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Programme Administrator (Fixed Term)


The MRC Epidemiology Unit are seeking to appoint a Project Administrator who will provide administrative support to the NDNS (National Diet and Nutrition Survey) and related projects within the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle theme.

The post-holder holder will perform day to day secretarial and administrative tasks for the NDNS, which will initially focus in the administrative support to the Stable Isotope Laboratory for telephone point of contact with interviewers at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) for doubly labelled water (DLW) dose requests, DLW database management, packaging and posting doses to the NatCen interviewers. The post holder will support the Stable Isotope Laboratory team and the role may involve some basic laboratory work. They may also provide research support to the wider NIHR BRC team as appropriate.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department in the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, studies the genetic, developmental and environmental determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and the effective prevention of these disorders. The Unit carries out a broad range of research including studies and trials involving the selection, recruitment and testing of participants that are focused on type 2 diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders. The Unit also leads a research theme within the NIHR Cambridge BRC and has established a Measurement Platform for the assessment of diet, anthropometry, physical activity and nutrition. The Stable Isotope Laboratory is part of this BRC Measurement Platform.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least GCSE level grades A-C or equivalent / NVQ Level 2, or equivalent experience. The post-holder will have previous administrative or office experience and will be competent in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and email. Good organisation skills and good communication skills are essential.

The post can be full time or part-time (minimum of 29.2 hours per week, 80% FTE).

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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The closing date for applications is Monday 26th August 2019 with interviews taking place on 5th or 6th September.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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 SJ20203 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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