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Research Contracts Manager and Legal Counsel

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Salary from £40,299 to £48,456 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £52,095 inclusive of London allowance

LSE is a leading social science institution with some of the greatest global impact. Our researchers are world-leading thinkers on critical issues. LSE Research and Innovation’s mission is to help develop and sustain an environment that makes LSE the best place to do excellent and impactful research.

The postholder will be a key member of the Division’s research contracts function based within the Division’s Innovation Team. The successful applicant should have experience in negotiating and executing multi-party agreements with diverse third parties, including funding grant agreements, collaboration agreements, consortium agreements, research consultancy agreements, MOUs, data transfer agreements etc. Successful applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills, proven track record of responding to requests for contracts guidance and support for members of the Research Development and Research Awards Teams, leading or supporting research contract negotiations and drafting, advising on risk mitigation strategies, updating precedents, research related compliance and responding to specific contract issues.

We welcome applications from experienced Contracts Manager and/or legally qualified professionals with proven track record of working with contracts.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. LSE is a campus-based university and staff are expected to attend the London campus regularly in fulfilling their role. Most staff balance working from the campus or remotely. For this particular role, the duties are such that we can offer flexible working patterns. We therefore encourage applications from applicants who can routinely travel to the London campus.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Dr Ahmed A Khan ([email protected])

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 30th July 2023 (23.59 UK time).

Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview in week commencing 14th August 2023. 

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