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Research & Database Administrator

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Hours: Full time, 35 hours over 5 days

Salary: c£25,000

Location: Home based with some travel to South East England

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About Action

At Action Medical Research, we’re on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

A UK-wide charity, we’ve been funding medical breakthroughs for nearly 70 years, helping to beat polio, fight meningitis, prevent stillbirths and develop ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Our work is now needed more than ever, including in the battle against COVID-19.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Research, the role will help to provide administrative support for the Research Department and the Director of Research and coordinate the use of the research database. You will assist with grant round administration, correspondence with researchers and the maintenance of the research database, relevant records and files for the department. 

Applicants should have a science degree with excellent IT skills including use of databases and MS Office platforms and an interest in information technology. 

You will be well organised, with proven ability to manage processes and work to tight deadlines at the same time as showing attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital. Experience of research grant administration would be an advantage.

To find out more about the post please read the full job description.
Applications by CV with a supporting statement showing how you meet the skills and experience in the person specification. These should be sent to Bridie Sheridan bsheridan@action.org.uk 13 December 2021. If you have not heard from us by 20 December 2021, then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Benefits include 22 days annual leave plus additional closure days between Christmas and New Year and a Group Flexible Retirement Plan.