Open Bioeconomy Lab and Cambridge Analytical Biotechnology group are seeking a part-time (0.5 FTE) Project Coordinator for the AfriDx initiative and Open Enzyme Collection at the University of Cambridge. Open Enzyme Collection develops local manufacturing protocols for enzymes and AfriDx is an international consortium between the UK, Denmark and Ghana to undertake a clinical study of low-cost COVID-19 diagnostics in Ghana and embed local manufacturing of enzymes within the supply chain.
Both initiatives aim to increase access to diagnostic technologies in the global South while creating opportunities for economic development. The role of this position is to support these projects to deliver scientific excellence and impact at scale by coordinating and facilitating all aspects of the collaborations.
The role-holder will work closely with the Principal Investigators and AfriDx Management Committee to plan and deliver the vision and strategy. They will facilitate efforts to promote collaboration, build shared resources and provide a hub for networking and discussion. The role-holder is additionally responsible for ensuring that the initiatives are actively communicated and promoted through online channels and media and will support grant reporting and other funding administration.
The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant field and knowledge of molecular diagnostics, Synthetic Biology or related research and practice. They will have the ability to foster relationships with and between academics at all levels in an interdisciplinary context and build partnerships with companies, funders and policy makers. A successful track record in research coordination or management of funding would be advantageous. Excellent organisational and communications skills are essential, together with proven problem-solving skills and initiative.
The role is a 0.5 FTE position and funding is available for 15 months in the first instance.
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Deadline: 24 Nov 2020
For informal inquiries contact Dr Jenny Molloy, firstname.lastname@example.org