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Contracts Officer

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £29,605 to £36,024 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th February 2024
Closes: 20th March 2024
Job Ref: SERV01820

Location: Stirling Campus

Contract type: Open Ended

The Post

The Contracts Officer will provide support and advice to our research and innovation community on the contractual obligations and requirements for research and related business activity.

This role will be part of a team delivering on legal and compliance requirements within Research, Innovation and Business Engagement (RIBE), supporting the delivery of a more resilient and responsive service to cope with the rapidly growing volume of research, innovation, international and other university agreements.

The role holder will work in close partnership with professional services colleagues within RIBE and with academic colleagues across the University.

Description of duties

  • To draft, review and negotiate research and innovation contracts with the support of the Contracts Manager, including but not limited to collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, data sharing and processing agreements, service and consultancy agreements, studentships and material transfer agreements
  • To provide clear, pragmatic advice on the implications of contractual terms within the context of the research, using a working knowledge of contract issues, such as confidentiality, publication requirements, intellectual property, liability and other related issues
  • Act as a specialist contact point on a day-to-day basis for all queries relating to contracts, providing robust, yet proportionate guidance. Putting forward recommendations, within specific parameters/professional guidelines, to support informed decision making
  • To support the Contracts Manager in maintaining a suite of draft standard contracts and providing guidance and training to colleagues across the University

Essential driteria

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (where no formal qualifications are held, additional, relevant experience is required) or employment experience across a range of roles with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience of working successfully in the area of contracts support with relevant practical experience
  • Experience of working successfully within complex regulations / frameworks

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | University of Stirling.

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