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Research Coordinator for Collections-based research: University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative Collections - Connections - Communities (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Zoology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: PF28298

The University's collections - across its museums, galleries, libraries, archives, Departments and other research centres - are a superb yet under-used resource. Together, these collections offer new ways to analyse, understand and help solve some of the greatest societal challenges we face today. Collections - Connections - Communities (CCC), a new Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University, will draw together expertise to promote innovative collections-based research for, and with, communities in our region and beyond.

As CCC Research Coordinator, you will help set strategic goals for the Initiative and ensure they are met. You will undertake pro-active engagement with potential research collaborators, communities and audiences; you will coordinate a programme of events and help build a new SRI website; and you will support the governance and administration of the Initiative.

Working closely with colleagues within the University of Cambridge, as well as with partners nationally and internationally, you will support the development of projects and funding applications, and assist with subsequent reporting requirements, including around budgets and impact. Working with governance groups (Steering Group, Advisory Boards), three Research Groups and three Methodology Hubs, you will coordinate activity and convene meetings. You will manage the CCC website and social media content.

Location: Cambridge 

Cambridge is a beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. The University's collections include the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, the University Library and the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, with internationally 'Designated' collections spanning archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and fine art.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists) and a security check. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be addressed to Professor Rebecca Kilner or Dr Neal Spencer

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva, Email:

Interview Date: 5th November 2021

Please quote reference PF28298 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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