Research Contracts Manager

University of London

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Research Management & Research Operations

£43,947 to £49,908
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 October 2023
Reference:  PSS-SEO-2023-03

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 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.

A role as a Research Contracts Manager within the Research Contracts team at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is now available. This role provides vital support and expertise to our research teams with a range of legal agreements related to their projects in pursuit of LSHTM’s mission to improve health worldwide.

Research Contracts Managers are responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating research and consultancy contracts on behalf of faculty staff within agreed service levels set down by the Head of Legal Services. The postholder is responsible for ensuring that (i) LSHTM can comply with funder terms and conditions, (ii) appropriate due diligence procedures are followed when subcontracting collaborating institutions or service providers and (iii) the intellectual property, financial security and other interests of LSHTM are adequately protected. 

Applicants must hold a higher education to degree level, or equivalent, or equivalent relevant experience. Applicants must have experience of working in a legal and contracts role in a research-intensive higher education institution. Knowledge of the contractual and regulatory landscape of clinical research in international projects is highly desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

 The post is full time 35 hours per week, 1 FTE and permanent.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 6 in the range £43,947- £49,908 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . 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 [email protected]

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. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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