Location: Camden, North London
Salary: £45,794 to £58,601
per annum including London Weighting
We are seeking an experienced Business Contracts Manager to join the team within the Research Office. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a prestigious, research-intensive university alongside colleagues in research support, Knowledge Exchange (KE) and RVC Business – the College’s commercial arm. The latter operates the London Bioscience Innovation Centre (LBIC) and has close ties to pharmaceutical, animal health and biotechnology businesses internationally, providing scope for considerable variety in the day-to-day work of the appointee.
The post-holder will assist the Head of Research Contracts and Due Diligence, and Head of RVC Business/Chief Executive of LBIC in drafting, reviewing commercial contracts relating to RVC Business including evaluating, protecting and supporting early-stage commercialization of the RVC’s intellectual property. They will support the training of staff and students in relation to effective practice in the protection of intellectual property, consultancy, commercial research, transfer of knowledge and the building of sustainable relationships with the RVC’s strategic partners in business, government and the third sector.
The appointee will also be responsible for the review and negotiation of contracts covering grants from UK Research Councils and awards for contract research and consultancy as directed by the Head of Research Contracts and Due Diligence.
Applicants will be educated to first degree level in a life science or legal discipline and have experience in a contract negotiation or academic KE position. A good grasp of UK contract law, including its structure, terminology and practice, is essential. Demonstrable skills in the delivery of professional presentations and representing the organisation externally will also be valuable in this role.