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Senior Contracts Associate

Artech Information Systems
South San Francisco, California, United States
December 03, 2018


Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Contracts Associate

Job ID: AZNJP00008535

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Duration: 12 Months

Job Summary

Responsible for the development and analysis of contractual relationships which includes but is not limited to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing contracts (clinical trial agreements/CTA) related to clinical trials. Assists in and/or directs the development of terms and conditions. Provides specialized support to trial managers and clinical group in the planning, execution and control of contracts.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities

• Responsible for drafting, negotiating, and finalizing clinical trial agreements (CTA) with sites as they relate to various clinical projects.

• Facilitate CDA & clinical trial agreement execution process and participates in site selection and startup activities

• Maintains positive and collaborative relationship with CRO partners. Assures coordination of outsourced contracting activities, and the main point of contact for escalation.

• Reviews informed consent forms to assure that these documents are consistent.

• Determine potential needs for contract amendments and manage amendment execution.

• Assure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with corporate process, systems, and strategies.

• Assume responsibility for all aspects of document and metrics tracking.

• Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by management as well as R&D companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines.

• Contribute to improving processes and establish refinements that reduce cycle time and improve efficiency in the initiation of clinical trial sites.

• Collaborate with other members of the Contracts team to ensure proper dissemination and management of knowledge and to meet team goals and objectives.

• Comply with requests from QA and auditors.

Other duties may be performed as assigned

• Proactively leads process improvements or other projects that enhance and streamline contract processes, systems, tools and other resources

• Reviews, analyzes and tracks in-process and on-going agreements

• Prepares and disseminates information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, etc.

• Reports the status of contracts to internal clients using established processes

• Trains others group members on group/departmental processes and operational activities and customer specific processes

• Leads or supports internal audits of department processes and procedures


• Strong contract language drafting and negotiation skills

• Proficient with Word and have a working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Access

Education/ Training

• Paralegal or Contract Management experience in Biotech Preferred

• 2 or more years of experience in life sciences legal or contracts management field