Research Contracts Officer
Research Contracts Officer
Salary: £38,533 to £43,759 per annum inclusive
Closing Date: Tuesday 02 January 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed
A Research Contracts Officer (RCO) is required to join The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This is a key role in the Research Operations Office team working with the School’s African Units.
The ROCO will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to staff on project applications and contractual issues in line with funder terms and conditions and for drafting and negotiating research and consultancy contracts on behalf of the School. The successful candidate will also have responsibility for quality assurance, compliance, developing systems and processes, and will be required to develop and provide training courses.
The role holder will join the School at an important point in the transformation of support services and their alignment with the School’s aims and objectives. The Research Operations Office forms an integral part of this change and the RCO will play an important role in shaping both the service and delivering the benefits. The RCO will report to the Research Contracts Lead (RCL).
Applicants must have significant experience of research contracts, ideally in a higher education environment, preferably hold a legal qualification and have excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills. Experience using Converis would be advantageous. This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity for the right candidate. The post is available immediately.
The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 to £43,759 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 http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference PSS-RM-12.
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
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.