Research Project Manager

University of Sheffield - Information School

Contract Type: Fixed-term until end June 2017
Working Pattern: Part-time for 15 hours per week, working pattern to be agreed.  
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Location: Regent Court, Portobello, Sheffield

Summary:

The Information School at the University of Sheffield is recognised nationally and internationally for its world-class research, excellence in teaching, and the achievements of its graduates. It is the leader in its field in the UK, consistently ranked number one in every national Research Assessment Exercise and is a member of the international iSchools organisation, a group of leading cognate schools established to promote the role of the information field in shaping the future of the global information society. The School, headed by Professor Peter Bath, currently has 27 members of academic staff, 12 administrative and technical staff and a large number of research staff and students.

The ESRC-funded “A Shared Space and A Space for Sharing” is an innovative research project looking at the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by difficult and precarious situations such as natural disasters; life-threatening or terminal disease; organ donation; emotional distress and suicidal thoughts; drug use and addiction. The project brings together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds to create new 'transdisciplinary' understandings of issues of sharing, empathy and trust online in these circumstances.

The post-holder will take a lead role in the management of the project, working closely with the Principal Investigator to co-ordinate final aspects of project delivery with alignment from all partner institutions. They will be responsible for co-ordinating arrangements for the end of project conference; scheduling and organising external and internal project and advisory board meetings and symposia; booking venues and hospitality; preparing the agenda and distributing any associated papers; taking the minutes and ensuring any follow-up actions are carried out. They will undertake financial administration of the project including monitoring and reporting on expenditure and processing expense claims, ensuring financial directives are adhered to and highlighting any areas of concern to the Principal Investigator. As the project draws to a close, the appointee will also take responsibility for the production of end of project reporting and project closure activity.

Applicants should hold a good first degree (or have equivalent experience) and have experience of project management, preferably in a Higher Education environment.

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