Sales Administrator (COSMIC)

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Fixed Term - Maternity Cover (Part-Time 22.5 hours)

Support & Strategy, grade 3 (Salary £26,201 - £31,703 pro rata)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced administrator to support the COSMIC project (http://cancer.sanger.ac.uk/) based at the Wellcome Genome Campus. Working within the COSMIC team you will support the day to day administration needs of the team. You will have the key responsibility of managing the full administration requirements and smooth running of the COSMIC licensing and renewal processes.

This will involve a variety of tasks, maintaining accurate records, communicating with commercial licensees and companies enquiring about purchasing a license. Tracking company licenses and invoice payments, ensuring access restrictions and keeping user-authorisation databases up-to-date.

To succeed in the role of COSMIC team administrator you will be methodical and well organised, you will be able to work well within a team and demonstrate excellent communication skills. For the right candidate there is the potential for this role to be further expanded into a more general communications role, taking on some or complete responsibility for the more scientific focused communications. These include emails updating users of new COSMIC releases and other important information, social media, blog posts and press releases.

This is a part-time maternity cover (22 ½ hours/week), fixed term for 9 months in the first instance with potential to become permanent. We are open to a range of flexible working options.

Essential Skills

 * Excellent administrative and record keeping skills

 * Excellent customer service skills

 * Experience of communicating effectively internally and externally

 * Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy

 * Apply a methodical and well-organised approach to work

 * Ability to develop good working relationships with people at all levels and work as part of a team

 * Numeracy and the ability to manage/interpret financial and user information

 * Experience of database entry, along with good knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel and Word)

Ideal Skills

 * Experience in scientific administration or working within a research environment

 * Experience of working in a commercial/ sales environment

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Closing date for applications: 19th January 2018, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.