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Research Grants Administrator [Temporary Cover] (Internal Applicants Only)

In 2013, Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world-class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is a department of Cambridge University. It has the specific goal to harness the scientific strengths of Cambridge to solve problems encountered with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

We are seeking a Research Grants Administrator who will join the CRUK Cambridge Institute's Grants Team and play an active role in managing a broad and varied portfolio of research grants. Working within a team with three Senior Research Grants Administrator and two Research Grants Administrator, the post holder will play a crucial role in helping the Institute to maximise research income through the provision of high level support services. These include supporting academics in the application process, by providing advice on funding schemes and procedures and by costing applications using X5. The Institute's Grants Team is also responsible for providing financial support to academics in the management of research grants during the entire project lifecycle, including monitoring expenditure, reporting and audits.

The Institute Grants Team performs a unique function within the University by combining the departmental grants application and management responsibilities with functions traditionally the responsibility of the Research Operations Office (ROO). The post holder will therefore need to develop a close working relationship with the Clinical School Research Office to develop knowledge and understanding of the University's policies and procedures to ensure that comprehensive and consistent support is being provided.

You will be a highly motivated, committed individual with the ability to work quickly and accurately when under pressure and have experience of working to tight deadlines. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret and fulfil precise requirements with meticulous attention to detail. Experience of working within the Research Office or within a Departmental Grants office, either within the University or another organisation, is essential.

Internal Applicants Only - Please check with your line manager before applying that should you be offered the position they would be supportive of the secondment.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 6 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) 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.

Close date: 18th July 2018

Interviews will be held on: week commencing 23rd July

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW16061 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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