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EU Project Manager - SAGEX (Maternity Cover) - QMUL22423

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 (pro rata) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL22423
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14-Jul-2020
Closing date: 30-Jul-2020

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About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed EU Project Manager for a maternity cover position, to assist the Project Coordinator in running a Marie Skodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, SAGEX (Scattering Amplitudes: From Geometry To Experiment).

The post-holder will provide executive administrative support for this high profile scientific research project, which comprises 8 teams from different countries across Europe, and has a total budget of around 4 million Euros.

About You

The post holder will manage a range of key activities, from finance management, committee support, organisation of training schools and international meetings, updates of the website, coordinating outreach activities, supporting the preparation and writing of periodic reports and managing communication among the teams. The post holder will be expected to exercise substantial judgement in assuring effective strategic and operational management of a range of functions, services and activities. Highly developed organisation skills and initiative will be required together with strong communication skills. 

Applicants should have a university degree or equivalent experience, as well as project management experience.

About the Project

SAGEX assembles an unprecedented team of top scholars in mathematics, theoretical physics, and symbolic computation with major industry partners to train fifteen Early Stage Researchers in innovative areas of theoretical high-energy physics. More information about SAGEX can be found at

About Queen Mary

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Road Campus in London. It is a part time (28 hours/week, 0.8 FTE), fixed term appointment as maternity cover for 11 months, with an expected start date in mid-October 2020. The starting salary will be Grade 5, £38,084 - £44,807 (pro rata) per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Jenna Lane at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 July 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held Thursday 6 August 2020.

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