Legal Contracts Manager

England, London
04 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Michael Cafferty
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Contracts Manager to report to Head of Research Contracts within the Finance & Business Affairs Division to handle research and developments contracts.

The Legal Contracts Manager primary role is to provide a comprehensive research contract negotiation and management service to academic departments.

Client Details

A leading public sector research university in London with an annual income of over £1billion


  • Legal Contracts Managers are responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of research agreements, amendments and transfers from a broad base of funders and collaborators including Industry, Research Councils, Government Departments, Charities and Higher Education Institutions.

  • Typical agreements/contracts include those relating to collaborative research, doctoral studentships, subcontracts, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, memoranda of understanding, data sharing and loan agreements.

  • Negotiation with funders and collaborators to achieve the best possible contractual terms including with respect to limitation of liability, publication rights, intellectual property, price and other key research contract related issues.


Possessing excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, the Legal Contracts Manager will be committed to providing the highest standard of legal professionalism and customer service, often under pressure, and have experience of developing close and effective working relationships with colleagues both internally as well as externally.

Job Offer

Competitive market salary