Research Contracts Officer 249 views

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 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 is looking to recruit an experienced Research Contracts Officer (RCO). This is a key role in the Research Operations Office team working with the London based Units. 

The successful applicant will join the School at an important point in the transformation of support services and their alignment with the School’s aims and objectives. The Research Operations Office forms an integral part of this change and the RCO will play an important role in shaping both the service and delivering the benefits. The RCO will report to the Senior Research Contracts Manager (SRCM).The RCO will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to staff on project applications and contractual issues in line with funder terms and conditions and for drafting and negotiating research and consultancy contracts on behalf of the School. The RCO will also have responsibility for quality assurance, compliance, developing systems and processes, and will be required to develop and provide training courses.

Applicants must have significant experience of research contracts, ideally in a higher education environment, preferably hold a legal qualification and have excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills. Experience using financial systems would be advantageous. This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity for the right candidate. The post is available immediately.

The post is full time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 5 in the range £34,854 – £40,011 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 . Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two 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 Please quote reference PSS-REM-2019-16.

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.

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