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Senior Program Associate – Market Dynamics at Results for Development

September 6th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice seeks to dramatically improve access to lifesaving commodities such as childhood pneumonia treatment drugs, HIV/AIDS products, malaria bed nets, and micronutrient powders. Leveraging leading business approaches, the practice engages with all levels of the marketplace – including manufacturers, buyers, financiers, and regulators – to address market and delivery barriers which impede access for millions of children and adults in Africa and Asia. R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice is currently scaling access to pneumonia treatments for millions of children in East Africa and has previously developed strategies to achieve over a billion dollars in efficiency savings for HIV and malaria products.

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Program Officer – Market Dynamics at Results for Development

September 6th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice seeks to dramatically improve access to lifesaving commodities such as childhood pneumonia treatment drugs, HIV/AIDS products, malaria bed nets, and micronutrient powders. Leveraging leading business approaches, the practice engages with all levels of the marketplace – including manufacturers, buyers, financiers, and regulators – to address market and delivery barriers which impede access for millions of children and adults in Africa and Asia. R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice is currently scaling access to pneumonia treatments for millions of children in East Africa and has previously developed strategies to achieve over a billion dollars in efficiency savings for HIV and malaria products.

To learn more details on the position and how to apply, read here.

Principle Epidemiologist at Quintiles

July 25th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

LOCATION: Cambridge, Ma (Durham, NC or Rockville, MD)

CONTACT:

NAME: Sheila Mendoza

EMAIL: shei.mendoza@quintiles.com

PHONE: (617)301-1208

PURPOSE

Work closely with global clients and other functional groups by providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatments, designing methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements, and conducting and supervising analyses, evaluation and reporting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Serves as project lead on client facing or internal projects.
  • Authors protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with study reporting.
  • Reviews and provides relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.
  • Reviews and provides epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development).
  •  Independently generates content and direction for business development proposals.
  • Interacts with clients including attendance at Bid Defenses and other remote or on-site presentations and discussions.
  • Provides methodological review/input for work of peers and junior staff in areas including observational study methods, statistical methods, safety and pharmocovigilance, the selection of instruments and clinical measures to achieve objectives, and sources and measures for resource utilization and costing.
  • dentifies client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require attention or escalation
  • Represents Quintiles externally through conference presentations.
  • May oversee or conduct statistical analysis as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated with a proven ability to determine and meet objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 12 years relevant education and experience required; Masters Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 10 years relevant experience or PhD and 7 years relevant experience preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Will require occasional travel and flexibility to work across time zones.

Epidemiologist opening at Quintiles

July 25th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

LOCATION: Cambridge, Ma (Durham, NC or Rockville, MD)

CONTACT:

NAME: Sheila Mendoza

EMAIL: shei.mendoza@quintiles.com

PHONE: (617)301-1208

PURPOSE

Work closely with global clients and other functional groups by providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatment. Design methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements. Conduct and supervise analyses, evaluation and reporting of studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as project lead or in support of project lead on client facing or internal projects.
  • Authors protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with analysis and reporting.
  • Reviews and provides relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.
  • Reviews and provides epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development).
  • Independently generates content and direction for business development proposals with input from senior staff as needed.
  • Interacts with clients as warranted, with senior staff involvement as needed.
  • Identifies client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require attention or escalation.
  • Represents Quintiles externally through conference presentations.
  • May oversee or conduct statistical analysis as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated with ability to determine and meet objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree + 7 years relevant education and experience required; Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 5 years relevant experience or PhD and 2 years relevant experience preferred.

Epidemiology Research Associate at Quintiles

July 25th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

LOCATION: Cambridge, Ma (Durham, NC or Rockville, MD)

CONTACT:

NAME: Sheila Mendoza

EMAIL: shei.mendoza@quintiles.com

PHONE: (617)301-1208

PURPOSE

Assist in organizing and managing research projects including contribution to development of study protocols, reports and data collection methods, arranging and attendance at project meetings and traveling to client sites as needed. May assist in preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and oral presentations along with other related study documents.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizes and helps manage research projects.
  • May serve as project manager for Scientific Affairs-based projects.
  • Reviews data and study documents for content and quality control of medical writing.
  • Performs critical, systematic literature review and provides written summaries as needed.
  • Contributes to drafting of sections of study protocol and study reports with the review and guidance of Project Lead.
  • Assists in preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and oral presentations, including development of slides and posters for presentation of project results at conferences.
  • Provides consistency in overall project team support and act as a resource for internal team members.
  • May participate in client-facing project meetings as a recognized member of the project team and directly interface with client project team in order to coordinate deliverables.
  • May conduct statistical analysis as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Sound methodological training in epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics, or related area relevant to observational health research.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, medical writing experience beneficial.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently, both under supervision and as a contributing team member.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer; knowledge of SAS preferred.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree + 1 year relevant education and experience required; Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.

Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.

Regular sitting for extended periods of time.

May require occasional travel and flexibility to work across time zones.

 

Manager, Strategy Opening at HITLAB

July 11th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

Manager, Strategy

About HITLAB (www.hitlab.org):

HITLAB is a healthcare innovation and teaching lab with a presence in the United States, India, and Ghana. We ideate, create, and evaluate innovative solutions to healthcare challenges for companies, foundations, multi-lateral agencies, and governments. In partnership with others whose missions align with ours, we independently, ethically, and efficiently design studies, programs, and products that improve healthcare access and quality throughout the world.

Position Brief:

HITLAB is seeking a motivated individual with prior experience in the life sciences including the commercialization and research and development of life sciences technologies. Prior consulting experience is desired but not essential, although the right candidate should have demonstrated experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Candidates must have strong analytical skills and an interest in solving complex problems aimed at changing healthcare access and delivery.

Key responsibilities:

  • Solve and advise on complex challenges in the life sciences using a hypothesis-based approach.
  • Carry out primary and secondary research and provide key insights from the findings.
  • Create and utilize strategic models and analytic tools (e.g., forecast models) to support decision making and recommendations.
  • Deliver recommendations that impact and inform business and operational strategy.
  • Collaborate with team members and clients to drive the development and execution of healthcare strategies.
  • Lead projects and work streams independently and offer guidance to peers and junior staff.
  • Support internal practice development and grant development activities at HITLAB.

Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years of relevant experience in management consulting for life sciences or prior work experience in a pharmaceutical company
  • In depth knowledge of the life sciences industry including commercialization, clinical operations, research and development
  • Strong project management skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills
  • Solid computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office
  • Entrepreneurial zeal
  • Team player

Position Details:

Salary:  Will commensurate with experience

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, letter of interest explicitly stating fit with the position requirements, and contact information for three references.

Subject Line:      Manager, Strategy

To:                          hr@hitlab.org

Why HITLAB?

HITLAB is an exciting place to work. At the forefront of cutting-edge biomedical and public health innovation, our teams explore complex and interesting problems that require urgent solutions and have high impact on global healthcare access and delivery. Team sizes are small and offer numerous leadership opportunities. Diversity is at the heart of our value system and work process, which makes for a rich learning environment. The nature of our mission ensures that our teams push boundaries of skill and knowledge, so they continue to grow throughout their tenure at HITLAB. Come join our team of people driven by collaboration, impact, and innovation!

More information on the HITLAB is available at:

www.hitlab.org

Opportunities at Quintiles

July 11th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements, Practicum/Internships

Clinical Trials Assistant Full-time or Internship openings

Description

Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow us to create more effective trials and determine outcomes faster. If that is your passion, we have a place for you.

The Clinical Trials Assistant (CTA) will support the clinical project team in the following areas: accurately update and maintain clinical systems within project timelines;  prepare, handle, distribute, file, and archive clinical documentation and reports; review of study files periodically for accuracy and completeness; prepare, handle and distribute of Clinical Trial Supplies and maintenance of tracking information; track and manage Case Report Forms (CRFs), queries and clinical data flow.   May act as a central contact for the clinical team for designated project communications, correspondence and associated documentation.   Perform administrative tasks to support team members with clinical trial execution as needed.

Qualifications

School diploma/certificate or educational equivalent; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience; BS/BA preferred;

  • Must possess a general knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; including GCP and ICH guidelines.
  • Strong Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of applicable protocol requirements (as provided in company training).

If interested send your me resume, cover letter, and contact information to Kelly Heuer at knheuer@bu.edu.

Various Openings at Management Sciences for Health!

