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Research Contracts Administrator

Venn Group - London
very competitive
Closing date
13 Jun 2021
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Research Contracts Administrator

Venn Group is delighted to be recruiting several university research contracts administrators for contracted assignments in a prestigious London University, based in Central London.

These are temporary and ongoing positions with the opportunity to become permanent in time and offer training and career progression through the path of a contracts manager and beyond.

The successful candidate will be undertaking very interesting work with UK research councils, government departments, industry commerce, charities and research foundations.

You must have recent experience working in a University and or an industry research organisation and have knowledge of research agreements and the administration surrounding the contracts life cycle.

Daily duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Co-ordinating the signature processes of the Consumer Data Research Centre User Agreements and amendments with several School departments

  • Preparing and co-ordinating the signature process of Student Engagement Letters with studentship agreements

  • Co-ordinating the signature processes of the main studentship agreements between academics, students and funders

  • Managing the signature processes of hard copy (wet-ink) agreements with external stakeholders and academics

  • Providing a full administration service to contract managers including mail and courier services

  • Populating templates on request and as required by contract managers

  • Liaising with members of the Joint Research Office to assist with authorisation signature processes

  • Liaising with members of the team and assisting with signature processes

  • Arranging appointments for academics and/or students to visit out office to sign hard copy agreements in person

  • Liaising with members of the Pre-Award and Post-Award team to assist contract managers

  • Maintaining the Research Contracts generic email inbox; replying to queries and/or re-directing queries to department specific contracts managers

  • Arranging room bookings, meetings and telephone conferences

  • Providing induction and registration assistance to new starters

  • Providing a first-line IT assistance within the team

  • Liaising with members of the Clinical Trials Unit and signatory to co-ordinate authorising signature requests

  • Liaising with the Credit Control team to register new funders to the system

  • Managing Research Contract Team’s hard copy archiving system

  • Visiting senior academics in their offices to obtain signatures where requested

  • Assisting contracts managers in collating signatures for multi-party collaboration agreements and circulating fully signed agreements to all parties involved


The rates and salaries are competitive along with offering a great opportunity to work in one of the most prestigious Universities in London.

Due to the high number of applicants for this role if you do not hear back from us regarding this interim role within seven days then you have not been shortlisted for this vacancy.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.



By engaging with Venn Group you are selecting a recruitment consultancy that is set up to meet the demands of the contract and interim job market. Our infrastructure, training and service are all intricately designed to provide you with a reliable and effective response.

Our recruitment consultants will take the time to get to know the opportunities you seek in your next assignment and will guide you through the recruitment process with the attention to detail we are known for.

Having dedicated ourselves to providing contract and interim staff over two decades, we have forged long-standing relationships with many regular hirers for contract or project resources.

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0207 557 7667
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