Projects Officer

Job summary

Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington. The department is based within a five-star research institute equipped with the latest technologies and facilities within Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.   The Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC), a core facility of the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), is a small group of...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01159
  • Date posted 1 April 2019
  • Closing date 28 April 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington. The department is based within a five-star research institute equipped with the latest technologies and facilities within Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.  

The Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC), a core facility of the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), is a small group of epidemiologists, social scientists and clinical researchers undertaking research on involvement in and engagement with translational research. It is led by Prof Helen Ward (epidemiology and public health) and Prof Sophie Day (anthropology) who have developed a strong interdisciplinary collaboration over the past 3 decades with research on HIV/ STI, sex work, breast cancer and health inequalities.

Duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will support the investigation of key issues in the expansion and internationalisation of citizen engagement, principally “Improving Diversity in Citizen Engagement”. This will involve the planning and delivery of Imperial’s “People’s Research Cafes”, a set of events to involve seldom heard voices in the design of research and innovation projects. The post-holder will work to evaluate and capture the impact of this activity, sharing best practice and learnings widely with European partners. They will be expected to actively contribute to the development of a strong European network committed to citizen engagement to improve health.

An objective of the NIHR Imperial BRC’s PPIE strategy is to broaden the diversity of public partners involved in their PPIE activities including by promoting and facilitating the inclusion of under-represented and seldom-heard groups. This “People’s Research Cafes” pilot project forms part of our vision to achieve meaningful public and patient involvement, testing out new ways of working with communities and sharing our learnings with European partners. The project is supported by EIT Health: Excellence in Citizen Engagement Learning (EXCEL) Network.

Essential requirements

Candidates are required to have a minimum of degree level or equivalent experience. It is essential that candidates have a working knowledge of the benefits and challenges related to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPI/E) including measuring impact as well as a good knowledge of a range of communications and engagement approaches.

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term post available until 31 December 2019 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.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Should you have any queries please contact: Will Kendall: w.kendall@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Documents

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.