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Sponsored Projects Specialist - Research Job
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Mayo Clinic | Scottsdale, AZ
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Job Description

Department: Research Administration

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: Provides oversight, and authority over the development and negotiation of budgets associated with industry sponsored clinical research studies.

Responsibilities: The Industry Sponsored Project Specialist will provide oversight and authority over the development and negotiation of budgets associated with industry sponsored clinical trials, federal and foundation research grants. The scope of the Sponsored Project Specialist is from inception of the budget in pre-award, through the post award process which includes amendments and study closure, and facilitates contracts for the same. This position works alongside a team of industry specialists and works closely with research staff for the CCRO (Cancer Clinical Research Office) and CSU (Clinical Studies Unit) on all aspects of clinical trial budgets. This position serves as a resource for Mayo Clinic staff, maintains networks and communication flow, and represents Mayo Clinic to outside entities. The incumbent will utilize leadership qualities, team management, and interpersonal skills to orient research personnel and representatives of outside companies, foundations, or institutes to the policies and procedures of Mayo Clinic. There is a strong emphasis on professional competencies, knowledge of the clinical research industry, familiarity of pre/post award rules and regulations, superior customer service, team performance, and the ability to communicate effectively throughout the entire process

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required in business, public administration, finance or related major preferred plus 2 - 3 years of related experience in research, healthcare, finance, or business. Government Contracting Certificate is preferred.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to perform and prepare budget estimates (preferably in a research environment), to understand financial concepts, to conduct accurate mathematical computations, understand previously negotiated agreements, and Mayo institutional policy.

Experience with research protocols, contract terms and conditions, expense budgets, medical terminology, and procedure codes is preferred.

Experience with the clinical revenue system, research billing systems, research services databases (MIRIS), and coding processes is helpful.

Experience with federal, foundation, and industry relations, and previous experience working with medical staff and scientific materials is helpful.

Individuals must also possess/develop working knowledge of MS software applications, NIH eCommons, and other similar systems.

Must be highly organized, able to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously, work independently as well as in a team, and exercise good judgment.

Must have excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills to guide Mayo research personnel and external sponsors towards mutually acceptable goals.

Must be able to understand complex rules, regulations, and policy and apply them consistently.

License or Certification: None

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,192.00, based on a full-time position.
Hours/Pay Period: Full Time

Recruiter: Bud Harris

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 "Best Companies to Work For".

Site Description: Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Research
Job Posting Number: 86443BR

About Mayo Clinic

Company Description

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves over 70 communities through Mayo Clinic Health System with locations in MN, IA, GA, and WI. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year.

Company History

Perhaps it was fate, perhaps happenstance or maybe even luck. Whatever you decide, this is certainly a story about being at the right place at the right time -- a moment in history when scientific discovery made possible the creation of modern medicine. It's also a story of an extraordinary family -- Dr. William Worrall Mayo, a frontier doctor, and his two sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo, and the great institution they built, Mayo Clinic. It's the story of a deadly tornado and the partnership that evolved between the Mayo family and the Sisters of Saint Francis. It's a story about unusual dedication, willingness to face a hostile and harsh environment, a story of discovery, sharing, collaboration, selflessness and generosity. It's also a story of how people came together in a small town on the edge of America's Great Plains and built the first integrated medical practice and how that practice developed a model dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day.

Mission & Values

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and wellbeing by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Working Here

What if a career could change your life?  Whether you are a nursing student, starting your professional life, or already have a substantial career in Nursing, you may sometimes wonder if you are doing the work you were meant to do.  As a Mayo Clinic Nurse you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team, where you’ll experience the exceptional environment of one of the world’s cutting edge health care institutions.

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first.  You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect – and most importantly, a life-changing career.

Hiring Information

Mayo Clinic has a multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced elsewhere.  Each year more than a million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.  Mayo Clinic teams cared for 1,113,000 individual patients in 2011 at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health Systems, a network of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A variety of specialty opportunities exist within hospital inpatient, Perioperative and perianesthesia, and ambulatory care areas depending on location of interest.


Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage.

Honors & Awards

In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list. The Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been a Magnet status recipient since 1997.

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.