Contract Specialist (Paralegal Experience)
Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing approximately 3,500 people across almost 40 countries.
Our clinical operations activities are growing rapidly, and we are currently seeking individuals with paralegal experience to join our Clinical Operations team as a full-time Contract Specialist. Note that this is not a paralegal position. This role plays a key role in the study start-up and clinical trial management processes at Medpace. The Contract Specialist will play a key role in advancing the start-up of our projects. If you want an exciting career where you use your previous expertise and can develop and grow your career even further, then this is the opportunity for you. This position has openings in both Cincinnati, OH and Dallas, TX.
Is responsible for preparing, negotiating, tracking and finalizing the Confidentiality Agreements (CDA), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA), Budgets and Letters of Indemnification (LOI) as well as Amendments to these documents, as needed.
Negotiates final CDA and CTA templates with clients, and the internal project team.
Manages all required contractual agreements with investigator sites. This includes distribution, negotiation of budget and language, tracking and finalization.
Proactively identifies site contract related risks and potential roadblocks.
Prepares contract approval timelines with investigators and leads efforts to obtain contract approval to meet study deliverables.
Maintains communication with client, project team and sites regarding status of all contractual requirements.
Collaborates with the project team to ensure the client deliverables and expectations are achieved.
Liaises with internal customers to review contract or budget areas that impact final execution of site contracts.
Maintains tracking regarding site contracts and provides regular updates as agreed by the study team to the project team and client regarding status and efforts to ensure timelines are maintained..
Provides training on clinical site contractual requirements and negotiation.
Participates in corporate initiatives and actions that ensure the continued success of the company.
Bachelors degree required (4-year paralegal degree preferred)
Ability to work with internal and external customers/vendors to meet project-specific goals
Ability to manage high volume work and meet rigorous deadlines
Flexibility to strategically manage negotiations with minimal oversight
Ability to interact with site, clients, and other functional areas as secondary project contact for contracting issues and questions
Ability to manage time and project requirements based on study deliverables
When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.
Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility
What to Expect Next:
A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.
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