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Research Group Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Centre for Pathogen Evolution within the Department of Zoology is a globally pioneering research group focussing primarily on the study of influenza virus, as well as other viruses e.g. dengue fever. The group under the directorship of Professor of Infectious Disease Informatics - Professor Derek Smith, who sits on the advisory board for the WHO global influenza program, is an expanding academic research team, which partners with a range of internationally renowned research centres and holds several multi-million pound research grants with international funders.

We are now seeking a part-time Research Group Administrator who can provide a full spectrum of administrative support to the group. This post would suit a dynamic, organised, IT-literate individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The post-holder would manage diary and correspondence of Professor of Infectious Disease Informatics and would be responsible for coordinating Professor Smith's travel arrangements, which can be quite complex. This aspect of the position requires someone who has a good eye for detail and capacity to adapt and respond to short notice changes. The role also involves carrying out administrative duties for the research group, including assistance with the organisation of internal and external events, and arranging appropriate documentation for travel.

This is a part time post, for 18.25 hours per week. Days/times are flexible and can be discussed. Occasionally some real-time out of hours travel assistance may be required.

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 11 January 2018.

Informal enquiries are welcomed: please contact Dr Leslie Glass, Scientific Project Manager, on 01223 334872 or

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2020 in the first instance.

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 PF14073 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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