JVT Advisors

Manager, Clinical Contracts, Clinical Development

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Contract Length:  12+ months


Job Summary:  This individual will be responsible for managing the processing of clinical contracts from the identification of need through drafting, review, negotiation, approval, execution, analysis, tracking, and reporting.



  • Manage bidding process and drafting of contract documents for outsourced services, either by outside party or the legal department
  • Coordinate cross-functional review/assessment of proposals as part of overall vendor selection process.
  • Review contract documents, ensuring the use of appropriate templates and adherence to master service agreement terms as applicable.
  • Negotiate budget and contract terms as needed.
  • In collaboration with legal department and clinical outsourcing director, ensure that final contracts cover the necessary scope and are consistent with company requirements, applicable regulations, and good business practices.
  • Manage the contract execution process according to the company’s requirements.
  • Support the development and maintenance of clinical trial site reference budgets through the management and use of licensed or internal benchmarking tools
  • Ensure contracts executed by the company are requested and tracked within legal database.
  • Maintain contract archive



  • Degree in scientific, economic, or legal discipline, or equivalent, with 5+ years pharma/biotech/CRO industry-related experience or equivalent, to include at least 3 years of experience in clinical contract negotiation and finalization.
  • Sound understanding of drug development processes both in small molecules and biologics and experience with clinical development / clinical research organizations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management principles as well as sound knowledge of contract terms and conditions, benchmarking and market analysis skills; must have high degree of energy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, an innovative approach to problem-solving, and an integrated view of business and scientific issues.


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