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University of Bath

Jamie Whitaker Head of Contracts

Responsibility for overseeing the Research and Commercialisation Contracts team and leading complex legal and contractual negotiations when required.

Role

Responsibilities include:

  • communicating the strategic goals of the team to academic departments and professional services
  • advising senior management on the financial implications of accepting research contracts
  • assessing levels of risk in accepting research contracts and escalating where necessary
  • developing a strategic plan for an integrated service with other RIS teams
  • identifying any necessary process or practice improvements for an efficient and expert contracts service