EU Project Manager

London (GB)
£36,677 - £43,152 (Grade 5) 
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

EU Project Manager

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £36,677 - £43,152 (Grade 5) 
Reference: QMUL14716
Date posted: 08-May-2018
Closing date: 05-Jun-2018


We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed EU Project Manager to assist the Project Coordinator in running a four-year collaborative research training project, SAGEX (Scattering Amplitudes: From Geometry To Experiment).

This project is an EU funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Project which commences on the 1st September 2018.   

SAGEX assembles an unprecedented team of top scholars in mathematics, theoretical physics, and symbolic computation with major industry partners to train fifteen Early Stage Researchers in innovative areas of theoretical high-energy physics. The focus of SAGEX is on scattering amplitudes, the quantities which describe the observations of high-energy collider experiments, providing a window into the fundamental structures of nature predicted by relativistic quantum theories.

The post-holder will provide executive administrative support for this high profile scientific research project, which comprises eight teams from different countries across Europe, and has a total budget of around 4 million Euros.

The post holder will be required to manage a range of key activities, from finance management, organization of training schools and international meetings, development and update of the network website, editing the newsletter, coordinating outreach activities, supporting the preparation and writing of the periodic reports for the EC and managing communication among the teams. The post holder will be expected to exercise substantial judgement in assuring effective strategic and operational management of a range of functions, services and activities. Highly developed organization skills and initiative will be required together with strong communication skills. 

Applicants should have a university degree or equivalent experience, as well as project management experience. The post holder will be required to attend some meetings hosted by the project partners across Europe.
The post is full-time and fixed term for up to 4 years, with an expected start date of 3 September 2018. Starting salary will be £36,677 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Kati Schwab, Research Manager, k.schwab@qmul.ac.uk or by telephone on 020 7882 3730.

General information on the SAGEX project can be found at http://sagex.ph.qmul.ac.uk/. Details about the School can be found at http://ph.qmul.ac.uk/.

The closing date for applications is 5th June 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
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