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  • Undergraduate degree in law
  • Experience in drafting and negotiation of research contracts within pharma, academic, or government
  • Proficient with contract language used in legal documents

Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR) is a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions. Since its launch in 1995, KSR has provided staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, cosmetics, environmental, food sciences, medical/clinical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical. Today, KSR leads the world in dedicated scientific and clinical research staffing. Visit to learn more and view a full listing of our opportunities.


The employee will negotiate, draft and administer contracts and other agreements with Industry, Canadian funding agencies, research institutions and private sector companies for clinical research activities. The incumbent will provide support and guidance to researchers, administrators, and the 'Company's' external clients on management and execution of contractual research projects according to company policy. The incumbent will also liaise with the Research Ethics Board on contractual aspects of proposed research studies.


 Working directly with the Contracts Officers and under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer, the Senior Contracts Officer will:

  • Review, draft, negotiate and administer clinical trial agreements with industry, fund transfer agreements, data transfer agreements grant agreements with Canadian funding agencies, and inter-institutional agreements with other research institutions and private sector companies
  • Provide support and guidance to researchers, administrators, and external clients with regards to the management and execution of research contracts


  • Undergraduate degree in law
  • Five (5+) years’ experience working at a senior level with contracts and contract negotiation at a research institute, or in academia, industry, or government.
  • Proficient with contract language used in legal documents.
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific and medical terminology.
  • Strong negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience using computer systems and software such as: Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


  •  Advanced knowledge of acts, regulations, and compliance legislation governing human research and knowledge of Canadian, US and international guidelines as they apply to clinical trial contracts and management (e.g. FDA and Health Canada regulations, Good Clinical Practice, Tri-Council Policy Statement, Personal Health Information Protection Act, etc.)
  • Experience in drafting and negotiation of research contracts with industry partners/pharmaceutical companies, including Clinical Trial Agreements
    Bilingualism (spoken and written) would be an asset


Job Ref: CA7677KW000350
Submitted: 11-01-2019 10:09 AM
Location: Ontario - Ottawa and area

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