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Programme Manager

Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £34,854 to £41,929 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 March 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 19 March 2021
Reference:  EPH-NCDE-2021-08

We seek to recruit a talented research group Programme Manager to join a team of researchers undertaking major programmes of research and teaching in cancer survival. The Cancer Survival Group is part of the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology in the Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

Survival is a key measure of the effectiveness of health services. It has considerable importance for public health strategy and for evaluating progress in cancer control.

CONCORD is an award-winning research programme for the global surveillance of cancer survival. In 2018, we published international patterns and trends in population-based survival in The Lancet, using data from over 37 million patients diagnosed with one of 18 common cancers between 2000 and 2014. The 322 participating cancer registries in 71 countries covered a combined population of one billion people. The results showed wide international variation in cancer survival and trends over time. The CONCORD-3 article has had a substantial impact on the public, in the media and in the scientific and public health community. The CONCORD programme has been recognised by international agencies such as the US National Cancer Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control. CONCORD survival estimates are also being used by the World Health Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union.

In 2018, we started a new set of high-resolution studies on women’s cancers (VENUSCANCER), funded by the European Research Council. VENUSCANCER aims to explain the world-wide differences in survival and in avoidable premature deaths from breast, ovarian and cervical cancers, by collecting detailed data on stage at diagnosis, staging procedures, bio-markers and treatment, as well as indicators of socio-economic status and education. The study is embedded in the CONCORD programme.

The Programme Manager will provide administrative and strategic support to Prof Michel Coleman and Dr Claudia Allemani, the CONCORD and VENUSCANCER PIs. The overall responsibility is to ensure the good and timely management of the Cancer Survival Group’s research programme with a team of 7 full-time staff.

The post-holder will have proven experience of project coordination/management in a Higher Education and/or Public Health setting. They will be financially literate, with sound knowledge of budgeting methodologies and resource management concepts. Further particulars are included in the job description.

You are an enthusiastic research group programme manager looking for new opportunities and a chance to help address challenging research questions in cancer control. You have a track record showing your capacity to provide excellent administrative and financial management in a higher education setting, and an interest in developing research management strategies. You are a self-motivated individual with excellent inter-personal and leadership skills and you are capable of working as part of a large international collaborative group, as well as on your own.

This is a full-time position, available until 21 March 2022 in the first instance. The salary will be on the PSP grade 5 range £34,854 - £41,929 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications and, if required, sponsorship. Interviews will be held on 19 March 2021. 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. The post is subject to LSHTM terms and conditions of service.

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