June 20th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

MSH is currently seeking candidates for several positions for an anticipated USAID-funded pharmaceutical systems strengthening program that will work to assure access to quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes. We are looking for candidates with experience in developing countries working on international public health, pharmaceutical policy, health system strengthening, and more. Please visit the link for more information on the following positions:

– Director, Technical Program Unit: http://bit.ly/1Pp0WWc

–  Deputy Director, Technical Program Unit: http://bit.ly/1U9fJvu

– Principal Technical Advisor, Pharmacovigilance: http://bit.ly/25SkT16

– Principal Technical Advisor, Health Economics and Financing: http://bit.ly/1PQ7anm

– Principal Technical Advisor, Pharmaceutical Management Information Systems: http://bit.ly/1PQ76Ea

AND

MSH’s Pharmaceuticals & Health Technologies Group (PHT) works to improve health worldwide by enhancing access to and improving use of essential medicines and other health technologies.  MSH helps address the evolving needs of low and middle income countries (LMICs) as they tackle challenges of the epidemiologic transition and related burden of disease. PHT’s focus is to help countries develop the capacity to ensure access to and appropriate use of pharmaceuticals and health technologies through system strengthening approaches.

The PHT Group seeks an experienced business development professional to lead business development activities that target LMIC markets. The individual will implement PHT’s strategy to build a portfolio of new business outside of MSH’s core funding sources of US government agencies. Client targets include commercial entities and the private sector at global and country levels as well as the World Bank, UN agencies, major foundations, and other international organizations working to improve access to medicines.

The Senior Director of Business Development will work closely with senior level management, marketing, and technical staff. S/he may manage the activities of other staff and consultants responsible for developing new business.  The Senior Director of Business Development will use a strategic planning approach, a thorough knowledge of the market, the solutions/services of the organization and its competitors to develop the pipeline of private and commercial business in the pharmaceutical sector for MSH.

Senior Director, Business Development: http://bit.ly/1PP6Lfm

Senior Manager Organizational Programs Manager at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

June 20th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

Apply at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=intlaids&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#.

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a nonprofit scientific organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI believes that our capabilities, partnerships and commitment position us to make meaningful impact in the field. IAVI continues to focus on AIDS vaccine development as the most effective long-term approach to ending the HIV epidemic. Ending the epidemic will also require innovation and an integrated approach across prevention and treatment efforts in line with the shifting epidemic. IAVI will contribute to the field by:

  • Establishing an integrated approach to HIV vaccine and prevention research and development, linking an understanding of at risk communities with the most potentially relevant interventions.
  • Bringing new capabilities and innovation to the field through novel collaborations to accelerate product development
  • Prioritizing approaches that have the greatest potential impact on HIV vaccine and prevention efforts towards diminishing and ultimately ending the epidemic

Our strategic focus revolves around four pillars namely: 1) Engaging the communities most at-risk of HIV infection; 2) Providing an integrated product development platform to accelerate the translation of promising concepts into HIV vaccine candidates for the field; 3) Investing in high potential discovery programs that could transform HIV vaccine development and beyond; 4) Generating supportive data and messages to drive policies and investments that will end the epidemic

Job Description:

Job Title:        Senior Manager – Organizational Programs Management (OPM)
Location:       New York, NY

Summary of role:

IAVI requires a high energy, highly organized manager to provide project management support to the Executive Office. The successful candidate will oversee the OPM function within the Executive Office, working across the organization to coordinate activities, manage special projects and research emerging topics and opportunities, including timely implementation and follow through on assignments emanating from the CEO and the Senior Management Team (SMT). The OPM will support the CEO for key external meetings and implementing Strategic Alliances by liaising with relevant program staff, developing appropriate materials and communicating outcomes of the meetings. The Senior Manager – OPM will attend and coordinate key leadership meetings, follow up and track tasks and project and communicate key actions and ensure stakeholders are briefed and brought into conversations as appropriate. In addition, the Senior Manager – OPM will prepare materials and presentations that may be needed for internal and external audiences and key meetings.

The Senior Manager, OPM must embrace the mission of IAVI and model its core values. To effectively perform in this position, she/he will need to develop the appropriate relationships and build credibility throughout the organization.

