Contracts Associate

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


  • Bachelor's Degree or international equivalent.
  • Read write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language required.
  • Two or more years Industry experience required.
  • Prefer JD or advance degree.
  • 2-4 years' Experience with contracts.
  • Understands project management and service delivery.
Benefits of Working in ICON:Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That's why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture - one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


The Contract Associate will be responsible for the commercial relationship with sites involved in clinical trials including work from contract and amendment language, budget negotiation within the established timeline parameters. The Contract Associate is able to perform in a fast paced environment, able to create and reset priorities as the need arises, identify and raise issues before they become critical, and adjust quickly to the changes of a dynamic organization.
  • Generates ideas and solutions to improve requested contract/budget changes while appropriately partnering withFunctional Manager and/or CTA Lead for feedback and execution.
  • Enhances skill at discerning and responding to issues at sites that pose risk and escalating accordingly.
  • Advances consistency, timeliness and completeness of all interactions with site in database.
  • Exhibits increasing proficiency in executing documents that are complete and accurate delivered within shortertimeframes.
  • Exhibits proficiency in managing multiple projects and clients with competing priorities.
  • Elevates to CTA Lead role on studies for which they provide support to CA's and PA's assigned to study, includingmentoring and ensuring that all sites are handled in accordance with department guidelines.
  • Provides mentoring and oversight to new Contract Associates.
  • Works independently; analyzes and enhances strategies used for working with project teams and engaging with client sites.
  • Exhibits leadership among peers and a willingness to take responsibility for follow up and on issues that arise in a timely manner.
  • Provides insight and strategy to the CTA Lead and to Project/Functional Management when acting as CTA Lead for strengthening the team and enhance efficiency.
  • Elevates to CTA Lead role for portfolio management for sponsor satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills; able to independently prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and use initiative to anticipate/resolve issues and completetasks.
  • Shows a commitment to and demonstrates the ability to consistently perform high quality work with minimal management oversight.
  • Self-motivated, works independently.
  • Able to assist more junior level Contract Associates in resolving more complex and difficult issues.
  • Follows established procedures, but also able to recognize gaps and make recommendations for improvements
  • Inability to perform duties may cause delay in hand-offs, negotiations, site payments and overall project timelines. This may lead to client dissatisfaction and potential loss of business thus directly impacting company profitability.
  • Works with minimal supervision.
  • Develops solutions independently.
  • May provide guidance to less senior Contract Associates and assist them in resolving issues and problems.

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