Graduate Office Administrative Assistant

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

The Mathematics Graduate Office provides a shared service to the two Mathematics Departments of the University of Cambridge (the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics). The Mathematics Graduate Office was established in January 2014 and provides a combined administration supporting a full range of functions, to include admissions, course management and examination.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Administrative Assistant in the Mathematics Graduate Office. The successful applicant will be responsible for taking the lead in providing administrative support to the MPhil in Computational Biology course. They will also be required to work closely with others to provide support for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos and for Researcher Development activities.

The successful applicant should be educated to at least 'A' level standard, and have experience of maintaining office systems and office procedures. The ability to prioritise workload, to pay close attention to detail and to deal with difficult or pressured situations is essential. The ability to work flexibly with team colleagues is an absolute requirement, as is the ability to communicate clearly with others.

The successful applicant will be highly competent in standard software packages (e.g. Word, Excel) and have a standard knowledge of email/internet, together with the ability to learn the University's electronic admissions and graduate records systems.  Experience of web editing is desirable. Excellent organisational skills are essential.  Although it is not expected that the role holder will possess the skill at the outset, it is a requirement that the role holder will be able and willing to learn the mathematical typesetting language, TeX/LaTeX to assist in the production of course documentation as required.

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.

On the online form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

For enquiries regarding the vacancy or the applications process, please email

Interviews are expected to be Thursday 26th October 2017.

Please quote reference LF13338 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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