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Science Support Administrator

Applications are invited for a Science Support Administrator to join the John Innes Centre.

The role

 The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology.

We are seeking a Science Support Administrator to support the Biological Chemistry and Molecular Microbiology Departments. This role supports scientists delivering world-leading research.

The post holder will be given diverse tasks and must be flexible because the demands of the job will vary considerably. Examples of work include the following:

  • Organising meetings and events on behalf of department staff, including the Young Microbiologists Symposium
  • Liaising between departments to ensure personnel, financial and management information is provided (in both directions) efficiently and accurately
  • Making travel arrangements for members of the departments, on request
  • Maintenance of confidential personnel information
  • Managing office equipment.

The ideal candidate

Applicants are expected to have seven GCSEs or equivalent, including English and Maths, and recent experience of working as an administrator in a busy environment. They should possess skills in minute taking, diary management and making travel bookings. Good communication skills and the ability to manage a constantly changing workload are essential.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £24,300 to £29,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime, maternity cover contract expected to last 6 months, but may be shorter or longer depending on when the absent employee returns to work.

Interviews will be held in late February 2019.

Please click here for further information and details of how to apply, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003625.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The closing date for applications will be 10 February 2019.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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