AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

Research Contracts Manager
Closing 02 May 2017

Reference: 005290
Salary: £39,324 to £46,924
Location: Durham University

The Research Operations team, based within the Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) directorate provides institution-wide pre-award and post-award operational support for research and research-related work at Durham University. The team supports the development of funding proposals and handles the financial and contractual management of research projects throughout their lifecycle – providing a joined-up ‘conception-to-completion’ service.

The Research Contracts Manager will have oversight and responsibility for research contracting process across the full spectrum of activities delivered by the Research Operations team, with a specific focus on supporting the management of commercial and partnership-related contract negotiations. This will involve the management of Research & Innovation Services’ commercial contracts portfolio, including drafting, negotiating, reviewing and sign-off (within the University’s delegation of authority limits).

The post holder will act as a point of expertise within R&IS for legal and contracting matters relating to research for staff across the institution. They will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of research contracts activity, including by co-ordinating the development of standard agreements and by contributing to the design and implementation of robust internal contracting processes and workflows.

For additional information or queries regarding this post please contact either Helen Deacon: or Andrew Jackson:

For  more information and to apply, please click on this link to visit the website of Durham University

Please note, this vacancy closes at 12 noon on the 2 May 2017.