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Project Administrator (Fixed Term) (Internal Applicants only)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint a Project Administrator.

This position is based in the Unit's Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) Group.

The post forms part of the NIHR-funded Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) Group and Network, at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. GDAR aims to help prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low and middle income countries (LMICs) by generating evidence on the factors that lead to poor diet and physical inactivity. The GDAR Group works closely with the Unit's Public Health Modelling Group, where there is synergy between the two programmes of research around modelling the impact of travel behaviour and health outcomes.

The primary role of this post (35% FTE) is to provide administrative project support to the GDAR Research Coordinator with whom they will work closely to manage a portfolio of research within the GDAR Group, and to support the establishment of new international partnerships. In addition to supporting the GDAR Group, part of the role (15% FTE) will be spent supporting the Public Health Modelling Group. The administrative support for project activities varies with need. The role is responsive and diverse with contributions including office management, event management, development of communication platforms, liaison for governance and finance; and the production of reports and other documentation. To aid the longer term expansion of global public health research activities at the Unit, the post-holder will actively contribute to knowledge transfer and capacity building in study coordination, in addition to supporting the GDAR Research Coordinator to drive and coordinate actions to set up newly funded projects

Alongside a competitive salary, University staff are eligible for a comprehensive package of benefits and services include discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

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 Unit benefits from a number of large-scale, cross programme epidemiological studies with detailed datasets allowing a wide range of research from genetics to public health. Highly experienced information teams and other specialist teams support the scientists in the delivery of their research aims.

The successful candidate will be ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant field. Applicants will be highly competent in MS Office software packages and research governance principles and practices, with experience in the using University finance systems and the preparation of ethics applications.

This is a fixed-term position for 13 months (funding end date 31st May 2021).

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

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The closing date is 31st March 2020 and interviews will likely be held remotely on 6th and 7th April 2020.

Please contact Dr Clare Hodkinson (; +44 (0)1223 763439) for informal enquiries.

Please quote reference SJ22867 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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