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Project Coordinator

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary: £34,854 to £38,717 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Reference: EPH-IDE-2021-36

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 are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Project Coordinator to work in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, within the MRC International Statistics & Epidemiology Group (Director: Professor Helen Weiss). The group comprises 35 statisticians and epidemiologists based in London and at research centres in Africa, with an extensive portfolio of research in resource-limited settings, 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 be expected to lead, manage and be responsible for all aspects of the administrative coordination and financial management of a portfolio of research projects. As a key member of group and the first point of contact for those projects, the post-holder will provide guidance on their management and administration, from funding costings for application, project set up, management and closure, working closely with the Principal Investigators (PIs), Programme Manager, and liaising with partner institutions where necessary.

Applicants must possess substantial experience of providing proactive administrative support of academic (or related) research, including proven ability to monitor large budgets and prepare accurate costings, projections and reports. The successful candidate must be able to prove their ability to use initiative and judgement to solve problems; to manage a busy workload; and work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Experience of managing large complex grants would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is available until 31 October 2023 on a full-time basis commencing immediately. Subject to further research grant funding, the post may be extended following the initial contract.

The appointment will be made on the Professional Support Grade 5 scale in the range £34,854 – £38,717 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.

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.


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