Contracts Attorney

Posting Date 3 weeks ago(5/5/2022 11:37 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Research Inc.
Contract Mgmt/Legal/Patents


The Contracts Attorney at Cook Research Incorporated is responsible for the development, drafting, negotiation, and processing of contracts with various sites, vendors, and consultants.  


• Work closely with Cook Research Incorporated employees and external stakeholders to draft, review, negotiate, and process contracts in support of Cook objectives

• Support budget development and negotiate budgets associated with contracts

• Continuously support the development, implementation, and review of legal processes to meet the evolving needs of the Cook organization

• Establish trusted relationships with colleagues, clinical study sites, vendors, and consultants through active communication and a commitment to exceeding expectations

• Advise Cook Research Incorporated employees and others within the Cook organization on legal and compliance issues related to Cook business

• Support the development and ongoing modification of agreement templates to expedite the execution of contracts in a dynamic global environment

• Present a professional demeanor in all communications and interactions with persons internal and external to Cook

• Work in a global environment across many cultures and regions

• Participate in and complete continuing education courses to stay current with best practices and regulations related to job responsibilities


• J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, licensed to practice law in one of 50 states

• Previous experience in contract development, drafting, and negotiation, preferably in a clinical environment

• Working knowledge of FDA and other regulatory requirements that impact global clinical studies

• Familiarity and sensitivity to cultural differences on a global scale and attentive to regional differences in approaches to contract negotiation and business communication

• Strong understanding of data protection and privacy laws and regulations on a global scale

• Conscientious person with an outstanding work ethic and strong personal discipline

• Willingness and capability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities and the potential for a large workload requiring the need to prioritize as necessary to meet deadlines

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information from disclosure

• Sufficiently assertive to address confrontational situations or contentious negotiations while maintaining professionalism

• Proficient in using IT platforms related to contracting, including the Microsoft Office Suite

• Strong ability to self-start and to take a proactive role in solving problems

• Excellent organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability and desire to work in a collegial team atmosphere

• Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.



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