Strengthening research capacity

New job in Malaria Elimination based in San Francisco

31 May 2013

The Malaria Elimination Initiative at the Global Health Group, University of California San Francisco, seeks a highly motivated individual with expertise in malaria to lead a fast-paced 10-month project to develop a series of high profile background papers on strategic topics in malaria elimination. Topics cover a range of gaps in current understanding in malaria control and elimination, including optimal and emerging IT systems for surveillance, approaches to mass drug administration, threats to malaria financing, opportunities to strengthen programme management, and strategies to address importation of malaria. The Background Paper Lead will lead a small team of analysts to conduct desk research and interact with malaria experts to synthesize best thinking, to lay out issues and provide recommendations for application at country, regional and global levels. Papers will ultimately be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication. Strong candidates will bring exceptional writing skills and experience writing for policy as well as academic audiences, the ability to call on contacts among country and international malaria experts, solid understanding of malaria epidemiology, and experience with malaria control and/or elimination. Must be able to work within tight deadlines. Candidates who have permission to work in the USA and are able to start work as soon as possible are preferred; ability to work internationally but spend several multi-week stints in the US also an option.

To apply, visit http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/ and search for “Req Number” 39106BR.   Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. Contact goslingr [at] globalhealth [dot] ucsf [dot] edu (Roly Gosling) for more information. Read about the Global Health Group Malaria Elimination Initiative..

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