• Contracts Administrator II

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

    The Contracts Administrator II is responsible for timely analysis, review, reconciliation, approval, execution, and status reporting of Rho contracts.


    • Perform initial legal review and drafting of various contracts to support internal clients’ needs, including 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 interests with applicable compliance requirements.
    • 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.
    • Provide support in maintaining corporate contract templates, including periodic reviews and basic modifications.
    • 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 contract negotiation and drafting; other comparable experience/education will be considered
    • BA/BS degree required; paralegal certification or Juris Doctor degree preferred
    • Ability to review and understand legal terms and conditions; general knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to federal prime contracts or subcontracts, such as the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), preferred
    • 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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