Job Details

Senior Contracts Team Lead

Company name

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 24, 2021

Posted on

Apr 25, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Senior Contracts Team Lead
Responsibilities: Prepare, according to policies and procedures, the timely execution of: Confidentiality Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Data Transfer Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Research Collaboration Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements, Consortium Agreements, In-License Agreements, Protocol Development Agreements, Letters of Intent, and other agreements. Will: (1) supervise a team of Senior Contracts Associates and/or Contracts Associates; (2) act as a primary point of contact with respect to training on subject matter and policies relating to OCCRC agreements; (3) lead the drafting and negotiation of particularly complex and otherwise high-touch agreements on behalf of the Hospital; (4) participate in the drafting, preparation, and negotiation of Inter Institutional and other agreements; (5) maintain the departmental agreement data base; (6) ensure compliance with governmental and industry regulations; (7) collaborate with contract management and institutional liaisons to resolve contractual issues within agreements; and (8) assist with development and implementation of institutional policies and procedures related to research projects requiring written contracts negotiated. Collaborate with team members, individual investigators and personnel within the Hospital in the preparation and submission of agreements. Collaborate with management, internal Hospital / department personnel, and legal staff to ensure agreements internal compliance, and consistency between informed consent documents and agreements. Identify any problematic language that may require negotiation and/or input from other CHOP offices (such as Offices of Technology Transfer, Risk Management, and General Counsel); and appropriately escalate stalled contract negotiations. Maintain active communication with all stakeholders including investigators, research personnel, management, and external collaborators. Function as departmental liaison with internal Hospital staff and external corporate research sponsors. Initiate and lead process improvement initiatives to provide internal customer service. Generate reports to measure / manage workflow efficiently and effectively. Provide documentation and reports to accounting, research and other departments for post award management and as requested. Develop and lead contract orientations, workshops, and presentations. Enhance knowledge of agreements’ academic standards, research best practices, and negotiations policies through ongoing personal development.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. 3+ years of contracting experience.
Preferred Education: JD Degree, Paralegal Studies.
Preferred Experience: 7 years of contracts experience. 1 year of managerial or supervisory experience. Previous paralegal training experience. Previous clinical research or healthcare related experience.
Additional Technical Requirements: Advanced proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Advanced proficiency with databases and information management systems. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent time management skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.

Additional info

Req ID: 90812

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399

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