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Project Administrator - Cornerstone

Faculty Central (FEPS)

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,217 to £30,046
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 31/01/2022)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 March 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 31 March 2020
Reference:  1239220GN

We are seeking a highly experienced and skilled Project Administrator to support Cornerstone 2, a multi-project-wafer fabrication service for researchers around the world. Working with the award holder, Professor Graham Reed, co-investigators and a team of researchers based at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.

The applicant will provide administrative support to the entire project team but will interact primarily with the Principal Investigator and the Management Group.   Full details of the position are available on the Role Description, but responsibilities will include:

  • Provision of professional, high quality administrative support for the project and, in particular, to the Principal Investigator and the Co-Investigators. 
  • Administration of high level meetings and events, including recording and distributing minutes, arranging registration, travel and accommodation
  • Relationship management on behalf of the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators, and to act as a first point of contact for visitors and callers
  • Support for research data management and the creations of an electronic database of project information and outputs.
  • Monitoring the use of budget and resources effectively and ensuring control of all related expenditures.
  • Proactively working with the Investigators to develop and maintain the Project website and publicity materials

A willingness to travel within the UK and possibly occasional international travel to attend events is required, as well as a willingness to work flexible hours of work when necessary. Excellent communication skills are essential as is the use of confidentiality in data management at all times.  The post will require the holder to possess excellent attention to detail, record keeping skills, interpersonal skills and customer service skills.

To informally discuss the position, please contact Professor Graham Reed. E-mail: or phone: +44 (0)23 8059 5494.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1239220GN on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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