Contract Specialist

Pharmiweb Published: June 5, 2024
The Hague, Netherlands
Job Type


Our clinical operations activities are growing rapidly, and we are currently seeking a full-time, office-based and hybrid Contract Specialist to join our Clinical Operations team in Rotterdam.

This position plays a key role in the study start-up and clinical trial management processes at Medpace. The Site Contract Specialist will advance the start-up of our projects.

If you want an exciting career where you use your previous expertise and can develop and grow your career even further, then this is the opportunity for you.


  • Oversees negotiations of clinical study agreements (CSA s) on a study level and drives CSA document finalization and execution, including contractual language & terms, financial attachments, and investigator grant budgets in collaboration with a global team of site contract & budget negotiators.
  • Acts as first-line subject matter expert for all such CSA elements on assigned studies for internal stakeholders. Advises stakeholders on issue resolution within the context of assigned studies.
  • Plans contract execution strategy for assigned studies-including forecast of site-specific contractual execution timelines with as much accuracy as possible and coordinates with internal study team stakeholders to ensure that CTA strategy is aligned with overall study start-up plans and expectations overall.
  • Works closely with internal stakeholders to prepare site contractual templates, including payment terms, in order to drive successful negotiation of contracts and budgets.
  • Maintains document status reports, and updates department tools / systems and team members on a regular basis;
  • Collaborates with internal legal, finance and clinical operations departments, including communicating and explaining legal and budgetary issues.
  • Manages site level discussions with internal team stakeholders around fair market value of investigator budgets and payment terms within corporate and industry standards during negotiation with sites.


  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Relevant work experience is preferred but not required;
  • Prior contract negotiation experience preferred but not required;
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills; and
  • Working knowledge of Dutch and English. French would be a plus.

Travel : None

We kindly ask to submit applications in English. We would appreciate if you could indicate the status of your work permit if needed.

Medpace Overview

Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach.

We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing more than 5,000 people across 40+ countries.

Why Medpace?

People. Purpose. Passion. Make a Difference Tomorrow. Join Us Today.

The work we’ve done over the past 30+ years has positively impacted the lives of countless patients and families who face hundreds of diseases across all key therapeutic areas.

The work we do today will improve the lives of people living with illness and disease in the future.

Medpace Perks:

  • Hybrid work-from-home options (dependent upon position and level)
  • Competitive PTO packages
  • Company-sponsored employee appreciation events
  • Employee health and wellness initiatives
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Structured career paths with opportunities for professional growth


  • Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Most Successful Midsize Companies in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility

What to Expect Next

A Medpace team member will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted with details for next steps.

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