The Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a new Postgraduate Research Officer supporting Postgraduate Research (PGR/PhD) Students in the Department of Engineering. This is an opportunity for someone with an interest in a career in higher education and/or research environment. PGR Officer offers the chance to gain experience in a growing academic department in a role focussing on the support and administration of future researchers as they work towards their PhDs. About the Department & Faculty Recently re-founded, the Department of Engineering is rapidly expanding into a world-class research and teaching department. Research currently focuses on robotics, telecommunications and biomedical engineering, but we are looking to establish new research themes. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, with a distinctive approach, combining both traditional teaching methods with modern, project-based learning, catering for the needs of our students and the industries in which they will work. As a new department we have invested in new laboratories and maker space at the centre of the Strand campus, with more dedicated labs under development. For more information: The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) comprises Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics – all departments highly rated in research activities and a wide-ranging portfolio of education programmes. Supporting staff is important to us and we offer a range of provision including flexible working, caring support (including a Parenting and Carers Fund and the Carer’s Career Development Fund), training, and a variety of diversity and inclusion networks. Staff can apply for flexible working to help them balance the demands of their professional and personal commitments and we offer comprehensive leave policies for parental, adoption, surrogacy, dependant and shared leave. The university is making investment in NMES and both student and staff numbers are growing. Our staff come from over 45 countries and 56% of our students are from outside the UK. Principally located on the Strand Campus in the heart of central London, further details available at www.kcl.ac.uk/nms. About the Role You will be responsible for ensuring consistent management and delivery of research-degree provision through high quality administrative support. You will provide a professional, supportive, responsive and personable service incorporating front-line support as the first point of contact for students and academic staff, supporting processes across the whole academic cycle, ensuring accurate and timely record management across multiple systems. You will work closely with both academic and professional services colleagues within the Department and Faculty, as well as central University teams in Admissions, Registry Services and the Centre for Doctoral Studies. The role is varied, and you will undertake a range of administration supporting the student lifecycle processes from pre-enrolment activities, through induction and registration to graduation and beyond utilising systems and databases such as student records systems, virtual learning environments and financial reporting systems in accordance with best practice, ensuring consistency of data and identify and resolving issues. Key duties include maintaining accurate student records, ensuring the success of induction programmes, supporting student welfare and progression, administering studentships and Research Training Support Grant (RSTG) budgets in collaboration with the Departmental Coordinator, administering the departments’ Teaching Assistants engagement and training and other PGR student related administration. This post will be offered on a permanent contract This is a full-time post
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
Essential criteria – Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
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