Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 years in the first instance.
This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.
We are looking for a well-organised Administrator/Personal Assistant (PA) to provide administrative support for the Christian Doppler laboratory, to support the members of the Doppler laboratory and act as PA to the Head of the Doppler laboratory, Dr. Erwin Reisner.
The role holder will undertake activities such as providing financial and administrative management of a dynamic research team and will be strongly involved in the daily operation of the laboratory. The work ranges from dealing with expenditure, monitoring budgets, placing orders and preparing regular statements to providing support in the preparation of scientific publications, research proposals and organising events. The role also involves diary management, coordination of schedules, arranging travel and accommodation.
The role requires excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal pro-actively with a wide range of people at all levels, a wealth of experience of working in a busy office, working effectively under pressure and of prioritising work in order to meet on occasions challenging deadlines. The role holder will need be able to work independently, acting effectively on their own initiative and have attention to detail.
Ideally educated to A level standard or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics and RSA III Level word processing ability, the successful candidate will have good IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Internet.
As most of the guidelines and communication with the Doppler association takes place in German, a German speaker would be desirable. The successful candidate will be required to go to Vienna for a training course in the first few months of appointment.
The role is 18.25 hours per week, days and hours to be worked will be negotiable on appointment.
More information about the Reisner research group and the Doppler laboratory can be found here: http://www-reisner.ch.cam.ac.uk/
Application forms can be downloaded from the University website at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris5/ and are also available along with further information from Emma Graham, tel: 01223 763188 or email email@example.com.
Please complete Parts I and III only of the application form and return together with a letter of application to Emma Graham by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post: Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW. Informal enquiries about the post can be addressed directly to Dr Erwin Reisner (email@example.com).
Please quote reference MA01203 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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