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IRC Administrative Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

Cambridge Language Sciences is a virtual Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) connecting a community of language researchers in different institutions across the University of Cambridge and beyond, and providing the framework, resources and activities to support the development of interdisciplinary research. We are seeking an experienced administrator, reporting to the Research Development Manager.

You will carry out a range of tasks relating to research support, communications and administration.

*Compile, analyse and summarise research information and assist with the preparation of reports

*Organise events and activities such as workshops and conferences

*Act as a point of contact for the IRC and liaise with network members and external parties

*Monitor resources and expenditure against budgets and maintain financial records for the IRC

*Provide administrative support for meetings

*Maintain and update the website, moderate the mailing list and produce a termly newsletter

This is a part time position (18.25 hours/week, 0.5 FTE) until 30 September 2019, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

You will have a degree (or equivalent qualification) in a language sciences discipline and previous administrative experience within the Higher Education sector. You will enjoy working independently at times, have excellent organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and be highly competent in the use of Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with University of Cambridge systems would be a significant advantage.

The closing date for applications is 25 July 2018.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ruth Farley at

Please quote reference GN16071 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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