Senior Research Grants Administrator

7 days left

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
15 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Research Grants Administrator
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Reference: SW18744

In 2013, Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world-class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is a department of Cambridge University. It has the specific goal to harness the scientific strengths of Cambridge to solve problems encountered with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

We are seeking to employ a Senior Research Grants Administrator who will join the CRUK Cambridge Institute's Grants Team and play an active role in assisting Group Leaders to apply for grant funding as well as managing a broad and varied portfolio of research grants. 

The Institute Grants Team performs a unique function within the University by combining the departmental grants application and management responsibilities with functions traditionally the responsibility of the Research Operations Office (ROO). The post holder will therefore need to develop a close working relationship with the Clinical School Research Office to develop knowledge and understanding of the University's policies and procedures to ensure that comprehensive and consistent support is being provided.

Key duties include;

  • Providing specialist support and guidance to Group Leaders and Research Staff wishing to submit proposals for research funding.
  • Assisting Group Leaders to cost and price complex projects and draft non-scientific content of the grant application.
  • Activate new awards on the University Financial System.
  • Assisting the Group Leaders in the financial management of their Research Grant budgets.
  • Producing invoices, interim and final financial statements both in sterling and foreign currencies.

You will have experience of working in a financial setting and be able to create and manipulate complex Excel spreadsheets.  You will be a highly motivated, committed individual with the ability to work quickly and accurately when under pressure and have experience of working to tight deadlines. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret and fulfil precise requirements with meticulous attention to detail.  Excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively at all levels is essential.  

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records) check and a security check. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit our website, by clicking apply.

The closing date is 25 April 2019, with the interviews due to be held on week commencing 29 April 2019.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW18744 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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