Universiteit van Amsterdam

Project assistant LogiCIC

Publication date
12 May 2015
Level of education
Higher professional education / University
Salary indication
€2,359 to € 3,561 gross per month, based on 38 hours a week
Closing date
31 May 2015
Hours
16 hours per week
Vacancy number
15-167

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is an interfaculty research institute at the University of Amsterdam in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate. The ILLC’s tasks are scientific research and education. The research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and its central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Researchers and students from all over the world work at the ILLC, providing an international environment. The ILLC has a relatively large number of MSc students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, which makes for a lively, informal atmosphere. We are currently looking for a temporary, part-time Project assistant who will provide professional support for Sonja Smets’ ERC Project, LogiCIC.

The LogiCIC project on 'The Logical Structure of Correlated Information Change' (ERC-2011-STG No. 283963) is funded by the European Research Council and the European Community under the Seventh Framework Programme. The LogiCIC project team currently consists of two PhD candidates, one postdoctoral researcher and the Principal investigator Sonja Smets. This team engages in theoretical research within the interdisciplinary area that connects logic, analytic philosophy, game theory and quantum information theory. In the framework of the LogiCIC project, the team organizes a local seminar series, several 1-day mini-workshops as well as a bigger annual international workshop. The team also hosts both short-term and long-term academic visitors in the framework of the project’s visitors’ programme. Via these events, the project’s team has built up an academic network of international researchers that are active in this area. The new Project assistant will support the team in its main organizational and communication tasks.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a born organizer: a flexible, accurate, team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan, with outstanding social and communicative skills. Tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • coordinate and (co-)organize project events such as conferences, workshops and research meetings;
  • (co-)organize the LogiCIC seminar series;
  • (co-)organize the Visitors’ programme;
  • provide information for visitors in connection with above events, take care of practical issues for visitors before and during their visits, arrange for reimbursements, etc.;
  • assist the Principal investigator to keep track of all LogiCIC activities, e.g. travel information of team members; all LogiCIC visitors with information about lectures; all LogiCIC seminars and workshops; arrange for and follow up on reimbursement claims and keep track of these costs;
  • make financial plans for activities, and follow up on internal financial reports;
  • assist the Principal Investigator in gathering information for drafting periodic research reports to the EU;
  • co-author the management and budget related parts of research reports and applications for follow-up funding;
  • coordinate the research tasks of the team members;
  • update the website creatively and regularly, making slides and research papers of visitors and team members available; ask team members for relevant information to be put online, give suggestions for improvement, etc.;
  • take care of basic PR for the project using social media and organise the regular distribution of research output to the members of the project’s academic network;
  • English proof-reading of scientific papers and managerial documents;
  • depending on your qualifications: (co)-design and deliver general presentations about the overall project outline and its team members at the international LogiCIC conferences, workshops and research meetings.

Requirements 

  • Academic level (MA or MSc, subject open);
  • experience in coordinating and organizing events (conferences, workshops, etc.);
  • experience in drawing up financial and managerial reports;
  • experience in giving presentations;
  • outstanding social and communicative skills;
  • knowledge of MS Office (and/or Apple equivalents) and html and/or other website software;
  • basic knowledge of use of social media and file-sharing software;
  • pro-active and independent, but also willing to work in a team in an international setting.

Information

For additional information about the position, please contact:

Appointment

The appointment is for 16 hours per week, and is on a temporary basis for a period of maximum 18 months, with an initial trial period of two months. Depending on qualifications and experience, the gross monthly salary (based on a fulltime appointment) will range from €2,359 to €3,561 gross per month (scale 8 or 9), excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% annual bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Application

Your application letter and curriculum vitae should be sent by e-mail to application-science@uva.nl. Please note your name and the vacancy number in the subject line of your message. Your application will not be processed if this is missing.

Preferred starting date: 1 July 2015, but no later than 1 August 2015.

Selection interviews will take place on 11 and 12 June 2015.   #LI-POST

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