Research Support Administrator

Coventry, West Midlands, UK
£20,684 - £24,473 per annum
Jan 14, 2020
Jan 20, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
Full Time - Fixed Term for 6 months

The Research Management and Administration Unit [RMAU] is a centrally managed Unit, which as part of Research Services is responsible for Research Project Management, Administration and Governance of University Research across University Research Centres.

This exciting opportunity is based in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing and situated in the Faculty Research Support Team. You will be part of a small team responsible for providing professional administrative services to support a variety of activities within the research work-stream of the Faculty.

You will be the first point of contact and support for academic staff and PhD students on research related enquiries. Working with colleagues, you will take responsibility for managing a shared inbox, booking travel, servicing committees and meetings, managing diaries and processing payments and expenses through the University's finance system. In addition you will have the opportunity to get involved in and support research events and projects.

Ideally, you should be qualified to Degree level or equivalent and/or have substantial relevant demonstrable experience gained working within a research and/or education sector. With strong literacy and numeracy skills, the post-holder is also expected to have a good ability to write reports and organise research events.

Significant experience of using Microsoft Office and a variety of software packages and computerised management information systems are essential. You will be able to demonstrate substantial experience of and competence in using MS Excel along with demonstrable experience of data handling including data collection, input to electronic systems, analysing, interpreting and manipulating data and producing reports.

You should be a strong team player and have strong communication skills. You should be comfortable working under pressure, prioritising work and co-ordinating and managing complex activities to meet competing and tight deadlines. Attention to detail and the ability to use your own initiative are essential.

Applications closing date: 19 January 2020

Interview date: 29 January 2020

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