Project Manager

Project Manager

Job summary

Job summary

The vaccine epidemiology group (VERG) at Imperial College is seeking an excellent Project Manager to help coordinate the group’s research activities with multiple research partners.

Researchers in the vaccine epidemiology group (VERG) at Imperial College led by Professor Grassly work on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the impact of vaccination at the individual (immunogenicity, efficacy) and population level (effectiveness, impact). We are particularly interested in oral vaccines against enteric infections such as poliovirus and rotavirus, their impact on mucosal immunity and why they are less immunogenic in children in low-income countries. We have worked extensively on the epidemiology of poliovirus, contribute to Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) policy and are the WHO collaborating institute on polio data analysis and modelling.

Duties and responsibilities

We are seeking an excellent project manager to help coordinate our research activities with our multiple research partners. You will work closely with the group head (Prof Grassly) and members of the research group, taking a lead on planning and tracking research activities to ensure we deliver on project milestones for our funders. You will participate fully in the discussions of the research group and have opportunities for career development within the professional services job family at Imperial College London.

The work requires you to handle a varied workload, with an understanding of international research collaborations and the needs of senior managers in research and development in the funding agencies and country partners, excellent attention to detail and confidentiality of data and other information. You will also be required to write progress reports for sponsors and support the preparation and writing of grant applications. Some travel to the countries in which the research is taking place may be required.

Essential requirements

You should have a Graduate level qualification (BSc or BA) or equivalent and experience in the management of research projects and project activities within a higher education/research setting. Experience of working with international health agencies or funders would be ideal, however, is not essential.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed-term until 31 October 2022 and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Nick Grassly (n.grassly [at]                 

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