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Our client is currently in the market for a Contract Resolutions Specialist to come and join their busy team! The successful candidate will evaluate and negotiate various forms of research funding arrangements and research-associated agreements ensuring negotiations are up to standard and inline with current policies.


  • Manage support settlements, Material Assignment Arrangements, Privacy Settlements, etc.
  • Possess and apply proficient understanding of contractual matters such as privacy, publications, intellectual property within the framework of the client and external policies.
  • Prepare preliminary agreements in consultation with research personnel, considering specific project requisites.
  • Evaluate preliminary agreements received from funders and collaborators and suggest modifications, ensuring the best outcome for all parties.
  • Coordinate with funders, researchers, and administrative personnel to reach consensus on modifications to draft arrangements.
  • Collaborate and engage with research and administrative personnel, providing clear and succinct guidance on cost evaluation and contract pricing.
  • Offer advice to staff regarding contractual matters across a wide range of funders (commercial and non-commercial).
  • Acquire knowledge of clinical contract-related matters and relevant laws and regulations applicable to such contracts.
  • Develop familiarity with policies that govern research and research-related activities
  • Maintain the computerized contract activity register.
  • Be acquainted with post-award administrative procedures to facilitate pre-contractual negotiations/arrangements.
  • Undertake associated projects on an ad hoc basis as they arise.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of negotiating research contracts and contract administration
  • Good knowledge of contracting issues such as intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, liabilities and other related issues

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