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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

The Mathematics Graduate Office provides a shared service to the two Mathematics Departments of the University of Cambridge (the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics). The Mathematics Graduate Office was established in January 2014 and provides a combined administration supporting a full range of functions, to include admissions, course management and examination.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Administrative Assistant in the Mathematics Graduate Office. Reporting to the Graduate Office Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for taking the lead in providing administrative support to one or more of the Faculty's graduate programmes, including Part III and the MPhil in Computational Biology courses (250 and 25 students per year respectively). The successful applicant will be required to take overall responsibility for progressing work in their assigned area(s) and to support other members of the team.

The successful applicant should be educated to at least 'A' level standard, and have experience of maintaining office systems and office procedures. The ability to prioritise workload, to pay close attention to detail and to deal with difficult or pressured situations is essential. The ability to work flexibly with team colleagues is an absolute requirement, as is the ability to communicate clearly with others.

The successful applicant will be highly competent in standard software packages (e.g. Word, Excel) and have a standard knowledge of email/internet, together with the ability to learn the University's electronic admissions and graduate records systems. Excellent organisational skills are essential as is experience of, or willingness to learn, web editing. Although it is not expected that the role holder will possess the skill at the outset, it is a requirement that the role holder will be able and willing to learn the mathematical typesetting language, TeX/LaTeX to assist in the production of course documentation as required.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

On the online form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Interviews are expected to be in the week commencing 28 October 2019.

Please quote reference LF20679 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Oct 18th 2019

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