Research Administrator

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Jan 2022

The Wellcome Sanger Institute conducts cutting edge genomic research on an unprecedented scale and our administration team plays a vital role in enabling and supporting our science. The Human Genetics Programme has an exciting opportunity where they are currently looking for a dynamic, ambitious, and skilled Research Administrator to support the Programme, and join our pioneering organisation.

About You:

Providing dedicated support to the Faculty Teams within the Human Genetics Programme, our Research Administrators need to take a collaborative approach to their work. Preferable candidates will hold a science degree and will have proven experience of working within a scientific research environment. We are looking for individuals who can provide an efficient administrative service and facilitate effective communication between the Programme, key internal stakeholders and external partners. Strong project management skills, as well as recent experience of handling budgets and producing high quality grant applications, reports and briefing materials will be advantageous. A good understanding of the governance and regulation of the use of human samples is essential as many of our projects use human materials.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to provide administrative support to amazing scientific research then we welcome your application. You would be joining a tight-knit team within an Administration Network that promotes personal and professional development, thus giving the successful candidate the chance to grow within the role and build their potential.

Essential Skills
Educated to degree level in a scientific subject and/or equivalent scientific experience
Previous experience of working in a science programme or equivalent environment
Proven experience of effective communication with internal and external customers
Provide experience of coordinating briefing materials across a range of subjects
Experience of producing, managing, and reporting on budgets
Knowledge and understanding of scientific third party funding
Ability to apply project management methodology as required
Exceptional organiser with the ability to prioritise and manage work load
Good understanding of the governance and regulation of the use of human samples
Excellent IT skills, including Excel
Well-developed negotiating and influencing skills
Ability to write and structure reports
Excellent attention to detail
Clear understanding of issues of confidentiality
Able to work effectively under pressure
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
Solution focused
Able to build and maintain strong working relationships
Other information
Please apply with your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role addressing the criteria set out above and in the job description.

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th January 2022.


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