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Contract Manager II

Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Posted May 10
Full Time

The Contracts Manager II is responsible for preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating, and revising contracts on behalf of AFT and/or Foundation, as applicable. This includes coordinating with the executive team, study team, outside counsel, finance team, and internal and external collaborators, including pharmaceutical partners, institutions, and vendors. The Contracts Manager II is responsible for ensuring the highest quality contractual relationships between AFT/Foundation and all other parties. Role & Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts for clinical trial-related services including industry-sponsored research agreements, limited operations study agreements, grant agreements, letters of indemnity, master and site clinical services agreements, vendor, executive officer salary support, and NCI-related funding and drug delivery agreements, licenses, for assigned projects.
  • Review, use, and appropriate updating of templates regularly.
  • Must have a conceptual/practical understanding and effective application of both legal and business concepts vital to contract negotiation, including but not limited to indemnity, human subject protection, intellectual property, liability etc.
  • Provide general legal and risk guidance for contracting and regulatory issues as they arise on assigned projects and contracts.
  • Primary point of contact for Clinical Trial Agreement negotiation and associated Informed Consent Document review for assigned projects.
  • Ensure appropriate internal buy-in and approval of relationship and risk terms.
  • Comfortable with questioning rationale and implementing informed decision-making tactics.
  • Serve as an escalation point and also escalate issues as necessary.
  • Accurate, concise, and timely communications with all relevant stakeholders, including internal colleagues and the Department Director.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for contractual issues/questions that may arise internally and externally on assigned projects.
  • Establish a strong working relationship with Project Management to ensure that the legal aspects of the study contracts accurately reflect the overarching goals of the study and objectives of the organization.
  • Maintain internal contracts folders/servers for assigned projects and associated trackers and deliverables, which may include additional administrative work as appropriate.
  • Provide active mentoring to junior colleagues.
  • Continue training and development annually, and stay apprised of relevant contracting and regulatory issues as appropriate.



  • Bachelor's degree required, JD or advanced degree preferred but not required, interchangeable with prior experience.
  • 3+ years of experience drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and amending contracts, or equivalent combination of education and experience. If less than 3 years must have contract experience in healthcare and/or hospital or clinical research.
  • Preferred in-depth understanding of the clinical trial process and all legal/business concepts involved in creating and building clinical relationships.
  • Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously. 
  • Strong communication skills and experience communicating relevant contract issues to leadership efficiently and concisely.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within an interdisciplinary team environment. 
  • Proficiency with Office and document management.



  • 100% Medical Option, Dental & Vision for employee, with 50% spouse and children - begins on the 1st day of employment

  • 20 Days PTO, 10 Sick Days & 10 Holidays Off (Already Designated)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Match 3% of a Simple IRA.

  • 50% Transit or Parking paid

  • Annual Employee Bonus Program

  • Annual Cost of Living Increase