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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Specialist Contract I (GHRI)

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 941427 Date posted: 03/09/2021

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The Contract Specialist I serves as a valued member of a team of contract professionals as the single point of contact. Drafts agreements and associated documents for processing and review by contract officers. Reviews incoming agreements for issues and provides feedback to contract officers. Completes simple agreement negotiations with other institutions under the guidance of contract officers. Prepares and processes standard amendment/modifications. Maintains databases, runs reports and updates dashboards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares contractual documents for execution within required timelines, utilizing standard templates and standard contract work processes

  • Receives and processes all incoming/outgoing awards for the institute utilizing the Agreements Tracker. Sends contract intake form to project teams to enter project information. Print and file intake form with contract.

  • Acts as the single point of contact for all contract activities. Runs reports as requested and monitors grants mailbox for grants and contracts.

  • Receive, review, negotiate and process standard contract modifications. Prepares modifications at the request of appropriate Grant Manager, checks for accuracy and forwards to appropriate agency for review and consideration.

  • Updates Agreement Tracking database, and uploads fully executed documents to Kwikwork.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience creating and tracking documents, managing filing systems.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree OR a minimum four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) is required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience with databases and data entry.

  • Experience drafting legal documents.

  • Microsoft Office Package.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to problem solve.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Accounting knowledge.

  • Basic knowledge of NIH and/or Federal law rule and regulation as they pertain to research administration. 
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Met Park East - RI Research Bus Sys & Svc - 1130 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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