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Project Manager EU Marie Curie Innovative Training Network TESLA - 0.5 FTE

Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 22nd November 2018
Job Ref: IRC18189

The post holder will join the Horizon2020 TESLA project team, led by Prof. Jiasheng (Jason) Hong, IEEE Fellow, based in the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems (ISSS). ISSS is a dynamic, multidisciplinary research Institute focused on promoting excellence across its main research themes. Much of our work involves strong industrial links across a range of sectors and through our expertise, skills and experience we work together with industry to identify new areas of interest.

This position of Project Manager supports a large Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN), which is led and coordinated by the Heriot-Watt University.  The TESLA ETN consists of 8 academic and 11 industrial nodes in 8 European countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Sweden & Finland).  

The project manager will be reporting to the Project coordination team and the University’s European Research Manager and the primary duties will involve: supporting project coordinator in the management of the project consortium; acting as the main contact person and co-ordinating the administration for the Training Network; monitoring and control of budget: liaising with partner organization on the non-scientific aspects of the project (e.g. financial, legal and communication); monitoring adherence to administrative procedures and provide support and advice; monitoring of milestones and deliverables and alert on forthcoming deadlines; monitoring of project finances, distribution of funding, keeping records of expenses and supporting the preparation of financial reports. Ensure adherence to all contractual obligations; scheduling and organising project meetings; contributing to the consortiums external communication activities; arranging exchange of personnel between research groups, liaising with relevant partner members; organising relevant network-wide evens (workshops, conferences, training schools) in collaboration with the PI or with the other network partners and supporting project staff in arranging travel to consortium and other meetings.

The Project Manager will be expected to work to a pre-agreed work plan and milestones, and the role will require travel to consortium meetings (two per year) held at the partner institutions overseas. 

You will have a degree (or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience) in a business, financial or scientific discipline together with a track record of working in research administration and the management of EU-funded projects including; contractual matters, financial management and reporting, good knowledge of EU rules.

The post is available for 48 months

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas.

For application details and further information please go to:

https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers/jobs/united-kingdom.htm.

Ref: IRC18189  

Closing date: 22 November 2018

   
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