ERC Project Administrator

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a part-time project administrator (0.5 FTE) to support the management of the Department's European Research Council (ERC) grants.  The postholder will report to the Department's Finance and Research Administrator, who has extensive expertise in grant management, but will also liaise directly with the project Principal Investigator(s).  Primarily, the postholder will support the delivery of the MAFRAN grant (Mathematical Frontiers in the Analysis of Many-particle Systems).

The postholder will be responsible for the administration required by the ERC (e.g. timesheets for all staff on the grant) as well as a wide variety of grant activities, for example assisting with recruitment and collaboration visits, maintaining websites, monitoring publications and organising conferences/workshops.  The postholder will be expected to work closely with others in the Department's administration team as well as with the staff and students working on the grants.

The successful candidate should be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent standard/NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience, as well as having experience working in an administrative/secretarial role. S/he should have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills together with excellent IT skills to include familiarity with databases, spreadsheets and editorial software. S/he should be able to demonstrate knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Project Administration.

Further details can be obtained by emailing

Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning 18 September.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In the Suitability for the Role section please indicate how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria as described in the Further Particulars. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included, at least one of whom should be contactable if you are invited to attend an interview.

Please quote reference LF13008 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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