ELIXIR Project Support Administrator

ELIXIR is seeking an experienced Project Support Administrator to join the dynamic and international team at the ELIXIR Hub in Hinxton, UK. The main purpose of this role is to provide the ELIXIR Project Management Unit (PMU) and in particular the ELIXIR Project Managers, with the support needed for successful delivery of our externally funded projects portfolio of Horizon 2020 and IMI projects.

The post holder will work closely with the ELIXIR Project Managers, the ELIXIR Technical Coordinators and the ELIXIR External Relations team, as well as with colleagues at the 22 national ELIXIR Nodes and other project partners throughout Europe.

The post holder will actively contribute to further development of good project management practice and strong project management capabilities within the ELIXIR Hub and wider ELIXIR organisation.
Your role
The main duties and responsibilities, under ELIXIR Project Managers guidance and supervision, are as follows:

Contribute to ensuring that project deadlines, targets and objectives are successfully achieved by providing support, pro-active management and guidance to work-package leaders and partners;
Contribute to the day-to-day management of project risks and opportunities including project performance indicators and risk register;
Assist the planning and budget processes, assemble and analyse metrics and outcomes, ensure that all reporting requirements are met;
Assist in effectively managing changes in the large consortium;
Effectively and proactively communicate operational outcomes, risks, and ongoing processes to the ELIXIR Project Managers;
Represent ELIXIR, as appropriate, in interactions with internal and external stakeholders.

You have

A University degree, preferably in life sciences, computer science, engineering or another quantitative discipline;
Understanding of project management processes;
Ability to evolve and adapt to the continuous improvement in processes, methodologies and technologies being used by the ELIXIR Hub;
Ability to organise and independently manage delivery within a multidisciplinary, collaborative team environment;
Experience in handling deadlines and a heavy workload by actively managing priorities;
Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail;
Experience working in a team to deliver exceptional results;
A high level of literacy with excellent verbal and written English;
Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides).

You might also have

Experience in project management of EC (H2020) and IMI (IMI2) grants;
Active certification in Project Management e.g. PMP, Prince, PM2.

Why join us
At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library

Application Instructions: 

What else do I need to know
To view a copy of the full job description please click here

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.

Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

Application Closing Date: 
31 March