Personal Assistant

The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) is a research institute dedicated to discovering the fundamental biology underlying human health, with the aim of improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.


An exciting role has come up to be a part of a new, pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to discovery research to improve human health. We are looking for a highly organised, experienced and adaptable personal assistant to join our team.

This is a crucial role in providing administrative support to three of our Associate Research Directors (one full-time, two part-time), as well as a flexible position allowing you to get involved in a number of varied project tasks. You must be a good communicator with a proactive approach and excellent time management skills to succeed in this role. You will be highly computer literate and able to produce accurate written work without close supervision.  Experience of supporting senior individuals is essential. Experience of working in an academic environment, preferably in a scientific discipline, is desirable as is supporting the operation of committees, including minute taking.

The Francis Crick Institute is a registered charity whose purpose is to conduct biomedical research into all aspects of human health and disease. We are committed to research excellence, and to creating a dynamic, creative and open organisation with a culture of innovation and collaboration.

Project Scope/ Description

The role will report to the Associate Research Director (Group Leader Development) and will also provide support to two part-time Director-level roles: the Associate Research Director, Partner University Liaison; and the Director, Crick Cancer Research Network. In additional to providing personal secretarial support, the post-holder will also get involved in a range of administrative projects to support the operation of the institute. This will include helping to manage scientific seminar programmes and coordinating an internal mentoring scheme for scientists. The post-holder will also support the operation of a key governance committee, including preparing meeting agendas, coordinating papers and taking minutes.

The role will be based in our new state-of-the-art building at London St Pancras.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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