Contracts Administrator

University of Cambridge - Research Operations

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Clinical Medicine team as a Contracts Administrator. The University research projects generate an annual income of over £400m. The team is responsible for providing a high quality service to academic and support staff within departments in the School of Clinical Medicine to advise and assist with checking and administration of all research grants on behalf of the University.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the area of research administration. Your key responsibilities will be:

Provide assistance to the contracts managers by developing and maintaining good working relationships with academic departments, administrative colleagues, other universities and external sponsors Day to day management and prioritisation of a portfolio of contracts Provide general advice and assistance to all academic and departmental administrative staff on any matter related to the administrative governance of research contracts being negotiated by the Contracts staff including general pricing and costing information as far as possible. Ensure compliance with sponsor reporting requirements liaising with departmental contacts as appropriate in order to provide the highest level of service.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent numeric, communication and organisational skills and a positive customer oriented approach. Attention to detail and a calm approach are essential. The team works in a busy office environment so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Proficient in using windows based IT packages is essential and knowledge of Oracle Financials would be advantageous

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 may be directed via email to Lisa Christie,

Please quote reference EW14267 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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