Clinical Contract Specialist, CDC Poland

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14 January 2023

Contract Specialist

Are you a person who is good at managing professional relationships? Do you need to have things in order, and attention to detail is one of your qualities? If you are ready to make a difference in our clinical department, you might be our new Contract Specialist. Apply today and drive the change with us at Novo Nordisk.


The Position

As a Contract Specialist you will manage and execute the start-up activities related to contracting of sites and investigators in the allocated clinical trials in compliance with local regulations, Novo Nordisk procedures and protocol requirements to deliver reliable, high- quality data and study subject protection to activate sites prior First Patient First Visit in the country. You will also establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Your main accountabilities will be:


-Manage commercial and contractual relationship with investigators and clinical sites to meet timelines and demands of assigned clinical trials.
-Negotiate contract language and budget directly with clinical sites and investigators in line with previously accepted parameters.
-Escalate changes to legal language and budget requests other than previously approved to appropriate stakeholders (Clinical Contracts & Budgets Manager, Clinical Contract Team Manager, CDC Trial Start-up Manager, CRM, Local Legal/Law Firm) where required.
-Draft original contracts for clinical sites and in cooperation and under supervision of Clinical Contracts & Budgets Manager, Contract Team Manager, Legal Manager, Local Legal/Law Firm.
-Interact independently with investigators, clinical site staff, vendors, and internal stakeholders.
-Support the payment process to sites in case of business needs.


To be successful in this role, you need to have minimum 1 year of experience in clinical contract administration and minimum 2 years’ experience in clinical trials as CTA, CRA or Start-up/Clinical Contract Associate. You hold bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in Life Science/Law. A legal degree is a strong benefit.

To be effective in this role we need you to have:


-Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
-A proven background in Contracts Administration within the CRO or Pharmaceutical industry.
-A strong understanding of clinical contracting process.
-Team oriented personality with high degree of flexibility – close collaboration with relevant roles to ensure successful contract execution.
-Ability to work in a structured and pro-active manner as well as part of the different trial teams.
-High result orienting in driving of contracting milestones according to CDC KPIs.
-Strong focus on details and at the same time maintaining overview and quality.
-IT proficiency: MS Office, clinical trials systems
-Fluent English, native Greek language

About the Department

CDC Poland is part of Region South East Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEEMEA) and is a new set up of clinical organization in Novo Nordisk Poland, covering a group of 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland. CDC Poland is responsible for ensuring implementation of clinical trials across this group of countries, providing clinical trial management and administration support to adjacent Affiliates. CDC Poland is currently responsible for approximately 20% of global patients in Novo Nordisk clinical trials.

You will be part of a highly motivated Clinical Operations team responsible for the planning, execution and completion of projects related to the development of new medicinal products in the areas of diabetes, obesity, and haemophilia.

Th Clinical Operations Department is a team of 25 highly skilled and ambitious colleagues responsible for the planning and execution of clinical trial activities in accordance with the Product Development Plans of Novo Nordisk A/S.

The scope of our activities is from phase I to IV clinical trials and non-interventional studies in collaboration with our Headquarters and local stakeholders. Our environment is characterised by a global network with challenging assignments in a project centric organisation. We focus on continuous personal and professional development and exciting opportunities which arise within or international organization.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here – to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.


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Please apply before January 27th, 2023


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