Administrative Assistant: Clinical Trials Assistant

University College London

Ref Number
Professional Expertise
Administration and Business Support
School of Life & Medical Sciences (B02)
Working Pattern
Full time
£32,331 – £37,548
Contract Type
Working Type
On site (> 80% of working time)
Available for Secondment
Closing Date

The Centre for Clinical Microbiology has an ongoing programme of research focused on investigating better treatments and methods of monitoring treatment of tuberculosis. An important aspect of this activity is the oversight of laboratories at Clinical Trial Sites. Beyond Clinical Trials and experimental microbiology a substantial part of our work is capacity development, we provide training for laboratory scientists, both on site around the world and in London, participating in several networks designed to enhance skills in microbiology laboratories. You can learn more about the Centre at

We are recruiting an administrator to join the Centre for Clinical Microbiology clinical trials team and support the wider CCM activities.
The successful applicant will join the research team, and working with another administrator, provide comprehensive support to our staff, students and visitors across a range of functions. Autumn 2023 sees the initiation of phase 2b/c trials with our key partners and networks, PANACEA (, UNITE4TB ( and the TB Alliance ( Working with the team, the Clinical Trials Assistant will support the delivery of our trials activities. The role requires the ability to work as part of a team, manage a varied and demanding workload, to communicate effectively and build relationships with people at different levels within the organisation, as well as a professional attitude, flexibility, initiative and a commitment to professional development. This post is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

Successful candidates must be educated to A level standard or equivalent relevant work-related experience, must have experience of working in Higher Education or NHS environment and demonstrable experience of excellent organisational ability and attention to detail in a comparable previous post.
Excellent organisation, record keeping skills together with willingness and ability to work as part of a team are essential.
Experience of implementing and maintaining efficient office systems and procedures and ability to update webpages and to maintain a presence on social media are desirable but not essential.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
On-Site nursery
On-site gym
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
Discounted medical insurance

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