Scientific Coordinator

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Scientific Coordinator seeking to develop a career in scientific, research and administrative management to join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College. You will gain hands-on experience in coordinating national-level public health research in a leading academic institution and will manage a broad portfolio of grants. A key part of the portfolio is the MRC Centre...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01597
  • Date posted 2 December 2019
  • Closing date 5 January 2020

Job description

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Scientific Coordinator seeking to develop a career in scientific, research and administrative management to join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College. You will gain hands-on experience in coordinating national-level public health research in a leading academic institution and will manage a broad portfolio of grants.

A key part of the portfolio is the MRC Centre for Environment and Health, which is a partnership between Imperial College and King’s College London. The Centre is recognised as an international centre of excellence for research and training on the health effects of environmental pollutants and the translation of this knowledge to inform national and international policies to improve health.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Working with both the Departmental Manager and the Centre Scientific Manager, you will:

  • Provide organisational and scientific administrative support to a portfolio of related grants, including the MRC Centre for Environment and Health.
  • Be responsible for the financial and project management of several large, collaborative projects with external partners, managing timelines and deliverables.
  • Lead in developing, tracking and monitoring spend on grant budgets, reporting on scientific progress to funders, and coordinating recruitment of key staff, as well as being proactive in identifying funding opportunities and preparing grant submissions.
  • Play a key role in its coordination, working with the Scientific Manager to help the scientists appointed to deliver the research programmes of the Centre.

Key responsibilities include working with the Centre’s Training Programme Coordinator to deliver recruitment and career development activities for Centre PhD students, researchers and fellows; organising a programme of public engagement events; maintaining effective communications within the Centre and externally and facilitating collaboration activities and scientific meetings across the Centre and with key stakeholders.

Essential requirements

You will have a Masters level qualification in a scientific discipline preferably relevant to the objectives of the Centre, be highly motivated, and have excellent administrative, organisational and inter-personal skills. Knowledge of project management best practice, budget management skills and the ability to produce concise written material for scientific or administrative purposes to tight deadlines are essential, as is the ability to work independently across a broad portfolio.

Further information

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31st May 2024 in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Hospital campus, Paddington.

For further information and informal discussion contact Dr Elizabeth Hayes (e.hayes@imperial.ac.uk)

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

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.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, 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.

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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.