EBOVAC Project Manager

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Project Manager to be responsible for the management and coordination of the financial, logistical and administrative elements of the EBOVAC project. The post holder will be an integral part of the management team supporting the implementation of a large scale Phase III trial to assess the safety and immunogenicity of a novel prime boost prophylactic vaccine regimen against Ebola Virus Disease. The vaccine has been developed by Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V. and the trial is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI, a partnership between the EU and the European pharmaceutical industry).

The post-holder will act as a central point of contact for all financial and administrative aspects of the project, maintaining liaison with partner institutions overseas and other consortium members. The post will require significant travel to UK, Europe and Africa to liaise with and support the LSHTM project management team and clinical trial partners, and to attend meetings with the sponsor as necessary. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Senior Project Manager in the management of the overall budget, monitoring local project budgets and resources.
  • Managing sub-contractor reporting processes and other administrative requirements.
  • Assisting with project co-ordination and logistics across sites both remotely and in-country.
  • Preparing financial reports and budget forecasts.
  • Servicing EBOVAC committees.
  • Organising and facilitating meetings.
  • Assisting with communications.
  • Assisting with all HR processes for new and current members of the EBOVAC team.

The post is full-time, available immediately until 30 November 2019. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway Scale Grade 6 with a starting salary in the range of £38,533 to £43,759 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. 

Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-47. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

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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