Research Grants and Finance Coordinator

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.

Joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit presents an excellent opportunity to become part of a small, friendly team dedicated to supporting the administration of research grants and departmental finances. Although prior experience in a financial setting is required, comprehensive training will be provided in the specialized grants field if necessary. The post will play a key role in the financial management and administration of the department's research grants, and all elements of finance processes. The role holder will support the Unit's research by leading the costing process for new grants, ensuring all costs are accounted for, and helping with the administrative aspects of application submissions. They will also analyse and report on existing and closing grants, forecasting expenditure to enable Principal Investigators (PIs) to manage their awards as well as providing any other administrative assistance required in the grant process and across the Unit's Business Team. In addition, the role holder will also contribute to finance tasks such as updating the finance system, coding expenses claims and amending payroll coding.

You will have previous research grants administration or accounts experience and experience of financial reporting, analysis and forecasting. You will be an experienced user of Microsoft Office suite and ideally have some knowledge of grant applications and University finance systems. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills, have a high level of attention to detail as well as being self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines.

Alongside a competitive salary, University staff are eligible for a comprehensive package of benefits and services include discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes. The Business Team of the MRC Epidemiology Unit is a friendly, fun team to work in where your contribution to health research will be valued.

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

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Please contact Anice Norman, Business and Finance Manager ( for informal enquiries.

The closing date is 10th March 2024 and interviews will be held 21st and 22nd March 2024.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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 SJ39778 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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