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Graduate Training Programme Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre is seeking to recruit a Graduate Training Programme Co-ordinator to lead and oversee the administration of the Centre's Graduate Training Programme. This is an exciting opportunity and the person appointed to the role will be central to setting up the new MRes/PhD course, and ensuring the day-to-day management and smooth running of the training programme. In addition, the role holder will line manage the Senior Clerk (to be appointed).

The role holder will work closely with the Training Director, Co-Director, the Clinical Academic Training Lead, the Committee for Education and Training, the Centre's Grants and Finance Manager, as well as other academic and administrative members of the Cancer Centre and associated organisations. They will also work closely with the Clinical School Graduate Education Office.

The successful candidate with have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline and will be an experienced administrator, preferably in a Higher Education context, have understanding of the needs of a PhD programme and the associated admissions issues. In addition, they will have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and be able to present strategic ideas and policies, or explain complex information. They will also be able to work independently and flexibly, and will have the ability to rapidly assimilate new information and knowledge and to meet challenging deadlines.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Anna Philpott on

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo 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 ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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 28th June 2017 with interviews likely to be held on the 10th July 2017.

Please quote reference RD12334 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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