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Teaching Office Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Office Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry.

The Department of Biochemistry is a member of the School of the Biological Sciences and one of the largest departments in the University of Cambridge.

The Teaching Office Assistant assists the Teaching, Examinations and Postgraduate Administrator in the provision of confidential administrative and secretarial services to the Assistant Director of Teaching, Course Organisers and Senior Examiners, within the Department of Biochemistry.

We are seeking someone with a flexible and approachable manner and the ability to work either independently or as part of a team reflects the diverse nature of the responsibilities of this role. Applicants should have a good general education and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel, as well as good secretarial, organisational and minute taking skills. Training will be given on other software packages in use within this busy teaching office, as necessary. The ideal applicant will be able to deal with a wide range of people, including academic staff and students.

The Department has an international reputation and attracts students and visitors from all over the world. The nature and scope of the role requires the post holder to deal with highly confidential material and with a wide range of people, both within the Department and externally.

Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date.

Informal enquiries can be made to Christine Thulborn (

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 quote reference PH13955 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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