Team Administrator and PA (Part-time)

We are seeking an experienced and highly effective Team Administrator and PA to join the Training Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), which organises a world-renowned training programme reaching thousands of people each year.

Your role
You will work as part of a close-knit team offering an effective administrative service, reporting to the Events Manager. Your day-to-day duties will include making complex international travel arrangements, processing travel reimbursements, providing diary management at an executive level to the Head of Training and other similar tasks.

You have
This position would suit a highly motivated and dynamic self-starter, with experience of administrative support, preferably in an academic environment. You will have excellent organisational and communicative skills and some experience of PA support. The ability to demonstrate experience of working both independently as well as part of a team is important. An excellent working knowledge of Windows, MS office, email and web applications is required.

You might also have
Experience of organising events and working in an international environment is desirable but not essential. Database entry and analysis, and knowledge of project management tools may also be an advantage.

Why join us
At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

Application Instructions: 

What else do I need to know
Please note that this position is part-time and the salary advertised is the full-time equivalent of Grade 3, further details will be provided at interview.

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To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.

Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

Application Closing Date: 
01 May