An exciting opportunity has arisen for a programme manager for the NIHR-RIGHT Programme which aims to deliver fast and precise diagnosis for improved outcomes of children and young adults with EBV-driven lymphoma. The aim of the programme is to perform a clinical validation of mobile whole slide imaging and cell-free circulating DNA diagnosis of EBV-driven lymphomas that are very common in children living in sub-Saharan Africa and that can be treated very effectively if diagnosed early and precisely.
The postholder will support the Chief Investigator, Professor Anna Schuh, and co-applicants in the delivery of the programme. You work closely with the NIHR grant administrators, the Oxford Research and Development Office, finance teams and project managers in Tanzania (Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi (KCMC) and Uganda (Lacor Hospital) on all operational and logistical aspects of this transformative Global Health Research Initiative.
You will have an active role line managing a wide range of staff and engaging in recruitment, mentorship and career development activities as and when required. You will also have budgetary responsibility for invoice management from Tanzanian and Ugandan sites and will assist in coordinating grant applications. You will also take a lead role in the coordination of training workshops including the generation of online training modules.
You will have a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in life sciences and will be able to demonstrate your general knowledge of molecular diagnostics and/or digital pathology and working knowledge of bio-informatics. You will be able to demonstrate good organisation and communication skills (written and verbal) and your ability to work as a team. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to develop and apply new concepts and methodologies. You will be able to adapt easily, demonstrate curiosity towards other cultures and be willing to travel to sub-Saharan Africa and be aware of potential health risks. You will have prior experience in programme management and have records of previous presentations at national or international levels and publications in peer reviewed journals.
All applicants must complete an application form and will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 September 2019. Interviews are scheduled for 25 September 2019.