The Centre of Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a collection of research groups within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, who are permanently based in Africa and Asia. Our research ranges from clinical studies to behavioural sciences, with capacity building integral to all of our activities. Tropical Medicine and Global Health recruits for a number of research and professional support roles. Scroll down the page to see the current job vacancies by location.
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Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 4: £20,781- £24,057 p.a. (pro rata)
A great opportunity has arisen for a part-time Course Assistant to join our team at Tropical Medicine and Global Health. The Course Assistant will provide support to the Senior Course Administrator and the Academic Team for the MSc in International Health by taking responsibility for many aspects of programme administration. This includes, but not limited to, assisting with course preparation, helping collate feedback, assisting with the admissions process, providing administrative support for MSc placements and providing administrative support for teaching committees.
The successful candidate will have a good standard of formal education with proven administrative skills. You will have excellent written and spoken English with excellent MS skills. You will also have excellent organisational skills and should have the ability to start work at 8.30 am. Experience of working in a University is desirable but not essential.
This position is available on a part-time basis (60% FTE) for 1 year in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 31 August 2016 will be considered.
Tropical Medicine, NDM Research Building (NDMRB), Old Road Campus, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to take on a varied and stimulating role that covers a diverse and dynamic research project portfolio. Tropical Medicine’s UK Centre has grown dramatically in size over the last five years and has several world leading research initiatives based within it. The Unit Administrator (Oxford Portfolio) is responsible for the administration of the Oxford-based research groups, providing them with informed support in costing and preparing grant applications, post-award set-up and on-going research project management and reporting. The postholder will interact with colleagues of all levels in the centre, University Offices and overseas staff. The role will be a challenging one with substantial opportunities to influence and implement procedural change as well as operate at a senior level within the centre.
You will have Administrative experience in Higher Education, or a similar field. Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and have a high level of personal discretion, tact, and judgment, especially when dealing with sensitive and/or confidential material.
This post is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance (maternity cover)
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 18 August 2016 will be considered.
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 8: £38,896 - £46,414 p.a.
This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) team. The IDDO hosts a collection of data-sharing platforms, bringing together clinical, pharmacology, molecular, in vitro and medicine quality data for a range of infectious diseases. The new platform is building upon the success of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN). The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for developing many of the programme’s key software systems. They should have extensive experience in web application development and Java programming and have an interest in scientific applications of computing. The post holder will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from requirements analysis, design and implementation, through to testing and maintenance.
We are looking for someone who has a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as computer science or equivalent experience, excellent Java programming skills as well as the ability to programme in several different programming languages. They should be highly competent in web application programming and have experience of relational database design (in particular SQL). Experience with Google Web Toolkit (GWT), R and relational data access technology and object-relational mapping would be highly desired.
This post is available on a full time basis, fixed-term until 31st December 2017 in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 14 September 2016.
Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.
The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) hosts a collection of data-sharing platforms, bringing together clinical, pharmacology, molecular, in vitro and medicine quality data for a range of infectious diseases. The new platform is building upon the success of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN). This is an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the team. Effective and transparent communications are critical to delivering IDDO’s goals. IDDO’s communications efforts will encourage and secure engagement from a range of stakeholders. You will help to ensure that different target audiences have a clear understanding of IDDO’s role in generating reliable evidence and innovative resources that enable research-driven responses to the major challenges of neglected and emerging infections. You will be responsible for collecting, preparing and updating content and materials for IDDO’s digital platforms, including the IDDO website and social media.
The successful candidate will have a university degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, public health or a health-related scientific subject and evidence of commitment to continuing professional development. You will have demonstrable experience working in the field of communications along with proven success working with different communication channels. You will have the ability to write accurate and engaging copy in English, and for different high-level audiences/ stakeholder groups. Ability to understand and interpret complex research and scientific projects is essential in this role. Experience of working in an international communications environment and a professional qualification in communications, digital media or a related subject would be desirable.
If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 7 an appointment on Grade 6 (£27,328 - £32,600 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in the duties may be considered.
This post is available on a full-time basis, fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 1 September 2016 will be considered.