ICON Clinical Research Study Start Up Associate I (contracts and budgets) in Chicago, Illinois

Study start up associates are integral in ensuring that clinical research sites are prepared and have the necessary tools and approvals needed to start the trial of investigational, new pharmaceutical and biological products for clinical trials. As a study start up associate at ICON working in contracts and budgets your main role is to review and negotiate clinical site investigator contracts and budgets. You would maintain communication with Investigative sites, sponsors and internal personnel regarding the status of contracts and contract-related documents, prepare and oversee preparation of contractual documents and correspondence, and facilitate the indemnification process between the study sponsor and the site. Further you would serve as the internal consultant on study budgets with respect to investigator payments, develop and update training documentation and conduct group training as necessary, mentor and train new and junior personnel in the study start up department, and act as consultant on the Investigator Contract and Budget development process from origination through execution.

We are looking for associates who have experience in a clinical research environment with specific experience in study contracts review and budget negotiation or experience in a related field such as contract or legal document review was a primary function. Attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem solving skills will be critical for this role as the candidate will be expected to review legal language and be able to provide clear and concise feedback and engage in comprehensive discussions with Investigative sites, legal teams, and colleagues around such. Experience with and ability to apply general contractual legal knowledge would be an additional benefit to the role. A bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies or a Juris Doctor (law) degree is preferred. Study start up experience is desirable but not required.

We are a company of 13,500 employees in forty countries globally. We differentiate ourselves by developing innovative solutions to bring life-saving drugs to market faster and in a more cost-effective way to foster better patient outcomes. We are a top five clinical research organization with solid earnings and growth potential. Our belief in excellence is our core value in all that we do for our sponsor partners and the patients that we serve. As a company we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations in drug development solutions.

Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package that includes an excellent retirement plan, health coverage, paid time off, income protection insurance programs, and staff recognition schemes. We care about our people, since they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career. Caring for patients while enjoying what we do and delivering great results is something we can achieve if we know we can count on each other and have a clear vision of where we want to go.**

  • ICON is an equal opportunity employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.*