Institute and Centre Administrator

Applications are invited for an Institute and Centre Administrator (Fixed term – 3 years) to lead the administration of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information and the EPSRC Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Multimodal Clinical Imaging, both based in the Faculty of Mathematics.

The Institute and Centre Administrator will support the Directors across the range of their responsibilities including: the development of an effective relationship between the Faculty of Mathematics and appropriate partners across the University as well as external to it; developing and implementing a robust governance system for reporting on the Institute/Centre’s activities, including the administration of the institutions’ websites; supporting Institute/Centre-affiliated research and activities at Cambridge; facilitating the smooth running of the Institute/Centre’s secondment students and post-doctoral Research Associates with Addenbrooke’s hospital and Cantab Capital Partners; and liaising with potential industry partners and other external stakeholders interested in working in collaboration with the two institutions.

The role will also involve supporting the development of the Institute/Centre, including advising on Institute/Centre policies and procedures, facilitating research funding bids and arranging Institute/Centre-related events. There is also the potential for the postholder to contribute, as directed by the two Directors, to the development and running of the Institute/Centre, and to work closely with colleagues from across the University administration, Departments and Schools to brief them on the development of the Institute/Centre and ensure that University policies and procedures are followed throughout.

The successful candidate must have a good first degree in a science based subject or equivalent and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including PowerPoint and Excel, and experience in maintaining websites. Experience of managing budgets and the ability to interpret data are essential, together with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to learn quickly. Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with academic colleagues and researchers and to address and communicate highly complex information to individuals and groups at all levels, both verbally and in writing. The ability to build and participate in internal and external working relationships and networks, as well as the ability to manage one’s own workload, and to work independently are essential. A good general knowledge of the Higher Education sector and particularly of the research environment is essential.

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