Project Portfolio Manager

University of Oxford - Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford

Oxford Physics pursues forefront research alongside training the next generation of leaders in physics. With an academic staff of over 100, activities range from fundamental particles to the furthest reaches of the universe to manipulating matter on an atomic scale. Oxford physicists are probing new ways to harness solar energy, exploring computation on the quantum scale and revealing the fundamental structure of space and time.

A Project Portfolio Manager is required to assist a group of principal investigators in managing a large research portfolio supporting international projects in climate and exoplanet physics and astrophysics. It will support the Head of Research Grants Administration in managing an increasingly complex and diverse research awards portfolio in physics. The position has a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.

The postholder will be expected to deliver a high quality, efficient and effective service to these PIs, HoRGA and other key stakeholders. This will involve many aspects of the department’s research support activity including the development of robust and efficient procedures to manage awards and anticipate risks; financial management and forecasting; and reporting of scientific and technological outcomes.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable intellectual and analytical skills together with the ability to handle and prioritise a wide portfolio of responsibilities in a challenging environment, and be able to communicate effectively with a range of people. Previous experience of research administration is not essential as training can be given.

Please direct enquiries to Dr Michele Warren (

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 October 2017 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

Closing Date: 02-OCT-2017 12:00

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