The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Project Manager, PANDORA-ID-NET, UCL, Aug 2018
Employer: UCL, UK
Salary: £55,163-59,981 per annum
A position is available for a Project Manager in the Division of Infection and Immunity, based in the Centre for Clinical Microbiology at the Royal Free Campus.
The UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology (CCM) has obtained funding from The European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTPhttp://www.edctp.org) to expand the work of Prof Ali Zumla and Prof Tim McHugh in building Africa-Europe research and training networks on TB, HIV, Malaria, and for tackling Emerging and Re-Emerging infectious diseases with epidemic potential.
PANDORA-ID-NET: (Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics:http://www.unza-uclmas.org/pandora-id-net) is a multidisciplinary consortium to build effective epidemic outbreak response capacities across all regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
The consortium aims to strengthen regional and pan-African capacities and systems for enabling rapid and effective response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threats arising within Africa, or those imported from overseas. During outbreaks PANDORA-ID-NET will switch from a training and research mode to response mode in which it will perform multi-site clinical trials (evaluating rapid diagnostics, biomarkers, a range of treatments, vaccines and operational research studies) obtaining accelerated evidence for optimal clinical management of patienst, infection control measures, surveillance, public health response and vector control programs.
The Project Manager position is a senior role in which the successful candidate will take the leadership across PanDORA and the associated projects. This will include liaising with UCL colleagues at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, Institute for Global Health, Farr Institute and Department of Science & Technology Studies as well as supervision of the Centre for Clinical Microbiology members of the PanDORA team.
The post is available until the 30th June 2021 in the first instance.
The candidate will have a PhD and experience of scientific project management in the field including registration trials working to ICH/GCP standards, extensive experience working and managing diagnostic and research laboratories.
Experience of working across global research, surveillance and diagnostic settings with particular reference to high consequence pathogens is essential.
For further details and to apply for this role, visit the UCL website.