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Deputy Research Support Manager [Temporary Cover]

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Research Office

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: EW34343

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Research Manager within the Clinical School team at the Research Operations Office (ROO). You would need to have a broad skill set in people management, high level of numeracy to check research budgets and reporting, and able to take responsibility to deliver excellent service through the team.

You would support researchers, departmental administrators, internal offices and external research stakeholders in providing information on University and sponsor policies and answering any grant specific queries. This role contributes to policy development for the financial administration of externally funded research.

Reporting directly to the Research Support Manager, you will work closely with the Senior Finance Analysts - Research and Grants across the ROO to ensure policies and procedures are up to date and appropriate. Occasionally you work on specific projects as necessary with the Research Support Managers and Assistant Directors.

You would provide a first line of expertise and guidance on complex administrative issues for the Finance Analysts - Research and Grants within ROO, contributing to training needs and workload management for a given team.

Applicants will have practical experience of working in finance and research grants administration. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, together with a proactive, mature attitude, be an excellent team player and good at multi- tasking.  Educated to first degree level, or with equivalent level of knowledge and experience, you will be able to prioritise workloads as well as managing tight deadlines.

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based on these criteria.

We have embraced hybrid working and we are currently trialling in-person working within teams 2 days per week from Greenwich House. This arrangement is currently temporary. Some roles may require additional onsite working according to business need and this is subject to discussion with the recruiting manager.

Fixed-term: 1 year as temporary cover for the substantive post holder.

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

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact CROrecruitment@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference EW34343 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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