• Senior Contracts Administrator

    Job Location US-NC-Chapel Hill
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Senior Contracts Administrator is responsible for timely analysis, review, reconciliation, approval, execution, and status reporting of Rho contracts, with particular emphasis on contracts relating to Rho’s execution of work funded by the federal government.


    • Perform initial legal review and drafting of various contracts to support internal clients’ needs, including all types of agreements related to federally funded projects as well as master, confidentiality, consulting, sponsored research, vendor, intellectual property and other services-related agreements, using corporate templates as appropriate under the circumstances. All contracts must effectively balance Rho’s best interest with applicable compliance requirements.
    • Apply to contracts generation and review a thorough working knowledge of relevant rules and regulations applicable to agreements related to federal prime contracts or subcontracts, such as the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), including department/agency specific supplements such as the HHSAR and DFARS, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), OMB Circulars, and other procurement regulations.
    • Negotiate and resolve legal issues raised by the other parties to agreements.
    • Work collaboratively with internal and external clients to set appropriate priorities and deliver results within the timelines established.
    • Independently investigate assigned legal questions; escalate issues to Director, Legal, as appropriate.
    • Maintain and update, as necessary, contracts in legal filing systems and trackers.
    • Communicate and negotiate with external and internal parties, creating relationships built on trust.
    • Keep internal employees and other stakeholders properly and timely informed of the progress and status of contracts in the process of being negotiated.
    • Maintain current knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
    • Conduct work with the highest degree of integrity, responsibility, and excellence in client service.
    • Work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of different personalities.


    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in federal contract review, formulation, and negotiation preferred; other comparable experience will be considered
    • BA/BS degree required; Juris Doctor degree preferred
    • General knowledge of standard contractual agreements and regulations, including CFR, FAR, HHSAR, DFARS, OMB Circulars, commercial regulations and other standard legal terms and conditions
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience preferred
    • Exemplary organizational skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and low rate of error
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to treat highly confidential information in a professional and discreet manner
    • Ability to stay focused and effective in managing multiple priorities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all levels both within and outside the company
    • The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Office-based applications.


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