Research Finance Administrator

Dept of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £29,152 - £34,153 per annum
  • REF: 1874772
  • Closes: 08th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering at UCL is one of the largest such departments in Europe. In 2014, we launched innovative new BEng and MEng degrees in Biomedical Engineering. These programmes include a range of new departmental and cross-faculty modules, incorporating problem and scenario-based learning at all stages. This creates a highly engaging learning environment where students put their theoretical knowledge to practical application. In addition, all programmes have major projects in the final year or years where students work on a major design or research topic.

In addition, we run a range of other undergraduate and graduate degree programmes and are also proud to host internationally leading research groups covering a broad range of activities and spread over several sites. Our staff and students have a diverse range of interests and expertise, covering many areas of physics, engineering, medicine, physiology, computer science, and mathematics. This provides a highly stimulating multidisciplinary environment for learning and for scientific research.

We are looking to recruit a Research Finance Administrator. This position will play a key role in providing pre- and post-award support for the Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering academics by coordinating and supporting research administration processes and practices from inception to completion. The role holder will provide general admin and organisational support in preparing for REF2021, attending and organising Research training and assisting with grant management and reporting when necessary.

The role be responsible for the day-to-day financial operation within the department, administering finance and staffing transactions using MyFinance, MyHR, Worktribe, and various other systems. The post holder will ensure a high quality and timely service to staff and students.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be educated to A Level (Minimum of 2 at grade C or above), or equivalent, or having acquired relevant skills in Finance or Accountancy. Have a high level of numeracy, with the ability to understand and interpret figures and statistics, and undertake standard calculations such as VAT. Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other electronic finance systems (preferably Oracle).Experience of UCL systems would be an advantage.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

8 Mar 2021

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