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Doctoral Programme Administrator (Engineering Biology)


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

May 06, 2024 12:00PM


About the role

We are seeking a full-time Doctoral Programme Administrator to fulfil the administrative duties associated with running a Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering Biology.  The Programme Administrator will be situated at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Headington.  The post is fixed-term until September 2029 in the first instance.


The Administrator will be the administrative and finance lead for the Programme and will ensure delivery of a doctoral training programme with a budget of circa £14M.  You will operate across all aspects of the programme, coordinating the administrative and financial activities associated with the CDT.  You will be the first point of contact for public and internal queries related to the programme and will have operational responsibility for the relationship with the programme’s sponsor, as well as all industry partners associated with the programme. You will also be responsible for setting up the systems needed for the general operating of the Centre and be accountable for adherence to university and funder regulations.


About you

You should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, as well as experience of academic administration and working with students.  Financial experience with strong numerical skills is also essential, along with experience of monitoring and presenting budgets as well as the ability to understand, interpret and present complex data in a range of forms.  Previous experience with administration of a postgraduate course will be viewed favourably.


What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:


•       An excellent contributory pension scheme

•       38 days annual leave

•       A comprehensive range of childcare services

•       Family leave schemes

•       Cycle loan scheme

•       Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

•       Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans


The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.


Application Process

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mrs Katherine Baysan ( or Professor Robert Carlisle (


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on 6May 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Mrs Katherine Baysan

Contact email