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Research Contracts Officer (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Research Operations

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: FAB318121

Location: Jubilee Campus

We are currently recruiting to our Research Contracts team within the University’s Research & Innovation department and are looking for experienced and highly-motivated applicants. The team is part of the wider Research Operations hub, which provides financial management, contractual, governance and application support to the University’s research. The Contracts Officer roles are based within a busy, diverse and friendly Contracts team, working with colleagues across Research & Innovation and the wider University to facilitate research and knowledge exchange activity.

The successful candidates will work proactively with academic staff, collaborating partners and research funders to draft and negotiate agreements which are fair and reasonable and protect the University’s interests. As a Contracts Officer, you will be responsible for a substantial, varied and sometimes complex workload and will need to work pragmatically and creatively to agree contractual terms with a range of partners. Agreements may include multi-partner collaboration agreements, framework agreements, clinical trial agreements, services agreements, material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements. You will have access to a suite of template agreements in order to expedite contract execution where appropriate.

As a Contracts Officer, you will work with other Contracts Officer to support primarily one, possibly two faculties and will need to build productive relationships with stakeholders to understand the research context and agree appropriate contract terms. You will need to work with other parts of Research Operations and Faculty staff to ensure a seamless support service to academic staff, funders and collaborators. You will also provide advice on and interpretation of contract terms to colleagues where required.

You should be committed to working in and contributing to an environment of continuous improvement and will contribute towards the ongoing development and implementation of effective procedures and systems supporting research contracts and interfaces with other teams. 

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed term post for 12 months. Job share arrangements may be considered.

If you have any queries in relation to the posts, please contact Brian Berry, Head of Research Contracts team at brian.berry@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note applications sent directly to this email will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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