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Research Manager (m/w)
The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary research team under the supervision of Dr Alice Vadrot, principle investigator of the major research project "The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data: Global and National Policies and Practices of Monitoring the Oceans (MARIPOLDATA)" running from November 2018 to October 2023. The project will bring together an interdisciplinary team composed of the PI, the research assistant, 2 PhD students, 2 Post-Docs and 2 master students. The successful candidate will assist the PI throughout the duration of the project and play a crucial role in project administration, communication and dissemination activities.
Role of the successful Candidate:
Working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Alice Vadrot, and her team, the post holder will be responsible for the daily operational, administrative and financial support for the project, internal and external communication activities and -where appropriate- assist with selected research activities.
The successful candidate will need to be well organised, meticulous and confident working with spreadsheets, web-based administrative and finance systems, and a variety of digital and social media. He/she will be able to work on his/her own initiative and within the team, self-managing a varied workload with competing priorities, deal calmly with difficult or pressured situations and prioritise his/her own workload to meet deadlines, with the flexibility to reorganise his/her workload at short notice to accommodate any changing priorities within the team.
The ability to interact positively and to communicate effectively with the research team members as well as with colleagues from the Department of Political Science and the ERC, with a commitment to providing a high standard of service, is essential.
The successful candidate will be part of a research team based at the University of Vienna (Host Institution) and his/her principal duties and responsibilities will be:
Manage the project's calendar and the travels/meetings' planning/agenda.
Organise project-related events, such as seminars, workshops and conferences.
Assist the PI in the planning and monitoring of the project budgets in close collaboration with the Research Service of the University of Vienna to ensure all expenditure and procedures around contracts are processed efficiently through the University's finance system.
Maintain records of project information and documentation and assist researchers in the storage and back-up of key data.
Manage the project website, including regular updates.
Assist the PI and her team in dissemination activities (e.g. Blogs, newsletter, content for Homepage, contacts to media).
Maintain internal and external communication (e.g. with administrative staff of the Department, the Faculty and the Research Service of the University of Vienna).
Maintain social media activity related to the project.
Eventually undertake research tasks, including collecting literature/news on the main topics of the study or interviews' transcription, depending on the project's needs and his/her working schedule.
Experience in administration of EU funded projects.
Designation of Certified Research Administrator.
Designation of Certified Project management Skills (e.g. PMA D Level, EBCL).
Interest in Political Science, Science-Policy interfaces, Marine Politics, Data Politics.
Applications including a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae (in English or German) should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23rd of November 2018.
For informal enquiries about this job, contact the PI, Dr Alice Vadrot, via phone +43-1-4277-49455 or email: email@example.com
Selection & Next Steps:
Following the closing date, we will contact you by email to let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
Interviews will be held on 10th of December 2018.
The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.