Title:  Research Administration Associate - Contracts

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $55,779 - $72,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  7424


The Research Administration Associate ("RAA") supports BCM's clinical and biomedical research initiatives through managing the full life cycle of research contracts. The RAA is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and managing, all contracts related to 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.

Job Duties

  • Handles the negotiation and processing of contracts for industry sponsored research.
  • Handles the drafting, negotiation, execution, and processing of industry sponsored research contracts.
  • Manages the contract funding process in BRAIN.
  • Consistently updates the agreements 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 a related field may 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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.