Research Administrator Job Opportunity

We have an opportunity for an experienced administrator to join our team at Cardiff University on a part time basis.


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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Research Administrator to join the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub (CS Hub) research team, based at Cardiff University. The Research Administrator will report directly to the Project Officer and will support staff and students in all aspects of research administration.

The successful applicant will perform a range of administrative tasks related to compound semiconductor research, within the CS Hub project which is coordinated by Professor Peter Smowton. Key tasks will include meeting/event scheduling and diary keeping, minute taking, preparation of general research documents, general filing and compilation of material for reporting. Ideally, applicants should have some experience of administering websites, social media and other engagement material.

The role holder will require a high level of attention to detail, an extremely organised and methodical approach and be accustomed to working under pressure. An individual who is able to act on their own initiative, as well as act on the instructions of others in a logical and thorough manner will be at an advantage. The ability to prioritise, multi-task and work well within a diverse team are essential.

The successful applicant will have a background in administration within a higher education setting, with proven experience of managing and prioritising a busy workload. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, precise and accurate spoken and written English, and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals.

The post is available to start immediately.  The successful applicants will be appointed on a part-time basis (17.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday (negotiable)) until 30th September 2020.

Salary: £22,017 – £26,243 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 4)