Project Administrator in Autism

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£27,285 - £28,936
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Project Administrator in Autism
Department: Laboratory for Innovation in Autism
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (
Staff Category: Administrative and Professional
Reference No: 101768
Reports To: Principal Investigator
Grade:    6
Salary Range:    £27,285 - £28,936
Contract Type:    16 months
FTE:    0.6 (21 hours per week)    
Closing Date:    Sunday, 17 December 2017

Applications are invited for a Project Administrator to support and coordinate a diagnostic trial in early assessment of autism spectrum disorder, funded by Harimata in Poland through the European Union Horizon 2020 and co-ordinated by the Laboratory for Innovation in Autism at the University of Strathclyde.  As Project Administrator, you will work closely with the Trials Manager and Trials Lead, the research team in the Laboratory for Innovation in Autism, and liaise with external academic and clinical partners in our partner countries to ensure the effective management of our team’s research, especially between the UK, Sweden and Poland.  You will be responsible for the provision of effective and efficient project support and coordination of the Trials Consortium work and that of the Laboratory.  You will collate and co-produce documentation such as financial and project update reports with the Laboratory Director and Consortium partners for submission to our funders and also support the research team in producing and submitting reports and publications.  The postholder will develop online content and design outlay with support from research team when required.

You will be responsible for uploading, publishing and disseminate relevant study information internally and externally on online platforms such as the Laboratory’s website, social media platforms.  You may take responsibility to maintain internal databases if qualified to do so, with support from the team.
The post holder will also manage related networking and engagement mechanisms to facilitate the study and will contribute expertise and experience to the organisational planning of the trial and the research of the Laboratory for Innovation in Autism.  You will also have responsibility for co-ordinating meetings, minute taking, collating and submitting periodical reports to our funders at Harimata (Poland) for submission to the EU, managing and reviewing budgets, managing contracts between clinical sites (NHS and Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre in Gothenburg), and as required over the course of work of the team.

This role is pivotal to the effective delivery of this trial and management of our collaborations is critical to the success and impact of the Trials Consortium (Strathclyde, Glasgow, Gothenburg, and Aberdeen Universities) and this research group (between Biomedical Engineering, Education, Psychology and international partners) as we grow into a fully fledged multidisciplinary centre. 

The successful candidate will have strong previous experience independently managing the administration and coordination of similar projects, preferably gained through previous clinical trials or management of research grants in higher education or industry.  You will be able to work with accuracy and attention to detail, and demonstrate good IT skills, including experience of managing web content and social media presence. We are looking for an adaptable colleague and team player who is able to communicate effectively with the project team, partners and colleagues, in relation to the trial and wider research.  Previous relevant experience working in an academic or industry related environment is essential for this post. 

This is an exciting and challenging position which will provide an ambitious and committed candidate with valuable experience within a multi-site, multi-country University and clinical collaborative research environment.  This position is available immediately.  An interest in child development, digital health, or autism and some experience in smart tech or digital health are desirable.   This post is initially offered on a fixed term basis, initially for 16 months, subject to further funding and continuation of the project. 

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr. Jonathan Delafield-Butt, Reader in Autism and Child Development ( / 0141 444 8053).


Formal interviews for this post will likely be held on Thursday, 21 December 2017.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.