Project Coordinator

Job summary

The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC, www.vaccineimpact.org) is a major collaborative initiative based within the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London and funded jointly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The MRC Centre has built upon a world-leading research group in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology to undertake applied collaborative work with...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01351
  • Date posted 8 July 2019
  • Closing date 29 July 2019

Job description

Job summary

The Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC, www.vaccineimpact.org) is a major collaborative initiative based within the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London and funded jointly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The MRC Centre has built upon a world-leading research group in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology to undertake applied collaborative work with national and international agencies in support of policy planning for emerging and endemic infectious diseases.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, finances vaccines for developing countries for several diseases including, for instance, Hepatitis B, Measles, Meningitis A and Yellow Fever. For communication to stakeholders, fundraising and planning of future investment strategies they rely critically on modelled vaccine impact estimates, generated by the VIMC. Disease-specific estimates are generated by a number of research groups, the consortium members. The secretariat, based at Imperial College and led by Dr Tini Garske, coordinates activities across the consortium, provides infrastructure to host the generated datasets and aggregates and interprets the estimates for use by the funders and other stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities

The post of Project Coordinator has become available within the VIMC secretariat. You will be responsible for providing administrative support to all aspects of this $10.3 million grant, jointly funded by Gavi and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).  It is an international collaboration comprising over a dozen partners, and working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and in-country experts worldwide.

Essential requirements

You should have a graduate level qualification (BSc or BA) or equivalent or extensive career experience of working in administrative posts supporting scientific research. You should have experience of project funding processes and of working with complex budgets and contracts.

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term post available until 31 March 22, 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.

For informal enquiries please contact Kim Woodruff: k.woodruff@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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.

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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.