Administrative Support – MLC 2246

Medical Research Council

View Emptiness — Administrative Assist – MLC 2246
Open Date
11/09/2023, 16:45
Shut Date
24/09/2023, 23:55

MRC Mary Lyon Centre

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC) is situated in an increasing science and innovation campus in Oxfordshire and is an internationally famend centre on the forefront of genetics analysis.  Because the hub of the brand new Nationwide Mouse Genetics Community, the specialist amenities and capabilities of the MLC assist plenty of analysis teams throughout the UK to speed up our understanding of human ailments, comparable to most cancers, developmental issues and neurodegeneration. 

The Medical Analysis Council (MRC) is a superb place to work and progress your profession.  The MRC encourages the mixing of medical and discovery analysis to elucidate each illness processes and potential new therapies. The MLC offers important scientific assist for the UK biomedical neighborhood and focuses on preclinical analysis utilizing mouse fashions, which helps medical analysis and remedy discovery.  

The MRC is a wonderful place to develop your self additional and a spread of coaching & growth alternatives can be obtainable to you, together with skilled registration with the Science Council.

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MRC – 5

Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

£27,600 every year


Technical & Scientific Professionals

Full Time

Total objective:

The Administrative Assist (Inside title: Export Coordinator) function will assist Harwell’s standing as a nationwide/worldwide centre for mouse sources. Our purchasers embrace an in depth community of UK collaborators and abroad purchasers. The first perform of this function can be to coordinate the exportation of distinctive mouse fashions and different organic supplies to the scientific neighborhood around the globe.    

The post-holder will report on to the Shopper Interface Supervisor and can work carefully with the opposite members of the Shopper Interface crew and Harwell workers to maximise operational effectivity. 

Expertise inside an outward-facing surroundings, customer support or administration function could be perfect. This function will go well with an individual who has an inherent ability to study and the fervour to develop, as full coaching and assist can be supplied.   The post-holder will have to be a crew participant, buyer targeted, possess glorious communication expertise, and have a eager eye for element. 

Predominant Duties/Key Tasks:

Working inside a crew surroundings at Medical Analysis Council Harwell (MRC), the post-holder’s principal duty can be to assist the processes concerned in transport mouse sources to/from MRC Harwell. 

Examples of the kind of exercise this will likely contain are:

  • Working with different members of workers devoted to dissemination of sources and aiding them as and when essential
  • Helping with the upkeep of the frozen archive
  • Liaising with investigators inside the MRC and different universities/institutes to coordinate the dissemination of mouse sources
  • Finding and packing frozen samples earlier than cargo
  • Coordinating the cargo of reside mice
  • Verifying the main points of shipments being despatched out i.e. inventory ids, mouse numbers, frozen pattern ids
  • Sustaining full and correct particulars of mouse shipments on the laboratory info administration system (Anonymus)
  • Working carefully with different members of workers devoted to the dissemination of sources to make sure that all Materials Switch Agreements and different paperwork are in place, earlier than mouse strains are exchanged
  • Constructing relationships and liaising with courier firms to make sure the secure supply of shipments
  • Serving to to organize stories on the dissemination of MRC Harwell’s sources
  • Making certain that the standard and accuracy of our supply companies are maintained
  • Ordering provides for inventory exports e.g. IATA labels & thermal management models
  • Making ready export documentation previous to cargo and offering purchasers with correct info on the mouse traces being exported

Working Relationships:

The post-holder will report on to the Shopper Interface Supervisor and can be anticipated to develop and preserve good working relationships with different members of the Shopper Interface crew, in addition to scientific workers in any respect ranges, to optimise info circulate and assist a tradition for the switch of information. 

The post-holder will even have to independently develop skilled working relationships with exterior mouse facility managers. 

Different Data:

The post-holder is predicted to play an energetic function in bettering the productiveness of the Shopper Interface crew, whose central exercise is coordinating the alternate of sources between MRC Harwell and the broader scientific neighborhood.  

This submit is suited to an individual who’s a dedicated crew participant and who’s versatile and joyful to embrace work in any respect ranges. They need to even be ready to work together with all kinds of individuals to convey initiatives to a profitable conclusion inside the required timeframe. 

The post-holder could also be anticipated to coach in some laboratory strategies and animal dealing with.  Full coaching and assist can be given.

Equality & Variety:

The MRC values the varied expertise and expertise of its staff and is dedicated to reaching equality of therapy for all.  Our aims are that each one people shall have equal alternatives for employment and development on the idea of their expertise, aptitudes and skills.  The MRC is dedicated to the engagement and retention of the absolute best expertise and to creating an surroundings that encourages excellence in scientific analysis by means of good equality and variety management and administration. 

Company/Native Tasks & Necessities:

The post-holder should always perform their obligations with due regard to the MRC’s:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Equality and Variety coverage
  • Well being and Security coverage
  • Knowledge Safety and Safety coverage 

Job descriptions needs to be reviewed regularly and on the annual appraisal.  Any modifications needs to be made and agreed between the post-holder and their supervisor. 

The above lists should not exhaustive and the post-holder is required to undertake such duties as could fairly be requested inside the scope of the submit.  All staff are required to behave professionally, cooperatively and flexibly according to the necessities of the submit and the MRC.

Schooling/{Qualifications}/Coaching Required:


  • HNC or equal in a science topic


  • BSc in a science topic

Earlier Work Expertise Required:


  • Earlier expertise in an surroundings involving a variety of outward-facing actions and/or administrative duties


  • Expertise working in an surroundings during which items and companies are exchanged inside a tutorial or business organisation

Data and Expertise:


  • Skill to work in a quick tempo, high-throughput service function
  • Skill to work inside a multi-disciplinary crew
  • Skill to grasp/use IT packages and databases 


  • Expertise within the importation/exportation of organic or different supplies
  • Skill to grasp fundamental mammalian organic programs

Private expertise/Behaviours/Qualities:


  • Wonderful communication and interpersonal expertise (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated, with good time administration expertise
  • Skill to prioritise duties effectively
  • Can apply creativeness and impartial considering to quite a lot of challenges
  • Good consideration to element
  • Skill to work independently and use initiative to resolve issues
  • Dedication to offering a superb customer support 


  • A confirmed capacity to work to tight deadlines inside a busy surroundings
  • Skill to take care of a variety of individuals from totally different disciplines and at numerous ranges in an organisation

The post-holder can be required to have the suitable stage of safety screening/vetting required for the function.  UKRI reserves the precise to run or re-run safety clearance as required in the course of the course of employment.
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