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:  17580


The Office of Clinical Research, 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 BCM standards, ensures the safety of our human subjects, and ensures that all provisions are to the best interest of BCM and its Principal Investigators (PI).  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 Law 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.
  • Skill Requirements:
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    •  Strong negotiation skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Superior organizational skills and efficiency, with a strong attention to detail.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
    • Proactive and self-motivated.
    • Creative in finding practical, clear solutions to complex issues.
    • Flexible, adaptable, and able to think outside the box.
    • Critical thinker with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Ability to complete a multitude of varied tasks in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner.
    • Ability to maintain and foster professionalism and respect in all interactions related to the position.



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