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2017-43396

2017-43396

Title 
Contracts Associate
Job Locations 
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US-NC-Raleigh
Posted Date 
10/12/2017

More information about this job

Overview

Overview:

Do you want to use your skills and expertise to help change the world by playing a part in the development of new and innovative therapies?

 

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

 

We are 12,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 80 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We help get life-saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.

 

Who are you?

 

You are flexible, efficient, proactive, and highly movitated.  You are able to  create and re-set priorities in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing your attention to detail.  You work well within a team, both in a leadership role and as a contributor.  You are a confident negotiator, love a challenge, and can independently create solutions to complex issues. The idea of improving the lives of others by using your analytical and interpersonal skills excites you.  Despite a demanding day or difficult discussion, you are able to walk away with your sense of humor intact.

 

In your next career move, you want to work for a company that supports your professional growth and helps you find a work/life balance. You want to expand your knowledge, develop your skill set, and build your career.  Most of all, you want to do it in a place where you’re part of a team as zealous about their work as you are -- a place where you can really make a difference. 

Responsibilities

What will you be doing?

You will be a key member of the Study Start-Up team. You will be responsible for reviewing and negotiating contract language and budgets for sites involved in clinical trials.  You will manage and oversee the timely delivery of contracts for individual projects or across a client portfolio.  You will identify and escalate issues before they become critical and adjust quickly to the changes of a dynamic organization.   Additionally, you will:

  • Ensure the successful negotiation and on-going management of clinical trial agreements with investigative sites
  • Work cross-functionally in support of timely site start-up including accurately forecasting  contract execution timelines

 

  • Review and evaluate client requested contract changes and based upon department guidelines escalate deviations as appropriate
  • Appraise contracts for completeness and accuracy and ensure adherence to department guidelines; correct documents and file changes to contracts 
  • Participate in client meetings for the purpose of expediting the contract negotiation process
  • Exhibit skill in discerning and responding to issues that pose risk and escalate accordingly
  • Exhibit leadership among peers and a willingness to take responsibility for follow-up and on issues that arise
  • Provide mentoring and oversight to new Contract Associates
  • Work independently; analyze and enhance strategies used for working with project teams and engaging with sites
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for contract process for department and collaborates with Functional Manager on execution of approved improvements.

Qualifications

What do you need to have?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent;
  • 2+ years experience working with Site Contracts preferred
  • 2+ years of CRO experience preferred
  • Flexibility with competing priorities
  • Exceptional time-management skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English required

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

 

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

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