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Modeler to support global disease reduction using diagnostic tests

Organization: FIND, the global diagnostic alliance, is a global non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, driving innovation in the development and delivery of diagnostics to combat major diseases affecting the world’s poorest populations. Our vision is a world where diagnosis guides the way to health for all people. With priorities aligned to those of the global public health community, we turn complex diagnostic challenges into simple solutions through unique partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our work bridges Research and Development (R&D) to Access—we have deep technical and practical experience in needs assessments, development of fit- for-purpose products, evidence generation for regulators and policy makers through clinical trials and other studies, analysis of market dynamics, introduction of new products, capacity development to strengthen laboratory systems and manufacturing, and advocacy to expand access.

Location: Flexible, with a long-term preference for FIND headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Reporting to: Director of Strategic Information

The senior scientific modeller will join the newly formed Impact Unit. In addition to measuring the impact and potential impact of FIND activities, the core vision of this unit is to use impact tools (including strategic information, operational and implementation research, and diagnostic network optimization) to maximize the impact of the investments FIND makes.
As a newly formed unit, there will be additional first-year activities, these include:

  • Support the establishment of the diagnostics modelling consortium with the Director of
    Strategic Information and the Senior Director of Impact
  • Conduct and support analyses for FIND’s investment case
  • Work with Director of Strategic Information on analytic priorities for year 1 and prioritize for
    completion within year 1
  • Participate in the development of the pre-concept product evaluation phase
  • Contribute to, and support, the “Value of Diagnostics” collaboration with LSHTM
    The specific activities beyond the first year will include, but not be limited to:
  • Lead, with support of Director of Strategic Information, modelling work at FIND, across
    disease areas and disciplines
  • Support the Director of Strategic Information to prioritize projects to be done within FIND or to
    be done in collaboration with other instructions or consultants.
  • Co-lead, with the Director of Strategic Information, the Diagnostics Modelling Consortium.
  • Work alongside other members of the Impact team to ensure modelling questions are
    identified and conducted in collaboration with other disciplines (such as health economics,
    geospatial analysis, stats, etc)
  • Triage modelling projects to be done within FIND, to be done by partners, by the Diagnostics
    Modelling Consortium- or not at all.
  • Ensure that activities are of the highest quality, in accordance with global norms for strategic
    information & analytics and the quality systems requirements of FIND and organizational
  • Ensure that projects and partner investigators maintain standards of good clinical practice and
    compliance with quality standards
  • Ensure that analytic research at FIND is conducted in a way that meaningfully engages in-
    country stakeholders, including community, in the design, development, implementation, and
    dissemination phases
  • Represent FIND and the global community during advocacy meetings, scientific meetings, and
    convenings of the World Health Organization and other relevant bodies related pertaining to
    analytics for diagnostics activities
  • Support the publication of peer-reviewed articles, reports, and presentations with which the FIND strategic information team is involved
  • Contribute to fundraising activities by providing direct support to proposal and report writing related to modelling
    The position requires up to 25% travel.

Education, knowledge, and skill requirements:

  • At least 2 years hands-on experience at the intersection of in-country health/public health work and mathematical modelling
  • Advanced degree, such as PhD, in relevant subjects, strongly preferred
  • Sound understanding of public health issues in low- and middle-income countries
  • Experience with mathematical modeling in one of the key disease areas of FIND
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong presentation skills (including the ability
    to present to different audiences and communicate public health issues in a concise,
    professional manner)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly in a resource-limited environment
  • Team player comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Fluent in verbal and written English; other languages are a strong advantage

To apply
Please send your application to before XX X XXX
The application must include:
• A complete curriculum vitae
• A letter describing your interest and motivation for the position
• An acknowledgement letter, addressing the following questions:

  1. Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:
  2. Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g., contract termination, dismissal, non- renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, or sexual abuse?
  3. Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?
    • An acknowledgement of the following declaration of understanding:
  4. I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that FIND will
    conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.
  5. I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any
    material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, of if I am employed, I may be dismissed.
  6. Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted. FIND values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and promoting a gender dimension in
    all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.
Non academic
FIND Global Diagnostic Alliance
Closing date
December 1st, 2022
Posted on
August 24th, 2022 14:04
Last updated
August 24th, 2022 14:04