• Senior Contracts Negotiator

    Job Locations (All) | France-Paris
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/11/2019 4:22 AM)
  • Overview

    PRA Health Sciences is a Clinical Research Organisation experiencing exceptional growth globally. The people we employ are key to this growth.


    People don’t come to PRA to witness the future of clinical development, they come to shape it. With an average of more than 6 former employees returning to PRA each month we can confidently say that the grass is greener at PRA. Come join the movement and discover your passion, your purpose, your PRA.


    As a Contracts and Grants Analyst (CGA), you will be dedicated to one of our global pharmaceutical clients, a company that values performance, recognises merit and has a high focus on quality. This environment encourages innovation, individuality and embraces people that want to be a part of it.


    The Senior Contracts and Grants Analyst is responsible for preparing, negotiating, and finalizing agreements and budgets related to clinical trials. Provide support to the clinical team in the pricing, planning, execution, issue resolution and management related to site/investigator budgets and contracts.

    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Prepare, negotiate, and finalize clinical trial agreements and ancillary agreements for company sponsored and/or investigator initiated studies through direct negotiation with Clinical Trial Sites. Responsible for delivery against established targets/measurements.
    • Provide support for negotiations in confidentiality agreements, informed consent forms and other ancillary contract documents as required.
    • Manage CRO with respect to the global site contracting process to ensure adherence to
    • Participate in discussions related to the development of site/investigator budgets aligned with fair market value.
    • Determine need for contract amendments and manage the contract amendment lifecycle.
    • Work with the global C&G team as necessary to lead the review and analysis of contractual
      Assess risks of budget and legal provisions in conjunction with members of the C&G
      team and support functions.
    • Liaise directly with stakeholders to drive to resolution. Escalate
      issues as appropriate.
    • Work proactively to identify and implement process improvements and refinements that reduce
      cycle time, create savings and improve efficiency in the initiation of clinical trial sites.
    • Assume responsibility for all aspects of legal document and metrics tracking.
      Provide support to review, authorize and/or understand aspects of site payments.
    • Assist clinical operations or clinical team in ensuring that investigator grants comply with overall study costs and compliance guidelines.
    • Mentor and train new contract coordinators and analysts
      Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by departmental
      management as well as operating companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines.
    • Ensure familiarity with departmental and applicable corporate processes.
      Comply with requests from QA and auditors.



    • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate scientific or business disciplines (Legal background
    • 3- 5 years experience and/or equivalent competencies in pharmaceutical industry/clinical research.
    • Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process with 2 years of negotiation and contract experience.
    • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
    • Familiarity with healthcare compliance and other relevant guidance (HIPAA, FCPA, Safe Harbor, etc.)
    • Ability to work effectively in cross function teams
    • Strong and proven negotiation and problem resolution skills
    • Working knowledge of PCs (MS Office suite at a minimum) and database management
    • Fluency in English is required
    • Must demonstrate innovative spirit, have strong interpersonal skills, and ability to accomplish substantial tasks with minimal supervision
    • Previous experience working in virtual teams preferred

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


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