IIT Research Institute (IITRI) is a prominent Chicago-based research and development organization focused on the biomedical sciences. We provide safety assessment testing and advisement to pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies worldwide, as well as to the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and other branches of the federal government.
We are currently seeking a Senior Contract Specialist to join our Business Operations team in Chicago (Working remotely is not an option). This person will be responsible for participating in the preparation of various contracts, subcontracts, and requests for proposals of high complexity. Will participate in proposal cost strategy, coordinate special rate calculations, review and negotiate terms and conditions of various federal government and commercial contracts. Assures compliance with government regulations and company policies and procedures, as well as compliance with applicable laws and the specific requirements of each contract. Acts as liaison between research department personnel and other IITRI departments, including financial operations, purchasing, security, and human resources on contract related matters.
We provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% tuition remission for Illinois Institute of Technology undergraduate and graduate level programs.
For consideration please apply thru our employment site at www.iitri.org .
IITRI is an equal opportunity employer.
Must have 5+ years of experience in commercial and federal government contract administration. Bachelor’s degree in applicable discipline preferred. Strong Excel skills needed. A security clearance of appropriate level may be required after employment.
Additional Salary Information: We provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% tuition remission for Illinois Institute of Technology undergraduate and graduate level programs.
IITRI was founded in 1936 as the research arm of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). IITRI operates as an independent, not-for-profit preclinical contract research organization and research institute. Current facilities include over 110,000 square feet of laboratory space in one location in Chicago, with all functions under one roof. Areas of specialty include preclinical safety and toxicology, inhalation toxicology, biodefense and infectious disease studies, and bioanalytical services. In addition, we have extensive experience evaluating the efficacy and preclinical safety of cancer therapeutics and are the largest commercial CRO contractor to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We provide preclinical safety and toxicology testing services to sponsors from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, and chemical industries, as well as to the U.S. Government for rodent, non-rodent and non-human primate (NHP) studies. Our researchers provide specialized expertise in infectious disease, IND-enabling toxicology programs, inhalation toxicology for chemicals or pharmaceuticals, and cancer biology/immunology.