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Research Contracts Manager- MRC Unit Permanent Job

2 months ago Others London   42 views
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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The Research Operations office manages the School's portfolio of external research funding, with responsibility for pre-award, post-award and contract support. Stakeholders across the School include academic staff and project managers, based both in London and overseas. The team manages over 200 applications each year and a portfolio of nearly 300 grants from a wide spectrum of funders with a total value exceeding £200M.

The Research Management office is seeking an experienced higher education professional to lead their contracts management function for their two MRC Units, based in Uganda and The Gambia (the Units). Reporting to the Research Contracts Lead, the Research Contracts Manager will manage a team of 2 staff who are responsible for reviewing and negotiating research contracts with funders, collaborators and philanthropic donors in relation to projects being undertaken by the Units.  

The successful candidate will have a Higher education to degree level or equivalent experience and knowledge of budgeting methodologies and research management concepts including FEC and TRAC. The post holder will have experience in the management of research contracts in a Higher Education setting and will ideally hold a legal qualification. 

You will have line management experience and strong leadership skills, with the ability to manage workload allocation, develop and support staff through formal and informal frameworks e.g. using appraisals and one to one meetings, and motivate staff to deliver an excellent service.  

The post is full time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 7 in the range £45,878 - £52,520 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected]

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Organization Description
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a public research university on Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, the constituent college of the University of London that specialises in public health and tropical medicine. On successful completion of their studies, its students gain a University of London degree