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Job Req ID:  10362

Contracts Associate

Classified Title: Contracts Associate 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $67,114 - $92,219
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F/8:30 am - 5 pm 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 

Schedule: 37.5 Hours/Monday - Friday
Department name: 10003802-SOM Admin Res Clinical Research Contract 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose

The Contracts Associate reviews, negotiates and drafts clinical trial contracts and confidentiality/disclosure agreements as assigned, in accordance with models/master agreements and School of Medicine policies.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Review final agreements against negotiated changes. Independently work on contracts, along with other types of sponsored awards, sub-contracts, and cooperative agreements, as needed. Review contracts for completeness and compliance. Participate in the training/guidance of school and health system staff and faculty in clinical research compliance, clinical research systems and administration. Assist senior staff in negotiations, drafting, and processing of clinical trial agreements and confidential disclosure agreements.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Three 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.
  • Additional experience and/or education preferred, especially related to clinical trials, 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.

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


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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