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Local Administrator for SOFI and SOFI2 Centres for Doctoral Training

Are you interested in a diverse and varied administrative role supporting PhD student training? Can you productively work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations? Do you have the ability to organise administrative procedures and plan events with an attention to detail?  

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI CDT) is a PhD training programme run as a collaboration between Durham University (the co-ordinating institution) and the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh, together with a wide range of industrial partners.  Each year, a cohort of around 16 students are recruited, undergo a 6 month training programme, and then begin PhD research in one of the three institutions. We have recently gained funding to renew the programme, forming the CDT in Soft Matter and Formulation of Industrial Innovation (SOFI2) for which the first cohort of students will commence training in September 2019.  

This position is for an administrator to support the Leeds Local Director in implementing these CDT programmes at Leeds.  It involves working with University administrative and academic staff, communicating with students and liaising with external academic and industrial partners, to ensure that all functions of the CDT operate smoothly, for an excellent student experience. Tasks will vary from management of CDT training events and conferences, to ensuring integration of the CDT programme with University policies and procedures.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Daniel Read

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5124, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £22,659 to £26,243 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  8.4 hours flexible working arrangements to be agreed on discussion
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until end of September 2022 - due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 01 July 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 18 July 2019
Reference:  MAPMA1111
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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