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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 45+ such drugs.

At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. 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 10,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community.


The Contract Associate will be responsible for the commercial relationship with sites involved in clinical trials including work from contract and amendment language, budget negotiation within the established timeline parameters. The Contract Associate is able to perform in a fast paced environment, able to create and reset priorities as the need arises, identify and raise issues before they become critical, and adjust quickly to the changes of a dynamic organization. 


  • Demonstrates expertise and experience performing all responsibilities outlined in the Level 1 role above.
  • Generates ideas and solutions to improve requested contract/budget changes while appropriately partnering with Functional Manager and/or CTA Lead  for feedback and execution.
  • Enhances skill at discerning and responding to issues at sites that pose risk and escalating accordingly.
  • Advances consistency, timeliness and completeness of all interactions with site in database.
  • Exhibits increasing proficiency in executing documents that are complete and accurate delivered within shorter timeframes.
  •  Exhibits proficiency in managing multiple projects and clients with competing priorities.
  • Elevates to CTA Lead role on studies for which they provide support to CA’s and PA’s assigned to study, including mentoring and ensuring that all sites are handled in accordance with department guidelines.


  • Read write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required.
  • 1-2 years’ Experience with contracts.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent.

  • One or more years relevant experience involving contracts, negotiation, or sales.
  • Prefer JD or advance degree.
  • Familiarity with working in service industry or project management environment.

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


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