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Project Coordinator

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary: £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Sunday 14 March 2021

Reference: EPH-IDE-2021-09

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.

The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE) conducts research on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of public health importance. It also conducts research on maternal and neonatal health. Work is carried out in low-, middle- and high-income countries, including the United Kingdom.

The main purpose of this post is to provide efficient administrative, logistical and financial support across two distinct research portfolios: A group of projects led by LSHTM scientists within IDE who are based at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kenya, and the UK-Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) programme. The post-holder will develop a good understanding of the funder terms and conditions for the projects and programme, providing sound advice and ensuring compliance with these and the School’s policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will have experience of providing proactive administrative, financial, operational and strategic planning support in Higher Education (or similar environment) for complex research projects, including with overseas collaborators, and proven ability to monitor and manage a budget, costings, projections and financial reports. You will have excellent IT skills (e.g. MS Word and Excel), including experience of management information systems, databases, and financial reporting tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills are vital. Further particulars are included in the job description.

We will consider applicants interested in a full-time (1.0 FTE, 35 hours per week) role ‘“ or two applicants for a part-time (0.4 ‘“ 0.6 FTE each) role. The post is fixed-term until 31 December 2021 with possibility to extend depending on funding.

The salary will be on the PSP scale, Grade 5 in the range £34,854 – £40,011 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 ‘Director’s Days’. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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.


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