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Contracts Associate

35 - 0 / per week - Full-Time
Cowley ,

Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life-changing treatments.

Oxford BioMedica is at the forefront of this exciting therapeutic area. Specifically, Oxford BioMedica and its subsidiaries have built a sector leading vector deliver platform (LentiVector™), which the Group leverages to develop products both in-house and with partners.

Our recent successes are driving significant growth. We employ more than 320 people at our current facilities in Oxford and we are planning for further headcount growth over the coming years to facilitate the increased demand for our technology and manufacturing capacity. We are also planning expansion to our facilities to accommodate additional partners and support ongoing technology development.

If this is something you want to be a part of we’d love to hear from you.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to strengthen our Intellectual Property & Contracts and we are looking to fill the full-time position of Contracts Associate at Windrush Court, Oxford.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Liaise with Senior Manager, Contracts, Contracts Manager and others relating to the preparation and dispatch of agreements with other parties.
  • Liaise with Senior Manager, Contracts, Contracts Manager and others relating to the review of agreements provided by other parties.
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements with other parties (e.g. Consultancy, Services, Confidential Disclosure, Material Transfer, Research Collaboration), in accordance with company policies and procedures and business requirements.
  • Assist the Senior Manager, Contracts and Contracts Manager with the management of processes and procedures relating to agreement request, drafting, negotiation and finalisation.
  • With the assistance of the Senior Manager, Contracts or Contracts Manager, perform a risk assessment of proposed terms and conditions and develop strategies and recommendations to minimize potential risk to the business.
  • Keep track of the status of unsigned agreements and follow up where necessary.
  • Handover of agreement to internal contract requesters to explain obligations.
  • Filing of electronic correspondence and agreements.
  • Assist Contracts Manager in keeping Oxford BioMedica agreement templates up to date.

 Key skills and requirements:

  • A scientific, legal or other degree and experience working in a legal support role
  • Demonstrable experience of generation, review, negotiation, and management of basic agreements with other parties including confidential disclosure, consultancy and material transfer agreements.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Adobe, with demonstrable database knowledge and understanding
  • Experience of working with internal and external customers

 Person Specification:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and positive approach
  • A flexible and pragmatic “can do” approach and the ability to work collaboratively within the group and across the company at all levels
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work under pressure and manage a high volume of work
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Confident communicator, able to interact at all levels both within the company and externally
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Service-focused


No agencies please


Benefits Summary

  • Competitive pension scheme     
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Private Health Care
  • Health Cashback Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)              
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discount Portal
  • Discretionary Share Option Scheme
  • Discretionary Sharesave Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Public Transport Season Ticket Loans

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