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Postgraduate Research Programmes Officer **Internal Only** - QMUL16378

Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £20,169 - £23,699 (60% pro-rata to £33,615 - £39,483) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16378
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 08-Oct-2018
Closing date: 17-Oct-2018

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About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into six research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes. Currently the School has about 60 PhD students.

The School is entering an exciting period of strategic growth with significant investment in new posts over the next three years across a broad range of disciplines.  In addition to academic appointments, approximately £20M is being invested in the School’s building to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching and study facilities for staff and students.

About the role

We invite applications for a Postgraduate Research Programmes Officer.

The successful applicant will provide an efficient and professional service for the Postgraduate Research (PGR) programmes within the School, from recruitment to examination.

This will include managing internal and external studentship funding, administering and organising events associated with PhD students’ transferable skills training, monitoring student progress and provide signposting to pastoral support available. The post holder is also responsible for developing and reviewing suitable administrative systems as well as contributing to the formulation and execution of operational and strategic policies and plans.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences.

Please visit for information about the School and  for our family friendly policies and parental leave.

Pay & Benefits

The post is part-time (0.6 FTE) and permanent starting in November 2018. Starting salary will be in the range £20,169 - £23,699 (60% pro-rata to £33,615 - £39,483) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (this will be pro-rata depending on work pattern), childcare vouchers scheme and pension scheme.

The successful candidate will be expected to start the post in November 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Research Manager, Elisa Piccaro (

To apply, please visit and search for reference QMUL16378

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 October 2018.

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

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