Research Administrator

City, University of London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Research Administrator position is in the Centre for Compressor Technology, one of the two multi-disciplinary Research Centres within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics.

We are seeking an administrator to provide an efficient and professional research support service to the Centre for Compressor Technology; working closely with funder and project partners from academic and research institutions and industry to ensure the smooth running of projects and the effective technical and financial reporting to the funder.


General administration for the Research Centre including mailing lists, organization of seminars, budget administration

Conference secretary for the International Conference on Compressors and their Systems held at City, University of London in September 2019. This will include organizing committee meetings, contacting delegates, management of the review process, administration of Conftool, liaising with the events team, sponsors, exhibitors, printers, suppliers (catering, logistics etc)

Administrative support for research & consultancy projects such as, support to the project coordinator, ordering, preparing and submitting project financial reports, collate periodic technical reports, assist with recruitment.

Person Specification

Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Problem solving skills, tact and diplomacy
Good administration support experience in a professional environment
Proactive attitude, work independently with minimum supervision and as a part of the team
Experience on administration of research projects is desirable

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2017

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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