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Science Project Administrator

This vacancy has been updated.

 

We wish to recruit science project administrator to support KT’s crop improvement activities in Africa and India.

 

Location: KT offices, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire

Starting salary range: £26K-£32K dependent on experience.

Working hours: 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday).

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

 

About the role:

Aid the progression of the collaborative legume crop research programmes in Africa and India as a member of KT’s Science Project Administration Team:

  • processing crop improvement project proposals, liaising with key stakeholders,

  • assisting the negotiation of grant agreements and extensions,

  • monitoring project payments and reporting schedules,

  • event management:

    • travel to Africa and India supporting annual meetings and project audits,

    • organisation of remote video conferencing workshops and meetings,

  • maintaining project files and database records.

All science project administrators are required to travel.

 

Skills and experience required

 

Essential

  • a science graduate, ideally MSc level and above of a related science discipline such as: genetics, plant science, biotechnology, or molecular science,

  • proven administrative experience over at least two years,

  • ability to travel to Africa and India as required,

  • a willingness to learn more about modern methods of plant breeding,

  • good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft, and,

  • well organised and methodical, with a keen eye for detail.

 

Desirable

  • language translation skills, for example, but not limited to French (West Africa).

 

Answering your queries about the post and how to apply

Please look at the KT website (www.kirkhousetrust.org) for more information about the charity. Please contact info@kirkhousetrust.org by email or phone (Tel: 01993 220080) for further details about the role and to apply.