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MAGIC Project Co-ordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a part-time project co-ordinator to join the high-profile MAGIC project (Managing Air for Green Inner Cities) funded by a £4.1M grant joint between the University of Cambridge (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Department of Engineering, Department of Geography and Department of Chemistry), Imperial College London and the University of Surrey.

This interdisciplinary project aims to develop a novel and fully integrated suite of models and associated management and decision support tools that together allow the design and operation of cities to develop their own natural heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, with clean, cool air providing low-energy solutions for health and comfort.

Primarily based in DAMTP, the role holder will co-ordinate all aspects of the project across all above institutions in close collaboration with the lead PI, Professor Paul Linden, and provide administrative support to the other team members (6 academics and 6 post-doctoral researchers). S/he will be the focal point for all contact with the research group, including staff, 28 academics, students and industry partners. The key aspect of the job will be to manage a range of projects in co-ordination with a project team including drawing up project plans, organising high-level events and managing and monitoring budgets. The role also involves the production of briefing documents and setting up and maintaining webpages. S/he will also be required to arrange and attend partners meetings (taking notes) as well as manage internal and external relationships and keeping up-to-date with market needs.

The successful candidate should be educated to degree level or equivalent and have an understanding of key-sustainability concepts and its relevance to business. S/he should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience with project team, event and budget management, marketing skills, the ability to manage and maintain websites and high-level experience with standard software packages. An exceptional eye for detail as well as the ability to work independently with a pro-active approach is essential.

Further details can be found by contacting Prof. Paul Linden at and at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 14 December 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In the Suitability for the Role section please indicate how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria as described in the Further Particulars. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included, at least one of whom should be contactable if you are invited to attend an interview.

Please quote reference LE13579 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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