ERC Project Coordinator

University of Cambridge - Department of Geography

Applications are invited for the position of ERC Project Coordinator in the University of Cambridge.

This new role is to coordinate the ERC Consolidator Grant Project Arctic Cultures: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands led by Dr. Richard Powell and is based in the Department of Geography and the Scott Polar Research Institute. This is a varied and interesting post to provide administrative and research support to a team of 6 researchers.

The project investigates the construction of the Arctic that emerged from the exploration of the region by Europeans and North Americans and their contacts with indigenous people from the middle of the sixteenth century. In addition to academic outputs, the project will create a website, an exhibition, a major international conference, a series of workshops, seminars and public events.

Reporting to the PI, the project coordinator will provide overall coordination and oversight of the ERC project, and act as the interface between the PI, Post-Doctoral Researchers, accounts office and relevant EC project and finance officers. The project coordinator will be based in Cambridge.

Candidates must have education to first degree level, and a Master's degree (or equivalent experience) is desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a positive approach to problem solving are important. Applicants should have experience in managing complex projects and in working in a team. They will have proven ability to meet tight individual and group deadlines and to manage their own workload. Experience working within HE or similar research environment is desirable.

This is a part-time post of 15 hours per week, and the working pattern of the successful candidate will be discussed and agreed with the PI.

Informal enquiries about the post and ERC project may be addressed to Dr. Richard Powell (, and questions about the application process to Nadine Keating (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Please quote reference LC13388 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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