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Job Req ID:  10415

Sr. Contracts Associate

Classified Title: Sr. Contracts Associate 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF 
Starting Salary Range: $72,298 - $107,629
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5/ Monday-Friday 
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

Negotiates Clinical Trials for School of Medicine Departments as part of the Clinical Trials Contracting group. The Senior Contracting Associate negotiates/drafts confidentiality disclosure agreements and clinical trial contracts for the assigned department. Contracting includes approximately $10+M in commercial clinical trial agreements.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include participation in the training/guidance of school and health system staff and faculty in clinical research compliance, clinical research systems and administration.


Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree, law degree or equivalent required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional education preferred especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, science and intellectual property.
  • Experience in clinical trials, contracts and sponsored projects preferred.
  • 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 perceive administrative and regulatory issues in biomedical science, to conceptualize how to find solutions and research consensus and to complete complex tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Organized, bright, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-Confident, articulate and oriented to assisting faculty to succeed.


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


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