The key activities of the Administrative Assistant will entail :
Interfacing with the administration teams of the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), UL Doctoral School, and with other Luxembourg-
based institutes with which Sengupta Lab actively collaborates (LCSB, LIST and LIH)*
Organization of purchase orders and invoices for laboratory equipment and consumables, liaise with the UL procurement team, and wherever required, negotiation with vendors and suppliers
Maintaining laboratory inventory, work contracts, time sheets and budgets
Supporting with the logistics of business trips of the PI and team members, organizing visits of incoming researchers and guests.
The successful candidate should be comfortable working in an international and dynamic environment; should demonstrate an energetic and proactive attitude;
should have excellent communication and negotiation skills, with an ability to think and plan creatively; should be able to multi-
task and allocate time and resources simultaneously at different fronts.
Pleasant, friendly and helpful personality, open-minded, proactive, able to multi-task and able to work autonomously.
Professional training and / or education in office management or studies in business administration, or related fields.
Background in engineering or natural sciences will be a plus
Demonstrated experience in administrative work or / and project management, preferably in a research or academic environment.
Dynamic, team player, enjoys working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Ability to think quick and out of the box, prioritise tasks, excellence in managing responsibilities and team requests.
Fluency in English is mandatory English is the working language. Proficiency in French (written and spoken) is required.
Knowledge of German and Luxembourgish will be an advantage.
Proficiency with modern office software, spreadsheets and content management systems; experience with SAP will be a plus.
Aptitude in dealing with numbers and budgeting.
An exciting challenge to support the setting up of a new research group working in an innovative and emerging field
Ample opportunity to learn, interact and perform in an international setting
A position in a dynamic and invigorating team at the University of Luxembourg
If you are interested in a new challenge within our University, please apply ONLINE by uploading your CV and your motivation letter (in English) until August 31, 2018.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.