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Research Contracts Officer

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: FEB20247713

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Shortlisted by the Times Higher Education awards for University of the Year for 2023 and having recently celebrated our 125th anniversary year this year, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of our organisation.

We are currently looking for a Research Contracts Officer to join our established contracts team, within our in-house legal department.

Contract Support:

You will be accountable for the preparation, review, negotiation and execution of a range of Contracts, including but not limited to Research Collaboration Agreements, Industry Contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Services Agreements

You will also review, negotiate and execute Research Contracts offered by partner/funding organisations to assess their fitness for purpose and draft project specific Research Contracts.

Part of this role will also include managing the direct negotiation of contractual clauses, working with colleagues within and outside of the organisation to bring agreements and contracts to mutually acceptable conclusions.

Contract Policy, Risk and Audit:

You will provide comprehensive advice and guidance to staff on issues relating to Research Contract risk, insurance and liabilities and ensure that all allocated Research Contracts are risk assessed, recorded and presented alongside contract documentation ahead of signature.

Part of this role will involve contributing to the review of LSTM regulations, policies and procedures relating to Contract Research and related activities, including IP management, commercialisation and exploitation and governance.

You’ll also need to engage fully with the Data Protection Officer and Due Diligence Manager about data protection law, Data Protection Impact Assessment – Risk Assessments and Research Data Management plans pertinent to research contracts.

Ideally, you’ll bring the following experience to this role:

  • Substantial contract advice experience in a relevant sector
  • Experience of working in a professional contract role within a Higher Education or a similar research-intensive based environment such as the NHS or an R&D office
  • Experience of preparing, reviewing and negotiating a range of contracts
  • Excellent knowledge, experience and understanding of developments in relevant legislation, practices and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills at all levels within and outside LSTM
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work to demanding deadlines

Why work for LSTM?

  • 30 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays and additional Christmas closure days
  • Generous occupational scheme
  • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies 

Application Process: To apply for the position, please upload your CV along with a cover letter.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we may close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role.

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM

We strongly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and value the positive impact that diversity brings to our teams.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers. 

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies

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