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Post-Doctoral Research Associate & Group Administrator

UCL - NIHR Global Health Research Group on Vaccines to Control Respiratory Pathogens & AMR (VacAMR)

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: B02-07107

About us

NIHR Global Health Research Group on Vaccines to Control Respiratory Pathogens & AMR (VacAMR) is a new strategic South-South partnership between KEMRI-Wellcome, Kenya, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (Kamuzu University of Health Sciences), Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, & the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research. Co-Directed by Robert Heyderman (UCL) & Brenda Kwambana-Adams (Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme & Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), VacAMR will take a transformative approach to the control of AMR associated with respiratory pathogens through a multimodal approach that includes vaccine and non-vaccine interventions. This equitable Africa-led partnership of epidemiologists, public health policy, and diagnostics specialists, social scientists, economists, clinicians, trialists, microbiologists and immunologists will co-develop and test t hese interventions, using our findings to influence policy. We will achieve our vision through a positive, facilitatory research culture, underpinned by strengthening research governance, administration, and financial capacity within partner institutions.

Division of Infection & Immunity

VacAMR will be housed in the Department of Infection within the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL. The postholder will work as part of a team of professional services administrators, senior academics, postdoctoral scientists and PhD students. The Division of Infection and Immunity is part of the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences, which brings together UCL Medical School and five other Divisions spanning clinical and basic biomedicine.

About the role

This position is available for a post-doctoral research scientist who has the necessary skills to coordinate an international, multi-country collaborative research and training programme. The postholder will plan, prioritise, and manage the daily workload of VacAMR, delivering the necessary administrative support for the strategic, communication, research, procurement, and training activities of the Group.

The postholder will support the training of VacAMR PhD students and international partners with a focus on institutional capacity strengthening.

About you

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who would like to combine their research experience with the administration of an exciting new NIHR-funded research partnership. You should have the ability to communicate well and generate a collaborative ethos with this Global Health Research Group. You should be proactive and pursue the aims of VacAMR systematically and with creativity. You should have excellent organisation, computer and social media skills.

The position is for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details. Please also read the attached Candidate Guidance document.

All applications must include a supporting statement telling us, using examples, how you meet the essential criteria listed in the job description. Applications without a supporting statement will be rejected.

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What we offer

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