Ref #: 28549

Employment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Posted: 21-Apr-2021


If you are seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, working closely together with the top minds in the pharmaceutical Industry, then here is your chance. We are hiring a Contract Grants Analyst (Jr - Sr) to work closely with our client, a leading pharmaceutical company.

Expedite contract negotiation and execution by acting as a resource and liason for the Contracts and Grants group to streamline requests to law department and avoid duplication of efforts among Contract & Grants Analysts (CGAs) and CGA management. 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.

Key responsibilities
• Act as liaison between Law Department, regional/country clinical operations personnel, HCC and CGAs/CGA Management during issue escalation.
• Analyze legal issues, obtain legal input and provide risk assessments 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.
• Work proactively to increase global awareness of group processes and procedures and train and educate stakeholders
• Contribute in the capacity of subject matter expert to applicable intra-departmental functions to ensure consistency and compliance with process, external communications 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 legal issues in addition to representatives of investigator sites, academic research organizations, contract research organizations, 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.
• Liase 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. Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by management as well as operating companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines.
• Compile, document, and organize regional and country level intelligence related to clinical site contracting.
• This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions. Other duties may be performed as assigned.

Required experience and qualifications
• More than 2 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Clinical Research Industry and/or equivalent competencies in relevant fields with demonstrated ability to conduct legal research and analysis
• For Senior, Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process with at least 3 years of contract negotiation experience
• Experience in both SSU & CRA preferred (Either will be fine)
• 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 member.

Why join the DOCS team at ICON?
Working at ICON is more than a job, it’s a calling for people who care and are passionate about improving patients’ lives. At ICON, we care about our people and your passion, you are key to our success. We aim to provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower our people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long-term career.
It takes courage to move from one job to another, the process involves careful consideration. Reach out having the conversation that would change your life and the lives of our patients. Our team of recruitment experts will provide the information you need in making the right decision.
At ICON you will have the opportunity to work with one of the global top 20 pharmaceutical companies, working on novel therapies that deliver real impact. If you want a career with a difference, ICON is the place for you.