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Contracts Administrator

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the School of Physical Sciences team as a Contracts Administrator. The University's research projects generate annual income of over £400m per annum. This team is responsible for providing expert advice and guidance, and administering external research funding, for academics and Departments within the School, including contractual compliance and negotiation of research contracts.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the area of research administration. Your key responsibilities will be:

1.The checking and administration of all research contracts on behalf of the University within the established service standards set down by the Research Operations Office (ROO). The post-holder will liaise with sponsors and departments during contract negotiation, track workflow by accurate use of databases and produce status reports and maintain momentum across all activities.

2.Assisting the Senior Contracts Manager, Contracts Managers, Contract Specialists and Junior Contracts Managers ("CM" or "CMs") in developing and maintaining good working relationships with academic departments, administrative colleagues, other Universities and external sponsors in order to provide the highest level of service to the University of Cambridge research operations.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent numeracy, communications and organisational skills and a positive, customer oriented approach. The team works in a busy office environment, so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Proficiency in using Windows based packages is essential.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For further information on the application process, please contact Lisa Christie:

Closing Date for Applications is 18th July

Please quote reference EW15822 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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