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Contracts Assistant

Research and Enterprise
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented professional to join the Research and Enterprise Directorate’s Intellectual Property and Legal Team.

This role gives the opportunity for an interesting and varied portfolio of research contract work focused across a wide variety of academic disciplines. Under supervision, tasks will include drafting (using approved templates), negotiating, reviewing and managing a contracts portfolio and providing advice to staff across the institution.

You should have experience of contract drafting and negotiation in a research or commercial setting. Ideally, you will have a background in law. You should have excellent attention to detail, be highly organised, have a positive can-do attitude, and a customer service mind-set.

For informal queries, please contact Matthew Just, Head of Intellectual Property and Legal Team, Research and Enterprise Directorate on (01904) 328674 or

The interview for this role is likely to be 25 October 2019.

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