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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Trial Manager, based in Sierra Leone (DWJ4)

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Category: Academic | Department: Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases | Closing Date: 28 Jan 2015 | CLINICAL/NON-CLINICAL TRIAL MANAGER: SIERRA LEONE


The Clinical Research Department in the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Clinical/Non-Clinical) as a Trial Manager to coordinate a Phase III efficacy trial of a prime boost vaccine against Ebola infection as part of the EBOVAC1 project. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the EBOVAC1 project that comprises a set of clinical trials to evaluate the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of the prime boost Ebola vaccine manufactured by Janssen Crucell. The project includes the first in-human Phase 1 studies of the vaccine in 2-3 sites in East Africa and a Phase III efficacy trial in Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. The project is a collaboration between LSHTM, Janssen Crucell, University of Oxford, INSERM and collaborating sites in Africa, including in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The Phase III trial is currently being planned for Sierra Leone but may include other countries such as Guinea.
The post-holder will be employed as a staff member of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine within the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases and will be based full-time in Sierra Leone. Applicants should have a post graduate qualification in epidemiology or a related field; proven technical expertise in the quality management of clinical trials related to infectious diseases and/or vaccines; experience in collaborative research involving human clinical, epidemiological or laboratory outcomes; proven skills and experience in multicentre research and experience in strategic planning and development.
The post-holder will provide inputs into the study design; assist in location of partners and study sites in-country and coordination between the trial sites; recruit, train and supervise field research teams; liaise with collaborators in Africa and Europe; coordinate the collection of data and samples in close working relationship with the collaborators and Janssen Crucell; monitor recruitment and follow-up; prepare progress reports; monitor trial procedures, including adverse event reporting; and help to prepare scientific reports and presentations.
The post is available immediately and the contract duration will be for 18 months initially and may be extended for an additional period, subject to progress of the trial. The appointment will be made on LSHTM's Academic Pathway scale with a starting salary at Grade 7 (£43,312 - £49,582 per annum inclusive) or Grade 8 (£52,371 - £60,111 per annum inclusive) or on LSHTM's Clinical Salary scale at Lecturer level (£33,597 - £56,495 per annum inclusive) or Senior Lecturer level (£52,462 - £73,261 inclusive per annum).
Applications should be made on-line via our website at The reference for this post is DWJ4. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to #####@######.### or #####@######.### or #####@######.### or #####@######.### The closing date for applications for this post is at 11.30 pm on the closing date.
Interviews will be held in late early February 2015.
Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.



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