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We are seeking to appoint a Personal Assistant to the Chair of Virology, Professor Polly Roy, with administrative and secretarial support for three days per week. The post holder will work closely with Professor Roy, including formatting scientific documents for grant applications and publication & maintain a publications database in EndNote, as well as general administrative, financial and purchasing tasks to ensure the smooth running of the office. 

The successful applicant will have considerable experience of working as a personal assistant or secretary, preferably in an academic setting so they are familiar with academic terminology, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and an ability to proof-read scientific documents and draft correspondence. An interest in biological science is desirable but not essential.

The post is funded by the School and is available until 31st July 2022. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 2 scale in the range £22,531 – £24,604 pro rata per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made online via our website at Please quote reference.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  

Closing Date: 29 Mar 2020
Category: Professional Support

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