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As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 70+ such drugs.


At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.


At PRA, borders do not create boundaries.  PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals.  Our growing workforce is comprised of over 13,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community. 


As a Contracts Associate you will be working 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. Responsibilities in this position include:


  • Receiving requests for contracts and responding within expected turnaround time
  • Initiating and following processes for managing contracts under supervision of Legal Counsel
  • Producing error free documents in German and English, approved according to PRA procedure for presentation to corporate officers for signature
  • Receiving inquiries throughout the process and responding in a timely manner
  • Tracking and timely recording developments using PRA systems on a regular basis towards contract completion
  • Managing documents in German and English from creation to completion
  • Maintaining status reports on all activities
  • Prioritizing daily activities according to importance and urgency
  • Developing solutions to routine problems of limited scope



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. Experience in the CRO or pharmaceutical industry is favorably considered. Candidates need to have direct experience in clinical contracting activities and should present the skills and aptitude to undertake the preparation and negotiation of complex agreements. We are seeking candidates with: 

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of the basic nature of legally binding agreements
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience in contract negotiation and administration 
  • A professional level of English and German is a mandatory requirement

Please note that a law degree is not a prerequisite for this role and PRA are not able to offer training contracts.


Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.


This role can be based in Mannheim, Berlin or Munich.



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