Senior Contracts Manager (Part Time)

University of Cambridge - Research Operations

The role of Senior Contracts Manager will offer the successful applicant the opportunity to: Work within one of the most dynamic and varied research centres in the world;

  1. Represent the University in negotiations with sponsors and collaborators who are frequently world-leaders in their field
  2. Work with and foster close relationships with academics who are at the forefront of scientific advancement Develop analytical and drafting skills to respond effectively to complex, and often ground-breaking, ways of funding and collaborating
  3. Develop a deep and sophisticated understanding of contractual aspects such as intellectual property and publication within an institution whose inventions frequently have a direct societal impact
  4. Develop business-relations skills, liaising with a wide range of colleagues, sponsors and collaborators, often at a senior level
  5. Develop management skills through managing a professional and dedicated team of contracts managers and administrators.
  6. Be at the forefront of developments within the funded-research sector, frequently finding solutions to respond to new challenges.

We are looking for a candidate educated to degree level or equivalent, with people management experience and a proven and extensive track record in drafting and negotiating a broad range of research agreements, ideally in a university or research organisation. A legal and/or scientific background, ideally within a clinical setting, would be an advantage.

If you are well organised and self-motivated, can demonstrate a strong service ethic and positive attitude, can thrive under pressure and take pride in meeting your own and your team's objectives then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the above, we offer a full range of benefits.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries regarding the position  may be directed via email to Lisa Christie,

Please quote reference EW13634 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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