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EU Research Project Manager

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183
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Role Description

EU Research Project Manager (ReSolve)

Introduction / The Role

The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, within the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, has a vacancy for an EU Research Project Manager for the Bio-based Industries (BBI) consortium grant “ReSolve”, aimed at the major industrial and research challenge of seeking sustainable and safe bio-based solvents. This is a collaborative project led by York, with Wageningen University in the Netherlands and involves an 11 partner consortium including a number of industrial partners across Europe.

As the role holder you will be based in the Department of Chemistry, but will work closely with the EU Research and Development Team within the Research Grants and Contracts office (RGC) and liaise routinely with all project partners.

Key requirements

You will have significant project and consortium management experience, and good knowledge of EU funding mechanisms and processes. You will be a good team player with the ability to work to tight deadlines and who can demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills both within the University of York and with a range of external partners.

About York/Chemistry

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research.

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York. The Department was placed in the top ten UK universities for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF).  As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award. 

The post is offered at 0.5FTE at Grade 6 (£31,076 - £38,183) on Grade 6 of the University’s pay scales and the post is available for up to 36 months.

To apply

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Andrew Hunt, Tel: +44 (0) 1904 324456 or e-mail:

Closing Date: 13 April 2017

Interview Date: 16 May 2017

The Department of Chemistry values all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive. 

Athena Swan Gold

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.