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Job Req ID:  18987

Contract Associate

General Summary/Purpose

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.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related discipline. 

  • Three (3) years’ experience with drafting and negotiation of research-related documents in a sponsored research environment or similar contracting activities at a university, state /federal agency, or similar environment is required. 
  • Additional experience and/or education preferred, especially related to clinical trials, and sponsored research, contracting, and/or regulatory compliance.  JD may substitute for experience


Preferred Qualifications

JD preferred


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: Contract Associate  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $69,140 - $95,005 / Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m / 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


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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