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Senior Project Manager, Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium

We are seeking a senior project manager to play a key role in the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC,, a major collaborative initiative with a budget of £12.8 million over 2022-2027. Our consortium works with mathematical modellers, epidemiologists, policymakers, and global health partners across the world, to provide high-quality estimates of the public health impact of vaccination, to inform and improve decision making.

You will provide high level project management and lead all administrative efforts to support our three grants. This includes overall responsibility for the management of our budget and contracts, and the coordination of all research and collaboration activities for our 100+ members. The project is now undergoing a website refresh, and there will be substantial scope for you to further develop and improve external communications.

The post will suit a candidate with excellent project management skills who wants to support international research collaborations with a real-world impact.

Duties and responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead a small team (currently the SPM and PM) to coordinate all VIMC activities, including tracking progress on project working groups, organising fellowship visits, and coordinating our affiliate scheme, training courses, and all meetings
  • Work closely with Director, Deputy Director and Science & Policy Team to ensure effective overall operations
  • Managing project deliverables and timely reporting to funders
  • Assist in editing manuscripts and reports for publication, and support the publication process
  • Managing all aspects of VIMC’s budget, grants, contracts with funders, and subcontracts
  • Lead on communications with VIMC members, affiliates, and others with an interest in our work

Essential requirements:

  • A Masters degree in a scientific area related to infectious diseases or equivalent career experience of working in administrative posts requiring substantial technical knowledge of a scientific area.
  • Experience of administrative work ideally within a higher education/research setting
  • Experience of working with complex budgets and contracts
  • Experience in the management and coordination of international collaborative research projects and project activities
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Further information:

The post is full-time, fixed term until 31st August 2027 and you will be based within the VIMC secretariat at Imperial College London’s world-class School of Public Health, on our new White City campus.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Professor Caroline Trotter ( or Kim Woodruff (

Hybrid working may be considered for this role. Staff working in roles that are suitable for hybrid working will normally be expected to work 60% of their time onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

Non academic
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Closing date
April 9th, 2024
Posted on
March 13th, 2024 17:27
Last updated
March 13th, 2024 17:27