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Project Administrator

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£16,012 - £34,645 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

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Application closing date: 06/05/2024
Salary: £32,024 - £34,645 per annum. Actual salary for 0.5 FTE is £16,012 - £17,322.50 per annum
Job category/type: Professional Support

The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Project Administrator.      

The successful candidate will be an active member of a cross-Faculty research team monitoring pathogen levels and antimicrobial resistance within selected wastewater treatment plants and nursing home sites across Northern Ireland. This person will support the development of the infrastructure, processes and procedures which are required to initiate, develop, accredit, and manage this high-level research programme.  

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant academic or vocational qualifications e.g. 2 A Levels or NVQ Level 3 in Administration or Business Management or equivalent.
  • Significant vocational/relevant experience, to include at least 4 years in the successful management of an organisation dealing with data management and research in a competitive research environment.
  • A proven record in the management of significant resources, including human, physical and financial planning, purchasing,
  • analysing and reporting.
  • Planning and project management experience, to be able to manage a varied workload as well as a number of projects/initiatives simultaneously and to balance competing pressures, deadlines and demands.
  • Demonstrated experience as a successful and effective decision maker capable of following through objectives in complex and challenging situations.     

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.    

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE/2.5 days per week) , fixed term post available until 31 March 2025. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.  

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.   

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)        

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.        

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Andrew Lee at           

Candidate Information
About the School
Attractive Reward Package
Further Information for International Applicants 

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