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PA to Alborada Professor (Head of Department) (Maternity Cover)


University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine

Limit of Tenure: 12 months maternity cover or the return of the post holder, whichever comes first.

Applications are invited for a PA position from the end of May/beginning of June working with Professor James Wood, Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine and Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science. Professor Wood heads up a research group, the Disease Dynamics Unit, an interdisciplinary group, using state-of-the-art methods from epidemiology, mathematics and biological sciences, to study the growth, spread and control of pathogens within and between hosts.

The role holder will provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support to Professor Wood covering his Departmental and research activities, ensuring the effective management of his diary, making travel arrangements and management of the Professor's research grants, as well as providing general administration to the research group. For more information please refer to the further information document.

The successful candidate must have relevant and extensive secretarial and administrative experience in a busy work environment. They will have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and be highly motivated. They will also have excellent organisational skills with the ability to organise their own workload, working calmly and efficiently under pressure.

It would be desirable to have a knowledge of (or ability to learn quickly) the University Financial System and prior work experience in the higher education sector.

Closing Date: 3 April 2017

Interviews will be held: 21 April 2017

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, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal enquiries please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PP11427 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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