Programme Coordinator (Part Time) for E.Africa at Univ of Cambridge, UK

Department of Pathology
£25,623-£29,704 pa, pro rata

Limit of tenure applies*

Applications are invited for the position of Programme Coordinator for the Cambridge part of a new international consortium called THRiVE - Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa. THRiVE is a research capacity-building programme led by Makerere University in Uganda and funded by the Wellcome Trust; It provides training opportunities for post-doctoral and post-graduate fellows in seven East African universities and research institutes, in partnership with the University of Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The Coordinator will be responsible for setting up and managing the operation of the programme in Cambridge and for coordination with the administrators of the programme in London and African partner institutions. Based in the Department of Pathology, the Coordinator will work with African fellows and their supervisors in Departments across the University and the Sanger Institute.

Applicants should have a first degree in a biomedical sciences discipline and administrative or project management experience, preferably in a university or research environment. You will need to have excellent organisational, IT and communication skills, with the ability to act on your own initiative and to work with senior academic scientists, research fellows and administrative staff in the UK and Africa. Experience of work or travel in Africa would be an advantage, as the successful applicant will be expected to visit Africa to liaise with partner universities and research institutes.

This position is part time (50%).

For an application form (PA24) and further particulars please email [email protected] or telephone (01223) 333690. The PA24 and a copy of your CV should be either emailed to: [email protected] or posted to: Reception, Department of Pathology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QP. Please quote the job reference number on all correspondence.

* The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Closing date: 18 September 2009.