• Contracts Associate- Blue Bell, PA

    Job Locations (All) | US-PA-Blue Bell
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/3/2018 4:21 PM)
  • Overview

    PRA, a global clinical research organization, is seeking a contract professional to join our legal staff at our Blue Bell, PA location. This position will work as part of an international team of attorneys and contract professionals responsible for the drafting, negotiating, and processing of agreements with PRA’s clients, vendors, and subcontractors.


     This position presents the opportunity for successful candidates to receive training in clinical trial contracting and to develop skills that open possibilities for a long-term career path within the clinical research industry. 


    While experience in the CRO or pharmaceutical industry will always be favorably considered, candidates need not have direct experience in clinical contracting activities, but must present the skills and aptitude to undertake the preparation and negotiation of complex agreements.  In lieu of experience in the CRO industry, previous experience in contract management and contract administration is preferred.


    The contracting activity supported by this team is fast-paced, with short deadlines and quick turnaround times. Therefore, the candidates must be capable of managing their workload and priorities so as to meet business requirements in a timely fashion.


    Among the skills required for this position are:

    • Contract Management- the candidates must be able to manage documents from creation to completion including analysis of contract templates; creating and maintaining files for each contract; prioritizing daily activities according to importance and urgency; adhering to department turnaround times; and managing the approval and signature process for each type of contract.


    • Communication-the candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to write and speak clearly. The candidates must be able to provide timely communication with legal team members, business development teams, and other internal and external clients.


    • Client Service – the candidates must be capable of delivering excellent client service and must possess the personal and professional maturity to develop and maintain strong relationships with key business clients



    • Receives requests for contracts and responds within expected turnaround time
    • Initiates and follows process for managing contracts under supervision of Legal Counsel.
    • Produces error free documents, approved according to PRA procedure for presentation to corporate officers for signature
    • Receives inquiries throughout the process and responds in a timely manner
    • Tracks and timely records developments using PRA systems on a regular basis towards contract completion
    • Manages documents from creation to completion
    • Maintains status reports on all activities
    • Prioritizes daily activities according to importance and urgency
    • Develops solutions to routine problems of limited scope



    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university preferred or equivalent experience
    • Read write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required
    • Understands basic nature of legally binding agreements
    • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Experience in contract administration or other relevant area
    • Experience in a professional environment preferred
    • Experience in the pharmaceutical/CRO industry highly desirable


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


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