MPRU Public Engagement Project Manager / Coodinator

The MPRU is developing a public engagement project to address herd immunity and vaccination. During the first year, the project will be hosted at one of the MPRU African partner institutions and so we would like to appoint a public engagement project manager / coordinator to be a key person to drive this project forward. The postholder would be employed by an MPRU African partner institution and wherever that institution is will be the Year 1 pilot site. The partner institution will be involved in the line management, and the postholder should sit within the institution’s public engagement team.

The participating partner institutions are:
MRC Entebbe
Makerere University
MRC The Gambia
Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
University of Witwatersrand
KEMRI Wellcome Kilifi or Nairobi

Please see the job description at the bottom of the page.  Interested candidates should send the following materials to Anna Wang-Erickson at a [dot] wang-erickson [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk by Sunday, 12 May 2019:
CV Personal statement / cover letter
Names and contact info for 2 references

MPRU Public Engagement Project Manager / Coordinator Job Description

Research Unit Manager

A position is available for a Research Unit Manager with strong skills in managing and coordinating international, multi-country collaborative research programmes to work in the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Mucosal Pathogens in the Division of Infection and Immunity.

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.

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Mucosal Pathogens (MPRU) is an exciting new translational programme within UCL's Global Health Grand Challenges, addressing limitations in the long-term effectiveness of existing vaccines in lower and middle income countries (LMICs). Directed by Professor Robert Heyderman and co-directed by Professor David Goldblatt, the MPRU focuses on the causes of pneumonia, meningitis and neonatal sepsis which account for >2 million deaths each year globally and are associated with substantial disability.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with strong management leadership skills who have the ability to communicate well and generate a collaborative ethos with the Unit. The post holder should be proactive and pursue the aims of the MPRU systematically and with creativity. The post is funded until 31/03/2021 in the first instance.

Key Requirements
The ideal candidate will have an Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field. Have experience of delivering administrative, financial and research management support to a complex, multi-country collaborative research programme. Be capable of leading the MPRU's communications strategy and be the NIHR Training Lead for the MPRU. Experience of working in a higher education environment or an environment related to health-related research; and a willingness to travel between UCL campuses and overseas to MPRU related work assignments are also essential requirements.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at this link.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Isabel Lubeiro - email: i [dot] lubeiro [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk, tel: 020 3108 2118.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 2 Jun 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59 
Interview date: TBC

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