research contracts officer in camden

05 December 2018
emma barnett, randstad education
job type
£ 20 - £ 23 per hour
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camden, london
sub specialism
Education support
job type
working hours
£ 20 - £ 23 per hour
Non Teaching
reference number
emma barnett, randstad education
0203 870 6351
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job description

Do you want to be apart of a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health?

Founded in 1899, our clients mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide, by working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Due to recent expansion, our client is seeking a Research Contracts Officer…


* Central London Location
* Excellent transport links
* Awarded University of the Year 2016-2017


1. Support the Research Contracts Lead (RCL) by managing the administrative processes

relating to applications and research/consultancy contracts and proactively promoting

good research grant management practice aligned to School policies and procedures

1 Contribute to the development of School policy, priorities and agendas by highlighting

issues and suggesting improvements

1 Have a high level of proficiency in and responsibility for the day-to-day administration of

the Faculty's research and consultancy contracts in conjunction with the Department and

Project administrators, as appropriate

1 Application responsibilities include:

- Providing advice and assistance on interpreting funders' terms and conditions

- Providing advice and guidance on costing and pricing in line with the School's policies

- Carrying out financial assessment of proposals in line with the School's procedures

- Playing an active role in price negotiation for specific applications or projects in conjunction with the Research Operations Finance Officer, Principal Investigator or Project Administrator

- Online submiss

Contract responsibilities include:

- Investigating any differences between submitted and awarded budgets as part of the

contract process

- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating research and research-related contracts (e.g. agreements covering research funding, studentships, confidentiality, material transfer and software)

- Drafting, negotiating and issuing post-award amendments and sub-contracts as required

1 Protect the School's access to the results of research for further use or commercialisation

1 Reduce legal liability, assessing risk, seeking optimal payment terms and academic publication rights

1 Ensure processes are carried out on a timely basis, accurately and in accordance with School policy and funder requirements

1 Take responsibility for the accurate and complete entry of research and consultancy contracts into the School's research management systems

1 Produce accurate reports and analyses of contract processing statistics from the School's research management systems

1 Proactively identify problems at an early stage and resolve or refer them as appropriate

1 Provide training on contracts (knowledge, systems and procedures) and areas of expertise to team members, members of other teams and Faculty staff and ensure dissemination of best practice throughout the Research Operations Office (ROO)

1 Implement changes in School policies, procedures and administrative systems relating to

research contracts administration

1 Provide specialist expertise and knowledge in one or more areas of research contracts

for the ROO as a whole (eg. contract administration, funders' terms and conditions, EU applications and contract negotiation)

1 Keep abreast of developments in the external research environment (policy, funders) that will impact on School research funding activities

1 Review and develop content/links for the ROO intranet pages relating to funders, contract processes and the area of expertise

1 Ensure that the School builds and maintains good relationships with key funders by resolving pre- award issues

1 Deliver training and presentations on aspects of the work of the ROO to internal and external stakeholders as required

Essential Requirements

* Hold an undergraduate degree or have equivalent training or experience
* Have a specialist training or hold qualifications in research contracts
* Research management (preferably within Higher Education
* Working effectively and flexibly as a member of a team
* Working in a customer-focused environment and meeting customer needs
* Communicating complex information to non-specialists
* Working independently and proactively
* Working with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
* Providing informal or formal guidance and training
* Contract Law
* Proven ability to understand and interpret complex contract documentation and funder financial terms and conditions
* Excellent oral and written communication skills

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is seeking an exciting challenge within a developing University.

If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be contacted and asked to complete a full registration, where we can check eligibility, obtain references and check/complete a DBS clearance.


We look forward to hearing from you.


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