Contracts Associate


The Office of Research Administration SOM is 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 University and School of Medicine policies and guidelines.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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; JD preferred.
  • 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 is required.
  • Additional experience and/or education preferred, especially related to clinical trials, sponsored research, contracting, and/or regulatory compliance. JD may substitute for experience.*


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. 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:

  • 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.


Classified Title: Contracts Associate
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $69,830 - $95,960 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 37.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Telecommute 
Department name: SOM Admin Res General Administration 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


Contact Information

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



733 N. Broadway
Suite 117
Baltimore, MD 21205


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Other
  • Legal
  • Government
  • Commercial
  • Non-Profit
  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

$70K- $96K

  • Full Time