LocationLocation:
Sutton (Greater London)
DepartmentDepartment:
Adult Drug Development Unit
Salary Details:Salary Details:
£35,150-£42,642
Contract:Contract:
Fixed term
External Advertising End Date
04 Aug 2024

Key Information

Salary: Appointments are normally made at the market median salary, however comparable skills and experience will be considered. Future progression is based on annual performance review.
Duration of ContractFixed Term for 12 months 
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 4th August

Job Details

As Executive Assistant you will be required to provide highly efficient, proactive and comprehensive executive assistant support to aid the Head of Division in achieving their strategic and business objectives, successfully prioritising and balancing the varying demands of their specific workloads.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate for this challenging role will have excellent interpersonal skills and ideally a track record of providing personal assistant support at a senior executive level and/or exposure to cancer research. An ability to work flexibly under pressure, manage complex internal and external interactions, and interact effectively with the top executive and scientific teams will be essential for this role. The role includes complex diary management and assisting in the administrative management of laboratory, translational and clinical research, and will involve communicating with not only The ICR, The Royal Marsden and external research partner staff, but also cancer patients and their families. A high level of computer literacy is essential, together with the ability to learn and exploit new software packages as required in order to assist with manuscript, grant and clinical trial protocol preparation and submissions. The successful candidate will also have excellent secretarial skills, including accurate copy typing and experience of developing effective office systems, both manual and electronic. 

Department/Directorate Information

The Drug Development Unit, within the ICR and Royal Marsden, is a dedicated Clinical Trials Unit, with bespoke facilities to conduct early phase clinical trials. 

The Unit, led by Regius Professor Johann de Bono, comprises of clinicians, scientists, and study management staff, and focuses on providing a seamless conduit between pre-clinical drug discovery, proof of principle Phase-1 clinical trials and tumour specific evaluation of novel agents. The Unit undertakes both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials of new anti-cancer drugs. The Unit is rapidly expanding and provides an excellent opportunity for the post holder to develop a variety of skillsets.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Nela Al-Khafaji at [email protected]   

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

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. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

 

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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