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Research Support Advisor (Temporary Cover)

The Cambridge Research Office is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. This is a finance administration role providing support for departments in the management of their research grants.

Our team is responsible for providing expert advice and guidance and for financially administering external research funding, on behalf of academics and Departments within the University's Schools.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the area of research administration.

Your key responsibilities will be:

Providing procedural and financial advice and guidance to academic and departmental staff on a range of financial administration matters.

Setting up and monitoring research grant budgets against expenditure, you will be able to demonstrate excellent numeracy, communications and organisational skills and a positive, customer oriented approach.

The role holder will be part of a diverse team, working within a busy office environment, so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Proficiency in using Windows based packages is essential. Knowledge of Oracle Financials and experience in finance administration would be advantageous.

We have a number of opportunities available on a temporary basis, for 6 or 12 months or the return of the current post holder.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

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Closing Date 12th June 2022

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application closing date and will be conducted remotely via MS Teams

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

Please quote reference EW28820 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.

Further information

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