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Senior Contracts Administrator

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Research Office

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: EW24348

We are seeking a highly motivated, flexible and well organised Senior Contracts Administrator to join the dynamic Clinical Medicine team at the Cambridge Research Office.

The Clinical Medicine team is responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to researchers, academics and Departments within the School of Clinical Medicine. The contracts team, which is part of the Clinical Medicine team, receives around 2,000 requests per annum for contracts to be put in place. These range from non-disclosure agreements to multiparty international clinical trials.

Together with the Contracts Administration Manager, you will work with the Head of Clinical Contracts and the contracts team to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with individual researchers, Departments, administrative colleagues, NHS Trusts, other Universities and external sponsors in order to provide the highest level of service supporting the research activities of the School of Clinical Medicine.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with supervisory experience to line manage a team of two Contracts Administrators to provide high quality administration of research contracts. You will manage team workloads, track workflow, produce status reports and maintain momentum across all activities.

The successful candidate will be the first line of expertise and guidance on complex administrative issues for the Contracts Administrators within the team, contributing to training needs and facilitating sharing of best practice across the office. In addition, you will:

1.Manage the administration of all clinical medicine research contracts on behalf of the University;

2.Liaise with sponsors and Departments during contract negotiation, track workflow by accurate use of databases, produce status reports, and maintain momentum across all activities;

3.Assist the Senior Contracts Managers, Contracts Managers and Contract Specialists to develop and maintain good working relationships in order to provide the highest level of service to the clinical medicine research activities of the University of Cambridge.

As a key member of the contracts team, you will need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and an understanding of research contracts, including in various budget scenarios for different sponsor types. An understanding of grant management and costing systems, and of databases is desirable. You will be able to demonstrate excellent numeracy, communications and organisational skills and a positive, customer oriented approach. The team works in a busy office environment, so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Jenny Darsley at Jenny.Darsley@admin.cam.ac.uk

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/27255.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application closing date. Interviews will be conducted by MS Teams

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact CROrecruitment@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference EW24348 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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