We are trying to write a job description for someone who will assist us for research project. This person would be responsible for the administrative, financial and managerial aspect of research project in close collaboration with the head of the lab (writing proposals, checking for deadlines, connections with international partners).
We are looking for an attractive name for this position. Some ideas, including "management assistant", "project manager" or "scientific coordinator", came to our mind. However, we feel that "assistant" is not really valorising the position, "project manager" does not reflect the transversal role of the position (helping scientists of different projects) and "scientific coordinator" is the role of the head of the lab.
Is there another name that could be used ? If not, which one is the best?