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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Madrid - Spain
Reference: 2016-36519
Closing Date: 16 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent salary + benefits

Job Summary:

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the world’s leading contract research organisations and be part of a dynamic and growing international company. Join PRA Health Sciences as Contracts & Grants Regional Contract Specialist and help realize your career potential.



Location:  Madrid - Spain 

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. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, 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. 

For more information please see our website;  

Working fully outsourced to one of our global pharmaceutical client, the Contract Specialist will expedite contract negotiation and execution by acting as a resource and liason for the Contracts group to streamline requests to law department and avoid duplication of efforts among Contract Analysts and Contract management.


You will act as main point of contact with legal department to resolve complex legal issues while ensuring compliance with company process and strategy and subsequently disseminating information to stakeholders and team members:


  • Act as liaison between Law Department, regional/country clinical operations personnel, HCC and CGAs/CGA Management during issue escalation.
  • Analyze the issue and manage the process in order to expedite resolution of complex legal issues in clinical trial contracting process.
  • Track inquiries and monitor trends to identify need for additional standardized guidance and work with stakeholders to prepare such guidance for review/approval.
  • Serve as facilitator for healthcare compliance policies in clinical trial contracting.
  • Contribute in the capacity of subject matter expert to applicable intra-departmental functions to ensure consistency and compliance with process, external communications and policies (clinical trial agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, informed consent forms, etc.).
  • Liaise with all members of clinical team as needed on complex and high risk issues in addition to representatives of investigator sites, academic research organizations, contract research organization, and site management organizations as directed.
  • Lead/conduct contract negotiations on high risk terms and conditions and complex agreements and other relevant legal documents related to clinical trials.
  • Responsible for independently coordinating assessments from stakeholders such as clinical team, law department, and internal team where appropriate to evaluate risks of legal terms and conditions and guiding preparation of escalation for business decision.
  • Liaise with legal and internal stakeholders as appropriate to prepare, organize and maintain contract templates in accordance with changes in laws, regulations, or corporate policies.
  • Identify and promote best practices through adherence to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by management as well as R&D companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines.
  • University Degree in Law.
  • Previous experience with contract negotiation in the pharmaceutical/clinical research industry with a regional scope.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process with strong experience in contract negotiation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication
  • Strong relationship management skills and experience
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels of management
  • Strong and proven issue identification and problem resolution skills
  • Sense of urgency with ability to manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of PCs, MS Office and database management, Business acumen and complex project management skills
  • Must demonstrate innovative spirit, strong interpersonal and leadership skills with a strong drive to mentor and coach team members
  • Fluency in English.

Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.

 If you have any questions please email or call our recruitment department at +44 (0) 1189 518468.
PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.



Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
500 South Oak Way
Green Park
Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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