Head of Clinical Contracts: University of Cambridge

We are looking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide overall leadership and managerial support for the Clinical School contracts team and its substantial research contract portfolio.

The role holder will lead and manage the School of Clinical Medicine contracts team, responsible for negotiating ~2000 research contracts annually.

The role holder will provide the Cambridge Research Office with specialist knowledge and expertise in the legislation, regulations and governance that is specifically relevant to clinical research in an academic context and will play a vital role in developing Cambridge Research Office policy and practice to ensure University understanding and compliance. The Clinical School has a strategic intent to increase its global health research, with several recent key academic appointments, which will bring additional complexity.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:

1.Work within one of the most dynamic and varied research centres in the world; Work with and foster close relationships with academics that are at the forefront of their fields;

2.Provide a high level of leadership to a large team of professional Contracts Managers and administrators;

3.Develop their business-relations skills, liaising with a wide range of colleagues, sponsors and collaborators, often at a senior level;

4.Be at the forefront of developments within the funded-research sector, frequently finding solutions to respond to new challenges;

We are looking for a candidate educated to degree level or equivalent, with people management experience and significant experience in research contracts ideally in a university or clinical research organisation.

If you are well organised and self-motivated, can demonstrate a strong service ethic and positive attitude, can thrive under pressure and take pride in meeting your own and your team's objectives then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2020
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