Sr. Contracts Associate
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Sr. Contracts Associate
We are seeking a Senior Contracts Associate who negotiates research contracts for the School of Medicine as part of the Office of Research Administration. The Senior Contracts 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.
  • Drafts original contracts as needed.
  • Participates in the training/guidance of school and health system staff and faculty in research compliance.
  • Assists senior staff in negotiations, drafting, and processing of complex sponsored research agreements and confidential disclosure agreements.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Masters Degree, Law Degree or equivalent required.
  • Additional education preferred especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, science and intellectual property.
  • Experience in 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 comprehend administrative and regulatory issues in biomedical science, to conceptualize how to find solutions and research consensus and to complete complex tasks.

* 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:
  • 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 to 5 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/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.

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 HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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 and all other JHU applicants should visit

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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