Combining the power of nature and genomics to create new medicines

DemurisTM has a large portfolio of drug projects and state-of-the-art platform technologies in natural product discovery, design and production

The rise in drug resistant pathogens is causing serious health concerns and an increasing economic burden. There is a growing demand for new agents to treat these evolving diseases. Demuris is developing a suite of new antibiotic compounds active in key areas of unmet medical need.

The starting points for Demuris’ portfolio of new drug project portfolio lies in a unique collection of Actinomycete bacteria. These organisms specialise in making natural product (NP) compounds with powerful biological activities that kill or manipulate the behaviour of surrounding organisms, including bacteria, fungi, plants and animals.

Demuris is also developing advanced molecular biology and synthetic biology methods to identify new NPs, and manipulate them to make better drug-like molecules and at much higher yields.

Demuris can also offer its technology platform as a service for academics and companies wishing to discover and develop new drugs.

... only a fraction of the natural products that these bacteria are capable of making has been screened

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Vacancy for part-time Administration Manager at Demuris

Demuris have a part-time vacancy for an Administration Manager to start on 1 August 2019 for a fixed 12-month period (maternity cover).

Administration Manager

CONTRACT TYPE: FIXED TERM FOR 12 MONTHS (MATERNITY COVER)
HOURS OF WORK: PART TIME (UP TO 26 HOURS)
SALARY: NEGOTIABLE
START DATE: 1 AUGUST 2019
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 24 JUNE 2019

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Finance

  • Manage company bank accounts, credit card and petty cash
  • Provide financial data to management team
  • Prepare documents and transfer information to company accountant in relation to payroll, statutory and management accounts, Corporation Tax returns, VAT returns, and R&D Tax Credits

Research and Development Grants

  • Produce costings for grant applications
  • Manage reporting and financial claims for grants, including virements and extensions
  • Arrange quarterly grant meetings and ensure all reporting paperwork is in place

HR

  • Manage policies including annual leave, sickness absence, maternity and paternity leave, and company handbook
  • Arrange job adverts, interviews and reference requests
  • Manage employee contracts, payroll set up, pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, annual leave, sickness absence and Personal Development Reviews
  • Maintain all HR records

Other

  • Produce purchase orders and place supplier orders
  • Process and pay supplier invoices
  • Create and process customer invoices and payments
  • Arrange customer contracts and proposals, and supplier service agreements
  • Organise all meetings and liaise with the management team to ensure complete communication of information, including agendas, minutes and reports
  • Manage email/website hosting system, domain names and website
  • Arrange conference attendance, travel, accommodation, postage and couriers, expenses and insurances
  • Maintain office systems
  • Carry out all other administrative duties and provide efficient and effective administrative support to the management and scientific teams

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level or significant equivalent experience in a similar role
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of UK research funding environment (desirable)
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to deadlines, with attention to detail
  • Ability to follow guidelines and work autonomously as needed
  • Excellent time management, planning, organisation and project management skills
  • Excellent organisational, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to interpret financial information and conduct basic analysis
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

How to apply

To apply please submit the following documents to enquiries@demuris.co.uk:
  • CV (include names and contact details of at least two referees and their relationship to the applicant)
  • Covering letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role

Informal enquiries should be directed to Mrs Claire Ellis, Administration Manager (0191 580 6177 claire.ellis@demuris.co.uk).

Demuris Limited
The Biosphere, Draymans Way, Newcastle Helix,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5BX, UK

Tel: +44 (0)191 580 6177

Email: enquiries@demuris.co.uk

Demuris Limited is registered in England, company number: 06255507

Demuris Limited 2015