Contract Specialist

Personal Genome Diagnostics
Job Location
2809 Boston Street, Suite 503
Baltimore, MD 21224

PGDx is located in Baltimore MD and offers competitive salaries, vacation/holiday pay, medical benefits and a stimulating work environment. 

Job Description

This is an impactful position with significant cross-functional team interaction and an opportunity to contribute to the future success of Personal Genome Diagnostics.  This position will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and will support key initiatives which are critical to the successful development and implementation of growth strategies for the Company.  Individual will be responsible for assessment, drafting, reviewing, editing, tracking and negotiation support of third-party agreements and contracts for all departments across the business.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct thorough, compliant and timely processing of assigned contractual documents to meet operational project deadlines
  • Thoughtful recommendations on the application of risk tolerance in the generation of favorable terms in compliance with Corporate polices (legal, regulatory, procurement, financial)
  • Ensure regular, timely and thorough communication with all internal parties throughout the document review process as well as timely, accurate and thorough data entry into departmental systems and databases
  • Oversee internal contractual agreements as well as those developed by third-parties and act as first line contact for issue escalation as appropriate
  • Apply extensive knowledge and understanding of legal issues and requirements that impact the business
  • Serve as primary internal contact and reviewer for assigned agreements to facilitate contract review and support negotiations with external vendors, service providers and other third parties
  • Act as contractual agreement content expert to provide direction and assistance with decision making to assist internal colleagues regarding good business procedures and business terms
  • Identify and manage areas of risk both in the establishment of contractual agreements and the relationship with the third parties
  • Participate in team meetings and develop strong working relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Follow all laws and regulations that govern the conduct of all business activities be fully knowledgeable of all relevant policies 

Skills, experience, education requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of legal and regulatory environment as it relates to the diagnostic and pharma industries
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in contracting processes
  • Proven experience working collaboratively on cross-functional teams to achieve collective goals
  • Ability to tactfully but successfully engage colleagues to embrace contracting process
  • Skilled at influencing peers and stakeholders
  • 7+ years related work experience, of which 4 years in legal and/or contract management/administration, preferably in the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotech industry
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in science or business; MBA or JD is a plus
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) advances the frontiers of cancer medicine through innovative genomic technologies for oncology researchers, drug developers, clinicians and patients. The expert team at PGDx draws on a deep understanding of cancer biology, extensive experience in cancer genomics and clinical oncology, and the company’s distinctive technologies. It was established in 2010 by researchers from Johns Hopkins University who are pioneers in cancer genome sequencing and liquid biopsy technologies. Under the leadership of founders Drs. Luis Diaz and Victor Velculescu, the company has achieved consistent growth by successfully commercializing novel clinical and investigational products and services. These novel technologies precisely identify and characterize unique genomic alterations in tumors. PGDx is working toward broad patient access to its genomic approaches, through a CLIA-certified facility providing comprehensive genomic services, as well as its PROGENEUSTM technology transfer solution and in vitro diagnostic products to enable other molecular laboratories to easily internalize genomic testing. For additional information, visit

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