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Strategic Network Co-ordinator position available in Public Health (part time)

A vacancy has arisen for a Network Co-ordinator to organise, manage and deliver activities for the University's recently created Strategic Research Network in Public Health - PublicHealth@Cambridge (PH@C). The University's Strategic Networks and Initiatives build on the existing research base in Cambridge to tackle research challenges that can only be addressed by multi-disciplinary teams of researchers. The aim is to provide academic leadership in these areas and to develop strategic partnerships with academe and industry around the world to advance research, and the impact of that research, in these fields.

A Steering Committee has been set up to govern the network's development and activities chaired by Professor Carol Brayne (Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health). The Network Co-ordinator will work with the Steering Committee to support the strategic development and implementation the work streams of the Network including developing a vision and a range of thematic strands for Ph@C; organising a range of events to foster collaboration within the Cambridge Public Health community and beyond; and liaise with stakeholders to foster new relationships, collaborations and partnerships with public health agencies, funders and researcher in industry and academia, both nationally and internationally. The post-holder will also be responsible for developing a marketing/communication strategy to raise the profile of PH@C internally and externally. Finally, the coordinator will proactively identify funding opportunities and help develop bids to ensure the long-term sustainability of the network.

The post will be based in the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, which forms a core part of the network. However, in the wider University we expect that there will be several hundred further individuals involved in public health relevant research that we are aiming to connect with.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2014 in the first instance.

This appointment is subject to a health assessment.

Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Formal applications consisting of a covering letter, CV and a completed CHRIS 6 form (available from should be sent, preferably by email, to Lynette Watson ( or by post to Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Carol Brayne, Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health on 8RN

Quote reference: SY00310

Department: Institute of Public Health

Salary: £37,012-£46,846 pa, pro rata

Category: Academic-related

Published: 18 June 2012

Closing date: 18 July 2012

Interview Date: 25 July 2012

Further information: Further Particulars


Posted on 21/06/2012

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