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PhD Administrator

University College London - UCL Division of Biosciences

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 Per annum, inclusive of London Allowanc
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 21st September 2019
Job Ref: 1821543

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

Based in the Faculty of Life Sciences, UCL Division of Biosciences is one of the largest and most active divisions for research and education in the biological sciences.

We are looking to recruit a PhD Administrator to provide comprehensive and effective administration for the Biosciences graduate research programmes from admission to completion. The post holder will support the BBSRC and MRC doctoral training programmes (DTPs) and the Research Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiology (NPP).

The successful candidate will be the first point of call for students with administrative issues that need to be clarified. You will be expected to proactively develop effective working relationships with academic and administrative staff within the Division and other allied institutions, and with contacts in UCL Central Services – e.g. Admissions Office, Student Records, Fees Office, Research Finance, Student Funding Office – so strong communication and interpersonal skills will be essential. Reporting to the Postgraduate Research Team Manager, you will be expected to manage your own workload using initiative, judgement and decision making skills when prioritising work.

You should be educated to first degree level or equivalent or hold substantial relevant experience. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, IT skills with experience of MS Office, interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy whilst under pressure are all essential for the role. The ability to anticipate issues and to prioritise and the ability to creatively problem solve are also essential for the role.

UCL vacancy reference: 1821543 

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Nadine Mogford, email: .

For queries regarding the application process, please contact the Biosciences Staffing team, 

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Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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