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Sr. Site Payments Associate - Client Dedicated

Sr. Site Payment Specialist (Client Dedicated) role available in the Northbrook, IL area. This position is usually office-based, however in the current climate the position will start out as home-based.

The Payment Specialist would need to have at least 3 years ofinvestigate site payment experience. You will be responsible for:
  • Process invoices for site payments from start-up activities to reconciliation and study close out; and, Patient visit costs.
  • Manage activities assigned according to identified timelines and with high level of accuracy.
  • Cross-check between various systems (Site payment system, RAVE, IMPACT, IVRS).
  • Maintain study specific payment trackers
  • Work closely with clinical and CRO teams for appropriate follow up for payment queries/issues.
  • File invoices etc., for new sites or amendments to contracts.
  • Need to check contract against site payment system term sheets and ensure system integrity for TS completeness.
  • May provide input for process improvement and quality-related initiatives associated with study execution and deliverables.
  • Track and create overviews of subject, site, study status, milestones.
  • Perform quality check activities across various clinical trials and therapeutic areas.
  • Participates in Global Meetings as required to facilitate key job responsibilities.
  • Process and track vendor and investigator payments and other study related activities as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date study information within relevant tracking systems.
  • Effectively communicate with study team members and work closely with Lead Study Manager to address challenges.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualification:

  • Finance or clinical background
  • Must have at least 3years previous experience in the healthcare field or research administration or direct investigator site payment experience and oversight of third-party vendors.
  • Familiar with clinical trials, protocols and contracts, preferably also with payments.
  • At least 3 years general knowledge of drug development and ICH/GCP.
  • Experience with data entry, excel and SAP.
  • Experience with clinical site payments.
  • Understands contractual terms and conditions surrounding budget schedules
  • Familiarity with clinical research activities.
  • Understands and has experience in financial reconciliations.
  • Understanding of key budget management and quality control concepts.
  • Finance background strongly preferred.
  • Direct Pharma or CRO experience preferred.
  • Must have technical skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Remote Meeting Networks

Soft Skills:
  • Requires analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Can investigate payment issues and find resolution.
  • Can work cross-functionally (Resource will be interacting with internal study team and CRO payment specialists).
  • Ability to manage a dynamic and flexible workload..
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Independent worker but also team player.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation administrative and computer skills.
  • Travel not anticipated but could be requested on a limited basis.

  • Minimum 3 years investigator site payment experience

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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