Research Support Administrator

University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy

19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP

Applications are invited for a Research Support Administrator in the Department of Land Economy.

The role holder plays a central part in the support and co-ordination of the Department's research activities and the development and further expansion of the Department's research profile. Responsible to the Administrative Officer (AO), the role holder works under the direction of the Director of Research and AO and is expected to help the Department achieve and maintain excellence in research and to take the lead in implementing best practice by putting in place the operational aspects which will support the Department's research strategy. S/he will also be looked to for advice on interpreting University policies and procedures and those of sponsors in order that the Department maintains a positive image both inside and external to the University. The role holder also supports the Director of Research in promoting and encouraging additional research activity by coordinating applications to the Department's own Research Development Funds.

The Research Support Administrator will be expected to maintain the Department's databases relating to research outputs to assist with the ongoing preparations for the Research Excellence Framework 2020. To this end, they will also assist academic staff with ensuring all relevant journal articles comply with the current open access requirements for HEFCE and funders.

The Research Support Administrator will be expected to undertake any administrative duties required by the Research Centres and to provide an administrative aid in peak times or during specific projects.

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

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: 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.

If you have any general enquiries regarding the role, please contact the Administrative Officer, Samantha Coulson at

Please quote reference JP13138 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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