Research Administrator

Grade: 2 Salary per annum: £37,661-£45,114 Full Time/ Part Time/Flexible Working Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Length: 12 months Closing Date: 10 July 2022 Job Reference: 84892

Looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your administrative skills to support research into Human health?

The Wellcome Sanger Institute conducts cutting edge genomic research on an unprecedented scale and our administration team plays a vital role in enabling and supporting our science. The Human Genetics Programme has an exciting opportunity where they are currently looking for a Research Administrator to support the Programme, and join our pioneering organisation.

About You:

Providing dedicated support to the Faculty Teams within the Human Genetics Programme, our Research Administrators need to take a collaborative approach to their work. You will have proven experience of working within a scientific research environment. We are looking for individuals who can provide an efficient administrative service and facilitate effective communication between the Programme, key internal stakeholders and external partners. Strong project management skills, as well as recent experience of handling budgets and producing high quality grant applications, reports and briefing materials will be advantageous. A good understanding of the governance and regulation of the use of human samples is essential as many of our projects use human materials.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to provide administrative support to amazing scientific research then we welcome your application. You would be joining a tight-knit team within an Administration Network that promotes personal and professional development, thus giving you the chance to grow within the role and build your potential.

We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

Essential Skills

  • Previous scientific experience or qualification
  • Previous experience of working in a science programme or equivalent environment
  • Proven experience of effective communication with internal and external customers
  • Provide experience of coordinating briefing materials across a range of subjects
  • Experience of producing, managing, and reporting on budgets
  • Knowledge and understanding of scientific third party funding
  • Ability to apply project management methodology as required
  • Exceptional organiser with the ability to prioritise and manage work load
  • Good understanding of the governance and regulation of the use of human samples
  • Excellent IT skills, including Excel
  • Well-developed negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to write and structure reports
  • Excellent attention to detail

Personal Attributes:

  • Clear understanding of issues of confidentiality
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
  • Solution focused 
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships

Ideal Skills


  • Educated to degree level in a scientific subject 


Other information

We will consider applications for full time/part time hours, this can be discussed further at interview stage.

Application Process:

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter, outlining how you meet the criteria set out above and in the job description.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and the role may close early when a successful appointment is made.

If you wish to learn more about this role, please contact Kalia Dede directly.

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