Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Clinical Contracts Manager

Location: Stamford, CT or South San Francisco, CA or Remote

Reports To:


Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Clinical Contracts manager is responsible for managing all aspects of vendor selection / contracting, site contracting, and negotiation / execution of other required agreements (e.g. LOIs) in support of the clinical development plan. This role requires the ability to solve complex problems that require ingenuity, innovation, and creativity as well as experience working with clinical research phases I-IV.  The ability to collaborate with other clinical contracts team members, clinical trial teams, investigational sites and vendors is imperative. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*
  • Collaborate with clinical trial teams and other internal stakeholders, vendors and investigational sites to support timely study start-up to meet departmental and organizational goals.
  • Key vendor selection and contracting responsibilities include:
    • Develop study level budget based on CRO benchmark data
    • Manage the formulation of request for information (RFI) and request for proposals (RFP) for clinical services including bidding process
    • Contract and budget negotiation
    • Manage the development and execution of Vendor Master Agreements and Scope of Work (SOWs)
    • PO generation and management
    • Ongoing contract management (e.g. spend, change orders)
  • Key site contracting responsibilities include:

    • Develop patient/site level budget templates based on benchmark data
    • Manage the development and execution of Master Clinical Trial Agreements (MCTAs) and Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs)
    • Ongoing contract management (e.g. amendments)
  • Manage the development and execution of other agreements as needed.
  • When required, act as liaison between clinical service groups (SMO, CRO), legal and clinical trial teams for outsourced trials.
  • Manage the negotiation efforts to resolve complex and “deal breaker” issues with external parties.
  • Develop contract concepts and techniques and solve complex contractual problems that require ingenuity, innovation, and creativity. 
Required Qualifications and Background
  • BS degree in business administration, finance, science or related field or equivalent on the job experience may be considered; advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical services with 2+ years of contract management and/or study start-up activities including contract negotiations and management
  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and team management skills.
  • Ability to handle complex budgets.
  • Computer literacy with document and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to work on complex, multi-faceted projects.
  • Proven negotiation skills and vast knowledge of clinical trial agreements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other accomplished professionals within and across functions/teams; Strong collaborator.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet tight deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Detail oriented and well organized.
  • Good and thoughtful listener.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to improve processes and overcome any inefficiencies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and applications.
Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is in an office.  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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