UAMS Contracts Administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: The Contracts Administrator will work closely with contract attorneys, research staff, and other administrative personnel within UAMS to process university research-related agreements. The position requires interaction with contract offices of external entities (e.g. universities, foundations, federal and state agencies, for-profit and non-profit entities) to ensure that research-related contracts meet the requirements dictated by federal and state law and university policies. Attendance at internal meetings, involvement in project planning, project based committee work, and administrative functions will be required.The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans. *UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks*:* Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family* Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave* Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)* Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS* Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000* Career Training and Educational Opportunities* Merchant Discounts* Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacySalary: Negotiable*Responsibilities** Reviews and prepares for attorney review all university clinical trial agreements, research agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, grant agreements, contract amendments and other research contracts as assigned. * Communicates and coordinates with external contracting parties, UAMS research staff and administrative personnel to process necessary contract documentation and tracks contract progress through the review process and maintains the contract database with required documentation.* Prepares documents for signature and produce final electronic and hard copy files of necessary documents based on university requirements; submit electronic records of completed contracts through an online award notification system.* Administrative duties as assigned in the General Counsel's Office.*Minimum Qualifications*:* Bachelor degree in a related field or High School/GED with at least 4 years working experience in a legal office environment. * Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and interpersonal communication skills.*Preferred Experience:** Previous legal assistant, paralegal, and contract experience.UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.