Site Contract Specialist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Clinical Scientist
  3. France
Paris, Île-de-France
Posting date: 12 Jun 2019

A leading global contract research organisation is seeking to recruit a Site Contract Specialist to their office in France. The company provides comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory, and lifecycle management services, working with partners across pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic, and government organizations. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that has offices in 48 countries and more than 20,000 professionals worldwide, with a commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalising agreements with study sites.
  • Ensuring compliance to established negotiation parameters, authority approval, contractual process, and client expectations as developed by Contract Manager and approved by Sponsor.
  • Ensuring compliance of budgetary guidance, templates, and process as directed by Investigator Analysts.
  • Identifying and assessing legal, financial, and operational risks in accordance with the company and client contractual considerations and escalating to appropriate level of the organisation per established processes.
  • Providing recommendations and alternative resolutions to Investigator Contracts negotiations through established escalation channels.
  • Coordinating with internal functional departments to ensure various site start-up activities are aligned with contractual activities and mutually agreed upon timelines.
  • Ensuring alignment of contract negotiation process for sites and study are properly aligned to the critical path for site activation.
  • Achieving company target cycle times for site activation.
  • Ensuring guidelines and processes are followed for efficient escalation of out of parameter issues to the Investigator Analyst or Contract Manager role.
  • Completing tracking and reporting as required.
  • Organising competing priorities logically and review outstanding contractual risk and issues.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2 - 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Experience working for a CRO or hospital.
  • Understanding of the principles of contract law, including a general understanding of laws that influence contract language, such as business, intellectual property, and local tax and stamp laws.
  • Understanding of the clinical trials agreement.
  • Experience in contract negotiation with sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply basic principles of investigator grant negotiation.
  • General understanding of business and financial principles that related to service agreements.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal & written) in French and English.
  • Capable, with appropriate oversight, of drafting and negotiating contract provisions and budgetary issues within parameters.
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical product development process and involvement of CROs.
  • Working knowledge of SOP & WPDs.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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