Head of Research Contracts

Bristol, United Kingdom
£51,630 - £58,089 per annum
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Research Contracts
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £51,630 - £58,089 per annum
Closing date for applications 19-Nov-2018

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to lead a professional and experienced research contracts team within RED. This new post has been created in support of the university’s strategic drive to increase the number, breadth and depth of partnerships across our research and impact agendas.

RED works with academics, researchers, students and a wide range of research bodies, charities, businesses and government bodies, both within and outside the University of Bristol. Whatever the nature of the research or research opportunity, RED has the people with the experience, knowledge, networks and expertise to assist.

Working on behalf of a top 5 research-intensive University, RED’s Research Contracts Team currently negotiates over 2000 research related legal agreements per year ranging in value up to tens of millions of pounds, often including a wide range of stakeholders and/or requiring provision for careful risk management - in supporting clinical studies, for example. The team is close-knit, with a commitment to a best in class service.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional team leader with a ‘can-do’ attitude, able to exercise commercial judgement in risk/benefit decisions and to propose innovative solutions to challenges arising in research contracting. The ideal candidate will also have extensive knowledge and experience of negotiating and drafting research contracts, and/or collaborative contracts with or for a research intensive university. Knowledge and understanding of the Higher Education sector would also be an advantage. A legal qualification is essential.

Reporting to the Director of Enterprise you will be a member of RED’s senior management team, contributing to overall RED strategy and service delivery.

If you’re passionate about leading a committed and professional team, facilitating research between a leading university and a wide range of partners, enabling all disciplines to make an impact outside academia, working with researchers in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, then we’d be interested in hearing from you.

For further information on this opportunity or to discuss your application on an informal basis please contact Neil Bradshaw, Director of Enterprise ( Tel: 0117) 42 84009 )

Closing date for applications: Monday November 19th 2018 (midnight).
Interviews will take place on Monday December 3rd

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talentedpeople that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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