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Team Administrator - Scientific Operations - 25 hours per week

Salary range: £16,614 - £17,568 (Prorated 25 hours per week including Monday & Friday) plus excellent benefits

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute conducts cutting edge genomic research and we are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Team Administrator to join the Scientific Operations admin team.

The role is will involve delivering high level administrative support to the Scientific Operations Senior Leadership Team. This will include, but will not be limited to, diary organisation and coordination, meeting support, arranging travel where necessary, ensuring all visitors are registered to come on site and help the delivery of team objectives.

The successful candidate will need to be able to prioritise their work load in a very busy, dynamic environment with often rapidly changing priorities, and they will need to be flexible and have a positive approach to their work. It is important that the successful candidate is a fast learner and has the confidence to ask questions.

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Essential Skills

  • Proficient in multiple diary management
  • Minute taking as well as the organisation of committee meetings and management of action lists
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written) and a confident communicator able to build relationships with all levels of staff
  • A proactive approach to supporting senior members of staff
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • A flexible approach, able to manage priorities and to respond to changes in workload at short notice
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also the ability to work independently
  • Computer literacy to include the Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

Ideal Skills

  • Previous experience in coordinating projects
  • Visio skills

Other information



The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Applications will be considered on an on-going basis.