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Project Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th February 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024
Job Ref: JC40484

The post holder will work as part of the UKRI Frontier Research grant project ENTANGLED: Entangled materialities and new global histories from southern Africa led by Principal Investigator Dr Abigail Moffett (University of Cambridge).

ENTANGLED is a five year (2024-2029) interdisciplinary project combining scientific analyses of a range of archaeological materials with historical and ethnographic research to address connections between southern Africa and the Indian Ocean World during the Global Middle Ages (500-1500 CE). The core team (the PI, two post-doctoral researchers, one doctoral student and the project coordinator) will be based at the University of Cambridge.

The role holder will ensure that the project is administered according to the terms and conditions of the sponsor and in accordance with Research Office and University regulations; they will assist the PI and project team with all aspects of project management, thereby enabling the project to reach its full potential. The role is at 0.4 FTE (equivalent to two days per week), with specifics of working hours to be agreed.

The post holder will have several main areas of work.

They will:

  • provide general administrative and logistical support to the ENTANGLED research
  • project, including travel, HR and Health and Safety support
  • coordinate project meetings and events
  • manage the project's finances
  • maintain project records, bibliography and archives
  • provide both internal and external communication support, including maintaining a project website

The role holder may be occasionally asked to undertake other duties in keeping with their post category and grade.

The successful candidate should have excellent administration and IT skills, be organised, and be able to prioritise and multi-task. A high degree of literacy and numeracy is also essential. A background in research administration or project management/coordination is desirable. Familiarity with the management of ERC/UKRI-funded grants and working with international research teams would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 8th of January 2029.

The role is at 0.4 FTE (two days per week).

Starting date: 13/05/2024 or as soon as possibly thereafter.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

The closing date for applications is Friday 08 March 2024. Interviews will be held w/c Monday 08 April 2024. You may be asked to complete a short test on the day of the interview as part of the selection process. 

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr Abigail Moffett (am3285@cam.ac.uk ) or the application process please contact HSPS HR (hr@hsps.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JC40484 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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