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Research Information and Projects Administrator

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint a capable and enthusiastic administrator to take the lead in implementing research information management systems across the Unit and provide support for new projects.

The Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine and its research focuses on understanding the causes of obesity and diabetes and developing approaches to their prevention. The post will be based within the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The post-holder will take the lead in implementing established systems to ensure the Unit is well-informed and able to report information relating to the outputs and impacts of its research and that scientific publications are made widely available through open access. They will also contribute administratively to a number of strategic projects that are expanding the scale and scope of research undertaken by the Unit.

The successful candidate will have strong IT skills, be highly organised, able to handle and prioritise multiple tasks and projects, and have a high level of attention to detail. They will be keen to learn and able to communicate and work well with a wide range of colleagues.

The position could suit a skilled administrator who is eager to learn within a research environment or someone who has worked within research and is now looking to contribute to the research process in a different capacity. While experience of research information management and /or open access publishing is an advantage, Unit systems are well established and training in the relevant software can be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a valuable contribution to a dynamic and expanding Unit at the forefront of international research, bringing existing skills and developing expertise on a range of systems and software.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 August 2017.

Interviews will likely be held on Thursday 14 September 2017 or Tuesday 19 September 2017.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Rebecca Stratford ( or Signe Wulund (

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

Please quote reference SJ12966 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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