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SMARTHEP European Training Network Project Manager
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017887

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum pro rata depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: 17.5 hours per week

Contract Duration: Until 31 November 2025

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

University of Manchester’s School of Physics and Astronomy (particle physics group) leads the European Commission Horizon 2020 European Training Network, “SMARTHEP”, Synergies between Machine leArning, Real Time analysis and Hybrid architectures for efficient Event Processing and decision making. This project coordinates the research and training programmes of eleven academic partners and two industrial partners in the UK, Sweden, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland and Italy. The Particle Physics group at the University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Project Manager for this Network.

The role of the SMARTHEP Network Project Manager will support the achievement of the aims and objectives of this Training Network through the provision of dedicated administrative support to the programme coordinator C. Doglioni and project partners.

The successful candidate will deliver efficient and effective administrative and financial management of the project, working closely with Prof. Caterina Doglioni. They will aid with network policy, financial matters, recruitment, and reporting, as well as being the first point of contact between the network and the European Commission Project Officer in Brussels. They will be expected to organise and attend network meetings both remotely and at locations across Europe.

This post will be closely integrated into the Research Support Service Team in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

The positions require an education to degree level or equivalent, and experience of managing large, externally funded research projects (preferably EU-funded). The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, ability to manage budgets and willingness to travel overseas.

The position will be for a period of four years spanning the duration of the network until the conclusion of its reporting period, at 50% FTE The position will be based at Manchester. The appointment will be from December 1st 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access through contributing to the University’s social responsibility agenda, demonstrating a commitment to its policies, activities and delivery of initiatives including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status. Appointment will be made on merit and equal opportunities data completed by applicants will not be accessible by the Recruiting Manager and panel.

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Blended working arrangements may be considered           

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name:  Prof. Caterina Doglioni


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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