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Project Coordinator

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£28,203 to £30,440
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

School/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 3.5 hours per week. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type:Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: until 31 July 2028
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £28,203 to £30,440 per annum, pro rata (3.5 hours per week)
Apply by: 23/04/2024

Role Description

About the Role

You will provide comprehensive support to the Principal Investigator for running the project (Professor Zhugen Yang), as well as provide support to 5 Researchers at postdoc and PhD level (3 postdocs and 2 PhD students). You will provide a high level of support ensuring smooth interactions across the project team and communicate with project collaborators and partners. This includes coordinating the project meeting with researchers and collaborators from academia and the industry, as well the necessary laboratory support for Research Fellows and PhD students.

Working in an exciting, dynamic research environment, you will assist in the co-ordination of the academic research, leadership and administrative responsibilities of the research group. You will ensure the effective regular coordination all aspects of meeting and diary support, working closely with colleagues in the Centre of Water, Environment and Development, and Cranfield Water colleges, across the University and externally to ensure co-ordination on relevant issues.  You will also independently make arrangements for events, e.g., annual project meeting with all partners and collaborators.

About You

You should have considerable previous experience of project coordination and the ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload efficiently to meet deadlines, coping with unpredictable volumes of work without supervision. Preferably you will have experience working on research projects and interaction skills with PhD and Research Fellows. Excellent skills in office IT systems and Microsoft 365 applications, including email, word processing, databases are essential, along with an ability to deal with changing office technologies. You should also have excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build effective working relationships with immediate colleagues and to deal appropriately with a wide range of contacts including senior academics and other university staff.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. 

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof Zhugen Yang, Professor of Biosensing and Environmental Health on (T): +44 1234 75 8310 or (E):

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4797.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 23 April 2024


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