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Research Contracts Clerk Research Contracts

Competition #:833601

Job Title:Research Contracts Clerk Research Contracts

Job Category:Research

New Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:08/11/18

Closing date:29/11/18

Salary Range:$23.00 - $27.46 per hour

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is currently looking for a Research Contracts Clerk. The position will be located at St. Michael’s Hospital, which is a member of a new health network along with Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. The ORA provides the infrastructure support to the research mission, covering areas of grants administration, research contracts, human resources, intellectual property issues and general administration.

Within the function of contract administration, the ORA oversees: receipt and review of research agreements, including clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, service agreements and other research-related contracts. With this position comes the opportunity to learn contract negotiation and the potential for growth.


Responsibilities for the Research Contracts Clerk include supporting the Research Contracts Specialists (RCS) and Research Contract Analysts (RCAs) by comparing and proof reading contracts, managing the contract database, supporting contract review, conducting basic research activities and managing standard templates. The Research Contracts Clerk will be required to support the contract review process by preparing contracts using established templates, coordinating filing, scanning and attaching documents to the database record, and effectively communicating with Principal Investigators and Coordinators to arrange for contract pick-up. Additional responsibilities include setting up internal and external meetings, attending meetings and taking minutes, ensuring database information is accurate and up to date and maintaining ongoing communication with the database developer regarding updates and recommended changes.   


  • Minimum Undergraduate University Degree
  • Preferable experienced and interested in Healthcare setting, Health law, and/or research
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Should have background working in an office and team setting
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Takes initiative and follows direction
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
  • Computer proficiency (minimum of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with database management
  • Detail oriented
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Preferably familiar with Clinical Trial/Regulatory environment (including Health Canada Regulations, CAHO principles, Tri-Council Policy Statement etc.)
  • Must have an excellent attendance record.