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Contracts Specialist at OpenBiomeĀ 

Contracts Specialist at OpenBiome 

OpenBiome is the world's first stool bank—a nonprofit organization that is expanding safe access to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) and driving groundbreaking clinical research on the human microbiome.

Since launching in 2013 out of MIT, our stool banking service has redefined the standard of care for an emerging field of medicine. When we began, only a handful of clinicians offered FMT, a treatment that has an 85% cure rate for C. difficile, the most common hospital-acquired infection in the country. Today we support FMT programs at over 1,000 medical centers across all 50 states. OpenBiome has delivered more than 50,000 treatments for recurrent C. difficile infection, radically improving the lives of thousands of patients that lack treatment alternatives.

OpenBiome has also emerged as a leading independent research organization.  We have developed a pill formulation for FMT, published more than 20 scholarly works and enabled the launch of 30+ clinical trials in indications spanning autoimmune disease, infectious disease, malnutrition, metabolic disease, and obesity, and neuropsychiatric disease, to identify opportunities for microbiome-based health interventions. The research that we enable is at the vanguard of understanding how the microbes in our bodies shape major public health challenges.

Position Summary:                                                                                                                                   

OpenBiome currently partners with over 1,000 healthcare facilities to enable safe access of FMT to treat recurrent CDiff not responding to standard therapies.

The Contracts Specialist will join our Outreach team to ensure that all of our clinical partners sign contracts detailing the liability regulations of our product. The role will negotiate and redline contracts with partners, update our contract templates as needed, and inform our internal departments of any effects that will result from planned updates that affect partners directly. This position will work closely with our Account Management team to ensure that material is only being shipped to approved partners under contract, our Finance team to ensure partners are compliant with payment terms, our Clinical Research team to consult on research agreements and risk based analysis, and our outside legal counsel for any additional advising.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, mission-driven, process oriented, and detail-oriented

Position Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Negotiating and redlining contracts with our hospital and health network clinical partners
  • Updating our contract management system and customer management system to reflect terms and conditions negotiated in contracts
  • Proactively reaching out to partner sites to identify the necessary points of contact to begin contract negotiation process
  • Maintain our large contract database and proactively starting renewal negotiations with partners before the expiration of their current contracts
  • Consult on Clinical Research contracts for ongoing trials, emergency treatments, research, and routine template updating.

Position Qualifications:

  • The Contracts Manager is ideally for candidates with a BA/BS degree and 2+ years of paralegal experience
  • Experience independently negotiating
  • Experience with a contract management system, and other management databases
  • Experience in nonprofit, healthcare or biotech preferred but not required
  • Ability to learn quickly and articulate technical topics with confidence
  • Ability to use critical reading skills to assess potential risks and legal interpretations
  • Strong organization skillset required
  • Open to receiving both formal and informal feedback
  • Must be legally eligible for work in the United States

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


OpenBiome is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.