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CDT Administrator (UKRI CDT in AI for Biomedical Innovation)

University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics






Application Deadline:

Jul 22, 2024

About the organisation

    The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, is a world-leader in computer science and AI research and teaching, ranked in the top 30 universities in the world in THES and QS rankings by subject.

About the vacancy

    Working as part of the wider Informatics Student Services team (ISS), the post-holder is responsible primarily for the provision of administrative support to staff and students involved in the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in AI for Biomedical Innovation. The programme will recruit and support 5 cohorts of doctoral students and train the next generation of leaders in AI solutions in the biomedical domain for the public good. We are looking for a confident self-starter with a passion for delivering excellent service and support and a keen attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities

    CDT operational support & administration: Provide front-line support to all CDT staff, students & applicants. Liaise with different departments & doctoral programmes to facilitate collaboration & joint events.
    Meeting & event organisation: Provide secretarial & administrative support to organisation of relevant events and meetings
    Student training: Provide operational support to the Centre’s training programme. Assist the Training Leads with practical arrangements for CDT-specific taught courses, masterclasses etc
    Finance & record keeping: Advise on research costs/processes, process expenses/requisitions, monitor student research training support budgets, organise conference travel/accommodation for CDT staff
    Student recruitment and induction: Support annual student recruitment & induction lifecycle
    Communications and reporting: Contribute to development & execution of the CDT communications plan
    Other duties as outlined by CDT Manager/ Informatics Graduate School Manager

Key Competencies

    Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and SharePoint and experience of interrogating and updating specialist databases, with high attention to detail.
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.
    Flexible attitude and experience in customer service.
    Significant experience of working in a busy administrative office, ideally in an HE environment, with proven ability to take initiative and proactively manage competing job demands.
    Experience of committee servicing / minute taking and event management. · Experience in interpreting, applying and advising on complex institutional policies and procedures, preferably in the following areas: purchasing, expenses, student recruitment, on-course student support

Desired Qualifications

    School education to standard grade or equivalent plus a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, with evidence of strong numeracy skills.
University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics

How to Apply

Applications will need to apply via the University vacancies website

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