Specific Responsibilities:

The specific responsibilities and expectations of the Senior Manager, OPM include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage weekly leadership team meetings and quarterly retreats, including agenda development, ensuring supportive content is prepared and communicating key outcomes and conducting follow up as needed to help track progress.
  • Develop a robust tracking framework to ensure implementation of leadership decisions and actions including providing data for the necessary dashboards and other reporting mechanisms
  • Support the CEO in external engagements and strategic alliances, ensuring appropriate materials are developed, teams are engaged and information is disseminated
  • Research emerging topics and opportunities on a wide range of global health related topics and help articulate IAVI’s activities and value preposition for internal and external audiences.
  • Execute special projects for the EO
  • Help ensure leadership team decisions are communicated throughout the organization to ensure the teams are better able to accomplish their goals.
  • Developing engaging, visually-appealing presentations;

Job requirements:

  • Communicate flawlessly in both written and verbal form
  • Proven ability to operate within a matrix organization, preferably within a scientific, medical, or clinical research organization.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity. Innovative.
  • Excellent at managing relationships and operating within the formal and informal organizational structures, establishes relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization.
  • Self-starting, results-driven person with the necessary analytic rigor, stamina, and strength to represent her/his point of view objectively and to respond to numerous demands and challenges.
  • Sense of urgency – Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Capable of representing IAVI to a wide variety of audiences. Adjusts her/his writing to the audience and communicates complex messages and issues clearly.
  • Working knowledge and experience in project management desired but not mandatory.
  • Passionate about the mission of IAVI, enthused by the challenges confronting the organization and dedicated to achieving its goals.
  • Possesses a sense of humor. Works collaboratively to achieve results.

Job qualifications:

  • MSc, MPH or MBA required;
  • 5+ years of professional experience at progressively senior levels.
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific concepts
  • Experience in a competitive, fast paced and global environment necessary.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to reconcile initiatives with business strategies and goals.
  • Constituency-building skills and savvy.

Program Coordinator at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

June 20th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

Apply at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=intlaids&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#

Job Title:  Program Coordinator

Location: New York, New York, USA

Reports to: Executive Director, R&D Portfolio Management and Operations

Position Summary:

IAVI is recruiting for a Program Coordinator to serve as primary point of contact and key relationship manager for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on the implementation of a new and transformative Africa-centered model of global partnership to Accelerate the Development of Vaccines and New Technologies to Combat the AIDS Epidemic (ADVANCE). Funded by USAID under a new $160 million cooperative agreement, this flagship initiative will dramatically accelerate development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine.

The Program Coordinator will play a critical implementing role for this new program, maintaining comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities under the cooperative agreement. He/she will coordinate the development of annual USAID workplans and reports, serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team, provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (IAVI President & CEO, Mark Feinberg, MD, PhD) and other senior leaders on the project, and maintain strategic communication and regular contact with USAID.  In support of the ADVANCE Leadership Team, this position will also play an important facilitating role for strategic alliances and co-funded activities with other funders and external research collaborators, including partners at the Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other US Government agencies involved in vaccine research, for example.

 

This position resides in the Executive Office of IAVI’s Research & Development (R&D) Department, as part of the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Team. This team has responsibility for integrating IAVI programs with organizational strategy, which provides a unique opportunity for the Program Coordinator to engage with all aspects of IAVI’s R&D program.  He/she will report to the Executive Director, R&D Portfolio Management and Operations, and work closely with the Executive Director for Global Public Giving, located in IAVI’s External Relations Department.  As noted above the Program Coordinator will collaborate closely with IAVI’s President and CEO and other individuals across the organization, including especially IAVI’s East Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as key staff in Finance & Administration.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain comprehensive financial, program and technical knowledge related to the full scope of activities within ADVANCE, including collaborating with colleagues across IAVI departments (R&D, Finance & Administration, External Relations) and working closely with IAVI regional offices in East Africa and India
  • Serve as primary point of contact for USAID program managers and relevant stakeholders
  • Serve day-to-day project management needs across the ADVANCE Leadership Team and provide technical and implementation support to the Project Director (Dr. Feinberg) and other senior leaders on the project
  • Maintain primary responsibility for coordinating development of annual workplans for implementing USAID-supported activities, reporting on the implementation of these activities and executing the daily coordination of and strategic communication for ADVANCE
  • Coordinate and communicate with research collaborators and donors on strategic alliances and discussions on co-funded activities

Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in a relevant discipline (biological sciences, business, management, economics, law, international relations, public health or a related area)
  • At least 8 years of professional experience coordinating, managing or implementing biomedical research projects
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of vaccine research and development program, including necessary elements of epidemiology, clinical and field vaccine trials, project management, financial management, knowledge management, strategic coordination and communication
  • Demonstrated experience as project manager with a strong eye for detail, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to take initiative as new situations and opportunities arise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and produce high quality work under challenging deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively in teams with others from a range of disciplines and cultures
  • Professional experience interacting with US Government agencies, advocacy groups, policymakers, local collaborators and host governments is preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and knowledge management programs