Research Contracts Manager (Industry)

University of Nottingham

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Research Operations
Location:  Jubilee Campus

£43,155 to £54,421
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 10 July 2023
Reference:  FAB228323

We are currently recruiting to our Research Contracts team within the University’s Research & Innovation department and are looking for experienced and highly-motivated applicants.   The team is part of the wider Research Operations, which provides financial management, contractual, governance and application support to the University’s research. The Contracts Manager role is based within a busy, diverse and friendly Contracts team, working with colleagues across Research & Innovation and the wider University to facilitate research and knowledge exchange activity.

The successful candidate will work proactively with academic staff, collaborating partners and research funders to provide specialist contracts support for industry funded research contracts or industry/university collaborative research contracts, working with colleagues across Research and Innovation and within Schools and Faculties, to enable research and knowledge exchange activity.

As a Contracts Manager, you will draft and negotiate agreements which are fair and reasonable and protect the University’s interests and be responsible for a substantial, varied and complex workload. You will need to work pragmatically and creatively to agree contractual terms with a range of partners.  Agreements may include multi-partner collaboration agreements, framework agreements, services agreements, and confidentiality agreements with a focus on industry contracts. 

You will work with other Contracts Team members to support one or more University Faculty and will need to build productive relationships with stakeholders to understand the research context and agree appropriate contract terms.  You will need to work with other parts of Research Operations and Faculty staff to ensure a seamless support service to academic staff, funders and collaborators.  You will also provide advice on and interpretation of contract terms to colleagues where required.

You should be committed to working in and contributing to an environment of continuous improvement and will contribute towards the ongoing development and implementation of effective procedures and systems supporting research contracts and interfaces with other teams.  

This post is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time(36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

If you have any queries in relation to the post, please contact Brian Berry, Head of Research Contracts team at [email protected]

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