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FORTE Project Manager

University of Southampton - Faculty Central (FEPS)

Location: Southampton
Salary: £31,406 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th September 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: 1504021GN

Location:  Highfield Campus
Fixed Term (until 30/09/2023)
Interview Date:   To be confirmed

The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is seeking applications for an experienced Project Manager for their EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) FORTE (Functional Oxide Reconfigurable Technologies) Programme Grant. The EPSRC FORTE Programme Grant aims to bring about a change in the modern electronics underpinning the virtues of functional materials.

The position will be based at the Highfield Campus and will commence as soon as possible on a full time, fixed term contract to 30/09/2023 due to funding restrictions. There may be some travel involved within the United Kingdom to visit collaborators and attend meetings.

You will provide professional support to researchers, academics and external partners by planning, monitoring and tracking the progress of multiple projects against timelines, including managing a £7M budget. 

Your ability to communicate in a professional, transparent and timely manner are key to delivering the project to time and are essential to this role, as is a high level of written and verbal English communication skills. If you are applying for the level 5 role you will demonstrate your experience of strategic thinking, and a project management qualification would be beneficial.

The successful applicant will be offered the role at Level 4 or 5, depending on skills and experience evidenced in both the application and at interview.  

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Marina Radchenko (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1504021GN on all correspondence. 

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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