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Research Projects Administrator

Engineering & Applied Science

Salary:  £25,728 to £30,688 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 August 2020)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 20 September 2017
Interview Date:  Thursday 28 September 2017
Reference:  R170411

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to support the research activities of the Bioenergy Research Group in the execution of its EC and UK Research Contracts. Responsibilities will be varied and include designing and producing newsletters, maintaining and developing websites, disseminating publications, assisting with the financial management of the group, and organisation of meetings in the UK and Europe. 

Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this customer facing role where you will be dealing with a wide range of internal and external enquiries from around the world. This challenging but exciting role will require a high level of organisational skills and initiative and ability to prioritise a varied work load. Educated to at least A-level standard or equivalent and preferably with a degree, you will have relevant experience in an administrative/secretarial role. A high level of computer literacy with proficiency in standard office packages and expertise including experience with spreadsheets and databases is also essential, proficiency in Microsoft Publisher or similar software would be advantageous. The ability to co-ordinate a wide range of activities and to communicate effectively when dealing with a wide range of contacts is also essential. A willingness to travel round Europe is important.

Enquiries may be made of Emma Wylde on 0121 204 3438,

Interviews are due to take place on 28 September 2017.

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