Job offer in london Research Contracts Officer x2 at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Research Operations Office is looking to recruit two Research Contracts Officers (RCO) to provide advice and guidance on contractual matters and to draft and negotiate contracts for research and consultancy.


The RCO will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to staff on project applications and contractual issues in line with funder terms and conditions and for drafting and negotiating research and consultancy contracts on behalf of the School. The RCO will also have responsibility for quality assurance, compliance, and developing systems and processes.


The Research Operations Office has a focus on the alignment of support services with the School’s aims and objectives. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to support work to shape service delivery within the contracts team, and will be involved in the development and delivery of training to School staff to improve knowledge and skills across stakeholder groups.


The RCO will work as part of a team reporting to the Research Contracts Lead who is responsible for supporting the development of staff in the team. This challenging and rewarding post provides an excellent opportunity for career development, offering the chance to gain experience working internationally and contributing to the success of a world-renowned organisation.


The successful applicants must have significant experience of research contracts, ideally in a higher education environment, and preferably hold a legal qualification. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills. Knowledge of contract law is essential.


The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 6 in the range £38,533 to £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 


Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-REM-2018-06.


The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.