The main purpose of the Research Administrator role is to provide administrative assistance to the smooth running of various activities within the team, including those associated to grant funding, strategic initiatives and meeting coordination.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.
The Research Administrator role reports into the Research Projects Manager and forms part of the Research team at Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Research team is set to deliver an exciting new five-year strategy through a varied portfolio of grant schemes, strategic initiatives, partnerships and by fostering collaboration and innovation. The Research team has expertise in biomedical dementia research and grant management, develops innovative initiatives and produces the content of one of the largest dementia research conferences.
The main purpose of the Research Administrator role is to provide administrative assistance to the smooth running of various activities within the team, including those associated to grant funding, strategic initiatives and meeting coordination. We are looking for a conscientious and dedicated person who will join a busy team at an exciting time.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
- Provide administrative support associated with the funding and running of research projects including processing applications, supporting the peer-review process and coordinating the annual grant-holder reporting period
- Maintain accurate financial records, process invoices and assist with the financial monitoring of research expenditure
- Maintain digital records of grants and support the ongoing maintenance of ARUK's grant management system
- Liaise with the Fundraising and Communications teams to coordinate the restriction of funds to research projects
- Organise and assist with the running of research meetings and events by coordinating schedules, travel and accommodation arrangements, venue hiring, catering, courier collections and deliveries, and liaising with meeting attendees
What we are looking for:
- Experience of supporting teams in an administrative capacity
- IT competency and knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Team worker and flexible in approach
- Enthusiastic and professional manner
Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.
Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum, plus benefits.
*Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Research Executive.
The closing date for applications is the 12 December 2021, with interviews to be held on the 16/17 December 2021. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time.
To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please review the vacancy information pack or visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.
Should you have any questions or wish to discuss your application further, please contact the HR Team.