Administrative and Centre Coordinator for CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
£20,000 to £22,000 per annum depending on experience
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Administrative and Centre Coordinator for CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence

Job Reference : BM&H-12190
Location : Alderley Park
Closing Date : 24/07/2018
Salary : £20,000 to £22,000 per annum depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cancer Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time 37 hours per week
Contract Duration : Available until 31 July 2019 (in the first instance)

About the role:                                                            

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Administrative and Centre Coordinator to join the Administrative Team within the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group (CEP), to assist in coordinating the activities of the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence.

This role is an exciting opportunity to undertake wide-ranging duties, which include; coordinating the production of the Centre’s annual report, working closely with University College London (UCL) colleagues to coordinate the Centre’s activities and meetings, and coordinating all administrative aspects of the Centre including recruitment and finance; as well as supporting CEP colleagues with administrative needs. CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence at Manchester and UCL brings together a unique range of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians within the field of lung cancer research.

About you: 

You will be highly motivated; can work using your own initiative and you will be comfortable communicating at all levels.  Working closely with the Executive Assistant to the Centre’s Co-Director and the CEP Administrative Team, you will be highly organised to ensure the provision of effective and efficient administrative and secretarial support to CEP and the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence.

You should have a degree or equivalent relevant experience. Experience of working within a University/Higher Education Institution, NHS setting or within a research environment would be an advantage. This is a varied role so requires strong multi-tasking skills, IT Skills (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) prioritisation and organisational skills combined with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and meticulous attention to detail.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute? 

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

 We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients.  Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

Additional Information: 

On the 26th April 2017 The Paterson Building, which housed most of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute, caught fire resulting in significant damage. We are striving to rebuild our world-class research facilities and we would like to make you aware that in the meantime, the primary place of work for this position will be at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park, which has excellent facilities to carry out research. We anticipate that this will be for a few years, after which we will return to our original site in Withington, Manchester, next to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Wilmslow Road, M20 4BX).

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: 

Name: Ekram Aidaros


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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