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Senior Group Administrator- MRC Nutrition & Bone Health Group (Fixed Term)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint a Senior Group Administrator.

This position is based in the Unit's Business team but will be seconded to the MRC Nutrition and Bone Health (NBH) group which works within the Unit. The primary role of this post is to support the work of the NBH group, and particularly the group leader, with all aspects of administration. Tasks will include diary management for travel, external and overseas meetings; preparing information packs for travel and meetings, assisting with scientific literature searches and the annual Researchfish return; submitting expense claims, monitoring budgets and maintaining records of sickness, appraisals etc.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine and is situated within the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Its mission is to study the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and develop strategies for their prevention.

The successful candidate will have experience of PA and administrative work. Applicants will have proven organisational and time management skills and be competent in MS Office packages, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.

Please contact Anice Norman, Business & Finance Manager (, 01223 769113) for informal enquiries.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

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

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.

The closing date is 21st January 2019 and interviews will likely be held on 29th January 2019.

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 SJ17743 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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