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Research Coordinator & PA to Head of Photonics and Quantum Technologies Theme

Applications are invited for the post of Research Coordinator & PA to the Head of Photonics and Quantum Technologies Theme. The post will be based at the Electrical Engineering Division in West Cambridge.

The Electrical Engineering Division is a satellite operation and incorporates the Nanoscience Centre. Within Electrical Engineering, the Photonics and Quantum Technologies Research Theme comprises the Photonic Systems, Photonic Devices and Sensors, Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics research groups and other photonic and quantum activities within the graphene and electronic materials areas, an activity of over 100 researchers. It also administers the Cambridge side of the joint UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems.

The Research Coordinator will provide administrative support for the Centre for Photonic Systems Research Group and also supports Theme and Divisional Level responsibilities including, for example, graduate student application procedures. In addition, you will act as PA to the Head of the Photonics Group and will provide administrative support for the CEPS CDT.

Educated to HND/HNC level or equivalent level of experience, you will be an experienced user of Microsoft Office with excellent organizational skills. Previous administrative experience together with excellent communication and interpersonal skills are an essential requirement for this role and experience of research management tools would be desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 October 2020. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, +44 (0)1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM22785 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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