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Research Project Manager

King's College London - Health Service and Population Research

Location: London, Work from home
Salary: £35,366 to £41,517 (Grade 5/6), including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021
Job Ref: 034046


£38,304- £41,517 per annum (Grade 6), including London Weighting Allowance

£35,366 – £37,297  per annum (Grade 5) including London Weighting Allowance

Building and Campus:

David Goldberg Building, Denmark Hill Campus


Prof Melanie Abas, 

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Research Project Manager on a new international mental health research project within the Centre for Global Mental Health at King’s. The post-holder will work closely with, and provide comprehensive support to, the joint principal investigators Prof. Melanie Abas (based in London) and Dr Chibanda (University of Zimbabwe), both of whom are internationally recognised leaders in global mental health. Dr Chibanda founded the world-famous Friendship Bench program.

We are seeking a candidate with the drive and passion to deliver high quality research management.

The ‘King’s College London Global Health Research Group on Interventions for Youth with Depression and Anxiety Disorders in African Countries’ has been funded for four years. The multidisciplinary group of African and UK researchers will adapt and evaluate a stepped care intervention for youth aged 15 to 24 with depression and/or anxiety in Zimbabwe and Ghana. This will include a randomised clinical trial in senior high schools in Ghana. The project includes capacity building including through training doctoral and post-doc African researchers.  

The successful applicant will be required to have an overview of all the study activities. The role will include co-ordination between the principal investigators, the Country Leads in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Malawi, and project managers. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring research ethics committee approvals are in place and up to date, preparing/editing/finalising with the country leads a range of study documents such as questionnaires and protocol manuals, preparing reports for the funder, coordinating sub-contracts. Travel will be required to Zimbabwe and Ghana in all years to work with the local team. The post holder will support dissemination of study outcomes at local, regional, and international levels. The post holder will be supported by a full time study administrator. The post-holder will be joining a dynamic team of international researchers and will receive career mentorship and opportunities for co-authorship and for building their skills in academic mental health.

The successful applicant will be capable of working autonomously and liaising directly with Group investigators, external partners and stakeholders. They will use their initiative, knowledge, experience and problem solving on a daily basis, and provide supervision for the study administrative staff.

The role will be based in London with a split between working in the office and working from home.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until 31/Aug/2025

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

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