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Research Project and Events Administrator (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Project and Events Administrator to support the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD), from the 1st May 2023. This varied and responsible role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly established Research Centre. The role holder will co-ordinate the efficient running of the project on behalf of the PI in order to ensure smooth running of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy. The role holder will work closely with the Centre Administrator and External Affairs Manager. The successful candidate will provide administrative, clerical, HR, event organisation, publicity, website support and project financial administration support as required.

The successful candidate will have a good general education to degree level or equivalent and have relevant experience in research project administration in a science, social science or humanities field. The successful candidate will be numerate and have good IT skills, including experience of (or ability to learn quickly) a web Content Management System and familiarity with spreadsheets and budgeting. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, work equally well on own initiative and as part of a team.

The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD) is the first node in a planned international network of academic centres established to rebalance power and restore agency in a world dominated by digital platforms. MCTD is hosted within (CRASSH) and is supported by the Frontier Tech initiative.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2026 in the first instance. Working arrangements in terms of in-office or from home can be discussed.

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The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 26th March 2023.

Please quote reference VM35732 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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