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Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2027 in the first instance.

We are looking to recruit a CDT coordinator/administrator for the new EPSRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre operating across a number of departments in the University of Cambridge. This newly created, exciting role will support the development and delivery of the CDT programmes to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the course(s).

The role-holder is responsible for developing and maintaining office procedures to administer student records and information, co-ordinate and update course documentation, maintain and update course website as required. They will deal with enquiries from current and prospective students, process student applications, liaise with the university admissions office, input information into student information system and monitor the progress.

The role-holder will also provide administration support to the Director and other academics, act as secretary to committees, arrange and take minutes at meetings, plus book venues, accommodation, travel and transport arrangements.

The successful candidate will be educated to HND level or have the equivalent level of practical experience. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, they will have the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels, be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and IT skills, and have experience in course administration within Higher Education.

On occasions the role-holder must be able to work flexibly as some events may require evening or weekend participation.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal queries please contact Emma Graham (

Please quote reference MA20597 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Sep 22nd 2019

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