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ERC Project Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

Salary: £27,328-£32,600.

ERC Project Coordinator (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for the position of ERC Project Coordinator in the University of Cambridge.

This new role is an opportunity to co-ordinate and manage the ERC Advanced Grant Project Rethinking Urban Nature led by Professor Matthew Gandy and is based in the Department of Geography.

This project explores existing understandings of urban nature using an innovative interdisciplinary framework in a comparative international context. Using four cities as case studies ¿ London, Berlin, Tallinn, and Chennai ¿ the project will show that a theoretically nuanced and historically grounded exploration of the intersections between critical urban discourses and recent advances in urban ecology provides a vital counterpoint to narrowly reductionist or utilitarian approaches to urban nature. In addition to a series of academic outputs the project will also create a documentary film, an exhibition, a website, and a series of workshops and public events.

The role of the project coordinator is to provide overall coordination and oversight of the ERC project, to act as the interface between PI, researchers, accounts office and with relevant EC project and finance officers.

Candidates should have education to first degree level. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a positive approach to problem solving are important.

Applicants should have experience in managing complex projects and working with a team. The will have proven ability to meet tight individual and group deadlines and to manage their own workload. Experience working within a HE or similar research environment is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please quote reference LC07983 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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