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Research Operations Administrator

Imperial College London

Location: London
Salary: £44,309 to £53,558 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th May 2024
Closes: 25th June 2024
Job Ref: NAT01743
 

Location: South Kensington Campus

Job Summary

We are seeking to appoint a Research Operations Administrator to join the Department of Life Sciences. Reporting to the Departmental Manager (Research) and working closely with departmental administrators, you will play a key role in the provision of a professional administrative support service. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals wishing to develop high level administrative skills and a good understanding of university processes, policies and activities.

You will act as the first point of contact for our academic and research staff, assisting and advising in matters relating to administration of research grants and associated activities. The post will involve a high level of interaction with staff at all levels, and you must combine a professional approach with a friendly and welcoming manner. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • You will have an appropriate academic qualification or equivalent vocational qualification, together with experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of working in a research or academic environment, evidence of excellent planning and organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and manage a high and varied workload in order to meet deadlines are essential.
  • You will also be expected to demonstrate experience of managing budgets, financial reporting and providing sound financial management advice to budget holders is also essential.

Essential requirements

You will have experience of recruitment and selection processes and procedures, and excellent IT skills including advanced use of Microsoft Excel. Experience of both Microsoft SharePoint and Oracle database systems is desirable. A management or financial qualification, together with a biological sciences qualification, or lab experience, would also be an advantage, but are not essential. 

You must be able to work with minimum supervision, and take a proactive approach to your work. You will be expected to demonstrate good influencing and negotiating skills, and be accurate, articulate and committed to the provision of excellent customer service.

Further Information

This is a full time, open-ended position based at South Kensington Campus.

For informal enquiries please contact Richard Bowman, Departmental Manager (Research) at r.bowman@imperial.ac.uk

Hybrid working may be considered for this role. Staff working in roles that are suitable for hybrid working will normally be expected to work 60% of their time onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

More information is available on the following web page: Work Location Framework | Administration and support services | Imperial College London 

Closing Date: 25/06/2024

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