 3-5 years of in-depth experience with privacy law, HIPAA compliance, and intellectual property in the context of research

  • 3-5 years experience as subject matter expert in clinical research contracting, strong institutional knowledge

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Health Care

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): New Mexico-Hobbs, Washington-Seattle, Alaska-Anchorage, Montana-Missoula, California-Irvine

Req ID: 284699