Scientific Research Administrator

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Scientific Research Administrator

Scientific Research Administrator

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Salary: £27,057-£32,277
Reference: SW05374
Closing date: 27 February 2015

Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state of the art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.

The Hannon laboratory comprises a broad spectrum of programs in small RNA biology, mammalian genetics and genomics. We study RNAi and related pathways in a wide variety of organisms to extract common themes that define both the mechanisms by which small RNAs act and the biological processes which they impact.

We are seeking to recruit a Scientific Research Administrator. The role will play a key part in the smooth running of the laboratory, including managing expenditure on grants of £1-2 million per annum and supporting the Group Leader to manage his budgets. The role holder will coordinate stock management and manage ordering of lab specific consumables for the group. The role will also provide comprehensive administrative support to the Group Leader and the group. They will manage training records and produce management reports.

You should be a graduate, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific discipline with previous laboratory experience. A PhD is advantageous but not essential. Practical experience in a lab is highly desirable, as is budget management and grant management experience. You will be a highly organised, pro-active individual with the ability to use your own initiative and judgement, especially in absence of Group Leader. An ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and a flexible approach to get the job done are also key attributes of a successful candidate.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Emma Walters, HR Manager on

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 February 2015.

Please quote reference SW05374 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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