Project Officer

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Section of Immunology

Division of Infectious Diseases

Full time, fixed term for 12 months

Chelsea and Westminster Campus

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Human Immunology Laboratory (HIL), located at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital invite applications from highly motivated and experienced individuals to the post of Project Officer. You will contribute to the effort towards the development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine by joining a wider consortium called ADVANCE (Accelerate the Development of Vaccines and New Technologies to Combat the AIDS Epidemic). This 5-year USAID-funded initiative aims to dramatically accelerate development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine, and may ultimately serve as a model for developing vaccines against other emerging diseases.

Reporting to the HIL Senior Project Manager, and working closely with other Operations Administrators and Managers, you will play a key role in the provision of a professional administrative and project management support service. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals wishing to develop high level administrative skills and a good understanding of research processes, policies and activities.

The post holder will act as the first point of contact for collaborators, assisting and advising in matters relating to administration of clinical immunology projects and associated activities for clinical trials. They will lead on Research Administration for the team, identifying opportunities for process improvements and cost efficiencies as well as managing a number of projects working in parallel with the primary IAVI grant. The post will involve a high level of interaction with staff at all levels, and the successful candidate must combine a professional approach with the ability to swiftly build strong and effective working relationships.

You will have an appropriate academic qualification or an equivalent vocational qualification and/or experience, and be able to demonstrate previous work experience in a similar role.  Experience of working in a research or academic environment, evidence of excellent planning and organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise and manage a high and varied workload in order to meet deadlines are essential. You will also be expected to demonstrate knowledge of managing budgets, financial reporting and providing sound financial management advice to budget holders.

A self-starter, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must also be able to relate well with others, form positive relationships with a wide range of people and to work as part of a team, as well as independently. You must also be highly motivated, committed to meeting deadlines, and have the ability to show initiative. The ideal candidate will have the passion and drive to tackle and overcome management problems.

For further information about the post, please contact Dr Debbie King

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2016214.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing Date: 07 January 2017 (Midnight GMT)

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