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Research Grants Administrator (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Grants Administrator in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. The Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology ( and is supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

In 2018 we will move into a new purpose built building adjacent to Addenbrooke's Hospital and multiple research institutes ( This will result in a fully integrated, vibrant and cohesive stem cell community ideally placed to capitalise on the unique intellectual and clinical surrounding environment. The Department of Haematology is one of 11 departments and 7 Institute within the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) This role will be based in the Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on Tennis Court Road until the Institute relocates in 2018 to a new purpose-built institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The post holder will be responsible, in Capella, for managing research grants for SCI and Haematology. CSCI and Haematology jointly has a total grant income of £172M and employs 450 full-time researchers. This includes supporting academics in the research application process, providing advice on funding schemes and procedures and by costing and submitting applications using X5 in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. The post holder is also responsible for supporting academics in the management of research grants during the entire project lifecycle, including project accounting reporting and audits.

A suitable candidate will be educated to at least A level or equivalent experience to include GCSE English and Mathematics. Candidates should have IT skills and familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office. They should have administrative or finance experience ideally in an university setting. They should be flexible, with the ability to communicate at all levels. They should have written communications skills and be organised to manage conflicting deadlines.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Louise Balshaw at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2022 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 include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is the 4th March 2018, with interviews to be held on the morning of Wednesday 14th March 2018.

Please quote reference PS14775 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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