Research Contracts Manager

2022-03-30 17:52:222022-05-28MP Recruitment
Job TypeFull TimePermanent
AreaAbingdon, UKDidcot, UKAbingdonUK
Salary££ Competitive
Start Date
AdvertiserColleen Ward
Job RefVR/02400
Job Views77
To support our expansion, we are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to implement agreements in support of our partnerships with a wide range of academic and industrial collaborators. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and experienced contracts manager to shape the way in which we interact with collaborators, tailor best practice to meet the needs of the Institute and manage key processes. 
  • Review, draft, and negotiate on a timely basis a broad range of research and research-related contracts independently and/or in collaboration with the Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Establish best practice to support the research teams to ensure an understanding of and compliance with contractual obligations
  • Manage key internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Manage input and advice from external legal counsel, focusing on value for money
  • Proactively maintain accurate contract activity records in the innovation management database
  • Build templates and processes to support an efficient level of service
  • Work across the broader Operations teams to contribute to and support other projects and activities as the need arises 
The candidate:
  • A proven track record of managing Life Sciences research contracts and collaboration agreements in the research services or technology transfer division of a leading university or legal department of a pharmaceutical/ biotech company
  • Relevant degree or professional qualification or equivalent experience
  • Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of contracting issues and best practice solutions in intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, liabilities and other related issues
  • Diplomatic and pragmatic with excellent customer relationship skills
  • A problem-solver who is able to manage a portfolio of contracts and focus their work on driving priority agreements through to completion on a timely basis.
  • Comfortable with a level of ambiguity and shows attention to detail and sound judgement in the face of competing demands
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to articulate complex issues clearly and concisely to a wide audience of varying levels of knowledge and expertise
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams
Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
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