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Project Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a new Project Coordinator role at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). CSER is an interdisciplinary research centre which currently has 22 research staff working on multiple projects. This role will form part of CSER's Management Team (currently made up of its Executive Director, Co-Director, Centre Coordinator, and other staff with management responsibilities), supporting them in effectively co-ordinating several projects. Key aspects of the role are to improve project monitoring processes, track progress on milestones and deliverables, and support research staff in understanding and achieving project goals. It may also involve assisting the design and development of new research projects.

The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the efficient running of projects within CSER's overall research programme. As part of this role, the Project Coordinator will create and maintain documents to facilitate internal and external reporting (for example to the Management Board and external funders); work collaboratively with individual researchers and research teams to develop and refine project plans, and monitor progress on milestones and deliverables; and support the Management Team in order to ensure the smooth running and success of projects, including regularly providing information about project progress to the Management Team meetings.

More information about the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk can be found here:

Fixed term: Funding for this post is available for two years in the first instance.

If you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Helen Aston, HR Administrator on

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 1 November 2020. Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 23 November subject to change.

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Please quote reference GO24118 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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