Project Manager and Administrator for European Commission REA Cooperation Programme Ref 581

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fixed term until 31 December 2017, Part time – 0.25 FTE
Salary range:  starting at £30,728 and rising to £36,661 per annum, pro rata.  It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.
Closing date for applications:  22 August 2014
Expected start date: As soon as possible


The University of Sussex invites applications for a Project Manager and Administrator.

You will support “The Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project (HELP)” a  European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA) funded SPACE cooperation programme.  This four-year programme aims to provide new techniques, tools and data to enable astronomers in Europe to capitalise on the surveys of the distant Universe made by the European Space Agency mission Herschel.  HELP brings together eight institutes across Europe and is coordinated by the University of Sussex.  The programme has 13 highly interconnected work-packages and a broad range of deliverables with a tight schedule.

As Project manager and Administrator you will have a very important role in ensuring that the project meets its ambitious targets, including maintaining, developing and overseeing the project schedule and smooth running of project meetings and local and international scientific meetings.  You will report directly to the Principal Investigator Seb Oliver.

More details of the HELP project can be found on  

Enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Seb Oliver (

Candidates should complete an application form and include a CV.

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