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Research Support Advisor

University of Cambridge - Research Operations

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,243 to £30,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st September 2018
Closes: 31st October 2018
Job Ref: EW16813

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the Research Operations Office as Research Support Advisors. The University's research projects generate annual income of over £400m per annum. This team is responsible for providing expert advice and guidance, and administering external research funding, for academics and Departments within the Schools.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the area of research administration. Your key responsibilities will be:

  1. Providing procedural and financial advice and guidance to academic and departmental staff on a range of administration matters.
  2. Assisting academics and departments creating applications for external research funding with the administrative aspects of the process ensuring costings are financially sound, and that the regulations of both the University and the sponsor are adhered to.
  3. Setting up and monitoring research grant budgets against expenditure.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent numeracy, communications and organisational skills and a positive, customer oriented approach. The team works in a busy office environment, so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Proficiency in using Windows based packages is essential, and knowledge of Oracle Financials would be advantageous.

Opportunities are available across the Operations Office in our School facing teams.

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.

For any questions about the role please contact Lisa Christie,

Closing Date for Applications is 31st October 2018

Please quote reference EW16813 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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