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Senior Contracts Manager - Research and Innovation

Queen Mary University of London - Research Services

Location: London
Salary: £52,549 to £58,595 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2023
Closes: 2nd January 2024
Job Ref: 602
 

About the Department
The Joint Research Management Office (JRMO) supports researchers across Queen Mary, University of London and Bart’s Health NHS Trust.

Our highly trained team is on hand to support a diverse range of research activities, from getting a project off the ground to ensuring its smooth running and future development. The team members understand where their work fits into the strategic plans and goals of the organisations.

Our services include:

  • Accurate project costing
  • Tender/application preparation and advice
  • Assisting with the approvals process
  • Ongoing financial management of grants and awards
  • Consultancy and research contracts
  • Assistance with ethics applications
  • Assistance with Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency applications

About the Job
The Research & Innovation Senior Contracts Manager (RISCM) will take a leading role in the delivery of an effective and efficient service for the management of research contracts for QMUL’s three faculties and Bart’s Health NHS Trust. The RISCM will provide expert guidance on the management on research contracts for academic and professional service staff across QMUL and Bart’s Health NHS Trust. They will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and authorising signature of research contracts, with agreed service levels determined by the Head of Costing and Contracts. Supporting the wider Research and Innovation directorate, providing expert advice on the drafting of legal agreements.

The RISCM will manage a team of Costing and Contract Officers, taking responsibility for assessing and distributing contract workload across the team, and providing support and development to staff members to enable them to deliver an efficient and effective service to stakeholders at QMUL.

The RISCM will be the key business partner on research contract matters, working closely with Senior JRMO leaders to deliver an effective service, maintaining an awareness of service user requirements, and establishing strong links with external bodies, including research funders to ensure good knowledge of the contractual and regulatory landscape for research in higher education.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits
In return, we offer 30 days’ leave per annum, access to a pension scheme, a season ticket loan scheme and competitive salaries. We also offer enhanced family friendly leave, and an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. You will also work with a friendly team, with personal development opportunities.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

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