|Salary:||£43,414 to £51,805 Grade 8|
|Placed On:||6th December 2022|
|Closes:||18th January 2023|
The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.
Research Services is one of the key Professional Services Department supporting Oxford’s research and innovation community. Our values include teamwork, professionalism, continuous improvement, empathy, respect and trust.
As a Research Contracts Managers, you will play an important research facilitation role by assisting in enabling research activities and securing research funding.
What We Offer
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working
About the Role
You will be responsible for putting in place contractual arrangements appropriate for specific situations by liaising with departmental administrators, researchers and external collaborators/funders to acquire the necessary information to understand the context of a situation and to assess potential requirements. As a result, you will then, review and/or draft the appropriate contracts and carry out the negotiation, if needed, in order to ensure that the terms fall within the University’s legal, policy and risk management framework and protect the researcher’s interests. As a senior member of the team, you will work on some of the more complex agreements and portfolios, and have a role providing training, support and potentially line management to more junior colleagues.
To be successful in this varied and interesting role, you will need to be someone who strives for excellence and enjoys providing high quality customer service, whilst acting as a role model and providing training and support to other members of the team. You will have extensive experience of negotiating, reviewing and drafting agreements, ideally in a similar setting, and an understanding of the university research sector and its drivers. You will also have great communication skills, be confident in the ability to communicate with external parties, students and academic staff with courtesy and politeness. You will also have a positive attitude with a flexible and adaptable approach to your work, be comfortable when priorities (for your work and other more junior members of the team) suddenly need to change or flex.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18 January 2023 at 12:00 noon.
Interviews will take place during week commencing 30 January 2023 and will be conducted either face to face or virtually.
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