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Clerical and Administrative Assistant - Project Specific (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Clerical and Administrative Assistant to join the Cambridge Brain and Behaviour Study (CamBABS) research team, which is situated within the Department of Psychology.

As a Clerical and Administrative Assistant, the role holder will provide administrative support to the process of enrolling NHS patients and healthy volunteers onto the study, including liaising with participants to provide and obtain relevant information. The role holder will be the primary point of contact for all participants. The role will involve responding to all standard queries, via email or telephone, about the process and implications of participating in the study. The role holder also will work closely with the study's primary researcher to arrange testing sessions and prepare testing materials and to maintain data files and records, ensuring that all data is recorded accurately and processed in line with data protection regulations.

This appointment is part time (18 hours/week). Candidates should be educated to at least A Level standard or equivalent, with GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English. The post holder will be highly competent in the Microsoft Office suite of applications and have experience creating and editing webpages, working with social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) and working with referencing software (e.g., EndNote. S/he will have excellent organisational skills, with a methodical approach to handling information and accuracy in processing information. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential. It is expected that the candidate will have previous experience in a clerical/administrative post, ideally acquired through working in Higher Education, the NHS or in a research/medical institution, and be able to deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are expected to be available for 2 years (the second year is dependent on continued funding).

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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Debra Spencer(

Please note the closing time for applications is 27th November 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13793 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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