2018-05-25

Senior Research Contracts Specialist
Job Opportunity at Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Posted on May 25

http://www.sparktx.com    215-220-9300

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4160433

The Senior Research Contracts Specialist is responsible for providing expert and timely support for the development, execution and maintenance of agreements related to preclinical and clinical research conducted by or on behalf of Spark Therapeutics. The role will work closely with the preclinical, clinical, medical and legal departments to support the preparation, review, negotiation and administration of contracts to ensure that the interests of the company are anticipated and protected within the requirements of the law and company policies. The role is responsible for identifying and delivering training related to these agreements.
 
The role supports the contract management system and is responsible for ensuring that research contracts are maintained and monitored in the system.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
90%      
  • Independently draft, evaluate, negotiate, and review agreements related to preclinical and clinical research, including clinical trial agreements and master service agreements.
  • Develop and modify contracts, templates, policies, and processes related to research agreements to support the protection of company interests in a consistent and effective way.
  • Oversee the contract review process for research agreements (e.g., intake, distribute to reviewer, track status, collect and store executed copies, etc.) for Legal Department.
  • Support the contract management system as it applies to research agreements to ensure that these agreements are maintained and monitored in the system.
  • Provide general contract support as may be required.
10%      
  • Identify the need for, and develop, implement, and deliver training on compliance and legal requirements for research agreements to clients.
  • Recommend process improvements as necessary to address new developments or to more effectively manage research agreements.
  • Perform special projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Skilled in drafting, reviewing, modifying and negotiating research and clinical agreements.
  • Experience administering projects and processes.
  • Skilled in time management and organization with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks and manage a varied workload.
  • Proactive and able to function effectively and independently in an environment of rapidly changing demands.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to apply critical thinking to projects. 
  • Ability to effectively work with research and medical clients to understand their needs and efficiently support contract development and execution.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products and document management software.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science field and/or paralegal certificate required.
  • Minimum of (5) years of experience working within a law firm, in-house legal department on research agreements.
  • Bio-Pharma experience a plus.  
  • Experience with negotiating and drafting contracts on behalf of pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a preference for experience in the pre-clinical and clinical contracting areas

WHO WE ARE:
 
Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.







































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