Business Development Associate

Regular Full-Time


ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that our customers can move ahead with confidence. With more than 45 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what’s next, so it can adapt without compromising standards.

Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement, and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Over the past four years, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, Biotechs, and CROs have relied on ERT solutions in 9,500+ studies spanning three million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly – and with confidence. For more information, go or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.


Join our Pittsburgh Business Development team and help us cultivate and qualified business development leads!




  • Strategize with sales account teams in assigned territory to identify, qualify, and progress account-specific business opportunities
  • Develop prospective customer contacts through outbound sales prospecting calls, referrals, event attendance, and other marketing campaign activities
  • Maintain appropriate follow up with contacts (emails, info packets, repeat phone calls, etc.)
  • Develop knowledge and expertise in clinical trials industry and benefits of applying unique solutions provided by ERT
  • Maintain Customer Relationship Management Database
  • Add and update opportunities as they move through the sales cycle
  • Add and update account/contact information as necessary
  • Document all planned and completed tasks
  • Run weekly and ad hoc sales management reports


  • May support ERT with attendance at trade shows.
  • Support sales account teams in business-generating efforts, as needed
  • Support marketing efforts, including driving attendance to company-sponsored events
  • May provide peer review as required and needed.
  • May assist in the mentoring and training of staff.
  • Provides other support and take on other responsibilities as defined by team lead or team management.
  • Performs other duties, assignments or special projects as needed.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.  ERT reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of ERT.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


  • Minimum Bachelors degree in business, communications, marketing, or a closely related field is strongly preferred. However, any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform job duties may be considered. 
  • 1-3 years experience in progressive sales experience.
  • Pharmaceutical and/or CRO background a significant plus.
  • Experience in a fast paced, multi-task environment; ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Exceptional computer skills (MS office suite minimum).
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent personal interaction skills, professional telephone and client interaction skills.
  • Excellent judgment, attention to detail, communication and customer skills plus the ability to work as part of a team as well as individual contributor. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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