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Project Coordinator – Malaria

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We are seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator – Malaria for the Department of Infection Biology to fill the post full-time (1.0 FTE) but would consider part-time roles (0.80 FTE). 

The post-holder will coordinate events, promote malaria-related news from within the Malaria Centre and externally, synchronise teaching material alongside Centre members, and manage the internal cohesion and development of the Centre through professional internal communications and operational support. The post-holder may also lead the development of the Centres public engagement and policy engagement activities, together with a Communications officer. The post-holder will work closely with the Centre co-directors, Communication Officers and Centre Support Officers to provide efficient administrative, logistical and financial support; help plan and support Centre activities and milestones from an operational and communications perspective; support the Centre strategic plan and manage Student Liaison Officers each year. 

In parallel, the post-holder will provide support in the day-to-day coordination of research projects undertaken by Drs. Wassmer and Drakeley’s groups, through efficient administrative, logistical and financial assistance, from set up to closure; a portfolio of research projects which may have multiple overseas collaborators or complex funder requirements. The post-holder will develop a good understanding of the funder terms and conditions for the project(s) providing sound advice and ensuring compliance to these and LSHTM policies and procedures, including the Financial Regulations. The post-holder will be a member of the department administration team, be accountable to the Principal Investigators within the department and work closely with the Drakeley Project Manager.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or have equivalent or substantial relevant experience, have relevant experience of providing proactive administrative support in Higher Education (or similar environment) and working closely with academic staff members, have significant experience of providing administrative/financial support for research projects. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is funded by multiple sources including UK Research and Innovation UKRI) for a 12-month period. It is full-time, 1.0 FTE. The salary will be on the Professional Services Grade 5 scale 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

LSHTM has a Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance.

Applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected].

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.


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