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Contract Associate

Start date
6 Aug 2022
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


Position Overview: Working fully embedded within one of our pharmaceutical clients, with the support of ICON right behind you, you'll be at the heart of our client's innovation. As Contract & Budget Associate, you will be dedicated to one of our global pharmaceutical clients; a fast-growing biotech company with one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry.This global client develops breakthrough innovative medicines to improve and extend people's lives with targeted therapies for cancer. Join the fight against cancer at this sponsor who is running more than 60 clinical trials globally in the area of solid tumors and hematologic cancers.The Contract & Budget Associate will undertake activities to provide specialized support and assistance to the Investigator Contract Management Office as well as other Departments, as required, which are involved in the planning, execution, tracking and management of a global clinical trials. Main responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary contact negotiator for all study related contract activities to meet the business objectives;
  • Maintain active/frequent communication with internal/external partners and/or investigators and internal departments regarding research contracts throughout the contract lifecycle;
  • Assist in developing investigator baseline budgets;
  • Review and negotiate the terms and conditions for various types of incoming and outgoing contracts and budgets in accordance with internal policy and ICH-GCP regulations;
  • Prepare subsequent contract amendments, note to files and other contract activities, as needed;
  • Develop and maintain status trackers, prepare start-up and close-out documentation for studies;
  • Generate various status reports and perform routine audits, as required;
  • Ensure all electronic records are kept up to date with the most current documentation and information.


You are: Here at ICON we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:
  • Previous experience working within a CRO/Pharmaceutical organisation with specific experience negotiating clinical trial agreements with sites;
  • Exemplary communication skills including a fluency in English and local language;
  • Excellent planning, prioritization and organization skills;
  • Ability to work as a team and develop relationships with others internally and externally;
  • Proactive attitude, perseverance and commitment to continuous development
Benefits of Working in ICON:Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture - one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


ICON is the leading provider of Functional Service Provision (FSP) globally. Our team of operational, functional and therapeutic specialists offer a range of FSP models that can be customised to deliver the most efficient operating model for your organisation. We bring a suite of capabilities, expertise and technology to augment your operations, increase R&D efficiencies and improve site engagement to access patient populations and deliver timelines and milestones. We have deployed FSP solutions across all major functions from clinical monitoring and project management through data management, statistical programming and beyond. ICON FSP experience 90+​ FSP partnerships 13,000+​ Employees 90+​ Countries Functional areas Our offering includes a range of globally scalable FSP solutions that are customised to provide support where and when you need it. We have significant experience in providing bespoke FSP solutions, particularly in: Study start-up Project Management Clinical monitoring Pharmacovigilance / Safety Clinical Supplies Management Data management Biostatistics and programming Contracts management Investigator payments Clinical vendor management & category management Medical writing Medical affairs Regulatory affairs Regulatory publishing

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