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Principal Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 28, 2014.

We are seeking to appoint a Principal Assistant, following the retirement of the current post-holder. This position is key to the development and implementation of the technical facilities required to sustain and enhance the Department's high international profile in research and teaching. The job holder is will ensure best practice in Departmental management of technical services, particularly in respect of safety, security and staff development, to comply with changing requirements.

The job holder will be involved in, and the co-ordination of, refurbishment projects within the Department, taking responsibility for the maintenance of the building and equipment, including negotiating and monitoring service contracts; co-ordinating the procurement of equipment and laboratory supplies (including the preparation of competitive proposals and EU tenders) and costing of technical services for the purpose of financial cost recovery.

The job holder oversees the management of technical and maintenance staff and plays an essential role in recruiting and retaining suitable staff. In addition, the job holder is the Departmental Safety Officer, the Fire Safety Manager and the Asbestos Coordinator and will, in addition, play a leading role in managing health and safety within the Department.

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a relevant biological science and have previous management experience in a senior post in a science related area in either a higher education or industrial setting and be fully aware of current trends in biological science, with particular regard to the improvement of facilities and new developments in equipment. In addition the successful applicant will have excellent motivational and interpersonal skills and have experience in some or all of the following fields: personnel, finance, research, health and safety, estate management, strategic planning, and experience of working in a biological or related research laboratory environment. Experience of supervising staff in a research environment, project management, and implementation of Health and Safety requirements in a research environment are essential. They should be able to provide clear leadership to the technical support team, have the ability to deal sympathetically and effectively with a wide range of people and issues and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Stephanie Morley by e-mail on personl@bioc.cam.ac.uk or please call 01223 333617.

Please quote reference PH03931 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Roving HR/Receptionist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 25, 2014.

Limited tenure - for 12 months

This is a new and exciting role acting as a roving HR/Receptionist covering six departments within the School of Biological Sciences.

Although based within the Department of Biochemistry the role-holder will be expected to travel between and cover planned and unplanned absences in any of the other five participating departments.

The ideal candidate will be self motivated, reliable, well organised, used to dealing with highly confidential information and able to always work quickly, methodically and accurately, with good attention to detail at all times. Excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work, good IT skills, with experience of using Word and Excel will be essential. Knowledge of using personnel database systems and experience of working in an HE environment would be a distinct advantage albeit, an ability to work independently and to take initiative is more important as training will be given where needed.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any queries relating to this post please contact Stephanie Morley - personl@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH03888 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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