Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks an experienced compliance and contracts professional to join our business operations team. This individual will be responsible for supporting the compliance function for health research activities through leadership of the managerial compliance committee and involvement in the development and implementation of related education, policies and procedures. This individual will provide interpretation of terms and conditions of contractual obligations and may negotiate contract modifications, follow-up quotations and revisions. Successful candidates will have at least 5 years’ experience working in government or commercial procurement with an established understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, and federal regulations related to contractor compliance.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, strives to improve clinical practices, patient outcomes, and health-related public policy through research projects in the United States and internationally. Our multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, biostatisticians, policy analysts, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals share a passion for high-quality, evidence-based research and take pride in collective achievement. We seek to grow our diverse and dynamic staff to help us address the pressing health-care challenges of today and tomorrow.
More information about this opportunity and the benefit program at Arbor Research is available on the careers page at www.ArborResearch.org.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Arbor Research Compliance Officer and lead the managerial compliance committee
Manage annual internal and external compliance audits, as directed by the Compliance Officer
Support the development and management of the policy and procedure process, including but not limited to Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects, and Responsible Conduct of Research
Support the Compliance Officer in implementing the COI policies by leading all meetings, managing annual statements, and serving as main point of contact for employees
Work with the Compliance Officer, Human Resources, and other appropriate Arbor Research personnel to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate training for new employees and ongoing training for all employees and managers
Support IT and Operations on security and related compliance activities
Work with Business Development Manager on the completion of compliance related issues for each proposal (OCI, COI, IRB, Human Subjects, EPLS)
Responsible for preparing and administering the conditions and terms of contracts including fiscal and legal implications and advises management on all significant procedures and regulations affecting the Contract
Assist with the negotiation and monitoring of all major contracts including public and private funders
Ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures, government regulations, and industry protocols
Monitor, track, and communicate internal progress of contracts and associated requirements with program areas and departments to ensure fulfillment of contract requirements across the organization
Assist in developing policies, procedures, and practices relating to contract administration
General administrative supervision is received from the Operations Manager. Close collaboration is expected with the Program Areas, Budget Managers, Finance, and Administrative Team.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.
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Bachelor’s degree plus at least five (5) years’ experience in government or commercial procurement with an established understanding of the FAR and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 (45 CFR Part 75).
Demonstrated performance with a very high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, discretion, and confidentiality.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both formal and informal.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and maintain focused work in a high volume, deadline-driven environment with changing priorities.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; intermediate proficiency with all other Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to provide effective enforcement with a helpful, service oriented educational approach.
Experience writing and supporting government contracts and grants
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health conducts major studies in epidemiology and public health. We collaborate closely with faculty and researchers from other major research organizations in the United States and around the world to perform research that affects clinical practice, policy development, and medical payment systems. Since 1997, we have engaged in national and international health ou...tcomes research related to chronic disease and end-stage organ failure. Formerly known as the University Renal Research and Education Association (URREA), Arbor Research is a not-for-profit research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.