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Administrative Assistant (Fixed Term)

The Department of Oncology and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre is looking to appoint a full-time Graduate Training Programme Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will be based within the Department of Oncology's central admin team in the Hutchison / MRC Research Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The candidate will provide administrative support to the Department's Graduate Training Programme Coordinator and will also provide support to the CRUK Cambridge Centre and the Department of Oncology, as required. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to; making travel arrangements, responding to email enquiries, organising events and meetings, distributing materials for meetings and seminars and assisting in the maintenance of publicity materials and resources.

Candidates will need good organisational and communication skills and be IT literate. They must also be able to work to deadlines and prioritise their own workload with minimum supervision. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to deal with all levels of staff and visitors, possess good time management skills and be able to use their own initiative.

Funds are in place to support this position for two years in the first instance.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Dr Louisa Bellis, Graduate Training Programme Coordinator, either via e-mail on, or alternatively by phoning 01223 762594.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

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 Sunday 12th August 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference RD15431 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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