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We have built a team of top-performing consultants who enjoy the best of both worlds: the opportunity to do the work they love with the flexibility of our on-demand service model. We work alongside our clients as true partners and share a commitment to providing the best service possible.

Danforth consultants are deployed for early- and growth-stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public and publicly traded entities. Consultants have a high degree of flexibility with respect to the hours worked and the ability to work virtually, typically balancing the demands of two to three clients at a time. Our consultants benefit from access to the resources of the entire Danforth organization, and have the opportunity to work among larger Danforth-staffed teams on certain engagements. It is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, precision medicine, digital health and healthcare services.

We frequently have contract and part-time positions available for controllers, financial planning & analysis specialists and senior level finance executives who have experience within life science or healthcare technology and service companies.

Please submit inquiries and resumes to our Human Resources Manager:

Meaghan Chandler
857-995-6500 x805

Open Positions

Senior Accountant Consultant
Location:  Greater Boston/Virtual

Controller Consultant
Locations: Greater Boston/Virtual, Greater Philadelphia/Virtual, Metropolitan New York/Virtual, Western U.S./Virtual


Staff Accountant
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

As a Danforth Staff Accountant, you will be deployed as an Accounting Consultant for early-stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public, and publicly traded entities.  Typically, consultants balance the demands of a few clients at a time, with the combined hours equating to a full-time position. This is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the biotech, medical device and healthcare technology sectors. As a Danforth Staff Accountant, you would be able to access the resources of the entire Danforth organization and would likely work with a team of Danforth professionals on your engagements.


– Review, analyze, and process General Accounting transactions
– Proactively identify and problem-solve accounting issues. Make recommendations for resolutions
– Prepare, record and post journal entries
– Oversee purchasing and accounts payable files including processing invoices, handling vendor payments and inquiries, and preparing related correspondence
– Manage monthly close process
– Administer payroll
– Contribute to audit preparation
– Participate in other projects as deemed necessary by the client
– Work closely with all levels of staff and vendors within the client organization


– Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
– 2+ years accounting and finance experience (Big 4/CPA Firm experience a plus)
– Computer Skills: QuickBooks and Excel a must; Intacct, NetSuite, Great Plains, Equity Edge a plus
– Experience in Life Sciences industry is a plus
– Demonstrated ability to work in an early stage start-up environment
– Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
– Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills
– Experience working as a consultant a plus, or a sincere interest and commitment to consulting

Director of Clinical Outsourcing
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

The Director of Clinical Outsourcing will participate in strategic planning activities and translate strategic decisions into operational plans and provide day-to-day management of the clinical outsourcing function for Danforth clients. This person identifies, evaluates, and develops outsourcing options and determines suitability to perform clinical outsourced activities. He or she will track materials such as contracts sent to and from vendors and monitor performance, in addition to resolving related business and technical issues throughout the life of the contract/study. He or she will develop and evaluate opportunities to improve, enhance, or expand relationships with vendors.


– Provide oversight and assist in the formulation of the outsourcing review process; oversee the qualification and selection of all new service providers
– Establish and monitor appropriate performance metrics for outsourcing processes and external provider relationships
– Develop internal tools and process to facilitate the outsourcing process
– Maintain knowledge on current service provider services and capabilities and industry outsourcing/contacting trends
– Establish and maintain productive and effective relationships internally with “internal customers” such as Clinical Development, Data Management, Regulatory, Medical Writing, Finance and Legal and other groups both in the US and x-US as necessary
– Organize and lead governance committee meetings wherein provider relationship and performance are reviewed and required actions are decided and followed-up. Visit providers as appropriate for assessments, meetings and or issue resolution.
– Keep up to date on outsourcing trends in the pharmaceutical industry in order to better establish financial and performance agreements


– Advanced knowledge of contract research organizations
– Proven working knowledge of the drug development process (Phase I-IV)
– Proven working knowledge of contract management, provider management, and governance
– Demonstrated effective influencing and negotiating and supervisory skills
– Strong analytical and problem solving skills
– Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, financial analysis, and cost analysis
– Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience in working with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
– Knows how/when to apply organizational policy or procedures to a variety of situations
– BS/BA in Life Science, Finance, or related discipline (advanced degree is a plus)
– Minimum of 10 years of related pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience
– Minimum of 8 years of direct clinical outsourcing experience
– Minimum of 4 years of previous supervisory experience


Consultant/Senior Consultant, Clinical Outsourcing
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

The Clinical Outsourcing Consultant will play a critical role in enabling our clients as clinical trial sponsors to identify and select clinical research organization (CRO) and other vendors, coordinate and oversee requests for information/proposal (RFI/RFP) process, negotiate and manage contracts and change orders, and manage CRO/vendor performance and relationships. He/she will work independently as an individual consultant, as well as a strong team player directly contributing to the growth of the Clinical Outsourcing Management capability at Danforth.


– In close collaboration with sponsor’s internal project and clinical study management team, identifies and selects CRO/vendor to support sponsor’s clinical studies. Prepares RFIs and RFPs and distributes to candidate CRO/vendor. Evaluates returned RFIs/RFPs, and prepares summary to sponsor’s study team.  Facilitates bid defense and proposal review process. Documents the rationale leading to the selected CRO/vendor.
– Works with legal and study team to review, negotiate, and execute global Clinical Trial Research Agreements, scope of work, change orders, site budgets, and other CRO/vendor contracts related to sponsored clinical trials.
– Manages CRO/vendor performance and relationship throughout the life of the contracted study. Works with sponsor’s study team to establish appropriate performance metrics and tracks the metrics. Organizes governance meetings to review CRO/vendor performance and resolve issues.


– Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred (MS/MA/MBA/PhD).
– 3+ years of experience related to clinical outsourcing management including contract management, CRO/vendor performance and relationship management.
– Working knowledge of the drug development process and clinical trials (Phase I – IV).
– Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, financial analysis, and cost analysis.
– Experience to develop and implement CRO/vendor strategies to meet organizational needs is desired.
– Effective influencing and negotiating skills.
– Strong verbal and written communication skills to build and support effective working relationships with sponsors and CROs/vendors.
– Proficient computer skills with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).