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Research Contracts Specialist (China)

University of Oxford - Research Services

Location: Oxford, China - China
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 with a discretionary range to £54,131 p.a. (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th September 2019
Closes: 23rd October 2019
Job Ref: 141312

Research Services, Robert Hooke Building, Parks Road, Oxford (primary site) and Boundary Brook House, Old Road Campus, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

The University of Oxford is looking for a highly motivated individual to join its Research Services office, where you will work closely with researchers and support staff in academic departments to facilitate research collaborations with and in China. This will include contracts in both Chinese and English and under Chinese law.

The University has an increasing number of contracts with Chinese parties and has established a Chinese company and research centre (Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research – OSCAR), which will often contract with parties under Chinese law and in Chinese.

This role includes reviewing, drafting and negotiating research contracts, many of them complex in nature, on behalf of the University, as well as forming good working relationships with people across the University and with our and OSCAR’s research partners.

You will be able to provide clear and pragmatic advice and make recommendations to academics and other University colleagues after identifying and assessing the relevant risks. You must also take pride in solving problems and driving multiple projects through to completion in a timely manner. You will need to be able to manage a large and varied workload, and balance the technical challenges of this work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

The role is based in Oxford city centre but you will be expected to spend time in the Research Services offices at the Old Road (Churchill Hospital) campus. Occasional travel to OSCAR in Suzhou and other locations in China may also be required.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:" target="_blank">>.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 11 November 2019.

Closing Date: 23-OCT-2019 12:00

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