New ABFO Open Job Posting - Clinical Contracts & Budget Associate Manager - Dynavax
Grade/FLSA 7/Exempt
Reports to Senior Manager, Clinical Contracts and Budgets
Department Clinical Development
DVAX Job Code 400RP00303


To provide support and expertise in developing effective clinical contractual agreements, forecast, budgets and actively manage clinical financial obligations.  Develop and cultivate operationally excellent internal client and vendor relationships to enable advancement of clinical development programs. 


  • Understand and manage the life cycle of clinical site payment administration, including the transition of certain activities from Dynavax to Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) and management of associated CRO activities.
  • Maintain a payment/accrual tracking process and system for clinical vendors, consultants and study sites.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and yearly accrual processes for all active clinical contracts.
  • Support the day-to-day activities of multiple areas in complex clinical financial processes.
  • Support the Senior Manager, Clinical Contracts and Budgets in developing departmental and cross-functional policies, procedures and process improvements as appropriate.
  • Assist with the identification and implementation of clinical financial systems or processes.
  • Assist Finance with audits of payment and financial records to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist with study-related contracts for the Clinical Department, including confidentiality agreements, consultant agreements, clinical trial agreements, and amendments.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.


  • College degree or commensurate experience required.
  • More than five years of experience in clinical contracts/budget administration, accounting/finance, and/or clinical project/operations.
  • Experience with industry financial software (e.g., Grant Plan or Grants Manager, ClearTrial or equivalent).
  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Good business judgment and a strong understanding of the unique aspects of clinical financial.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of clinical site and vendor budgets and payment terms.
  • Must have the ability to interact with research and development functions, clinical teams, corporate finance, and IT, to provide oversight of clinical payment management activities.
  • Proven success in completing assignments, tasks and projects under minimal supervision as well as demonstrated ability to make critical recommendations related to clinical financial management.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated, eager to grow professionally and commitment to self-development.


This position will receive assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals, and may provide direction to internal staff and external vendors according to established policies and management guidance.  Recommend changes to unit and management reviews to measure meeting of objectives.  This level will work on issues where analysis of situation or data require review of relevant factors and exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.  May act as advisor both internally and externally, and may be involved to meet schedules and resolve problems.



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Interested candidates please contact Cathi Bartice at


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