Research Contracts Officer x 2 Ref: 5228 / 5493

School/department:  Research and Enterprise Services
Hours: Full Time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 5228 / 5493
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 18 February 2021
Closing date: 07 April 2021.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: w/c 26 April 2021
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 prioritize 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.

Please contact Denise Forbes (Research Contracts Business Partner)  for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5228 [PDF 135.10KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) 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.

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