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Deputy Business and Operations Manager for the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology

Applications are invited for a new and exciting role supporting both the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and the University Department of Haematology.

The CSCI is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with the mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. The Institute is core-funded by the Wellcome and the Medical Research Council, spans three University Schools (Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Physical Sciences) and heads an Interdisciplinary Research Centre involving two additional Schools (Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences).

The Department of Haematology is an internationally renowned biomedical research Department with a particular focus on blood cell formation, blood cancers and thrombosis. It also provides education to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and contributes to clinical activities in haematology. Approximately 60% of haematology research groups are part of CSCI.

Later this year the whole of the CSCI (30 research groups currently based in 6 different buildings) will relocate to the new Capella building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The position advertised here provides an opportunity for the post holder to influence the style of the new joint administrative structure. In particular, the post holder will play an instrumental role in devising and optimising processes for the new structure. They will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of a large administrative and support team delivering finance, student, HR, and general administration to Principal Investigators and their groups across both the CSCI and Department of Haematology. They will facilitate the success and smooth running of these functions, deputise for the Business and Operations Manager and will be a key member of the executive team for the CSCI and Department of Haematology.

For more information about this role, please contact Louise Balshaw (

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records) check and 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 ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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 is Thursday, 20 September 2018, with interviews expected to take place on Monday 8th October 2018.

Please quote reference RA15824 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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