Contracts Negotiator

Job summary

As a Contracts Negotiator for Imperial College London, you will be enabling world-leading academic research by reviewing, drafting, negotiating and gaining approval of a broad spectrum of research-related contracts. We work with blue chip and FTSE 100 companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs, UK/international government departments, academic collaborators, and charities. We interact closely with various internal teams (including Industry...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02145
  • Date posted 20 May 2022
  • Closing date 27 June 2022

Job description

Job summary

As a Contracts Negotiator for Imperial College London, you will be enabling world-leading academic research by reviewing, drafting, negotiating and gaining approval of a broad spectrum of research-related contracts. We work with blue chip and FTSE 100 companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs, UK/international government departments, academic collaborators, and charities. We interact closely with various internal teams (including Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation, the central Research Office and Imperial College Innovations Limited). Together with our colleagues, we seek to safeguard the university's charitable position, the academic community's need to pursue further research and publish results and ensure value for money and appropriate access to intellectual property rights for our sponsors.

Duties and responsibilities

Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of research and research-related contracts in a timely manner with the aim to achieving the best possible terms, taking into due consideration specific project requirements, college policies and procedures and referring to the Contracts Manager as required. Liaising with and providing clear and concise advice to academic staff and administrative staff with respect to contractual issues.

Essential requirements

We are looking for an effective and pragmatic negotiator with solid understanding and experience of contractual negotiations. Such experience will have been gained ideally in the Higher Education Sector or within a similar context. Relevant sector experience will be an advantage but is not a requirement.

Our colleagues expect us to demonstrate excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and have the ability to articulate complex issues clearly and concisely to a wide range of people of varying levels of knowledge and expertise.

You will thrive in a fast-paced environment and feel comfortable prioritising effectively in order to ensure timely delivery across multiple projects.

You will work well both autonomously and as part of a multifaceted team.

You will share our passion for quality service; possess excellent attention to detail, and act with tact and diplomacy. You will understand the need and practice of customer focus and customer relationship skills.

Further information

We will offer you a competitive salary and package with various opportunities for career development and the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of South Kensington’s vibrant “Albertopolis”.

To apply:

We expect a supporting statement which would explain, in no more than 2 sides of A4, how your qualifications, skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.

For further queries about this post, please contact Mahesh Pillai: m.pillai@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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