Title:  Research Administration Associate - Contracts

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Hybrid within Greater Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $67,000 - $78,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17082


The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) Research Administration Associate (RAA) supports Baylor's clinical research initiative through managing the full life cycle of clinical research contracts. The RAA is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and managing, all contracts related to clinical research funded by industry sponsors. The RAA is responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of the contract are acceptable in accordance with Baylor standards, ensures the safety of our human subjects, and ensures that all provisions are to the best interest of Baylor and its Principal Investigators.  This position is business transactional in nature. It is a high volume, fast paced work load, so exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task is a must. Prior contract management/administration experience, or a background in studying legal transactions is preferred.


This role is eligible for hybrid work schedule.


Employees with CRA certification are eligible for certification pay.


Job Duties

  • Handles the drafting, negotiation, execution, and processing of industry sponsored clinical research contracts
  • Manages the contract funding process in BRAIN
  • Consistently updates the CTA/CDA database throughout the life cycle of each contract

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.  Certified Research Administrator certification through the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Science, Law, English, or Healthcare Administration
  • Paralegal certification or an advanced degree in Science, Law, English, or Healthcare Administration can be considered in lieu of relevant work experience.
  • Prior contract management and negotiation experience, preferably related to clinical research
  • Prior administrative work experience in an academic research setting
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.