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Responsible for the development and analysis of contractual relationships including investigator grants including but not limited to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing agreements related to clinical trials.   Provide support to the clinical team in the pricing, planning, execution and control of grants and contracts.  


  • Responsible for analyzing contract requests/needs from operating companies and translating into appropriate contracts/budgets for company sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trial agreements and other relevant legal documents as they relate to various clinical projects.
  • Provide specialized support for negotiations in confidentiality agreements, informed consent forms and other ancillary contract documents as required 
  • Analyze investigator grants for fair market value aligned with regional knowledge and the J&J grant pricing guidelines, and based on adequate scope of work, clinical trial protocol and other clinical trial information.  Participate in and/or lead the approval escalation of grants as appropriate. 
  • Determine potential needs for contract amendments and manage amendment lifecycle.
  • Ensure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with corporate process, systems, and strategies.    
  • Work with the global C&G team  as necessary to review and analyze contractual terms and conditions in order to reach acceptable language.  Assess risks of budget and legal provisions in conjunction with members of the C&G team and support functions and communicate such to stakeholders.  Liaise with C&G management, Healthcare Compliance, Risk Management, Privacy and other stakeholders to obtain guidance and escalate issues as appropriate. 
  • Assume responsibility for all aspects of legal document and metrics tracking. 
  • Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by CDO management as well as operating companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines.  Ensure familiarity with departmental and corporate processes including but not limited to the relevant processes associated with C&G, CDO and operating companies 
  • Work proactively to improve processes and establish refinements that reduce cycle time, create savings and improve efficiency in the initiation of clinical trial sites. 
  • Comply with requests from QA and auditors. 
  • Mentor and train new contract coordinators and analysts 
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Other duties may be performed as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate scientific or business disciplines
  • 3- 5 years experience and/or equivalent competencies in legal/ pharmaceutical industry/clinical research
  • Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process with 2 years of negotiation and contract experience 
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Familiarity with healthcare compliance and other relevant guidance (HIPAA, FCPA, Safe Harbor, etc.
  • Familiarity with clinical research processes
  • Ability to work effectively in cross function teams
  • Strong and proven negotiation and problem resolution skills
  • Working knowledge of PCs (MS Office suite at a minimum) and database management
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Must demonstrate innovative spirit, have strong interpersonal skills, and ability to accomplish substantial tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Previous experience working in virtual teams preferred

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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