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Enterprise Contracts Officer

Technology Transfer & Impact Programmes

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £34,804 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 13 January 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 07 February 2020
Reference:  1187719TW-R

Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) support academic and research staff fulfil their research and enterprise objectives by providing expert advice and assistance in research funding, bid support and management, collaborations with industry and other strategic partners as well as the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. 

The University is ranked as the top UK University for consultancy income and has a number of highly successful enterprise units. We have created more than 28 spinout companies since 2000, three of whom have been floated on the stock market and the University is a founding member of the SETsquared Partnership which has been rated the top university business incubator in the world.       

Research and Innovation Services is looking to expand on its consultancy and enterprise capability to meet increasing demand. We are therefore looking for an Enterprise Contracts Officer to join our successful team to support the review, analysis, drafting and negotiation of contract documents for the management of our consultancy and enterprise activities. 

You will be responsible for the contract management support to a diverse portfolio of consultancy projects and our specialist enterprise units. You will also have responsibility for due diligence checks and rights clearance prior to commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property. You will possess commercial acumen, pragmatism and a good understanding of commercial contracts to enable deals to be concluded in a timely manner whilst looking out for the University's best interests. Commercially astute and technologically aware, you will work with world-class researchers, entrepreneurs, and global partners and ensure that appropriate legal agreements are put in place, taking responsibility of your own portfolio of contracts.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and to work well as part of a dedicated team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment.  You will have strong office experience in a customer-focused environment.  Experience in working in a similar capacity within the Higher Education sector would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Anthony Hill, IP Commercialisation Manager, telephone: +44(0) 23 80598795, email: a.a.hill@southampton.ac.uk

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Daniel Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1197119TW-R 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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