Opening For Coordination Officer : Cambridge

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Coordination Officer : Cambridge

 Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.
The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, supported by a strategic funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (
The Institute comprises over 300 researchers spanning fundamental science through to clinical applications. Our vision is of a deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease.
We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated individual with the skills and experience to enhance the performance and profile of the Stem Cell Institute. The Coordinator will assist the Director and the Institute Steering Committee to optimise communication and connectivity within the Institute and to achieve greater identity and visibility.
The Coordination Officer will put in place a strategy to enhance the profile of the Institute with the research community, sponsors, policy makers and the media. They will work closely with the Institute's Public Engagement Officer to ensure that there is effective and professional communication with both our internal and external stakeholders.
The role holder will be responsible for organising and facilitating communication, networking and information exchange within the Stem Cell Institute, which is currently spread across several sites in Cambridge. Therefore the role holder must demonstrate a proven track record in relationship building, report writing, event organisation and data management. The Coordination Officer will also assist in preparing the Institute's annual reports and securing renewed funding for the Institute, and will be secretary to the Institute Steering Committee.
You will have outstanding organisational and administrative experience and be comfortable working to tight deadlines with minimal supervision. You should have demonstrable experience in web-based/social media communication and you should have excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. You will be IT literate and able to work both on your own and as part of a team.
The post will report to the Institute Director. You will have a degree (or equivalent). Experience of working in the HE or research sector in a senior administrative role would be an advantage.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:
The closing date for all applications is the Thursday 25th September 2014.
Please upload your current CV and Cover Letter with your application.
Informal enquiries are also welcome via email:
Interviews will be held the afternoon of Monday 13th October 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 7th October 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.
Please quote reference PS03564 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.