Senior Contracts Manager – Research and Innovation

University of London

Department: Joint Research Management Office, Research Services
Salary: Starting salary will be within the range £51,048pa – £56,921pa (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL32978
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 18 May 2023
Closing date: 7 June 2023

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We have a full-time vacancy for a suitable candidate to join our Joint Research Management Office.  This is a central office which supports all research undertaken in Queen Mary University and Bart’s Health NHS Trust. 

The post holder will be a member of the Costing and Contracts team working closely with the Head of Costing and Contracts and the Heads of Services within JRMO for a wide range of contractual negotiations. The Research & Innovation Senior Contracts Manager (RISCM) will take a leading role in the delivery of an effective and efficient service for the management of research contracts for QMUL’s three faculties and Bart’s Health NHS Trust. The RISCM will provide expert guidance on the management on research contracts for academic and professional service staff across QMUL and Bart’s Health NHS Trust. They will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and authorising signature of research contracts, with agreed service levels determined by the Head of Costing and Contracts. Supporting the wider Research and Innovation directorate, providing expert advice on the drafting of legal agreements. The post reports to the Head of Costing and Contracts.

The ideal candidate will have a strong legal background. They must have excellent communication, organisation and time-management skills and demonstrate a strong team-work ethic. This role demands the holder to work on their own initiative and can manage several projects at once. Previous experience in a similar environment would be advantageous.

The role is a full-time permanent position based at Department W, Mile End, London. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £51,048 – £56,921 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


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.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

The Joint Research Management office is proud of its high service levels and, therefore, applicants should be committed to furthering or developing their expertise in Research Administration.  For additional information about this post please contact Stephen Ford [email protected] .

For information about the Joint Research Management Office please visit our website at .

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The closing date for applications is 7 June 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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