Research Contracts Officer : University of Bristol

Job number: SUPP105305

Division/School: Research and Enterprise Development

Contract type: Open Ended

Working pattern: Part-time

Salary: £33,199 - £37,345 pro rata, per annum

Closing date for applications: 17-Jun-2019


Named the best place to live in the UK in 2017 by the Sunday Times, Bristol is a vibrant and friendly place to live. With a population of almost half a million it is the largest city in the South West, and the 8th largest city in the UK. It has a diverse and multi-ethnic population and is the home of many world-famous festivals and events.

It is 90 minutes from London with easy access to nearby cities, beaches and rolling landscape. It boasts a history of Georgian architecture, graffiti and harbourside living. One of the reasons Bristol is so beloved by many is its focus on individuality - there are always new unique stores and eateries popping up and the city is home to the longest stretch of independent shops in the UK.


Research and Enterprise Development

The Division of Research and Enterprise Development (RED) works with academics, industry and other stakeholders to lead the development of world-class research and enterprise policy. We help develop research funding, manage contract negotiations and exploit intellectual property. Our links to business and industry are strengthened through our collaborative research projects, technology licensing, mentoring and investment in start-up companies. We seek to transfer the University’s knowledge and technologies to the outside world to benefit not only the University and our researchers, but also business, the UK economy and wider society.

The Contracts Team negotiate and approve the terms of contracts with external funders and partners of the University to provide academics with a sound and secure legal and commercial basis for their externally funded work. By securing commercial research funding, the Contracts Team contribute to the achievement of University targets, whilst avoiding exposure to unnecessary risks.

You will support the Contracts Managers by drafting formal research and consultancy contracts which balance risk with commercial and intellectual benefit and, within guidelines, negotiate and approve the terms of the contracts with external funders and partners. You will have the ability to effectively manage and prioritise a changing workload and a keen eye for detail is essential. Some experience of commercial and legal contracts is highly desirable. You will be ambitious, articulate and capable of meeting deadlines.

This position is currently offered on a part time basis (0.8 FTE). However, in the event that this work pattern is not suitable for you and less hours would be desirable we would request that you indicate your preferred work schedule on the application and indicate your flexibility, if any, around this. If a suitable candidate was found the University may be willing to consider a slightly different arrangement.


Contact for informal enquiries: Rajive Sharma - Tel. 0117 42 84075

The closing date for applications: 11.59pm on Monday 17th June 2019.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing the 24 June 2019.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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