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MAX-CAM Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to recruit a part-time Administrator (0.5fte) to provide research and administrative support to the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change (MAX-CAM Centre). This is a fixed term post from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2021.

This is a varied and busy role. The post holder will carry out administration and secretarial duties, as required by the Senior members of the Centre, as well as financial duties and provide support for the completion and submission of relevant research documentation. They will also maintain the Centre's website and databases and play a key role in the organisation of Centre meetings, conferences and events. In addition the post holder will assist the Centre Research Co-ordinator with tasks, as necessary, and undertake administrative support for recruitment activity.

The ideal candidate for this role will be educated to A Level standard or above with a high level of IT skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. They will be a first class administrator able to deal with large volumes of requests while still able to ensure that all enquiries are dealt with in a timely fashion. General knowledge of processes and concepts relating to Research Administration is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29th July. The selection process will be by interview, to be held in the week beginning Monday 13th August.

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.

Informal enquiries about the role and application process may be addressed to Hayley Bell (

Please quote reference JB16049 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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