We are seeking a Sr. Contracts Associate who will be responsible fornegotiating research contracts for the School of Medicine (SOM) as part of the Office of Research Administration. The Sr. Contracts Associate negotiates/drafts complex sponsored research agreements as well as confidentiality disclosure agreements, materials transfer agreements, and data use agreements for assigned departments. The Sr. Contracts Associate works independently and reviews contracts for completeness and compliance, drafts original contracts as needed, participates in the training/guidance of SOM and Johns Hopkins Health System staff and faculty in clinical research compliance, clinical research systems and administration. Assists senior staff in negotiations, drafting, and processing of complex sponsored research agreements and confidential disclosure agreements.
Advanced Degree (PhD, JD, MS) in related field and relevant specialized training required. Additional education preferred especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, science and intellectual property.
Three years related experience.
Proficiency with sponsored research agreement drafting and negotiation required.
Formal training and experience in sponsored research administration, intellectual property management and related topics required and should be documented on application.
Demonstrated ability to perceive administrative and regulatory issues in biomedical science and conceptualize how to find solutions and research consensus and to complete complex tasks.
Additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience and references should demonstrate past performance effectiveness.
Proficiency in recent editions of Group Wise, WP, and MS Office, electronic proposal processing and web resources.
Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be very organized, bright, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Must be self confident, articulate and oriented to assisting faculty to succeed.
Classified Title: Sr. Contracts Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF Starting Salary Range: $83,100 - $114,230 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Remote Department name: SOM Admin Res General Administration Personnel area: School of Medicine
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