Part-time Project Support Co-ordinator
Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 6: £28,660 – £34,186 p.a. (pro rata)
This is an opportunity to work at the heart of a major new research project. The QuantumBirds project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Professor Peter Hore (University of Oxford) and Professor Henrik Mouritsen (University of Oldenburg, Germany), will study the mechanism by which migratory songbirds detect the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field for the purpose of navigation.
The Project Support Co-ordinator will make an essential contribution to the success of the project, providing administrative and finance support for the project team. You will help to ensure that the project is run efficiently and effectively in line with ERC terms and conditions. This will involve planning, administration of finances, reporting, and communication, ensuring that procedures are followed. You will play a key role in helping to organise the project’s varied research activities, both in Oxford and Oldenburg, which will involve both close and regular liaison with the project research team, and maintaining effective communication within the project.
The individual must demonstrate the ability to work independently in supporting all aspects of project management, in close liaison with the PI, and will be expected to provide evidence of relevant experience. He or she will need to be pro-active, and have a high degree of flexibility and self-motivation to ensure that all elements run smoothly, and the ability to troubleshoot problems while providing support for the project and its team members.
You will need to have experience in administration, preferably in higher education or a similar field with proven experience of prioritising a varied workload and evidence of working to challenging, often competing, deadlines and specified objectives and milestones, have strong IT skills, including email, Word, Excel and experience of using web pages to record and maintain information.
You will be based in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 11 February 2019 can be considered.