Project Coordinator (Global Health Group) / Projektikoordinaattori (kansainvälinen terveys)

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAU) create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society.

The Global Health group is an international, multidisciplinary research group that aims to improve maternal and child health globally. We are part of Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology. Many of our current research projects are formed around clinical trials, but with significant biomedical, public health, and social science components. By combining the various approaches, we wish to produce new knowledge on molecular, environmental and social events leading to health, test new interventions to prevent or manage certain conditions, and provide evidence on the social, economic, and political acceptability of possible interventions.

We are now inviting applications for Project Coordinator position to work on a clinical trial generating evidence on mass-drug administration (MDA) of azithromycin for reducing mortality of young children in Mali.

Job description 

This is a career opportunity for a candidate with experience and interest in global health research. The Project Coordinator will work in close collaboration with international, multidisciplinary team of researchers conducting the Mali trial and other research projects. S/he will support day-to-day aspects of various phases of research projects. The work will involve a significant level of administration as well as internal and external communications, operations support, and general coordination activities with the focus on reporting, budget monitoring, procurement and travel arrangements.


The role is best suited for a graduate with a master’s degree in health sciences or a related field. Key competencies include computer literacy, fluency in written and spoken English, French is an asset. We are looking for a profile who is comfortable working both independently, and with other team members. Must be flexible and able to stick to tight deadlines. Can expect occasional travel to some events related to the project. The below kills are considered as an assets:

  • Knowledge of university administration and research sectors,
  • Knowledge of research-grant reporting,
  • Working knowledge of general HR operations and payroll with TAU, and
  • Experience planning and delivering meetings, conferences and events.

We Offer 

The position will be filled for a fixed-term period, until the end of 2023. The planned starting date is 1st of January 2020 or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A typical starting salary for a Project Coordinator is between 2300-2800 EUR/month, depending on previous experience. 

Tampere University offers many benefits to its employees, e.g., occupational health services, flexible working hours, high-quality sport services and affordable lunch choices on campus. International HR services offer their help with the official issues in settling in Finland and Tampere. Tampere region is one of the fastest growing city areas in Finland. Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and a traditional center of the Finnish industry. Today, the city is best known for its high-tech sector, with companies such as Nokia, Intel, Huawei, and Saab having research/development facilities here. Tampere is also the most popular city in Finland for higher education studies. More information about living and working in Tampere and Tampere University. 

How to Apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2019 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae  
  • Motivation letter 
  • Names and contact details of three referees

 For more information, please contact:

Ulla Ashorn, tel. +358 40 7080354, ulla.ashorn (at)


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää:

Haemme projektikoordinaattoria neljän vuoden määräaikaiseen työsuhteeseen kansainvälisen lääketiteen tutkimusryhmään. Ryhmän tutkimus keskittyy äitien ja lasten terveyteen. 

Projektikoordinaattori osallistuu Länsi-Afrikan Malissa toteutettavan laajan tutkimusprojektin hallinnollisiin tehtäviin.  Projektissa selvitetään, voidaanko alle vuoden ikäisten lasten korkeaa kuolleisuutta vähentää tarjoamalla oireettomille lapsille atsitromysiini-nimistä antibioottia. 

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet engalnninkieliseltä ilmoitukselta.

Tehtävän hakuaika päättyy 15.12.2019.

Application period starts: 2019-11-26 09:30Application period ends: 2019-12-15 23:59