scientific contract manager in Lausanne

Lucie Nasshan, Geneva Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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lausanne, vaud
life sciences
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lucie nasshan, geneva professionals health care & life sciences
058 201 55 50

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For our client,an international food company, we are looking for a: 

Scientific Contract Manager


Location:Canton of Lausanne

Contract: Temporary contract until the end of the year (minimum)

You will be the primary point of contact for all matters relating to external scientific contracts.

Your main responsibilities: 

  • Manage requests for external contracts including R&D scientific. For example, clinical trials, consultancy, collaboration, confidentiality, material transfer, research agreements, R&D services, trials….

  • Be the primary point of contact for all matters relating to external scientific contracts.

  • Advise and support the contract owners, Group / Department Leaders and Institute Heads on contractual matters.  Support contract owners with the creation, issuing and negotiation of contracts and amend contract templates where needed.

  • Be the conduit between the research organization and our R&D Legal advisors, ensure smooth collaboration utilizing legal expertise as and when necessary.

  • Accountable for the implementation and compliance with internal guidelines regarding management of R&D contracts and contract management processes as required. Establish and maintain content of the contracts section of related Intranet.

  • Ensure contracts are in line with IP protection plans for the applicable project and that each collaboration is protected with an adequate agreement in accordance with the processes.

  • Track progress of contract negotiations and signatures. Maintenance of contract details in SAP CLM and monthly reporting 

Your profile: 

  • Fluent in English

  • University level education preferably in the sciences and with legal training would be a plus

  • 5 years of experience in a contract management role 

  • Familiarity with contracts regularly used in the context of an R&D organization and proven ability to negotiate such contracts and analyze risk profile and ensure consistency with commercial objectives and IP strategy.

  • Sound understanding of IP rights including patents and their importance in the context of a commercial R&D organization.

  • Proactive and service orientated

  • Structured, organized, and systematic

  • Issues identification / Problem solving

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Autonomous, self starter with ability to work independently as well as in a team.  

  • SAP CMS and Excel, Word, Powerpoint experience


Please note we can only consider candidates with Swiss Work permit or EU citizenship