Part-Time Transplant Research Project Manager

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford Transplant Centre, Churchill Hospital

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences seeks an enthusiastic administrator/project manager to support Professor Rutger J Ploeg in the administration of his research project portfolio in the field of transplantation.

The current portfolio of research projects includes the finalisation of a large-scale FP7 project (COPE – Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe) as well as the post-award management of a new MRC biobanking grant. The postholder will also support Professor Ploeg in future grant applications as relevant and in the post-award set-up of grants from the wider Transplant Centre Research team.

Based at the Churchill Hospital, your duties will include all administrative aspects of the COPE network and grant administration, as well as the post-award setup and grant handling of the newly achieved MRC award. Tasks will include budget monitoring for several project accounts, yearly expenditure reports to the funders, organisation of the final COPE partnership meeting, liaison with NDS, Research Accounts, the Joint Research Office, as well as Research Service for grant-closure in COPE and post-award management for the MRC, as well as day-to-day administration of expenses and orders.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level. Previous experience of administration and project management, as well as experience of financial planning and reporting, is essential for this role. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, with a close attention to detail and the ability to adapt to a flexible working pattern, prioritise changing workloads, and meet tight deadlines. You will be computer literate and have experience of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and emails.

The appointment is until March 2021 on a 50% FTE basis and is available immediately.

Please quote reference NDSA670 on all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 September 2017. Interviews will be held on 11 October 2017.

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: 28-SEP-2017 12:00

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