Overall purpose:

To assist with the operational requirements within the MRC Centre for Macaques and provide support to the CFM operational team including record keeping, procurement, and managing the quality management system.

Main duties / key responsibilities:

Team assistance:

  • Arranging travel and associated bookings
  • Co-ordinating security screening and visitors to site
  • Booking rooms
  • Arranging training courses 
  • Record management

  • Adding data to databases and excel spreadsheets
  • Verifying existing data on the database/spreadsheet
  • Managing SOP and Risk Assessment data bases
  • Managing training databases
  • Preparing for audits 
  • Meetings

  • Attending site meetings and liaising with building services
  • Take minutes and make notes 
  • Procurement

  • Placing orders and receipting goods
  • Sourcing suppliers
  • Arranging travel
  • Working relationships:

    Member of a team working under supervision of senior personnel

    Individual would be expected to communicate with external suppliers, contractors and UKSBS.

    Equality & Diversity:

    The MRC values the diverse skills and experience of its employees and is committed to achieving equality of treatment for all. Our objectives are that all individuals shall have equal opportunities for employment and advancement on the basis of their skills, aptitudes and abilities. The MRC is committed to the engagement and retention of the best possible talent and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in scientific research through good equalities and diversity leadership and management.

    Corporate/Local responsibilities & requirements:

    The job holder must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the MRC’s;

  • Code of Conduct
  • Equality and Diversity policy
  • Health and Safety policy
  • Data Protection and Security policy
  • Job descriptions should be reviewed on a regular basis and at the annual appraisal. Any changes should be made and agreed between the post holder and their manager. 

    The above lists are not exhaustive and the job holder is required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post. All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and the MRC.

    Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications / Training required:


    Qualified to at least Btec, A-level standard in a biological science, have qualification involving basic data analysis


    Experience in using databases

    Previous work experience required:


    Work with record keeping/ data analysis and have experience in co-ordinating operational roles 


    Previous laboratory management experience

    Knowledge and experience:


    Good communication skills, attention to detail, genuine interest in the welfare of animals, computer skills including excel, familiarity with manipulating spreadsheets 


    Experience of working to SOPs and computerised record keeping, Ideally experience of working as part of a team

    Personal skills/behaviours/qualities:


    The applicant should be able to work as part of a team and work under the supervision of senior personnel.

    The MRC is a great place to work and progress your career, be it in scientific research or the support functions.The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. The MRC is an excellent place to develop yourself further and a range of training & development opportunities will be available to you, including professional registration with the Science Council.

    Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

    Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our people. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As “Disability Confident” employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

    UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

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