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Clinical Trial Lead Contracts and Grants Analyst

Titusville, New Jersey; United States; Raritan, New Jersey; Spring House, Pennsylvania
Procurement


Job Description

Requisition ID: 0201180118

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Clinical Trial Lead Contracts and Grants Analyst. The position will be based in Raritan or Titusville New Jersey, Spring House Pennsylvania or any location in the United States.

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The Clinical Trial Lead Contracts and Grants Analyst reports to the Contracts and Grants Manager. Responsible for the development and analysis of site contracts including but not limited to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing agreements related to clinical trials and/or overseeing a Clinical Research Organization responsible for contract negotiations. The lead will assist with training of staff, facilitating clear and concise communications and assist CGAs with resolution of contracting and study related issues. In addition, the lead will provide project management and oversight to internal and external stakeholders as required and support to the clinical team in the pricing, planning, execution and control of contracts

Principal Responsibilities:

Prepare, negotiate, and finalize clinical trial agreements and ancillary agreements for company sponsored and/or investigator initiated studies through direct negotiation with clinical trial sites or via oversite of a Clinical Research Organization responsible for contract negotiations. Responsible for delivery on established targets/measurements. (25%)

Responsible for analyzing requirements and translating into appropriate contracts and budgets for clinical trial agreements and other relevant legal documents. Responsible for reviewing all study specific tracking requirements for accuracy and completeness as well as delivering against contracting cycle time targets. (25%)

Work with global teams to review and analyze contractual terms and conditions. Assess legal and budget risks in conjunction with team support functions. Partner with Healthcare Compliance, Risk Management, Privacy and other stakeholders to obtain guidance and drive resolution. Analyze investigator fees in relation to fair market value pricing and ensure alignment with regional standards and the J&J pricing guidelines. Participate in and/or lead approval escalations as appropriate. (25%)

Provide specialized support and guidance on negotiations in confidentiality agreements, informed consent forms and other ancillary contract documents, as required. Determine potential needs for contract amendments and manage amendment lifecycle. Ensure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with corporate process, systems, and strategies.
Provide project management oversight to CROs contracted to negotiate CTAs globally, inclusive of training and supervision to ensure adherence to timelines/targets. (25%)

Onboard and train new staff and meet regularly with team members to ensure studies are properly supported and identify contracting issues and potential solutions. Assist in resolution of site/study related concerns. Mentor and guide teams on processes and procedures. Serve as a key liaison with management on staff performance and development. Facilitate clear and consistent communications between management and other team members. Identify and implement process improvements. Drive accountability and results.
May assist in review, authorization and/or management of payments. Assist clinical operations or clinical team in ensuring that investigator grants comply with overall study costs and compliance guidelines.
(25%)


Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Adhere to SOPs, ethics and departmental compliance as determined by GCDO management as well as operating companies, corporate, HCC and QA guidelines. Ensure familiarity with departmental and corporate processes including but not limited to the relevant processes associated with C&G GCDO and operating companies. Comply with requests from QA and auditors. 
  • Onboard and train new staff and meet regularly with team members to ensure studies are properly supported and identify contracting issues and potential solutions. Assist in resolution of site/study related concerns. Mentor and guide teams on processes and procedures. Serve as a key liaison with management on staff performance and development. Facilitate clear and consistent communications between management and other team members. Identify and implement process improvements. Drive accountability and results. 
  • Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment. 
Working Relationships:
Will interface with internal Business Partners (C&G, TA, MAF, MAO, GCDO, JRP, HCC, Risk Management, Legal, etc.) outside parties such as Clinical Investigator Sites, Commercial Suppliers and Clinical Research Organizations (when applicable).


Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate scientific or business disciplines.
  • 5 years’ experience and/or equivalent competencies in pharmaceutical industry/clinical research.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the clinical development process with 2 years of negotiation and contract experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Familiarity with healthcare compliance and other relevant guidance (HIPAA, FCPA, Safe Harbor, etc.).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical research processes.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.
  • Strong initiative and proven self-starter.
  • Strong and proven negotiation and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.
  • Working knowledge of PCs (MS Office suite at a minimum) and database management.
  • Advanced fluency in English.
Preferred:
  • Must demonstrate innovative spirit, have strong interpersonal skills, and ability to accomplish substantial tasks with minimal supervision; previous experience working in virtual teams. 


Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Titusville
Other Locations
North America-United States, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Organization
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Procurement
Requisition ID
0201180118