Contracts Manager (x2 Vacancies)
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is ranked as the UK’s top academic research centre. We are also one of the most successful institutions in the UK at commercially developing our research findings. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.
The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
We looking are for a new Contracts Managers who will work as part of our Contracts Team which is responsible for agreements relating to clinical research. You will be a primary contact for allocated transactions and will handle a busy caseload which will include:
• negotiating and concluding a variety of clinical trial-related contracts including trial agreements, drug supply agreements, sponsor agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements and sub contracts on behalf of The Royal Marsden and The ICR;
• liaising directly with 3rd parties to negotiate and finalise agreements with sponsors and negotiating agreements for academic multi-centre clinical trials;
• ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements; and
• providing general and clinical trial legal advice and expertise.
You may also have the opportunity to develop other areas of expertise.
To be successful in this role you should be a self starter with practical experience of contract management and negotiation and good working knowledge of contract law as well a proven ability to work under pressure and balance competing priorities. An understanding of the requirements and legal risk associated with clinical trials conducted in the UK and a legal qualification or science degree would be an advantage. Applicants undertaking professional legal training may be considered.
The starting salary for this post will be £36,965 pa to £43,764 pa (based on 35 hours per week) depending on skills and experience. Flexible working may be considered. This post benefits from a contributory career evaluated benefits pension scheme and generous leave entitlement.
When applying please provide a covering letter detailing why you are applying for this position and how you meet the person specification together with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org