EU Interreg Project Administrator Ref 5741

School/department:  School of Life Sciences 
Hours: full time or part time hours up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 15 December 2021  
Reference:  5741
Salary: starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  26 March 2021
Closing date:  13 April 2021 must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

The Department of Chemistry in the School of Life Sciences wishes to appoint a Project Administrator to support research grant management of our EU Interreg Programme project ‘LabFact: Turning Laboratories into Factories’.

Working closely with the Principal Investigators, the Chemistry Team and the Research Finance Officer in the Research and Enterprise Division, the post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operational administrative and financial support for the research project. The post holder will support the delivery of the project's research goals and objectives by:

• Ensuring that project reporting requirements are met, including ensuring timesheets for all staff are completed;

• Oversight of the project budget to ensure that costs are planned and incurred consistent with University policy to meet agreed project objectives;

• Ensuring that project deliverables are tracked and recorded.

You will need to be confident working with spreadsheets, automated administrative and finance systems, be meticulous and well organised, able to work on your own initiative and within teams, self-managing a varied workload with competing priorities. Ideally, you will have experience of research grant administration.

An overview of research within Chemistry can be found at:

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Download job description and person specification Re 5741 [PDF 172.14KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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