Clinical trial research finance specialist

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Job Summary:GuideStar Research, a dynamic and rapidly growing clinical research support company, is looking for seasoned research finance specialists. To apply you must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, two years of direct experience and a proven track record in industry sponsored trial coverage analysis, budget and contract preparation, and negotiations. GuideStar offers competitive pay commensurate with experience, opportunity for bonus pay, as well as a generous benefits package.The Research Finance Specialist is responsible for the preparation of Medicare Coverage Analysis, Clinical Trial Budgets, and Contracts. The Specialist works autonomously and secures sufficient funding from the research Sponsor for the Sites. The Specialist assumes responsibility for study-related deadlines and maintains supporting documentation, as needed, to support ongoing research activities in coordination with research personnel. Additional responsibilities include assisting on special projects within the Operations Department.Responsibilities & Duties:A. Coverage AnalysisAssumes responsibility for Medicare Coverage Analysis for GuideStar sites in collaboration with research finance team for assigned research studies across multiple specialtiesMaintains required documentation to support analysis determinations and related activity through use of national and local coverage decision searching and medical literature reviewMeets established departmental deadlines and performance metricsB. Budget NegotiationsDevelops Internal Budgets as well as draft Sponsor Budgets and negotiate throughfinalization satisfactory to the Clients.Negotiate effectively through finalizationC. ContractsUtilizing research expertise as well as contract guidelines, edits and negotiatescontracts in the best interests of GuideStar’s Clients, perusing each Section andamending to the Site’s stipulationsD. Other ResponsibilitiesRemains abreast of Federal Regulations governing regulatory and financialprocessingAbility to understand and resolve complex research finance and regulatory issues as well as Client concerns as they ariseEstablishes and maintains all research project filesPrepares and maintains Pending Project Reports for all Clients and conducts regular pending project meetings with Clients to keep them apprised of progress, as well as keep financial and regulatory processing on a 4-6-week timelineParticipates in Operations meetingsCommunicates with sites in an expert, customer service-oriented mannerAssist with special projects, as needed, to facilitate GuideStar’s growthQualifications:Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor’s Degree with commensurate research experience and proven track record will be consideredMinimum of 2 years direct research finance experienceResearch Certification preferredCoding and billing experience preferredAdvanced Microsoft Excel skills, proficiency in other Microsoft Office softwareUnderstand clinical research operations, familiarity with hospital/clinic chargingprocedures, knowledge of clinical trial financial issues related to budget and contract, understanding of Medicare national and local coverage decisions and performance of payor coverage analysis, familiarity with IRB processing and Federal Regulations as they pertain to conducting research involving human subjectsGuideStar Research works with hospitals, health systems and physician practices around the country to build and support clinical research programs. From helping organizations incorporate a clinical trial strategy to providing trial administration guidance and support, our service delivery is based on operational and financial best practices to ensure optimal results for research programs.This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, growing company. Salary will be competitive with the market including benefits, commensurate with experience and job performance. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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