Job Description

Researcher for qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to e-cigarette use in drug and alcohol services.


Relevant doctoral qualification in health services research or similar


Qualitative research skills applied to pharmacy context 


This job is to analyse mouse mutants with defects in the craniofacial region.



Masters in Regenerative medicine or other relevant subject



Experience of the below is essential:


Confocal imaging

Histology and microtoming

Knowledge of the murine craniofacial system: including the bones of the head

Mouse colony maintenance

Publication history in Craniofacial Biology


Query handling, dealing with colleagues and external stakeholders via email

Data inputting

Looking at information in different data sources

Generating documentation for students

Arranging student interviews

Other similar responsibilities




Some basic experience and/or relevant administrative skills. Self sufficiency in office IT skills

The Department of Psychosis Studies is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Executive Assistant (EA) to provide professional support to the Head of Department and the department executive team. The post holder will be liaising with a range of people at all levels across KCL, i.e., academics, researchers, students, and staff in central administration across the college.


The post holder is expected to provide comprehensive administrative support to the senior team in Psychosis Studies and specifically to Head and Deputy Heads of Department and Psychosis CAG Academic Lead, including to prioritise and manage the diary, deal efficiently and timely with communications and correspondence, arrange department meetings and take minutes, make travel arrangements, process and manage financial paperwork. The post holder will assist the School Manager (HR & Finance) with finance and HR related administration.

The post holder will have substantial relevant experience in this role. They will have experience in providing high level administrative and personal support to a senior staff member, using a range of IT software packages. Excellent communication and influencing skills, including excellent spoken and written English, experience in organising meetings and events, servicing research groups and meetings and proven ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.

The role would suit someone who is proactive, innovative, able to work autonomously and as part of the wider department/ School team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality and timely executive assistance to the Head and Deputy Head of Department and Psychosis CAG Academic Lead in respect of diary and correspondence management, providing briefing documents and background materials.

  • Organise and support meetings, round tables, workshops, and visits by external/international delegations, including contacting speakers and attendees, arranging logistics (catering, venue booking), preparing the agenda, writing the minutes and coordinating follow-up action as required.

  • Arrange travel and accommodation in compliance with King’s Travel Policy. Support with obtaining visa, risk assessments and insurance where required.

  • Provide local support of honorary contracts, visiting appointments and KHE passports for affiliates of the department in collaboration with the School Manager (HR & Finance).

  • Support departmental and grant financial monitoring.

  • Liaise with the finance team regarding invoicing, purchase orders, expenses and payments as required.

  • Work flexibly as part of a team, supporting colleagues and other functions in times of high-volume activity.

  • ​Undertake the H&S Rep Role for the department and at least another safety role (e.g., fire marshal, DSE assessor, first aider) as required, following all the relevant training.


This job description reflects the core activities of the post. There may be changes in the emphasis of duties and it is expected that the post holder recognises this, adopting a flexible approach to work and willingness to participate in training. Day-to-day activities and responsibilities will be determined by the School/department priorities and needs and will inform specific objectives and tasks to be undertaken by post holders. 


  1. Demonstrable knowledge and skills in business operations acquired through previous roles/qualifications.



Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrable knowledge and skills in business operations acquired through previous roles/qualifications.

  2. Experience in providing high-level administrative and/or personal support to a senior executive using a range of IT software packages and databases.

  3. Experience in complex diary management.

  4. Experience in organising and supporting formal committees, meetings, events and taking minutes.

  5. Excellent communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English, in formal documents, letters, emails and other communications.

  6. Ability to manage financial paperwork and a good level of numeracy.

  7. Proactive approach with the ability to work independently and flexibly, manage and prioritise workload, work under pressure in a busy environment, and meet deadlines.

  8. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, handle situations sensitively, exhibit a high level of awareness and confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

  9. Excellent people skills with the ability to work with staff at all levels, inside and outside the organisation, with assurance and ease.

  10. Confident in making independent decisions and knowing when to escalate.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience working in the higher education sector and familiarity with HE administration.

  2. Proven commitment to ongoing skills development.