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Prorok Lab Project Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2025

This position is a part-time role at 20% with flexible working hours

The Department of Computer Science and Technology is an academic department within the University of Cambridge that encompasses Computer Science, along with many aspects of engineering, technology and mathematics.

Applications are invited for a Project Coordinator to join the Prorok Lab, which is a growing team of researchers working in the domain of multi-robot systems. The lab's mission is to develop efficient methods for controlling artificially intelligent agents to achieve common goals. The Project Coordinator will work closely with Dr Amanda Prorok as well as with her research group to assist in the overall day-to-day operations of their projects. The role holder will also frequently interact with the Department's Research Strategy Team, who support academic researchers and students in conducting research and engaging with industry and other organisations, and will benefit from being part of a growing network/community of project coordinators across the Department.

Duties will include event management and organization (e.g., conferences, seminars, and workshops); administration of grant budgets, monitoring of expenditures, processing expense claims and invoices; purchase and management of equipment; supporting and contributing to the development of project documentation (e.g., core project documents, draft meeting agendas, minutes); supporting the lab's internal team management systems. There will be aspects of data analysis involved, compiling reports, preparing, and drafting presentations, briefing notes and correspondence.

The ideal candidate will have experience of the administration of projects in higher education or similar environments. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise with academic colleagues and researchers as well as the ability to address and communicate complex information to individuals and groups at all levels will be required. The successful applicant will have excellent writing skills and experience of writing reports.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Amanda Prorok (asp45@cam.ac.uk).

Only applications received before midnight on the 16 June will be considered. Invites to interviews will be made after the shortlisting exercise and notifications will be made in due course via email. Given the current climate, interviews will be held virtually, and we will notify you in due course.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. Please also include details of two professional referees, including e-mail address and phone number, who can be contacted prior to interview. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR26733 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.

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