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Research Contract Specialist

University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, Hybrid
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st May 2024
Closes: 17th June 2024
Job Ref: 173264

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 works in partnership with the University of Oxford’s researchers and their departments. The Research Contracts Specialist role is to review, draft and negotiate research related agreements, along with providing advice on contractual issues associated with research and its outputs. Research Contracts Specialists are also expected to develop good personal relationships with our researchers and departments across the University as well as with funding bodies and research collaborators.

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and motivated Research Contracts Specialists to join the Research Funding and Contracts team based in our offices at 5 Worcester Street, Oxford.

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:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working

About the Role

Research Services is a rapidly growing area of the University and this position provides a good entry point for those seeking a career in University administration. There is ample opportunity for specialist and on-the-job training.

About You

You will be educated to degree level, be well-organised, enjoy finding solutions to potentially complex issues, and be able to work and communicate effectively under pressure in this challenging but rewarding role. Ideally you will have a scientific background or administrative experience in higher education or a charity-based environment, and an interest or experience in contractual and organisational matters.

Application Process

Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV, supporting statement and the contact details of two referees. For an informal discussion about the roles please contact Sophie Baines (sophie.baines@admin.ox.ac.uk) or Caroline Hosking (caroline.hosking@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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