MAX-CAM Research Coordinator

University of Cambridge - Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Division of Social Anthropology is seeking to recruit a part-time Research Coordinator to be responsible for the day to day running of the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change (MAX-CAM Centre).

This is a varied and busy role. The post holder will be responsible to the Directors of the Centre for the financial management of the Centre's budget, and manage the administration of the Centre's HR related activities including supervising the MAX-CAM Administrator. They will also manage the office space and be responsible for complying with relevant Health and Safety regulation. In addition the post holder will play a vital role in coordinating the research activities of the Centre and its Research Associates, including working closely with the Directors and the Advisory Committee in developing and implementing a research and communications strategy and building a network within and beyond Cambridge and its MAX-CAM partners in Germany.

The ideal candidate for this role will hold a PhD in Social Anthropology. They will be able to work proactively and independently, using their own initiative, and demonstrate proven problem-solving skills. They will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to synthesise and articulate complex concepts for varied external audiences. An ability to work closely with senior and junior academics to understand their research priorities is essential. Previous experience of attracting research funding, coordinating teams of researchers and/or managing complex project deadlines would be desirable.

Please note: there are currently several part-time and full-time positions in the MAX-CAM Centre being advertised for both administrative and research staff.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. Candidates should ask their three referees to write directly on their behalf to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Mrs Dorothy Searle ( by the closing date. Applications without a complete set of letters of reference will be at a distinct disadvantage. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 24 September 2017. Informal enquiries about the post or applications may be addressed to Mrs Dorothy Searle ( The selection process will be by interview, to be held on Monday 9 October 2017.

Please quote reference JB13069 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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