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Research and Enterprise Contracts Associate
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28646

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 31/05/2019

Job live date: 30/04/2019

Salary: £30,395-£39,609 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Research and Enterprise Services

Division: Research Services

Hours per week: Full time

Employment Basis/Type: Permanent

We are looking to recruit an experienced Contracts Associate to join our Research and Enterprise Contracts management group, within the wider Research and Enterprise Services department. 

Research and Enterprise Services support academics to enhance research funding, enable work with businesses, and facilitate knowledge exchange and impact generating activity across the University.

Contracts Associates contribute to contract preparation, negotiation, and review as part of our service. You will work alongside lead Contract Managers in managing a growing portfolio of diverse research income and knowledge exchange relationships, concentrating on Non-Disclosure Agreements, Technical Services, Material Transfers, Consultancy Agreements, Collaboration Agreements and Studentship Agreements, but with opportunities to support more complex research and innovations projects as well.

The advertised post is available immediately.

You will have:
•    An undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience or qualifications), preferably in law, and a demonstrable knowledge of contract law.
•    Demonstrable experience of contract management, preferably in a higher education, public sector or commercial research environment.
•    The ability to think clearly and logically, with a keen eye for detail, in reviewing and producing contract documents to a high standard.  
•    An ability to work under pressure, both individually and as part of a team, to prioritise and simultaneously progress multiple projects towards deadlines. 
•    The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in order to explain contract contents, to obtain relevant background information and to agree actions with colleagues.  
•    A desire to succeed and make a positive contribution to the work of the department.


Interview date: 12 June 2019


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Senior Contracts Manager

Contact role:

Contracts Manager

Contact name:

Rob Glenn

Contact name:

Frosso Tsapanidou

Contact phone:

0118 378 6160

Contact phone:

0118 378 8977

Contact email:

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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