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Research Group and Operations Administrator

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Full time, Permanent

The Research Group and Operations Administrator is a member of the department’s professional services team. The main purpose of this role is to ensure smooth running of the department, with a focus on daily and weekly operations and support for a range of professional services processes.  The role holder is responsible for the support to the academic, research and technical staff and the research students in two major research groups (HEP & AMOPP). These are the High Energy Physics group (HEP) and the Atomic, Molecular Optical and Positron Physics (AMOPP).  The Administrator undertakes a range of duties that underpin the research and teaching for the two communities and acts as a focus for enquiries and dissemination of information. The role holder is also responsible for a variety of duties associated with the delivery of goods to the department.

UCL Physics and Astronomy is among the top departments in the UK for this subject area: UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 across a wide range of university rankings – and is currently 8th in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and 4th in the UK for Physics and Astronomy. The Department is committed to supporting excellence in both research and teaching and offers undergraduate BSc and MSci programmes in Physics, Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics as well as a number of Postgraduate Taught Masters courses.  The Physics and Astronomy Department is located in the heart of the historical area of Bloomsbury. Scientific research and study has been a strong feature of UCL since its inception in 1826. We have forged an internationally renowned reputation for being at the forefront of world leading research and providing high class teaching. Those joining us can expect to be part of a dynamic community of Physicists and Astronomers whose enthusiasm for science and innovation is exceptional.

This will be a full-time, open-ended appointment.

This role is an on-site position, with staff expected to spend 100% of their time working on campus. The nature of this role means it can not be carried out remotely.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, good numeracy skills and will be efficient, organised and have good attention to detail.  Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Experience of UCL systems would be an advantage.  They will have excellent time management, with enthusiasm for, and commitment to high quality service provision.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Lucy Keepking, [email protected].

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work — please see to find out more.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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