The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI) is a department of Cambridge University. It has the specific goal to harness the scientific strengths of Cambridge to solve problems encountered with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

CRUK CI is the largest research Institute in the University, the 2nd largest department in the University by research grant costs and the 3rd largest department by total cost. It is also still growing at a significant rate, grant income having increased by more than any other major University department in the last 2 years (>10%, £2.5 million pa). Research grant income accounts for 90% of total income.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the area of Research Administration.

We are seeking a Research Grants Administrator who will join the CRUK-CI’s grants team and play an active role in managing a broad and varied portfolio of research grants. Working with a team of three Senior Research Grants Administrator the post holder will play a crucial role in helping the Institute to maximise research income through the provision of high level support services.

Key duties include;

  • Providing specialist support and guidance to Group Leaders and Research staff wishing to submit proposals for research funding.
  • Assisting Group Leaders to cost and price projects.
  • Activate new awards on the University Financial system.
  • Assisting the Group Leaders in the financial management of their Research Grant budgets
  • Producing invoices, interim and final financial statements both in sterling and foreign currencies.

The Institute Grants Team performs a unique function within the University by combining the departmental grants application and management responsibilities with functions traditionally the responsibility of the Research Operations Office (ROO). The post holder will therefore need to develop a close working relationship with the Clinical School Research Office to develop knowledge and understanding of the University’s policies and procedures to ensure that comprehensive and consistent support is being provided.

We are looking for a pro-active individual who is highly numerate, analytical and able to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of accuracy and first class attention to detail. Applicants will also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be confident in dealing with individuals at all levels of seniority. High levels of initiative are required for the role, with the ability to review processes and introduce new ways of working where appropriate in order to ensure the provision of an excellent service.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

The closing date is 25th October 2019, with the interview date on week commencing 4th November 2019.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW20945 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Assistant staff
3 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019