Research Secretary

University of Sheffield - Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, Department of Oncology & Metabolism

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 30 November 2017
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
Location: Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, Weston Park Hospital


The primary aim of this role is to provide professional secretarial support to a number of senior clinical academics in the Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology. The Unit is part of the Department of Oncology and Metabolism within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. This particular role will be based in the Cancer Clinical Trials Centre (CCTC) at Weston Park Hospital. The work for the clinical academics will include comprehensive secretarial and administrative support, diary management, event management, travel arrangements and dealing with a wide range of queries and correspondence.

The role provides an essential communication link between the academic staff and the clinical research teams in the Cancer Centre. You will provide additional secretarial and administrative support to the Unit Management team as required, and will also provide support to the social media provision and other promotional activities for the CCTC. On occasions you will be required to cover the main enquiry line into the Trials Centre. This often involves dealing with patient queries for which a sensitive and responsible approach is required.

Applicants will need 5 or more GCSE’s A* - C including English. Excellent IT skills and significant experience of working in a fast administrative office environment are essential. Effective communication, customer service and interpersonal skills are important in this role.

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