Contract Administrator

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Program Manager / Director
  3. United States
Santa Monica, USA
Posting date: 19 Jun 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Contract Administrator with a pharmaceutical company located in Santa Monica, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive contract negotiations associated with Research to minimize the time from concept to contract
  • Negotiate contract language with study site under direction of Legal Department
  • Negotiate financials and budgets with vendors and collaborative study sites
  • Ensure projects do not violate any company policies
  • Act as business liaison between vendors, clinical sites, academic and government institutions, and Legal Team
  • Work with Translational Medicine and Study Leaders to ensure the contract language and remuneration meets study objectives
  • Perform cross functional communications to drive the contracting process
  • Escalate any stalls or roadblocks in the contracting process
  • Track and measure contracting process milestones
  • Work with Finance to maintain budgets and establish reasonable payment terms with vendors
  • Obtain complementary documents and associated approvals as required for each project, such as lab manuals, licensure, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, informed consent forms, IRB materials, PI CVs, etc.
  • Ensure vendor contract meets company Legal guidelines before submitting to Legal Department
  • Request for proposals, budgets review, vendor selection, and review and development of the scope of services specification documents
  • Maintains contract documentation
  • As needed, ensure specific analysis is permitted per the protocol and informed consent form (ICF) (eg, consent to optional biomarker analysis; tracking of individual subject consent status)
  • Reconcile deliverables as needed
  • Assist in addressing site and/or IRB/EC/IBC questions regarding vendor and/or study management
  • Understand program specific deliverables (eg, analysis, data cut-off timelines) and collaborate with the study teams on development of contracts that meet these needs
  • Attend study team meetings as needed

Skills and Requirements:

  • Experience with contract negotiations for goods and services in a healthcare field or within pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Knowledge and experience working in a GxP environment is a plus
  • 2-3 years of industry contract life cycle management experience or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of clinical trial conduct
  • Ability to communication cross functionally
  • Organized with ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Laboratory Information Management Systems; ability to navigate and learn systems (eg, central laboratory system)

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Catherine Nguyen at 215-531-5643.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.