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Head of Research Contracts

Contracts, Policy & Governance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £50,132 to £63,011 Per Annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 01 July 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 10 July 2019
Reference:  1148619TW

The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university with research income of over £125 million per annum.  We are looking for an exceptional person to lead our busy Research Contracts team; part of the Research and Innovation Services Directorate. You will lead a team of specialist professionals responsible for reviewing and negotiating research contracts with funders, collaborators and the private sector in relation to projects being undertaken at the University (including clinical trials). You will report to the Director of Research and Innovation Services and will be a key member of the RIS management team.  

As well as having considerable research contract negotiation and drafting experience, you will be commercially astute, have strong knowledge and experience of leading teams, and have excellent communication skills. You will have the ability to manage workload allocations, develop and support your staff through formal and informal mechanisms. You will be an innovator and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment. This is a full time permanent post primarily based at the Highfield Campus but with some travel between campuses required. 

For and informal discussion about this post please contact Letitia Baldock. Email:  or call 02380 592517.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1148619TW on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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