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Site contract specialist II - Any EU Location

France-Lyon (MAPI)
Reference: 053245
This vacancy has now expired.

Icon is adding a Site Contract Specialist I / II to our team.  This is a full-time position and is based in any EU location. 


The Site Contract Specialist I / II is responsible for the development, dissemination, negotiation and finalization of confidentiality and clinical trial agreements and related documents in accordance with protocol specifications, applicable guidelines, regulatory requirements and SOPs.




·         Responsible for preparing, negotiating and monitoring compliance with, new and amended contracts for assigned sites/countries/projects.

·         Responsible for liaising with other departments on requirements for confidentiality and clinical trial agreements (and related documents) between customers (and/or Mapi) and investigative sites necessary for the conduct of projects.

·         Responsible for providing advice regarding contractual expectations and requirements to investigative sites and internal and external customers.

·         Responsible for updating and maintaining contracts information in the Study Management System and/or reporting mechanism, and for ensuring appropriate paper and electronic filing.

·         Responsible for compiling, analyzing and summarizing legal and business positions of parties during the negotiation of contracts according to Sponsor/project specifications.

·         Responsible for examining contracts and related documents to ensure completeness and accuracy, as well as conformance to applicable laws, rules, precedents, company, customer and third party requirements in collaboration with internal and external experts.

·         Responsible for the development and review of contract templates, negotiation parameters and process documents.

·         Responsible for coordinating contract work across multiple Contracts Specialists.

·         May assist in training, mentoring and supporting new Contract Specialists.

·         May participate in the interview and selection process of candidates for Contracts Specialist positions.

·         Responsible for providing support to business development on contract aspects for proposals and budgets.

·         Participating in the improvement of the Quality Assurance System. 

·         Completing other appropriate duties, as assigned by the manager,which require similar skills in accordance with business needs.





  • Education:  Minimum three (3) year degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum two (2) years relevant experience in Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, CRO or other health care setting
    • Phase IV, Non-interventional Study experience preferred
    • Supervisory/lead experience preferred



·         Thorough knowledge of ICH/GCP guidelines or other relevant guidelines (GEP, GPP...) and local requirements.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·         Proficiency with computer/software systems.

·         Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal, listening, conflict management and negotiation skills.

·         Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks and producing quality results in a timely manner with minimal supervision. 

·         Ability to proactively identify issues and address/escalate as appropriate.

·         Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

·         Ability to exert effective influence upon investigative sites and customers and advanced ability to effectively communicate business and legal rationale for contractual provisions and positions.

·         Entry-level ability to facilitate resolution of contentious contract provisions, as well as drive investigational sites and customers to contract resolution.

·         For non-native English speakers: possess excellent skills in written and spoken English (for international projects).


Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.


ICON Plc is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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