Centre Research Administrator (UCL)

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
3 Nov 2019
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum
Full time, fixed term for 5 years.

Duties and Responsibilities

Dementias is one of the most challenging medical problems facing society - the UK Dementia Research Institute (www.ukdri.ac.uk) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap.   

The UK DRI at UCL is a newly established research centre, with 15 group leaders currently instigating their programmes of research and building their teams. The Centre Research Administrator will work closely with the Centre Manager to provide a varied, efficient and effective support function to enable cutting-edge science into the neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia.

This is an exciting chance for an experienced administrator to directly facilitate critical research, helping to embed a streamlined administrative function into the centre. There’ll be substantial involvement in financial administration and post-award grants management, events and meeting coordination, and providing support with recruitment and induction of new staff. This would be a great role for someone keen to build a career in research or Higher Education administration, offering a diverse workload and substantial opportunities to develop skills and experience in a range of core administrative areas.

The post is available immediately for five years in the first instance and is funded by the UK DRI at UCL.

Key Requirements

You’ll need to have experience of research grant administration or budget management coupled with an administrative background in Higher Education; experience of working in a research-intensive laboratory environment is very desirable. You’ll have a strong commitment to the vision and mission of the UK DRI and embody its values through excellent collaborative interpersonal skills, able to build strong working relationships with colleagues across a range of roles, teams and locations. You’ll have great organisation and prioritisation skills, strong communication skills and a commitment to providing a responsive and helpful support function to colleagues in the centre.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Further Information

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: 19 November 2019

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (email:  IoN.HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk).

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Katharine Buckle (email:  k.buckle@ucl.ac.uk).