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Job Req ID:  61682

Sr. Contract Associate

The Office of Research Administration seeks a Senior Contracts Associate  who will negotiate research contracts for the School of Medicine. The Sr. Contracting Associate negotiates/drafts complex sponsored research agreements as well as confidentiality disclosure agreements, materials transfer agreements, and data use agreements for the assigned departments.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works independently and reviews contracts for completeness and compliance
  • Draft original contracts as needed
  • Participate in the training/guidance of school and health system staff and faculty in research compliance, and assists senior staff in negotiations 
  • Processing of complex sponsored research agreements and confidential disclosure agreements


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s degree, law degree or equivalent required
  • Additional education preferred especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, science and intellectual property
  • Requires three years of related experience
  • Prior responsibilities should include proficiency with sponsored research agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Formal training and experience in sponsored research administration/intellectual property management and related topics should be documented on application
  • Work experience should demonstrate ability to comprehend administrative and regulatory issues in biomedical science, to conceptualize how to find solutions and research consensus and to complete complex tasks


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience and references should demonstrate past performance effectiveness
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and competent judgment
  • 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: $81,470 - $111,990 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​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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