Costing & Contracts Officer (2 years)

University of London

Department: Research Services
Salary: £37,348 – £43,592 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL33061
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19 May 2023
Closing date: 25 May 2023

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A post has become available for a Contracts & Costing Officer within the Joint Research Management Office attached to the existing Pre Award team. This presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to assist the Head of Contracts and Costing providing support to our academic community in achieving the strategic aims of Queen Mary University of London and play a lead role in the future development and communications in the University’s Research Management System relating to contracts and costing.

This role will be responsible for external research costings and contracts with specific focus particular specialties within the organisation. The post will also support the development of contract templates, demand management processes, standard Operating processes, providing Pre Award training sessions and Pre award web presence.

The successful candidate should have specialist knowledge and experience of drafting and initiating contracts both Lambert and Brunswick, Studentship agreements and large collaboration agreements. Expertise in UKRI & Charitable funding streams and have proven organisational skills. We will require someone with a high degree of competency in both numeracy and general administrative skills in order to build on the development of the service and to support operational changes.

The Joint Research Management Office is responsible for providing a complete Research Management service across the three University facilities, Medicine & Dentistry, Science & Engineering and Humanities & Social Sciences and Barts Health NHS Trust. The office provides Costing & Contracting support, award financial management, Clinical Governance, Research Integrity and University Ethics management for all funding disciplines. This role will work specifically with the three QMUL faculties working closely with Faculty Research Managers, School Research Managers and other Professional Service departments providing support, training and communications on all aspects of Research Pre Award Activity.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time and fixed term for 2 years. The salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £37,348 – £43,592 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Gerry Collins at [email protected] on +44 (0) 020 7882 7252.

To further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 25th May 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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