Project Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£24,184 to £28,053 per annum
22 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Project Assistant
Department of Clinical Research
Salary:     £24,184 to £28,053 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Thursday 08 March 2018
Reference:     ITD-CRD-2018-06

We are seeking to appoint a Project Assistant to support the management and coordination of the financial, logistical and administrative elements of the AMBITION project. The postholder will work with the AMBITION Financial & Administrative Project Manager and with other senior administrative colleagues to help ensure the smooth and effective running of the financial, logistical, administrative and communications aspects of the project. They will be expected to take a flexible and adaptable approach, and to manage a varied workload.

AMBITION is funded at €10M by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and the MRC/DFID/Wellcome Trust/NIHR Joint Global Health Trials Fund. Its principal focus is a Phase III clinical trial to test a novel treatment approach for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. Patient recruitment will be conducted across six collaborating sites in Africa (Botswana-Harvard Partnership, University of Zimbabwe, University of Cape Town, UNC Project Malawi, the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme and the Institute of Infectious Diseases, Uganda). We also have collaborators at St. George’s University of London, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool and Institut Pasteur, Paris.

AMBITION also includes a range of associated activities including economic analyses, sub-studies, an African Meningitis Trials Network, and training and capacity building programmes. 

Depending on how the workload develops, it is likely that the post-holder will also be required to undertake similar work on other projects and activities within the Department.

The successful applicant will have higher degree or equivalent professional administrative experience, experience of administrative work, ideally in a higher education, public sector or third sector environment, experience in organising events and in writing simple communications content, high standard of numeracy and strong organisational and interpersonal skills. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is available immediately until 30 June 2020, with the possibility of extension. Full-time and part-time candidates will be considered. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway Scale Grade 3 with a starting salary in the range of £24,761 to £28,053 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made online via our website at The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-2018-06. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each 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.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date. 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.