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PA to Professor Noble and Research Group Administrator

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Location: Oxford
Salary: £26,341 to £31,406 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
Job Ref: 152915
Location: Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus Building, Headington OX3 7DQ

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated Personal Assistant to provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support to Professor Alison Noble OBE FRS FREng, as well as Research Group Administration support to both Professor Noble and to other academic colleagues in the Biomedical Image Analysis cluster at the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Working in an exciting, dynamic research environment, you will assist in the co-ordination of the academic research, leadership and administrative responsibilities of the Professor Noble.  Professor Noble also holds several senior external positions and responsibilities and you will be required to support her in her multiple endeavours. Professor Noble’s research team currently consists of 21 members and a Senior Research Manager oversees the operational management of her research portfolio. You will liaise with the Senior Research Manager and be the contact point for research team members on matters that are not project-specific.  Additionally, you will support other Biomedical Image Analysis cluster faculty (currently 5 faculty members) on research group administration. You will also contribute as an active member to the administrative team in the IBME, which is overseen by the Office Manager.

This permanent role is full-time (although 30 hours a week would be considered) and is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Headington, Oxford).

You will have experience of managing the office of a senior member of staff and providing excellent service, as well as the ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload efficiently in order to meet deadlines, coping with unpredictable volumes of work without supervision.  Experience of diary management and managing administrative processes, including making complex travel arrangements is also essential, as well as excellent computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and other office applications.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Noble (email:

Further information can be found at

Only applications received before midday on Monday, 20 September 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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