The Contracts Associate reviews, negotiates and drafts research contracts, including materials transfer agreements, confidentiality/disclosure agreements, data use agreements, collaboration agreements and other contracts as assigned, in accordance with University and School of Medicine policies and guidelines.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities The Contracts Associate will review contracts for completeness and compliance, and draft original contracts as needed, participate in the training/guidance of school and health system staff and faculty in research compliance, and assist senior staff in negotiations, drafting, and processing of complex sponsored research agreements and confidential disclosure agreements.
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required
Three years’ experience with drafting and negotiation of research-related documents in a sponsored research environment or similar contracting activities is required.
Additional experience and/or education preferred, especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, and/or regulatory compliance. JD may substitute for experience.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Successful candidates must be very organized, able to spot legal issues, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Experience and references should demonstrate past performance effectiveness.
Must be self-confident, articulate and oriented to assisting the faculty to succeed.
Classified Title: Contracts Associate Working Title: Contracts Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: up to $82,000- Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Up to 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002689-SOM Admin Res General Administration Personnel area: School of Medicine
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