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Research Contracts Officer

Research Management & Research Operations

Salary:  £36,438 to £41,829 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 December 2022
Reference:  PSS-REM-2022-27

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. 

Research Contracts Officers 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 and Compliance 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 will ideally have experience of working in a legal and contracts role in a research-intensive higher education institution. They will hold an undergraduate degree or have equivalent specialist training or hold an appropriate legal qualification. Knowledge of the contractual and regulatory landscape of clinical research is highly desirable.  A high degree of organisation and the ability to prioritise will be key to success in this busy role, along with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to use sound judgement and initiative to identify and resolve problems or escalate when appropriate.  The ability to deliver a customer focused service will be paramount.  Further particulars are included in the job description.

This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity for the right candidate. The post is available immediately and is permanent.  LSHTM have a newly implemented Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance.

The salary will be on the Professional Services scale Grade 5 in the range £36,438-£41,829 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.

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

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.

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