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Research Contracts Officer

Job Description

Research Contracts Officer - You must have experience working in a Higher Education background and be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a legal or business-related field.

Liverpool
Monday - Friday (09:00 - 17:00)
Grade 6, based upon a salary of 30k
Temp to perm contract

Our client is looking for a Research Contract's Officer to join their busy team in Liverpool. The ideal candidate will work within the Research Contract's group and support a caseload which will ensure contracts are successfully negotiated and executed in a timely and efficient manner, reflecting the needs of the funders and collaborators.

Key Responsibilities:
" Prepare, review, negotiate and execute a range of Contracts, including but not limited to Research Collaboration Agreements, Industry Contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Services Agreements.
" To review and negotiate Contracts offered by partner and funding organisations to assess their fitness for purpose.
" To draft project specific Research Contracts, identifying and using appropriate templates and amending as appropriate.
" Analyse Agreements and Contracts to identify risks, liabilities or gaps in information and resolve these issues.
" Ensure that Contract documentation is developed and executed in a timely and efficient manner, liaising closely with researchers and administration as appropriate, keeping them fully informed of progress.
" Be responsible for ensuring that Contract amendments and reviews are monitored, gathered and acted upon as appropriate.
" Assist in the direct negotiation of disputed contractual clauses, working with colleagues within and outside the organisation to bring agreements and contracts to mutually acceptable conclusions.
" Work under the guidance of the Agreements & Contracts Manager to provide advice and assistance to research and technical staff on contractual issues and key contractual obligations.
" Administer the Research Contracts Management system ensuring that it is updated during negotiations to acceptance of Contract and that all appropriate data is recorded for effective administration of the project.
" Work closely with Academic and Professional Services colleagues to advise on and interpret clauses within the wider context of a project.
" Implement and monitor effective Contract Management and exception reporting of the Research Contract function.
" To contribute to the development and implementation of relevant corporate policy.

If you would like to apply, please email your CV

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