Programme Co-ordinator

The University of Edinburgh - Centre for Global Health Research

The new NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE) is at an exciting development stage and we are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Programme Co-ordinator to project manage and co-ordinate research projects across four Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan) to support the functioning of the two RESPIRE research programmes on Acute and Chronic Respiratory Health. RESPIRE is funded by the NHS National Institute for Health Research, and aims to develop a world-leading unit to reduce the impact and number of deaths caused by respiratory diseases in Asia in partnership with collaborators from 4 countries.

The post will entail project managing the portfolio of research projects under the two programmes (Acute and Chronic Respiratory Health) with the various institutional partners in the 4 partner countries. The postholder will assist project partners to address any issues to enable projects to function effectively, assist RESPIRE management to collate reports of project progress and outcomes, and co-ordinate cross-country research activities and events. The postholder will work under the direction of the two Programme Leads, with country partners, and the Edinburgh-based RESPIRE team to ensure projects achieve their intended outcomes.

Appointment will be at Grade 7 (£32,548 – 38,833). This is a full-time post (35 hours) and is Fixed Term to 31st March, 2021. Any further queries may be addressed in the first instance to Professor Harish Nair ( or Professor Hilary Pinnock ( Programme Leads.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group.

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