22/04/2021
European Research Council

Part-time Project Administrator position for the ERC research project ‘Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe’

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    03/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    20
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Summary:

This is a 6 months (renewable) part-time Project Administrator role: working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Silvia De Zordo (Universitat de Barcelona – Dept. of Anthropology), with Opir (International Research Projects Office), and with the ERC (European Research Council),the post holder will be responsible for the daily operational, administrative and financial support for the project.

You will be part of a research team based at the University of Barcelona-UB (Host Institution – see job Description for details).

Your principal duties will be: planning/monitoring project budgets; maintaining records of project information and documentation and managing the storage and back-up of key data, liaising with Project Partners; managing travel and other research and dissemination-related activities as needed; managing the project’s calendar, the travels/meetings’ agenda and the project website. The PI may also ask you to undertake other tasks, including translations, printing and shipping material, if allowed by your working schedule.

Description:

You will need to be detailed-orientated and confident working with spreadsheets, web-based administrative and finance systems, and a multi-media, multi-lingual website; be meticulous and well-organised. Because of the time-sensitive nature of travel arrangements and research deadlines, it is essential that these tasks are completed effectively and timely, including responding to emails, following up on unresolved issues, booking hotels or flights, etc., promptly to secure best rates, and keeping excellent financial and administrative records. You will be working within the PI and the team, which will rely on your management of the project. Because the Project Administrator will be self-managing a varied workload with competing priorities, it is important to deal calmly with difficult or pressured situations and prioritise the tasks to meet deadlines. This might call for the need to be flexible to reorganise the workload at short notice to accommodate any changing priorities within the team. In general, Dr. De Zordo, the PI, will indicate which tasks are of highest priority.

The ability to interact positively and to communicate clearly and effectively with the research team members as well as with Opir and the ERC, with a commitment to providing a high standard of service, is essential.

Your principal duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Plan and monitor the project budgets and ensure all expenditure and procedures around contracts are processed efficiently through the University’s finance system.
  • Keep excellent financial and administrative records that can be accessed by the PI and Opir at any time.
  • Manage the project’s calendar and the travels/meetings’ planning/agenda.
  • Manage effectively and timely travel arrangements, including responding to emails, following up on unresolved issues, booking hotels or flights. This is necessary to secure best rates.
  • Respond to email communications clearly and promptly
  • Maintain careful records of project information and documentation, and manage the storage and back-up of key data, liaising with Project Partners (including the University of Central Florida and Ibis Reproductive Health, based in the US).
  • Manage the project website, which contains interactive elements and needs to be regularly updated.
  • Maintain social media activity related to the project.
  • Undertake other tasks, includingtranslations, printing and shipping material, as needed.

 

Acronym

BAR2LEGAB

FBG project number

402070

Project title

Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe: the impact of barriers to legal abortion on women living in countries with ostensibly liberal abortion laws

IP

Silvia De Zordo

Department

Antropología

 

Gross salary per year

11.380€

 

Required documents

  • Current CV
  • 2 letters of reference from supervisors or colleagues who are familiar with the applicant’s skills and experience.
  • Language certificates, certifying the candidate’s language skills, whenever possible
  • Letter of interest explaining the applicant’s suitability for the position and relevant experience (maximum 2 pages).

Send your application to:

Email

bar2legab@ub.edu and silviadezordo@ub.edu;

Name

Dr. Silvia De Zordo

email subject

Application for the position “Part-time Project Administrator position for the ERC research project ‘Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe”

 

More Information

Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in administration (we will consider also candidates with a BA in other domains, including social sciences, if they already have experience with managing research projects and have the skills required for this position)
  • Previous experience with research projects’ management/administration.
  • Previous experience of working with public-engaged research, interacting with academics.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point, Onedrive etc.).
  • Some knowledge of data storage and sharing programmes (e.g. Dropbox).

Some knowledge of website’s management, broadcasting, archives

Selection process

Please send the following documentation to the PI by May 3rd:

  • Current CV
  • 2 letters of reference from supervisors or colleagues who are familiar with the applicant’s skills and experience.
  • Letter of interest explaining the applicant’s suitability for the position and relevant experience (maximum 2 pages)

Email addresses: bar2legab@ub.edu and silviadezordo@ub.edu

We will communicate the list of the shortlisted candidates by May 12th and will invite the selected candidates to an interview during the following week

Additional comments

The research project: this is a 5 years long ERC Starting Grant project titled “Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe: the impact of barriers to legal abortion on women living in countries with ostensibly liberal abortion laws” (Acronym: BAR2LEGAB; number: 680004). You can find more information on the research project at https://europeabortionaccessproject.org/

The Host Institution: The University of Barcelona is one of the most important Universities in Spain and offers a rich and stimulating research environment for carrying out this project. The research will be located in the Department of Anthropology (http://www.ub.edu/antropo/), which promotes international research in key anthropological domains that are of great relevance for this project – anthropology of reproduction, kinship and gender studies (see particularly the GENI research groups to which Dr. De Zordo is affiliated - http://geni.ub.edu/).

 

Priority will be given to people with disabilities (article 59 Law 5/2015 of October 30), according the basic Statute of Public Employees

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Other: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SPANISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Bachelor Degree or equivalent in administration (we will consider also candidates with a BA in other domains, including social sciences, if they already have experience with managing research projects)

Required:

  • Previous experience with research projects’ management/administration.
  • Previous experience of working with public-engaged research, interacting with academics.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point, Onedrive etc.).
  • Some knowledge of data storage and sharing programmes (e.g. Dropbox).
  • Some knowledge of website’s management, broadcasting, archives.
  • Excellent professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong skills in following through to complete tasks in an effective and timely manner.
  • A desire and aptitude for collaborative working across project teams.
  • The ability to respond to conflicting deadlines, work independently and self-manage your time.

Specific Requirements

Desirable:

Other languages: Catalan (oral and writing skills), French and/or Italian (reading skills).

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08001
c. Montalegre 6-8

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