Scientific Coordinator

Imperial College London

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Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Scientific Coordinator seeking to develop a career in scientific, research and administrative management to join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College. You will gain hands-on experience in coordinating national-level public health research in a leading academic institution and will manage a broad portfolio of grants.

A key part of the portfolio is the MRC Centre for Environment and Health, which is a partnership between Imperial College and King’s College London. The Centre is recognised as an international centre of excellence for research and training on the health effects of environmental pollutants and the translation of this knowledge to inform national and international policies to improve health.

Duties and responsibilities

Working with both the Departmental Manager and the Centre Scientific Manager, you will provide organisational and scientific administrative support to a portfolio of related grants, including the MRC Centre for Environment and Health.

You will be responsible for the financial and project management of several large, collaborative projects with external partners, managing timelines and deliverables. You will lead in developing, tracking and monitoring spend on grant budgets, reporting on scientific progress to funders, and coordinating recruitment of key staff, as well as being proactive in identifying funding opportunities and preparing grant submissions.

For the Centre you will play a key role in its coordination, working with the Scientific Manager to help the scientists appointed to deliver the research programmes of the Centre. Key responsibilities include working with the Centre’s Training Programme Coordinator to deliver recruitment and career development activities for Centre PhD students, researchers and fellows; organising a programme of public engagement events; maintaining effective communications within the Centre and externally, and facilitating collaboration activities and scientific meetings across the Centre and with key stakeholders.

Essential requirements

You will have Masters level qualifications in a scientific discipline preferably relevant to the objectives of the Centre, be highly motivated, and have excellent administrative, organisational and inter-personal skills. Knowledge of project management best practice, budget management skills and the ability to produce concise written material for scientific or administrative purposes to tight deadlines are essential, as is the ability to work independently across a broad portfolio.

Further information

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31st  May 2026 in the first instance. This role is based at White City Campus.

 For further information and informal discussion contact Dr Elizabeth Hayes ([email protected] )


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