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Postgraduate Research Administrator

UCL - Physics & Astronomy

Location: London
Salary: UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £29,802 - £34,867 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: 1879145
 

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Physics and Astronomy is among the top departments in the UK for this subject area: UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 across a wide range of university rankings — and is currently 8th in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and 4th in the UK for Physics and Astronomy.

The department has a expansive and diverse research portfolio, with around 250 enrolled Postgraduate Research (PGR) students . This role works alongside the Senior Postgraduate Research Administrator to support PGR students throughout their time at UCL, from recruitment to graduation.

A focus of the post is supporting our Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) activities. PGTA’s are students who assist with teaching and marking of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. The post holder will be responsible for setting up contracts and arranging termly payments for work carried out. The post holder will work closely with the Director of Teaching to ensure PGTA’s are allocated work and paid in a timely manner.

This role would be suitable for candidates with experience in administration, either Higher Education or other sectors. It will beabusyroleina fast-pacedenvironmentandthepost-holderwillbeexpectedtoquicklyassimilateinformationas wellasbeingadaptableandflexiblewithregardstotheirworkload.

The post is open-ended.

Key Requirements

Experience of working in a busy office environment working towards fixed deadlines.

Computer literacy, including competency in desktop applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook as well as ability to use spreadsheets with formulas.

Good numeracy and data analysis skills with the ability to deal with high volumes of processing while maintaining accuracy.

Excellent oral and written communication skills including spelling, punctuation and grammar and attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective relationships with stakeholders, including students, staff and external partners.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Bonita Carboo b.carboo@ucI.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Nadia Waller n.waller@ucI.ac.uk (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3717).

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work — please see www.ucI.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

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.

Closing Date                                  31 January 2022

Latest time for the submission  23: 59

of applications

Interview  date                               TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

 

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