Business and Operations Manager

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

This is a demanding position working in a dynamic environment supporting the Head of Department/Institute Director in the overall strategy and development of the Institute and Department and leading in the areas of strategic, financial, human resource, communications and physical resource management.

The post holder will be the Senior Administrative liaison between the Institute and the Clinical School, wider University, hospital and scientific communities including national and international sponsors and institutions.

Based on the Biomedical campus, the IMS-MRL is an internationally leading research institute also providing post graduate education at MPhil and PhD level. Its focus is the study of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine diseases. It has about 210 staff and students, including about 25 Research Group Leaders, many of whom are also medical doctors, which ensures strong links between our laboratory science and its clinical application for the benefit of patients.

The IMS-MRL currently holds research grants totalling in excess of £44 million with an annual expenditure of over £14 million.

In the early 2000s a strategic decision was taken by the University to relocate a group of academics from the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, all of whom were focused on the biology of cell membranes, to the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR). These groups are now managed and supported by CIMR staff and will not be the responsibility of this post holder. The 25 PIs of the IMS-MRL are situated in the Institute of Metabolic Science which was built in 2008 to house the MRL, the MRC Epidemiology Unit (which also focuses on obesity and diabetes) and the out-patient facilities of Addenbrookes for patients with metabolic or endocrine disorders. The MRC Epidemiology unit and the outpatient facilities are managed independently but liaise regularly with the MRL and share some facilities. Some of the core facilities supporting IMS-MRL scientists are housed in different locations in the hospital about 5-8 minutes' walk away

Candidates must have a degree level education or equivalent, with substantial administration experience at a senior level, preferably in a clinical or biological based setting. You will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work, work to tight deadlines, and have excellent people management skills.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jackie Hall

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.

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

Closing date: 6th December 2023

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RG39041 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.

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