Synthetic Biology SRI Assistant Co-ordinator

University of Cambridge - Department of Plant Sciences

The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is based in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. We are seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Assistant Co-ordinator who will work closely with the SRI Co-ordinator, Dr Jenny Molloy, in the research group of Professor Jim Haseloff (SRI Chair). Working hours will be discussed at interview but daily Monday to Friday is preferable. 

The Synthetic Biology SRI provides a hub for researchers, students and external collaborators interested in the interface between biology and engineering through frequent events, training initiatives and an active online presence. The role-holder will provide communications, event management and administrative support to the Synthetic Biology SRI Co-ordinator, including responsibility for website updates, publicity and social media. 

The successful candidate will have an A-Level in Biology, or equivalent; knowledge of web design and implementation; the ability to use social media as a PR tool in a professional setting; events management experience. You will have excellent communication skills and a pro-active and flexible approach. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 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: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15226. 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 note if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. 

Please quote reference PD13532 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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