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Contracts Associate 2

Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


This position can be remote based, within 100 miles of a PRA Office location.

We believe that our people are the future of the industry. We provide a culture in which our employees can enjoy personal satisfaction, professional achievement and have the ability to strategically map out long-term career plans.

If you're ready to be a part of something inspiring join us and Discover Your PRA.

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 20,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 90 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We help get life-saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.

Who are you?

You are flexible, efficient, proactive, and highly motivated. You are able to create and re-set priorities in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing your attention to detail. You work well within a team, both in a leadership role and as a contributor. You are a confident negotiator, love a challenge, and can independently create solutions to complex issues. The idea of improving the lives of others by using your analytical and interpersonal skills excites you. Despite a demanding day or difficult discussion, you are able to walk away with your sense of humor intact.

In your next career move, you want to work for a company that supports your professional growth and helps you find a work/life balance. You want to expand your knowledge, develop your skill set, and build your career. Most of all, you want to do it in a place where you're part of a team as zealous about their work as you are -- a place where you can really make a difference.


What will you be doing?

You will be a key member of the Study Start-Up team. 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.

Additionally, you will:

  • Ensures the successful negotiation and on-going management of clinical trial agreements with investigative sites.
  • Works cross functionally with Clinical Operations and Project Management in support of timely site start up for the conduct of clinical trials including accurate forecast of contract execution timelines.
  • Collaborates with the Functional Manager who will partner with other compliance departments to ensure country specific laws and regulations are followed to minimize risk in clinical trials.
  • Communicates and explains legal/ budgetary issues to internal and external parties per department guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates client requested contract changes and based upon department guidelines escalates deviations as appropriate.
  • In partnership with CTA Lead and others as necessary, evaluates priorities and quickly readjusts priorities with the changing needs of business and the client.
  • Identifies and proactively raises issues to the CTA Lead or CM, as appropriate, prior to their becoming critical or creates risk.
  • Appraises contracts for completeness and accuracy and ensures adherence to department guidelines; corrects documents and files changes to contracts.
  • Participates in client meetings for the purpose of expediting the contract signing process as directed.
  • Creates and maintains files for each contract.
  • 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.


What do you need to have?


  • Bachelor's Degree or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.
  • Read write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required.
  • 1 to 2 years experience with contracts.
  • One or more years relevant experience involving contracts, negotiation, or sales in a CRO preferred.


  • Prefer JD or advance degree.
  • Familiarity with working in service industry or project management environment.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

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

Keywords: PRA Health Sciences, Raleigh , Contracts Associate 2, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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