Job offer in london Project Officer – The Wellcome Trust



The Wellcome Trust

We believe great ideas can change the world, helping us to improve health for everyone. Wellcome’s work is centered on helping great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers taking on big problems, fueling imaginations and spark debate.

We’re looking for someone – maybe you? – who wants to be a part of our story.

Too many lives are still lost to diseases which vaccines could prevent, mostly in low and middle-income countries. We have recently made Vaccines a priority area for our work to explore how best to stimulate research, technology development and policy to address this critical unmet need.

In this job, you’ll be a vital part of Wellcome. You’ll help us to achieve our aims. You’ll join people with different backgrounds and different perspectives who work together to produce great results. We know that diversity creates inspired thinking, and we support it in a working culture of inclusion and equality. 

We are seeking a dynamic Project Officer to work as part of a team across the four focus areas of the Vaccines platform which include:

  • Epidemic preparedness and response;
  • The expanded use of controlled human infection models;
  • Generating data and optimising it’s use in decision making, and;
  • Sustainable vaccine development through increasing networks and skills.

In this role, you will use your understanding of vaccines R&D and stakeholder relationship skills to further the objectives of the platform.

Your main duties/responsibilities will involve:

  • Involvement in strategic project work
  • Implementing activities to further the objectives of the priority platform
  • Providing scientific, technical and administrative support to the priority platform
  • Represent Wellcome

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills including building strong stakeholder relationships
  • Experience of vaccines research and development
  • High level of organization and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or MSc in Public Health
  • At least 2 years relevant post-PhD/post-MSc work experience or equivalent

In return we offer a salary between £36,000 and £38,000 per year, plus excellent benefits.

To apply, please complete the online application process and ensure your covering letter explains how you meet the criteria for this job.

Applications closing date: 22 March 2017
Interview date: mid April

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