Clinical Trial Agreements Associate

King's Health Partners

London, Cross site


  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £38,304 to £45,026 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 015745
  • Closes: 03rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The Clinical Trials Office is a department which exists to serve the research agenda of King’s Health Partners by providing a single interface for those wishing to conduct clinical trials within the partner organisations. If you have a background in research within Higher Education, currently work in NHS R&D or Clinical Trials Administration in the Pharmaceutical or Allied Health Care and would like to work in a dedicated team with opportunity for career progression we would like to hear from you.

The role is part of a busy team of Clinical Trials Agreements Associates providing an efficient and effective contractual service for investigators, companies and contract research organisations that are seeking to conduct commercial clinical trials within the Partner Organisations. Members of the team work closely with our research teams and clients to cost projects and negotiate contracts. Candidates will ideally have experience in costing and negotiating project budgets, as well as standard contracts in the Academic or NHS sector, or in the pharmaceutical and allied health industries. An understanding of the legal, regulatory and statutory governance of clinical trials, or other regulated environments will be an advantage.

Most importantly, we seek candidates who are able to think analytically, are confident and persuasive communicators with excellent written English, and who can successfully manage a diverse and very busy workload largely autonomously.

This is a full-time post, an indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing an effective, high quality, timely and efficient contractual and financial/budgetary service to investigators, companies and contract research organisations seeking to conduct commercial trials in any of the Partner Organisations
  • To review and negotiate contractual conditions in accordance with KHP-CTO policy and national guidance, referring to the Senior CTAA as appropriate
  • To calculate and negotiate clinical trial budgets in accordance with CTO policy and NIHR guidance, ensuring the revenue to the Partner Organisations from participating in commercial studies is maximized.
  • The ensure the set-up and administration of commerical trials is in compliance with the relevant legal, regulatory and internal governance.
  • To give appropriate advice regarding the contractual & financial terms of contracts to stakeholders.
  • To work closely with academic, clinical and other staff, at all levels and across the Partner Organisations, to develop effective working relationships and to grow clinical trial activity.
  • To communicate the progress of projects and provide metrics in appropriate formats to the Senior CTAA
  • To keep abreast of all current relevant KHP-CTO policy and NIHR guidance and assist the Senior CTAA in ensuring that all stakeholders are kept abreast of changes in policy or process affecting the contractual and financial elements of clinical trial activity
  • To actively contribute to the Agreements team and the wider KHP-CTO, working flexible as a member of both teams.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Educated to degree level or possess equivalent relevant experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant contract templates
  • Proficient negotiator with ability to influence and strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills including the ability to build successful relationships and collaborate in cross-functional teams and maintain a positive work environment
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of the legal, regulatory and statutory governance of clinical trials
  • Strong computer skills (proficient with MS word, Excel and web-based applications
  • Ability to work to SOPs and local working processes
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrably high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Practical problem-solving skills
  • The ability to manage a large and diverse turnover of contract
  • Self-starting and able to work largely unsupervised

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of commercial clinical trial set up
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for clinical trials and GCP
  • Knowledge of medical, scientific and /or research terminology
  • Knowledge of current national systems and structures for the approval, management and monitoring of clinical research in the NHS
  • Direct, relevant work experience in field of clinical trials and sponsored research

Further information

The Kings Health Partners Clinical Trials Office (KHP-CTO) is a joint initiative between the member institutions of King’s Health Partners. It has been set up to provide a single interface for those wishing to conduct clinical trials within the partner institutions, and to ensure that there are common, efficient processes for the set up and administration of clinical trials.

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