Network Research Administrator
Durham, United Kingdom
Sabine Schindler, Network Research Administrator, feels both honoured and excited to be part of a network that helps people in developing countries by finding new drug targets for neglected tropical diseases. After studying at the LMU in Munich she started a career in Public Relations for the Aerospace Industry, then moved to Ravensburger AG to write and talk about puzzles, games and the Ravensburger Spieleland. Born and bred Bavarian she left Munich after much deliberation and started to work for Durham University, first as editorial assistant in Psychology, then as secretary in Biology where she developed an interest in vector-borne diseases and entomology. When Steve Lindsay left, she started a long relationship with the Astronomy team in Physics as European research training administrator and administrative secretary trying to bring some order in the academic chaos (think Big Bang).
Sabine is looking after the finances, she is administering a portfolio of projects, developing good working relationships with research staff and students both in Durham and across the 14 global project partners in the UK, Asia and South America and is reporting deliverables, coordinating network funding calls, looking after the website and social media outlets and is supporting academic partners in delivering and facilitating network workshops and events. She is currently trying hard to develop a detailed working knowledge of network funding schemes terms and conditions.