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Contracts Manager

Wellcome Sanger Institute - Legal

Salary in the region of £35,000, plus benefits package

An opportunity has arisen in our Legal, Ethics and Governance office. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Contracts Manager to join our close-knit and busy team.

The role is varied and you will have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of scientists, research administrators and collaborators in order support the excellent science taking place at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

You will be responsible for reviewing and negotiating the terms and conditions of a diverse range of research contracts and agreements, identifying and mitigating risks to ensure that they do not expose the Wellcome Sanger Institute to unreasonable risk and to ensure that they comply with current legislation, and internal policies and procedures.

You will be a strong communicator, have a flexible approach, with the ability to prioritise a busy workload. You will enjoy dealing with complex scenarios and be solution focused.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family-friendly policies and benefits including a flexible working policy for those who may wish to apply to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

Essential Skills:

  • A good understanding of – intellectual property and confidentiality
  • Experience of resolving issues around intellectual property and confidentiality
  • An appreciation of liabilities, warranties and indemnities and when to recognise risk and ask for advice
  • Ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with Faculty, Research Administration and other staff members
  • Good influencing and written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to complete tasks
  • Demonstrable track record of working efficiently and effectively to challenging deadlines, managing own workload
  • Strong team player

Ideal Skills:

  • Experience of drafting and negotiating Research Collaboration Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements
  • Experience of working in a scientific environment and advising/influencing scientists
  • Experience in biomedical research and translation of science
  • Qualified solicitor

Other Information:

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £35,000 per annum, plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 9th October 2019
Job Ref: 83612
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