Corporate & Clinical Trials Contracts Associate (Open Rank)

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Closing date
Oct 6, 2021

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is seeking a Corporate & Clinical Trials Contracts Associate (II or III) in the Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts. This position sits within the Office of Research and Development and plays a significant role in structuring and negotiating basic-, service- and clinical-research agreements with corporate sponsor’s, and other collaboratoring organizations. This position works with UMB researchers, their research administrative teams, as well as internal partners, including budget staff, to structure and negotiate contracts.  

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021).

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers, reviews, negotiates, analyzes, and drafts contract terms for corporate-sponsored research agreements (material transfer, confidentiality agreements, research (basic) agreements, sponsored and UMB-initiated CTAs, research services agreements, master agreements, and collaboration agreements).
  • Ensures contract represents campus commitments and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies. 
  • Provides ongoing in-service training to faculty and study teams.
  • Evaluates and develops potential corporate-funded research collaborations and other corporate-funded research-driven business relationships.
  • Coordinate project management to include ensuring project compliance, scheduling, planning, change of scope impact analysis, reports on progress, and cost analysis.
  • Provides sophisticated analysis and solutions to complex problems; initiates and develops plans and methods to address function goals and short term projects; contributes to planning, executing, and status reporting of short and long term projects; contributes to proposal and implementation of new or revised procedures, practices, or policies; guides and assists others in concepts in field of work.

FOR Level 2: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as science, engineering, business, pre-law or other discipline appropriate to position.

Experience: Three (3) years of related experience in contract development, contract negotiation, project/research management in a health or medical research environment.

Other: Juris Doctor is preferred and may be substituted for education and experience.  Experience in biological, chemical, or medical research setting also heavily preferred.


FOR Level 3:

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as science, engineering, business, pre-law or other discipline appropriate to position and 5 years of related experience in contract development, contract negotiation, and project/research management in a health or medical research environment.

Juris Doctor is strongly preferred and may substitute for required experience. 

Experience in biological, chemical, or medical research setting heavily preferred.


Education/Experience: Juris Doctor and 2 years of related experience in contract development, contract negotiation, and project/research management in a health or medical research environment.

Experience in biological, chemical, or medical research setting heavily preferred.

Other: Financial Disclosure may be required.

An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. Supervisory experience in training, work coordination, and monitoring work of others preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to developing and negotiating clinical and/or corporate contracts and collaboration agreements in compliance with sponsor, federal, state and university policies and regulations.  Familiarity with intellectual property, technology transfer, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment concepts.  Familiarity with development of corporate-sponsored research budgets for both basic and clinical research projects, including a basic understanding of Medicare coverage analysis and billing concepts associated with clinical trials. Ability to maintain high standards with the work performed and to maintain awareness with trends and influences.  Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and uses technology effectively.  Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to make persuasive proposals to third parties.  Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects as well as conduct research and gather information. Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.  Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way.  Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow-up with customers.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Research and Development - Center for Clinical Trials
Job Posting: Jun 17, 2021
Unposting Date: Jul 15, 2021, 11:59:00 PM


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