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Clinical Contracts Associate

Reference:POR671727 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:2-3 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Clinical Research Associate

A Trial Capabilities Associate Contracts is required to join a leading global pharmaceutical business based in Cork. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant multi-cultural and multi-lingual team where you will play your part in making a difference for people the world over by supporting the business as it discovers, develops, and delivers medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.

The role

The Associate is responsible for performing specific clinical contract activities. The primary responsibilities include providing contract process guidance, conducting contract negotiations, supporting contract analyses, facilitating compliance, and assisting in the implementation of contract process improvements. The Associate will also be expected to balance the requirements of ensuring appropriate controls with a streamlined, customer-focused, and timely contracting process.

  • Communicate on various contract issues, collect site and frontline negotiator feedback, and facilitate communication with various personnel. This responsibility includes engaging Trial Capabilities Consultants with difficult contract negotiations and significant interventions, and follow-up will be necessary to facilitate this objective.
  • Provide supporting communication and negotiation for more complex contracts, including Phase I, Cooperatives, Networks, Master Clinical Trial Agreements, and/or Independent Investigator Research Agreements.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.
  • Lead new contract related training for customers and associates.
  • Maintaining, and distributing contract templates, process documentation, and contract-specific documentation (such as the Negotiation Guidance Document,) as the contract process owner.
  • Accountable for standardizing and streamlining contract activities, as well as using metrics to drive improvement throughout the entire contracting process

The Person
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years in experience in clinical trial contracting or a related field
  • 2 or more years experience negotiating contracts.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience negotiating contracts with clinical research sites is preferred
  • Experience working with global business partners and a global team

For further details please contact; Paula O’Reilly on 087 7094141 or send CV in confidence to