Applications are invited for the post of Senior Clinical Legal Counsel within Contracts Office, Trinity Research & Innovation. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Research Contracts. Primary responsibilities will include drafting, reviewing and negotiation of a variety of clinical research related agreements, negotiating overarching agreements with College’s affiliated hospitals, providing legal support and advice in respect of the clinical research area within College including clinical trials/investigations and ensuring College compliance with legal policies, laws and regulations. The successful candidate will work closely with other College staff members, situated in College’s affiliated hospitals, in particular St James’s, to establish procedures to effectively engage in clinical research, including projects where College is a Clinical trial sponsor. It is expected that the creation of this role will drive a measurable increase in College’s clinical research activities and the candidate will drive process improvements and/or initiate new systems to support this expectation.
They will draft, review and negotiate contractual documentation on behalf of College in order to minimise any potential exposure and/or liability to College and Principal Investigators. they will also be proactive in ensuring internal College policies are adhered to and College / Schools / Principal Investigators are in a position to comply with same. They will develop College processes and procedures with respect to its engagement with external stakeholders e.g. affiliated hospitals.
They will also assist the Head of Research Contracts in the implementation of key projects and provide assistance & advice to other TR&I staff members.
Appointment will be made on the Senior Administrative Officer 3 salary sale (€80,968 to €103,815 per annum) at a point in line with Government Pay Policy. Appointment will be made no higher than point 6 (€103,815)
12 noon (Irish Standard Time), 17th May 2019