Project Manager

University of Exeter - Research Support (College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

21.90 hours per week

We are looking for a Project Manager to support an EPSRC-funded project “Models to Decisions”. This part-time (60% of full time) post is available from January 2017 for 24 months.

The project involves working with a network of researchers involved in researching the use of mathematical models in making decisions under uncertainty. The range of disciplines will be large, from mathematics and statistics through the physical and biological sciences to psychology, philosophy and the humanities. The network will fund a number of small research “miniprojects” (up to £25k each in a number of schemes) and workshops, and run an annual conference involving academics and key partners from the both the public and private sectors and other research institutes and networks.

The project manager will be responsible for assisting with the set-up and running of the network and thereafter, provision of effective and efficient day-to-day administration and management. The post holder will work with the project Principal Investigator Peter Challenor at Exeter and the Co-Investigator Catherine Powell from the University of Manchester, along with a number of management, expert panel and advisory committees and members of the network from a range of UK institutions to ensure delivery of the project aims.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, be a good communicator and have excellent project management skills. It will be helpful but not essential if the appointee has a background knowledge of mathematical or statistical sciences and some previous experience of project management and/or running scientific meetings.

The starting salary will be £33,943 - £36,001 per annum (pro rata) on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information, please contact Prof Peter Challenor, email P.G.Challenor@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 726634.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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