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Research Project Administrator (Fixed Term)

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a Research Project Administrator, initially focusing on post-award work, but with the opportunity to also work with pre-award projects. The Research Administrator will initially be working in the research team of 3 ERC-funded projects, "The Global as Artefact", "Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: Unifying the Logic of Causal Inference?" and "A New Noah's Ark: Securing the Transfer of Ancestral Agricultural Knowledges Across Europe's Changing Regions of Environmental Suitability". As the projects come to an end there will be the opportunity to move on to pre-award work as well as looking after CRASSH' Fellowship programme as well a potentially new grants.

Key activities within the role include:

  • Co-ordinate and oversee administration of the project
  • Develop and monitor project database and the website by the uploading of recordings, text data and images
  • Co-ordinate and organise project related activities and events
  • Assist with production of reports
  • Carry out project financial administration
  • Undertake publicity activities linked to the project
  • Carry out some HR administration

Applicants must have:

  • Experience in an ERC administrative role
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the University Financial Systems
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Demonstrate factual & theoretical knowledge of ERC Project Administration/Coordination
  • Educated to HND, HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualification or academic degree relevant to the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2024 in the first instance

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Sunday 11 September 2022. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 19 September 2022, subject to confirmation and change.

If you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Mette H Rokkum Jamasb (, or about the application process, please contact the School HR Team on

Please quote reference VM31557 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.

Further information

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