Research Contracts Manager

London (GB)
£44,226 to £50,629 per annum inclusive
21 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
10 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Contracts Manager

Research Management
Salary:   £44,226 to £50,629 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Wednesday 10 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  PSS-RM-04

The Research Operations Office is seeking an experienced higher education professional to lead their contracts management function.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The Research Operations Office manages the School's portfolio of external research funding, with responsibility for pre-award, post-award and contract support. Stakeholders across the School include academic staff and project managers, based both in London and overseas. The team manages over 200 applications each year and a portfolio of nearly 300 grants from a wide spectrum of funders with a total value exceeding £200M.

Reporting to the Research Operations Manager, the Research Contracts Manager will manage a team of 5 staff who are responsible for reviewing and negotiating research contracts with funders, collaborators and philanthropic donors.

The post holder will be qualified to degree level or have substantial relevant experience and will ideally hold a legal qualification. You will have extensive experience in the management of research contracts in a Higher Education setting, and experience of applying knowledge of associated research contracts and clinical issues such as costs, governance and issues surrounding the market place.  You will have line management experience and strong leadership skills, with the ability to manage workload allocation, develop and support staff through formal and informal frameworks e.g. using appraisals and one to one meetings, and motivate staff to deliver an excellent service.

The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 7 scale in the range £44,226 to £50,629 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-RM-04.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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