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Research Support Administrator (Fixed Term)

Department of Land Economy


The Department of Land Economy is a specialised department within Cambridge, devoted to the multidisciplinary study of land, property, the environment and resource management. The two primary disciplines are law and economics. The department has approximately 100 Staff (Academic and Administrative) and more than 300 students, including a fast-growing postgraduate programme with approximately 100 MPhil students, 150 Tripos students as well as 65 PhD students. The department is relatively small by Cambridge standards, with a lively and active group of staff and students, operating within an intensive research-oriented environment.

The role holder plays a central part in the support and co-ordination of the Department's research activities and the development and further expansion of the Department's research profile. Responsible to the Administrative Officer (AO), the role holder works under the direction of the Director of Research and AO and is expected to help the Department achieve and maintain excellence in research and to take the lead in implementing best practice by putting in place the operational aspects which will support the Department's research strategy. S/he will also be looked to for advice on interpreting University policies and procedures and those of sponsors in order that the Department maintains a positive image both inside and external to the University. The role holder also supports the Director of Research in promoting and encouraging additional research activity by co-ordinating applications to the Department's own Research Development Funds.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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For further information please contact Samantha Wyatt. Administrative Officer,

Please quote reference JP19869 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP






Assistant staff


10 July 2019

Closing date

10 August 2019

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