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Research Administrator

London (Greater) (GB)
£37,332 per annum pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance.
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Professional Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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Job description

The Health Service & Population Research Department is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Administrator to support an international research project led by Professor Craig Morgan. 

The International Research Programme on Psychoses in Diverse Settings (INTREPID) project is a 5-year international research programme funded by the MRC. The goal of the programme is to transform our knowledge of and responses to psychotic disorders globally by: (1) delivering novel research programmes on medium-term course and outcomes, homeless populations, and putative mechanisms of risk and relapse, (2) establishing a global study catalogue and data sharing platform, and (3) implementing a structured set of activities in each setting to ensure findings inform the development, and ultimately testing, of bespoke interventions. 

The postholder will work closely with the Project Coordinator and Project Lead, providing high quality administrative support, ensuring the smooth running of all day-to-day activities. 

The role is suitable for someone who can effectively manage competing priorities, has good attention to detail and is able to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues. 

This post will be offered on a part-time (40% FTE) fixed-term contract for 1 year.

Key responsibilities

  • Operational support for the INTREPID project led by Professor Craig Morgan. 
  • Organising regular meetings, preparing agendas, taking and disseminating minutes and pursuing action points. 
  • Coordinating international visits, acting as intermediary between external and internal colleagues, responding proactively to enquiries. 
  • Coordinating travel arrangements, liaising between colleagues and travel agency. 
  • Carrying out day-to-day procurement and purchasing of goods and services in line with university and funder guidelines. 
  • Managing the financial transactions of the research project including processing orders, invoices and expenses. 
  • Supporting the Research Grants team in preparing financial reports to the funder including collating and ensuring accurate completion of research timesheets. 
  • Providing financial reporting to the project lead.   

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria

1.       Strong knowledge and skills of research support acquired through previous roles. 

2.       Proficient levels of numeracy and experience of budget management and tracking using financial software. 

3.       Relevant working experience of using Excel, Word and other Microsoft applications (e.g., SharePoint). 

4.       Effective communication and interpersonal skills in order to receive, understand and relay day-to-day operational ideas or information to various groups. 

5.       Effective at working independently and as part of a team to contribute to broader team’s goals and objectives. 

6.       Exceptional organisational and time management skills, with ability to organise workload and manage competing priorities. 

7.       Excellent accuracy and attention to detail, with ability to follow and adapt to new procedures and processes. 

Desirable criteria

1.       Experience of working within Higher Education or research sector. 

2.       Experience of working with global collaborators and partners


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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