Clinical Trial Manager: Sierra Leone, Phase III Ebola Vaccine Trial

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 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 Sierra Leone. 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 successful applicant will be based full-time in Sierra Leone. Applicants should have a post graduate qualification in epidemiology or a related field and proven technical expertise in the quality management of clinical trials related to infectious diseases and/or vaccines. The post-holder will provide inputs into the study design; assist in location of partner and study sites in-country and coordination between the trial sites; recruit, train and supervise field research teams; 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. Salary is on the Clinical salary scale at Lecturer level (£33,597 – £56,495 per annum inclusive) or Senior Lecturer level (£52,462 – £73,261 per annum inclusive). 
Applications should be made on-line via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk  The closing date for receipt of applications is 10pm (UK time) Wednesday 8 April 2015. The reference for this post is DWJ4A. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk or deborah.watson-jones@lshtm.ac.uk or brian.greenwood@lshtm.ac.uk or peter.smith@lshtm.ac.uk.
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meeteach of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
Interviews will be held in April 2015.  
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer

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