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Amgen Senior Associate Clinical Contracts & Budgets in Tokyo, Japan


  • Provide clinical site contracting services to clinical study teams to support study start up and conduct activities


  • Amgen K.K. office

  • Reports to CTOM (Clinical Trial Oversight Manager)


What you will do


  • Manage end to end process for clinical site contracts and clinical trial related consulting agreements (including contracts, amendments and termination letters preparation, negotiation, escalation, translation, distribution, signature, archiving).

  • Support site-related questions regarding invoice preparation with respect to submission of invoices in Amgen Payment System (eGPS)

  • Supports resolution of contract issues

  • Supports contracting with local GSO vendors

  • Maintains contract tracking in appropriate systems

  • Manage Confidential Disclosure Agreement process

  • Identify opportunities and best practices with local and regional partners that will contribute to overall operational effectiveness

  • Ensure payments are made in accordance with contracts

  • Maintain payment data tracking in appropriate systems

  • Responsible for providing information for entry into systems

Key activities include but are not limited to

  • Negotiate site contracts from the contract templates using appropriate guidelines, and collect necessary signatures for contract execution

  • Negotiate site budgets from base budget and payment milestones using appropriate guidelines.

  • Escalate contract and budget issues to Legal or Clinical Pricing & Payments Group and GCPM as appropriate to ensure Fair Market Value compliance

  • Track contract progression using appropriate systems

  • Amend and terminate contracts as necessary throughout lifecycle of study

  • Store and archive contracts and budgets in appropriate systems

  • Responsible for reviewing and approving, with Law guidance, applicable changes within ICF part 2.

  • Responsible for the contracting process and/or point-of-contact for vendor for locally outsourced studies

  • Responsible for the Clinical Trials Insurance process

  • Participate in appropriate site/legal meetings as required to resolve contract issues

  • Participate in appropriate site/finance meetings as required to resolve payment issues

  • Process and track Confidential Disclosure Agreements as appropriate

  • Manage contracting process with Clinical Trial Related Consulting Agreements


What we expect of you

Basic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree OR Bachelor’s degree

  • Work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including biopharmaceutical clinical research experience (clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials in a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company, or other relevant clinical setting)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Finance administration, accounting or contracting or other relevant work experience


  • Contracting processes in applicable countries

  • Payment processes in applicable countries


  • Attention to detail

  • Negotiation skills

  • Numeracy skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Relationship management

  • Time management and prioritization

  • Flexibility

  • Written and oral communication skills

  • Language skills: local languages and English

  • Good working knowledge of common software packages

  • Data analysis and presentation skills

  • Problem solver

  • Teamwork