Study Administrative Assistant

Department of Neurodegenerative Disease

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £29,802 - £33,075 per annum
  • REF: 1880240
  • Closes: 26th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Study Administrative Assistant in the Department of Neurogenerative Disease, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The UCL Huntingtons Disease (HD) Centre is a world-leading focus of research and clinical care in HD. Current research focuses on identifying the best combination of outcome measures (biomarkers) to assess disease onset and progression, and an increasing number of therapies are now being trialled, offering hope to hundreds of affected patients and families.

Professor Edward Wild leads multiple international studies to evaluate biomarkers and pathways of relevance to HD that will enable the development of new treatments. This includes HDClarity, an ongoing study that generates high quality samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord and may provide information about the brain and nervous system that is impossible to obtain in any way. The post holder will provide administrative support to Professor Wild to enable the smooth day to day running of his research projects and team. The post holder will also work closely with the Study Manager, who oversees HDClarity, and with clinical staff at the study sites and representatives of the study funder, CHDI Foundation, Inc, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments for HD.

The post is available from 1st November 2021 and is funded by CHDI until 30th April 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be educated to a minimum of two A levels or equivalent and have substantial administrative experience with an interest in financial management. Experience of working in a Higher Education environment is essential, as is substantial experience working in a medical office environment. IT proficiency, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong problem solving skills and demonstrable flexibility and adaptability are also required.

Further Details

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

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (email:

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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

26 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

06 Dec 2021

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