PROTECT Project Administrator

University of Reading - Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science within the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences (SMPCS) conducts world leading research in priority research areas of Data Science and Computational Science. Within the department, the Computational Vision Group (CVG), led by Prof. Ferryman, addresses the computational issues of perception and reasoning in relation to image interpretation.

Prof. Ferryman coordinates EU PROTECT, a 3-year EC H2020 project funded under the Secure Societies work programme (border security and external security), and which commenced in September 2016. The main aim of PROTECT is to build an advanced biometric-based person identification system that works robustly across a range of border crossing types and that has strong user-centric features.

The role of the PROTECT Project Administrator is to provide high-quality administrative and project management support to the project coordinator (Prof. Ferryman) and to manage the finances for this project.

You will have:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Education to A-level, NVQ4 or equivalent standard.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word to intermediate level.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Pro-active attitude.
  • Confident communicator and able to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Must be prepared to travel within Europe by air (roughly twice a year for three days each time).

Please see the job description and person specification document for further details. Please apply for the job online. In your application, you should explain how your skills/experience match each of the criteria listed in the person specification.

Closing Date: 29/10/2017
Interview Date: TBC

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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