Clinical Contracts Associate - Foster City, CA | Biospace
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Clinical Contracts Associate

I.T. Solutions, Inc.

Foster City, CA
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Clinical Operations, Clinical Research, Contracts, Finance, Legal, Research,

Job Description

Ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success in working collaboratively within a matrixed environment with other cross functional groups. Position will be accountable for the drafting, negotiation, and review of global Phase I through IV clinical site and related ancillary contracts and management of 3rd party functional service providers (FSPs) involved in the contract management process.

Successful candidates will enjoy working collaboratively with team members to produce results as a group.

Will manage contract activities for multiple clinical development programs within a therapeutic area, ensuring adequate FSP staff coverage to ensure contracts are completed in an accurate, consistent, and timely manner. Must coordinate with the FSPs, Clinical Operations and Legal departments to manage and complete the site contract process throughout study duration.

Responds and resolves complex issues associated with domestic and international contracts with support from more senior staff and Legal department. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in working collaboratively with stakeholders and other cross-functional groups.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
•Manages the day-to-day activities of multiple areas in complex clinical contracts and finance processes.
•Participates in establishing departmental and cross-functional policies and procedures.
•Manages site contracting activities for multiple clinical development programs consistently and in a timely manner.
•Provides information to Senior Management on contract and finance issues.
•Assists CCF staff working on contracts in resolving complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management.
•With the support of internal customers and the Legal department, manages the site contract negotiation process for assigned studies.
•Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
•Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of clinical research functions.
•Demonstrates strong understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical development. (Contracts)
•Demonstrates ability to interact on an advanced level with the clinical teams, corporate finance, and project management to provide oversight of clinical budgets and related contractual terms.
•Demonstrates a basic understanding of the regulatory implications of contracts as related to clinical research. (Finance)
•Completes tasks and projects under minimal supervision as well as demonstrates ability to make critical decisions related to projects and tasks of junior CCF staff.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
•4+ years of experience with a BA/BS in a relevant discipline.
•Relevant experience typically includes contract negotiation and/or clinical finance, procurement, grants and/or sourcing in a research environment.
•Ability to work with stakeholders across departments.
•Excellent communication and relationship building skills
•Enthusiastic approach to learning and problem solving in a face paced, high volume department.
•1 year in legal litigation
•1 year in clinical contracts
•4 years portfolio contracts experience.

This role has the potential to become a permanent full time role. The role and department has large and exciting growth opportunities.