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EBOVAC Project Manager

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 26 December 2018
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2018-41

We are seeking to appoint a Project Manager to the LSHTM EBOVAC team.

The Ebola vaccine projects – EBOVAC1, EBOVAC2 and EBODAC – are a series of trials and associated projects which aim to assess a novel prime-boost preventive vaccine regimen against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In a prime-boost vaccine regimen, individuals are first given a dose to prime the immune system, and then a boost dose which is intended to enhance the immune response and increase the duration of the response. The vaccine has been developed by Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V. and the trial is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI, a partnership between the EU and the European pharmaceutical industry).

Between them the EBOVAC1 andEBOVAC2 projects will assess – through several clinical trials conducted in phases in Europe and Africa – the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine regimen in response to the urgent public health need raised by the Ebola epidemic.

The post-holder will be based in London, with some travel to Kambia District, Sierra Leone, and will be an integral part of the management team supporting the implementation of the EBOVAC vaccine study. 

The post-holder will work closely with the PI, the trial manager, the EBOVAC Operations Manager, the EBOVAC finance manager and the EBOVAC management team in London to operationalise the Phase III study with in-country partners: GOAL Sierra Leone, and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone, ensuring smooth project delivery and supporting the in-country partners with all aspects of project management and funder compliance. 

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, or substantial relevant experience, have proven experience of managing multi-million pound projects with multiple overseas partners, proven experience of budget management, including creating budgets, monitoring accounts and producing financial projections and reports, experience of committee work, including co-ordinating the production of papers, constructing agendas and writing minutes, excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present financial and other information in a clear and logical format. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for a period of 12 months, and is available immediately. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 - £44,634 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk.  The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-2018-41. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

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.  

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