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PA/Secretary (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Vasculitis & Lupus Research group within the Department of Medicine is the academic branch of the Clinical Vasculitis & Lupus Service, under the directorship of the Professor of Clinical Autoimmunity. We are an expanding, busy academic and clinical research team, with many national and international collaborators. We run a number of clinical trials and other research projects in Vasculitis and Lupus, which are both rare autoimmune diseases. We also host a number of meetings seminars and courses which attract regional, national and international interest.

As part of our expansion, we are now seeking a part-time PA/Secretary who can provide a full spectrum of PA/secretarial and administrative tasks. This newly created post would suit a dynamic, organised, IT-literate individual who can demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills, and apply these to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the group. The post-holder would primarily act as the PA/Secretary for the Professor of Clinical Autoimmunity, including diary keeping and being the main point of contact. The role also involves carrying out administrative duties for the research group, including assistance with the organisation of internal and external educational events, arranging appropriate documentation for visiting overseas researchers, and providing some administrative support to the NHS clinical vasculitis & Lupus service.

This is a part time post, for 22 hours per week. Days/times are flexible and can be discussed.

Informal enquiries are welcomed: please contact Dr Maria King, Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator, on 01223 216534 or

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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.

Closing date for applications is the 23rd November 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13816 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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