Executive Assistant

22/07/2018, 23:55

Clinical Studies
Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit
Full time
Fixed Term
3 years
35 (part-time hours considered)
£27,784 - £33,924
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The ICR’s Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU) would like to appoint a capable and experienced individual to the role of Executive Assistant to the ICR-CTSU Directors. ICR-CTSU runs a portfolio of national and international phase II/III multicentre randomised controlled trials with a special emphasis on breast, urology and head and neck cancer treatments.

This post is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-motivated person to work in an academic environment at a leading UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit.

The successful applicant will support the ICR-CTSU Directors in the management of their schedules and meetings as well as making national and international travel arrangements and preparing detailed travel itineraries. The post-holder will be fully integrated with the research administration team and provide elements of administrative support to the wider unit.


You should be proactive and have good communication and problem solving skills to be successful in this role. In addition a broad range of administrative experience including maintenance of filing systems, advanced level IT skills and organising and prioritising a varied workload is required. Experience of working within a university or scientific environment would be an advantage.


This appointment is full time (35 hours) and is for 3 years initially. Flexible working options may be considered.


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When applying please provide a supporting statement as to why you are applying for this position and detailing your relevant experience; together with your CV including details of your current salary and the names and addresses of two referees. 

First-round interviews will be held in the week commencing 30 July.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

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Cancer Research UK
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