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Project Coordinator (0.5-1.0 FTE)

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Closing Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We have an opportunity for a Project Coordinator to work within the MRC International Statistics & Epidemiology Group. The group comprises 35 statisticians and epidemiologists based in London and at research centres in Africa, with an extensive portfolio of research covering a range of diseases of major public health importance, including HIV and sexual and reproductive health, TB, malaria, emerging and neglected diseases and mental health. 

The successful applicant will lead all aspects of the administrative and financial management of a portfolio of research projects. As a key member of group and first point of contact for those projects, the post-holder will provide guidance on their management and administration, working closely with the Principal Investigators (PIs), Programme Manager, and liaising with partner institutions. 

The post-holder will have higher education to degree level or equivalent or substantial relevant experience alongside evidence of continuous professional development. Substantial relevant experience of providing proactive administrative support in Higher Education (or similar environment) and working closely with academic staff members is essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is available until 31 October 2024 on a full-time or part-time basis (0.5 FTE-1 FTE) commencing immediately. Subject to further research grant funding, the post may be extended.

The salary will be on the Professional Services scale Grade 5 in the range £38,282-£43,947 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made online via our website by clicking the ‘Apply’ button, above. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Applications should also include a cover letter, CV and the names and email contact details of two referees who can be contacted immediately if appointed. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.   The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  

Further details:   Job Description 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected & included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive &  enables all to reach their full potential.

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