Research Contracts Manager

Oxfordshire Permanent £40,000 - £45,000
  • Amazing opportunity to join a new and exciting company
  • Unique chance to create and implement your own ideas

About Our Client

Our client is a national Research Centre, funded by the UK government, providing transformative changes in life science through research and technology.

The business operates from a purpose-built research facility which houses both specialist laboratories, research scientists and operational staff within a state-of-the art facility.

Job Description

* Review, draft, and negotiate on a timely basis a broad range of research and research-related contracts independently and/or in collaboration with the Legal Counsel and COO
* Establish best practice to support the research teams to ensure an understanding of and compliance with contractual obligations
* Manage key internal and external stakeholder relationships
* Manage input and advice from external legal counsel, focusing on value for money
* Proactively maintain accurate contract activity records in the company's management database
* Build templates and processes to support an efficient level of service
* Work across the broader Operations teams to contribute to and support other projects and activities as the need arises

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate is likely to have:

- Previous contract management experience as well as an ability or understanding of creating and implementing new templates

- A track record of managing or working with research contracts in the Life Sciences space and collaboration agreements in the research services or technology transfer division of a leading university or legal department of a pharmaceutical/ biotech company

- Relevant degree or professional qualification or equivalent experience- Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of contracting issues and best practice solutions in intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, liabilities and other related issues- Diplomatic and pragmatic with excellent customer relationship skills- Comfortable with a level of ambiguity and shows attention to detail and sound judgement in the face of competing demands

- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to articulate complex issues clearly and concisely to a wide audience of varying levels of knowledge and expertise- Ability to work well independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams

What's on Offer

Competitive annual salary for someone looking to progress their legal career in a supportive and progressive environment

25 days holidays with additional time off between Christmas and New Year

Generous pension scheme (employer's contribution currently up to 18%)

Training and development opportunities for staff at all levels

Bus pass discount scheme

Subsidised on-site canteen

Free on-site parking
Stunning office location with social and sports clubs open to staff

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