Budget Specialist – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC Clinical Trial Office (CTO) is seeking a budget specialist with experience in

the administration of industry sponsored research in an academic center.  As a Budget Specialist, the candidate is responsible for the development and negotiation of budgets for industry sponsored clinical trials.  The budget specialist is responsible for reviewing the Medicare coverage analysis, protocol, sponsor proposed budget and informed consent (if available) and fully accounting for all clinical costs and investigator and study team effort required to carry out the study, as well as costs for ancillary services.  The budget specialist should be familiar with capturing all associated CPT codes and confirming unit costs for procedures, labs, and other associated fees on an internal budget, and negotiating with sponsor or CRO representatives to obtain full funding for industry sponsored studies.  The budget specialist also communicates with  the CTO Contracts Manager to ensure that all costs and subject reimbursement terms are appropriately captured in the clinical trial agreement. All budgets are developed within the clinical trial management system so experience using OnCore or similar systems is a plus. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s Degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Preferred Experience:  Minimum of three years in clinical trials administration

or budgeting

Minimum of 5 years in academic research or industry sponsored research

Preferred Field of Expertise:  Budget development and negotiation

The annual base salary range for this position is $81,873.83 – $95,000.04. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise:

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