Budget Development for Clinical Research, Oncology - Yale University (Avon)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Physician

Position Focus:

As a member of the professional team of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) this position will be responsible for centralized budget development as part of a unit providing comprehensive investigator support services in oncology clinical research studies at the Yale School of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center and within the health system. This includes reviewing research study budget requests across all oncology disease areas for approximately ~400 active sponsored research trials and ~200+ newly initiating trials per year, along with reviewing research rate requests for laboratory or diagnostic research tests, facility services, surgical and therapeutic interventions for industry-sponsored or federally-sponsored research studies. This includes investigator-initiated requests which are submitted and must be reviewed and responded to within strict timeframes. The incumbent will independently develop the budget and payment terms and directly negotiate with sponsors and/or CRO's. This position will also assist with the industry sponsored invoicing for the negotiated charges ensuring proper and timely payments based on grant /contract terms as well as internal chargebacks.

Essential Duties

1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of University operations. Advises and applies GAAP to specialized areas to properly report out on financial conditions. Designs financial reporting to meet the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts and consolidated data from multiple sources. 2. Financial methods & systems: Contributes to the planning and improvement of practices, processes and systems. Collaborates with all levels of internal and external contacts to carry out department goals. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 3. Accounting and Reconciliation: Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions and verifies other entries are recorded correctly to ensure accuracy of balance sheets, income statements, and other financial activities. Performs complex multi-system reconciliations; navigates through multiple complex systems and reporting tools to independently investigate and resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies. Applies and adjusts entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations. Communicates effectively at all levels and applies sound judgment when handling sensitive information. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates department finance goals into objectives. Identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions. Identifies the appropriate stakeholders to include in consultations, communications, approvals or buy-ins for designing and implementing changes. 5. Compliance and Risk Management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. Mentors, leads and/or supervises staff. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Pre/post award experience. Widespread knowledge of and ability to interpret grant financial needs while aligning the structure and content with review criteria to allow an efficient and transparent budget process resulting in favorable funding recommendations.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated outstanding organizational skills. Demonstrated superior and organized customer service coordination working with faculty, corporate, federal, and/or non-profit stakeholders.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Extensive knowledge of federal, state or sponsor regulations and guidelines pertaining to contract and grant administration and/or expertise negotiating clinical trial language and budgets for oncology; working knowledge of the NCI guidelines.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to effectively manage personal work flow by understanding various mechanisms of time management methods. Knowledge of accounting principles and exceptional attention to detail, with well-developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to work well as part of a team. Ability to work well under deadline pressures without sacrificing accuracy or customer service, while handling a complex portfolio of work in an intensive multi-tasking environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Previous research experience, research budget preparation, and/or grant management experience preferred. OnCore CTMS working knowledge. Must have actual experience in the preparation and management of Industry, IIT and Federally funded research. Preferred experience with Yale systems including, WorkDay, IRES, Click and Epic.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

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