NIBSC Bioscience Contracts Specialist
Bioscience Contracts Specialist
We are seeking a Bioscience Contracts Specialist to join our Business Development Group at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
With circa 1300 staff based in two main locations and peripatetically across the UK and abroad, we enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices.
A centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines. NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research. Our expert scientists also provide advice on a routine basis and in response to emergencies.
Purpose of the role:
NIBSC's Bioscience Contracts Specialist makes an important contribution to the work of the Institute, drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements such as material transfer, grants and EU and other research collaboration agreements. S/He will report to NIBSC's Senior Bioscience Contracts Specialist who leads the Institute's contracts service for agreements with customers, collaborators and funders.
The successful candidate will have sound experience of drafting contracts, preferably in a bioscience and/or not-for-profit environment. A bioscience background will be an advantage, as would a genuine interest in public health.
The work includes assessment of proposals, provision of advice and training, contract drafting and negotiation and maintenance of appropriate records, all in accordance with organisational policy. The Institute maintains a busy schedule of work, and the role holder will manage a significant and varied portfolio of cases. Excellent organisational, time management and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively and in multi-disciplinary teams.
- A relevant qualification in contract law and/or IP, or equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience
- A degree in a science related field is desirable
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