Working as part of a team, the Contract Reviewer is responsible for the review, drafting, and negotiation of a variety of agreements covering academic and industry funded research. The position requires ‘in office’ hours as well as provides for the opportunity for some remote work.Duties And Responsibilities
Working under the supervision of the Managing Research Counsel, and in consultation with fellow Contract Reviewers, Research Counsel, researchers and other advisors, the Contract Reviewer will have the following responsibilities:
The review, drafting, and negotiation of research related agreements including but not limited to:
- non-disclosure agreements, data and material sharing agreements, clinical laboratory studies
- industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical studies
- consortium and network agreements
- research services and related agreements
- grant related agreements
- provide general contract advice to other members of the Office of Technology Transfer & Industry Liaison
- input into process improvement initiatives
- additional tasks as assigned
- Undergraduate degree in Health Science or Biomedical Science-related program or Paralegal/Law degree
- Minimum 2 years of experience
- Working knowledge of Canadian and Ontario health law including privacy, contract, and intellectual property law in the context of an academic biomedical research environment, including knowledge of the legislation and regulations governing human participant and animal research
- Able to critically read, analyze and write a variety of legal and technical documents
- Able to review, draft, and negotiate a variety of contracts in a timely manner
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize effectively with exceptional time management skills
- A well-organized, self-starter able to work independently as well as in a small team environment
- Excellent and effective communication and negotiation skills, both verbal and written
- Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders and external parties throughout contract negotiations
- Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance record
- Keen to learn and become proficient with increasingly complex contracts
In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.
We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.
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