Network Project Officer

Durham University - Department of Chemistry

This post is Full Time & Fixed Term (Until 31 December 2021).

We seek to appoint a full time Network Project Officer to contribute to the management and work of the Durham-lead, MRC supported, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

The Network was formed as a result of the recent award of a MRC Global Challenges Research Fund Capacity Building grant (https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=31985) to Durham University. This funding underwrites a global network of researchers from south Asia, South America and the UK to develop and share multidisciplinary technologies to identify and validate drug targets in the causative agents of leishmaniosis and Chagas disease. The overarching aim is to prepare targets to be fast forwarded into much needed drug discovery programmes for these Neglected Tropical Diseases.

The post holder, based in the Department of Chemistry, will work closely with all partners (academic, governmental and industrial) to help deliver the key objectives of the Network. Leading a small team, encompassing an administrator, the post holder will oversee, co-ordinate and document the delivery of Network scientific and capacity-building objectives. As such this team will be responsible for the administration of a wide range of projects, from the placement of early-career researchers to the administration of joint international research projects and the support of independent research fellows. In addition, the team will organise and coordinate the international conferences and workshops in India, Brazil, Pakistan and the UK.

The post holder will work closely with the scientific leadership team and the regional hub leaders, and report to Professor Graham Sandford, the project coordinator. The post holder will be required to travel as appropriate within the UK and internationally to Latin America, India and Pakistan.

A document which outlines the key behavioural indicators for this post is available on the university's website accessed by pressing the apply button below.

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