We are seeking a Project Administrator to join the Oxford Robotics Institute, Dept of Engineering Science. Your prime responsibility will be to provide administrative and financial support for Oxford Robotics Institute’s externally funded projects.


You will assume responsibility for the administration of the projects, specifically in relation to financial and operational management. This includes: preparing financial reports to meet funder requirements; reviewing expenditure on projects to ensure they are eligible; and updating project budgets to understand recruitment and expenditure needs. Other roles will include purchasing, and arranging and participating in meetings/events with partners/funders/stakeholders. You will ensure projects are delivered successfully to budget, and administrative aspects are completed to the satisfaction of the department and funder. It is essential that you have well developed problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


You will also be a member of the Institute’s research administration team led by the ORI Administrator. You would be expected to be an active member of this team for administrative support and guidance and sharing best practice.


You should have a degree or equivalent experience. You should also have experience of project management in a research environment, excellent numerical skills and problem-solving skills.


Enquiries may be addressed to Laura O’Mahony (laura@robots.ox.ac.uk).


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 23 May 2019 can be considered.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.



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Laura O Mahoney

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