Contracts Specialist

Boston, MA



  • Creation and negotiation of various preclinical and research agreements using legal templates
  • In charge of vendor relationships and negotiations
  • Schedule and run meetings and contract negotiations with business representatives, draft meeting minutes when appropriate
  • Keep track of terms and key issues relating to ongoing agreements
  • Enter agreements and related data into a database and financial management systems
  • Maintain updated files and formulate reports as required




  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in the life sciences, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant field
  • Contracts management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with standard office software applications (MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work well independently and with others
  • Effective cross-disciplinary communication skills and an eagerness to creatively engage the Vertex legal team, scientists, and business leaders to fully understand complex issues and craft innovative solutions
  • Experience with SharePoint and iManage or other similar tools desirable




Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 9/5/2019
Salary $35.00/hr

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