Research Support Administrator

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 16 Jan 2022

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Basis: Part Time (0.6 FTE, 21.3 hours per week)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 16 January 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 27 January 2022

Applications are invited for the part-time post of Research Support Administrator within the Academic and Research Team, part of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Working as part of the Research Support Team, within the Academic and Research Team, being led by the Research Support Team Leader, the Research Support Administrator, plays a key role to providing a range of administrative support for the College, including the three Research Institutes (AIPT, EBRI and ASTUTE).  

The Research Support Administrator is the front-line point of contact for both academic / research staff and PhD students. Delivering administrative functions to support research activity across the College to include; purchasing, facilities management and meeting management.

You should be educated to A Level or equivalent standard, with strong IT skills. Excellent administrative, communication, organisational and team-working skills are essential. The ability to co-ordinate a wide range of activities and to communicate effectively when dealing with a wide range of contacts is also essential.

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed. 

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter , recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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