European Project Support Officer

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

We deliver world class research, innovation and skills for the UK. We combine world-class facilities including the Central Laser Facility, the Hartree Centre, ISIS and RAL Space, with major international collaborations with organisations such as CERN and some of the world’s most talented staff. Our Laboratories at Harwell, Oxfordshire and Daresbury, Cheshire are positioned at the heart of a joint venture initiative to stimulate innovation and growth.

About The Role: 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is offering an exciting opportunities for a part-time EU project support officer based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell, Oxfordshire. The role will support one of Europe’s most high profile international activities, ESFRI. ESFRI is Europe’s policy instrument to develop the next generation of international research facilities such as telescopes, biobanks and high-power lasers to understand our universe and tackle societal challenges such as disease and climate change.

You would provide proactive and comprehensive support to the ESFRI support project. Your day could involve a range of activities including arranging and supporting meetings and events; assisting the evaluation process in ESFRI including managing contracts and claims of experts; reporting, liaising with our stakeholders and working alongside project managers to ensure activities are completed in time and in line with objectives.

The team you will join works across the organisation supporting a range of European activities including projects, policy and stakeholder management. There may be opportunities to become involved with other projects and activities over time.

About You:

You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment. You will have excellent communication skills and be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and to work well as part of a distributed team. You will be comfortable working with a range of software packages (or happy to learn them) and have an eye for detail. Experience of working in a research support capacity within the Higher Education sector would be desirable. Knowledge or experience of European funding and European project support would be ideal.

This is a part time post working 19 hours per week (flexible patterns) until the end of the project on 28th February 2019. Occasional travel within and outside the UK may be required.

Please be aware that in the event that a large volume of applications are received for this position, the STFC reserves the right to close the post prior to the advertised date. Therefore, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible if this post is of interest to you.

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