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Job Req ID:  96385

Contracts Associate

We are seeking a Contracts Associate  who 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 the Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine policies and guidelines. 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: (Mandatory)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline required.
  • Advanced Degree or JD preferred.
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education and additional education may substitute for experience (e.g. JD) to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.*

  • Three year’s experience with drafting and negotiation of research-related documents in a sponsored research environment or similar activities at a university, state /federal agency, or similar environment is required. 
  • Formal training and experience in sponsored research administration/intellectual property management and related topics should be documented on application.
  • Additional experience and/or education preferred, especially related to:
    • Clinical trials.
    • Sponsored research.
    • Contracting.
    • Science and intellectual property and/or regulatory compliance. 

 

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 

 

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date

 

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate past performance effectiveness.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and competent judgment.
  • Must be very organized.
  • Able to spot legal issues.
  • 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: Contracts Associate 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 8:30 am - 5 pm M-F 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Telecommuting 
Department name: SOM Admin Res General Administration  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

 

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

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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