Sr Site Contract Specialist

Updated: May 16, 2024
Location: India-Asia Pacific - IND-Client-Based
Job ID: 23007121

Not ready to apply?
Join our Talent Network


Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities.  

Our Clinical Development model brings the customer and the patient to the center of everything that we do. We are continuously looking for ways to simplify and streamline our work to not only make Syneos Health easier to work with, but to make us easier to work for.

Whether you join us in a Functional Service Provider partnership or a Full-Service environment, you’ll collaborate with passionate problem solvers, innovating as a team to help our customers achieve their goals. We are agile and driven to accelerate the delivery of therapies, because we are passionate to change lives.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: 

Why Syneos Health

  • We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
  • We are committed to our Total Self culture – where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people. 
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job responsibilities

Must Have
• Minimum qualifications posted above
• Working knowledge of clinical trial start-ups and finance cycles including knowledge of site needs and perspective
• Strong organization and time management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
• Strong communication skills with a strong customer focus, able to manage both internal and external clients at all organizational levels
• Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills including strong conflict resolution skills

• Responsible for the end-to-end management of budgeting and contracting for Study Teams with a focus on contracting a variety of contracts & study types including Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Investigator contracts for sponsored studies, non-registrational / Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) studies.

• Provide knowledgeable single-point of service to  study teams related to study budgets and contracts
• Prepare study /site level grant budgets
• Manage the end-to-end process for executing Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAgs) with investigator sites
• Prepares contract documents from templates and modify to reflect unique aspects of the particular study, including (the CTAg financial appendix),
• Negotiates financial and legal aspects of CTAg and Master Service Agreements with sites, Institutions or vendor personnel
• Is trained on legal fall back language and works with Legal as needed.
• Communicates clearly and efficiently with  Clinical and Legal Teams regarding amendments and other issues
• Enter CTAg, documents and data into Clinical Trial Management System and contract management software and ensure correct filing.
• Preparation, negotiation and execution of Master Agreements with Institution
• Develop and maintain template language in collaboration with legal for all contract types.  Would include maintenance of associated back-up language
• Escalate to appropriate colleague when a significant risk to the business is identified
• Independently make appropriate business decisions within their scope or authority, and educate internal project leaders on the issues and risks associated with contracting decisions
• Ensure contracts are executed in alignment with trial deliverables and priorities
• Execute local purchase contracts if applicable (e.g. of drug, equipment)
• Ensure all CTAgs and payments are accurately posted and ensure correct filing
• May support preparing invoices/payments due reports and managing, tracking and executing payments to investigator sites

• Bachelor's degree required preferably within life sciences or equivalent

• ≥ 2 or more years experience negotiating legal and/or financial agreements, preferably in pharmaceutical industry clinical trials or years of industry related experience in clinical operations

• Microsoft Suite
• Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS)
• Contract Management Software (e.g. ARIBA)


What we’re looking for

Get to know Syneos Health

Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive.  The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities.  Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description.  The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above.   Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract.  Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms.  Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.  The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

Not ready to apply?
Join our Talent Network

Click here to enable personalized experience

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we take into consideration transferrable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.


Inside Syneos Health