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Research Contract Specialist

The Francis Crick Institute - Human Biology Facility

Location: London
Salary: From £52,600 subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 11th January 2024
Job Ref: R1303
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary

We are seeking an experienced Research Contracts Specialist for the Human Biology Facility. In close partnership with colleagues in the Crick’s Legal team and compliance functions, the successful candidate will lead all aspects of contract development, negotiation and business / legal risk management for human biology and human research at the Crick.

The Human Biology Facility is a new and dedicated team to support experimental research in human systems. You will be an essential part of the team building the Crick’s capability and capacity for human research. The facility will mobilise, and expand, existing infrastructure, skills and the expertise required to enable Crick scientists to conduct their research in human samples, human tissue and model systems. In close partnership with colleagues in the Crick Legal team, you will ensure that this is all achieved within an effective and efficient contract and legal framework, including research conducted to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Key Responsibilities

  • To act as a single-point-of-contact within the Human Biology Facility and the Crick for all matters relating to contracts and agreements relevant to human research projects.
  • To develop external partnerships and a network that facilitates access to clinical cohorts, samples, biobanks, data and repositories via efficient and pragmatic contracts and agreements.
  • To be a source of expertise and thought-leader on legal matters pertaining to human research and the use of human samples and data in research and collaborations.
  • Generates dashboard reporting to stakeholders in monthly/quarterly/annual tracking of all clinical trial contractual metrics.
  • To support and engage with the application for appropriate research governance and risk management e.g. development of policies, contract templates, standard procedures, and (where relevant) working to good clinical practice (GCP). 

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 11.01.2024
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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