Contract Specialist

2023/03 Milan

IFOM is an internationally recognized non-profit cancer research institute supported by the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) based in Milan within a highly dynamic urban environment

IFOM continuous success is ensured by the recruitment of highly selected undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate researchers from over 24 countries worldwide.

IFOM is hosted within a research campus shared with the European Institute of Oncology and the Italian Institute of Technology.

IFOM is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment, based on mutual respect and the enhancement of diversity, offering equal job opportunities to all qualified candidates.

About the position

We are currently seeking a full-time Contract Specialist to join our Site Contracts Team in Milan (Italy). This position plays a key role in the study start-up and clinical trial management processes. As a Contract Specialist, you will have full responsibility for the life cycle of each contract through the preparation, negotiation, and finalization of contracts.


  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing agreements, termination letters or other legal documents required for a clinical study;
  • Negotiate within client approved contract and budget templates and negotiation parameters;
  • Identify and assesses legal, financial, and operational risks and escalate to appropriate Contract Lead or Contract Manager;
  • Provide recommendations and alternative resolutions throughout negotiations using established escalation channels;
  • Coordinate with internal functional departments to ensure various site startup activities are aligned with contractual process and mutually agreed up timelines;
  • Keep up to date with applicable local regulations impacting clinical trial contracts.


  • Bachelor's degree; preferable in Law or Sciences.
  • At least 2 year of relevant work experience;
  • Prior contract negotiation experience preferred but not required;
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of the English and Italian languages.

What we offer

  • International work environment
  • Continuous training
  • Flextime
  • Relocation cost support
  • Guest house inside the Campus
  • Agreements with discounts for Gym, Pharmacy, Psychology service and various shops around Ifom area
  • Bar and canteen inside the campus & lunch benefit
  • Company Nursery
  • Continuous support to candidates and their families (including homing, schooling, registration to the national health system, work permit etc.) thanks to the activities of the Welcome office
  • Medical Service
  • Laptop
  • Caf service- tax declaration
  • Life and medical insurance

Type of Contract

CCNL Chimico Farmaceutico
The candidate will be offered a competitive salary, commensurate with skills and working experience.


Milan - Ripamonti area

Contact details

Please send a CV to personnel-office[@]ifom.eu

last update: 07/03/23
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