Head of Research Contracts

  • Job Reference: Head of Research Contracts
  • Date Posted: 14 March 2019
  • Recruiter: Venn Group Limited
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55,000 to £63,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Head of Research Contracts Wanted
Venn Group is currently recruiting for a Head of Research Contracts contract managers for an 18-month initial assignment in a prestigious London University, based in a great location. This is a temporary/ fixed term and ongoing position.
The successful candidate will be undertaking very interesting work within a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. The candidate will also be part of an organisation where research income has grown to more than £110 million per year from national and international funding sources including UK government and research councils, the European Union, the Wellcome Trust, Gates Foundation and other philanthropic sources.

You must have recent experience of providing specialist expertise and knowledge across multiple areas of research contracts. The successful candidate must be able to provide leadership and direction, represent the organisation in meetings with sponsors and collaborators and draw on sector experience and expertise with research funding contracts and IP.   
 The day to day duties of the Head of Research Contracts job will include, but are not limited to:

-          Taking a leading role in the implementation and maintenance of an effective and efficient support service for the management of research contracts

-          Provide expert guidance on the management on research contracts and Intellectual Property to staff within the Research Operations

-          Responsible for drafting, negotiating and signing research and consultancy contract on behalf of the School, with agreed service levels determined by the Head of Research Operations

-          Lead a team of Contracts Officers, taking responsibility for assessing and distributing contract workload across the team, and providing support and development to staff members to enable them to deliver an efficient and effective service to the School

This position would be ideal for a committed and dedicated Contracts lead who is looking to challenge themselves within a collegiate and friendly team environment.  The rates offered are competitive and a great opportunity to work in a prestigious London University.

Due to the high number of applicants for this role if you do not hear back from us regarding this locum role within seven days then you have not been shortlisted for this vacancy.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.
 

If you or anyone you know may be interested in this locum position or other legal positions, then please contact Greg Proctor or Jennifer Brook on 020 7557 7667 or email gproctor@venngroup.com.