Research Contracts Officer Ref 1460

School/department: Research and Enterprise 
HoursFull time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 1460
Salary: starting at £29,515 and rising to £33,199 per annum
Placed on: 24 June 2019 
Closing date:  Friday 12 July 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: w/c 29 July 2019
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

Applications are invited for this full-time post in the busy Research Contracts team of the University’s Research and Enterprise Services Division. You will support the Research Contracts Business Partner by negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide range of research  related agreements, and providing clear and pragmatic advice to the University after identifying and assessing relevant risks.

You should therefore have an excellent track record in drafting and negotiating contracts, including multi-party agreements, and a good working knowledge of intellectual property rights. Strong communication skills are also essential, as is the ability to manage and prioritise your work from multiple clients and to function both as part of a team and independently.

You will have a degree or equivalent or be qualified by experience, gained within the Higher Education sector, or within industry/research organisation or the legal profession.

Enquiries about this post can be made with:

Denise Forbes  (Research Contracts Business Partner)

01273 87 3753

Download job description and person specification Ref 1460 [PDF 136.19KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

See our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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