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Early Detection Administration & Communications Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme is seeking to appoint a part-time (20 hours per week) Administrative and Communications Assistant to work with the Administration and Communications Manager to provide efficient support across the programme.

The rapidly growing programme has as its mission "to gain greater understanding of how cancer develops in order to devise better means of detecting and treating it at an early stage, leading to improved outcomes for cancer patients". Multidisciplinary teams of researchers are focusing on a variety of aspects of early cancer detection, ranging from novel clinical applications to research into the broader societal impact of early detection.

The successful candidate will possess both written and oral communication skills. Applicants must be organised, with a high level of attention to detail, and be able to work as part of a team. The Administrative and Communications Assistant will provide efficient support across the programme. This will include;

-Administrative support for the group leaders and project managers

-Input into the design and execution of a programme of early detection related events

-Front line delivery of events

-Creation of promotional materials (poster, e-shots, Tweets, leaflets) for events and other aspects of the programme

-Newsletter creation for the Early Detection programme

-Membership management of the programme

Informal enquiries may be directed to Catherine Atkins by e-mail on

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is the 7th May 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RD11990 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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