The Research and Enterprise Directorate is the University department responsible for central management of the University’s activities and strategy in research and knowledge exchange, and for providing comprehensive support to academic departments in their research and impact activities. Its primary purpose is to mobilise the University’s research and knowledge base in pursuit of excellence and financial sustainability, and to ensure that its research skills, knowledge and know-how benefit external users. In an environment of high competition for research funding and rapid change in funder expectations of Higher Education institutions, the Directorate leads operational change management in order to ensure that York remains competitive and successful in research and knowledge transfer.
The Directorate works closely with the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange, the University Research Champions and the Associate Deans for Research.
We are seeking two self-motivated and well qualified individuals with a strong background in research contract drafting and negotiation. The roles will support the IP and Legal Team by providing a contracts service for the entire research and commercialisation portfolio - drafting, negotiating, reviewing and managing a contracts portfolio and providing advice to staff across the institution.
The successful applicants will be expected to have an excellent understanding of the motivation of academic researchers and public, private and voluntary sector research sponsors. They will be motivated by the need to achieve appropriate contractual terms that meet the aspirations of all parties. Recent experience of negotiating complex contracts with contract research organisations is desirable as is an understanding of intellectual property rights.
Interview date: 24 January 2020
For informal enquiries: please contact Michael Barber, Sponsorship and Contracts Manager, Intellectual Property and Legal Team, Research and Enterprise Directorate on (01904) 328693 or email@example.com
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