There are a number of new open positions at Jon Snow, Inc. (JSI) in variosu locations including Arlington, VA, Washington D.C., Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Guyana, and more Visit job opportunities on the JSI website for more information.
Provide quality assurance oversight to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) Project and Global Fund’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) for the procurement of anti-retroviral, anti-malarial, tuberculosis, and other essential medicines, rapid test kits, food by prescription, male circumcision kits and laboratory consumables for focus low-income countries.
To learn more and apply go to http://jsi.com/JSIInternet/Careers/jobdescription.cfm?id=87148&intern=0.
Pharmerit is looking to hire people (MPH or MS grads) with SAS programming skills and who have an interest in Pharma consulting. Pharmerit has offices in both DC and Boston with potential opportunities in both locations
Please visit Pharmerit’s website http://www.pharmerit.com/en-US/Pages/Home.aspx for more information.
Accessibility Platform: Request for Proposal (July 2015)
Graduate student desk research on the global discourse on access / global health and supply chain and delivery challenges
Addressing global health and access is challenging and encompasses a complex set of issues, which go beyond those that touch only medicines prices and affordability issues and which extend across the health value chain. The supply and delivery of health technologies are amongst the additional challenges to access, yet often overlooked, and are especially critical to address in resources-limited countries and settings.
The Accessibility Platform is an informal, pharmaceutical industry-led, multi-stakeholder initiative launched in May 2014. Through an understanding of the complexities of access challenges, the Platform seeks to promote awareness as well as focus on the issues and challenges around supply and delivery in limited resource settings as key access challenges. The purpose of the Platform is two-fold: it is intended to serve as an open-forum for dialogue and sharing of best practices and lessons learned as well as to explore possibilities for collective action with a wide range of stakeholders.
As part of its advocacy efforts, the Platform would like to produce a study focusing on where and how supply and delivery issues are discussed in the global “discourse” around access to health. The concept of “discourse” includes, but is not limited to: peer-reviewed journals; “grey literature,” such as publicly available reports; UN/WHO related output such as World Health Assembly resolutions; and articles and commentary in the popular media. Our hypothesis is that supply and delivery issues are addressed in some areas of the access to health global discourse, such as vaccines and HIV, but not in others, including non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The purpose of this study is to test this hypothesis and compile evidence through a comprehensive review.
- Global discourse: The research should look at the global discourse on pharmaceutical supply chains, including information from international organizations (ie UN, WHO, Global Fund), international non-profit organizations (ie MSF, World Vision), development agencies (ie USAID, DFID), among others. There should be an analysis of information produced from high-level forums (ie World Health Assembly, General Assembly) as well as from expert group functions.
- Local discourse: The research should also look at national discourse in limited-resource settings in the regions of Latin America, Asia and Africa with a focus on two countries, one middle-income and one low-income country, per region and should include information from national governments (Ministries of Health) and NGOs. Two types of NGOs should be targeted: global and country-level.
- Disease scope: The study should include both non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.) and infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, etc), identifying the variations and overlaps in how supply chains are discussed.
- Health scope: The study should encompass information on a variety of health interventions, including medicines and vaccines (and excluding diagnostics).
Proposals should include:
- CV and cover letter
- Budget plan
- Description of the research methodology and approach to gathering the relevant information.
- For global discourse, proposal for 10-15 global institutions and selection criteria
- For national discourse, proposal for 6 countries along with 12 NGOs and selection criteria
Deliverables will be a report of research findings along with an executive summary and a powerpoint presentation. The desk research will be compensated (to be discussed on the basis of the budget plan submitted)
- Deadline for proposals: Friday 14 August 2015
- Deadline for deliverables: 30 September 2015 (open for extension, if justified)
All proposals should be submitted to Dr. Frédérique Santerre, Global Head, Access to Health, Merck
E-DRUG: WHO – Call for applications for consultancy to support the development of WHO report on access to medicines for hepatitis C
WHO Global Hepatitis Programme is developing a report on barriers to access to hepatitis C medicines. To gather background information for this report, we are seeking applications for a short-term consultant to collect and consolidate updated information on the status of access to new hepatitis drugs in selected countries and global market information on individual drugs and drug combinations.
More information on this consultancy, requirements, and application details are available on the RELIEFWEB and EMORY website links below.
Please note that the deadline for applications is August 10, 2015.
EMORY (Rollins School of Public Health): http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/index.cfm?action=job_Details&JobID=49903
The Clinical Trial Director will oversee all managerial aspects of the clinical trial, the efficacy and safety of Levofloxacin for the treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (Opti-Q), under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the study, including monitoring progress at sites in Peru and South Africa, coordinating communication between PI and co-Investigators and all collaborating organizations engaged in the trial.
Clinical Trial Management:
-Assist sites with maintaining patient recruitment in keeping with study timeline
-Monitor completion of study milestones as specified in the study proposal
-Monitor and track the activities of the subcontract partners to ensure that all tasks are completed as specified in the milestones and in the contracts, and informing the PI when milestones are not met or are falling behind schedule
-Organize team and subcommittee meetings (both face to face and by conference call)
-Serve as point of contact for the NIH and CDC, coordinate regular communication
-Manage the importing of drugs and supplies, following export/import regulations
-Identify regulatory issues and work with site staff to ensure these issues are resolved in a timely manner
-Ensure that sites have all necessary regulatory documents
-Oversee BU IRB submissions, and ensure local IRB approvals are secured and maintained
Information Systems & Reporting:
-Establish electronic trial master file
-Generate reports on study progress for Principal Investigator and co-Investigators
-Draft progress reports for NIH, ensure timely submission of all reporting requirements
Supervision and Training:
-Assure training of site personnel in Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Pharmacy Practice
-Train the site staff on the protocol and amendments
-Train staff in and ensure adherence to specimen collection, labeling and shipping procedures
-Supervise activities of the Study Coordinator
Apply through BU Human Resources HERE.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – Profs. Jacob Bor and Bill MacLeod are recruiting for a short term research assistant for some data cleaning work on a South African dataset. The applicant must be self-directed, organized, with meticulous attention to detail. Experience working with Excel is essential. The task is expected to take about 30 hours and we are looking for someone to start immediately. Pay will be $16 per hour.
The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University aims to improve the nutritional well-being of people around the world through research, education and outreach. The School’s faculty, staff and students use biomedical, epidemiological and socioeconomic research to improve solve nutritional problems in the US and abroad, with a diverse portfolio of grant support from Federal agencies, private philanthropies and international organizations.
The Project Coordinator position offers a challenging opportunity to help improve food, nutrition, and agriculture policy and programming by coordinating the day-to-day operations of two related multiyear projects: the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition (IMMANA) Fellowships program and the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) project. The IMMANA program, supported by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine through a DFID grant, offers one-year fellowships for young researchers to explore agriculture, nutrition, and health linkages in Africa and Asia. The INDDEX project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to facilitate countries’ increased acquisition and use of high-quality, timely food and nutrient consumption data to enable more effective evidence-based decisions about agriculture, food, and nutrition policies and programs.
Please see the attached job description. Interested people should contact HR or David Hom (David.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The BUSPH Core Course Tutoring Program is currently recruiting Health Law tutors for the current spring semester. The Core Course Tutoring Program is designed to provide free tutoring in the MPH core courses for MPH students. Tutors may be from any concentration or degree program and should have received an A or A- in LW719 or LW751.