Research Centre Coordinator - University of Cambridge

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
21 Jul 2019
£28,660 to £34,189
Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Fixed term for 1 year

Applications are invited for a full-time (Maternity cover) Administrator to support the research activities of Professor Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education ( The post-holder has responsibility for providing a broad range of administrative services to support her research, and to support the day-to-day running of her lab. This includes pre- and post-award research project administration, including for EU projects, co-ordinating staffing and equipment to maximise efficiency, financial management of resources, organizing databases, assisting with publications and ensuring research compliance for experimental studies. 

This is a wide-ranging position which would suit a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working in a diverse team and able to perform effectively under multiple demands. Applicants should be educated to first degree level or have level 6 vocational qualifications or an equivalent level of practical experience and have experience in a similar administrative position, ideally within a scientific research setting. Excellent organisational skills, complete reliability and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential, as is meticulous attention to detail. Comprehensive IT skills for administration including the use of databases are required. A high standard of numeracy with proven ability in managing resources is expected. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to summarise information and provide advice. 

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier. 

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Prof Usha Goswami (

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 April 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.  

Please quote reference PJ19641 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

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Prof Usha Goswami: