Senior Disease Modeler to lead malaria modeling work by providing analytical solutions to assess impact of malaria interventions in endemic countries


  • Design and implement statistical and mathematical modelling studies to evaluate the impact of malaria interventions at national and sub-national levels in multiple high-burden countries. Specifically, the modelling outputs will support:
    • Strategic and operational questions on implementation of malaria control interventions at subnational level by National Malaria Control Programs
  • Strategic decisions by major donors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as the President Malaria Initiative
  • Methodological development of modeling malaria transmission and interventions as part of the Malaria Modelling Consortium
  • Lead and manage a technical team of disease modellers and epidemiologists toward project deliverables
  • Lead synthesis and communication of modelling outputs to diverse policy audiences
  • Disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications
  • Any other tasks as required

Skills and qualifications:

  • PhD in epidemiology, ecology, biostatistics, biomathematics, bioinformatics, computational biology or related quantitative discipline
  • 3+ years of experience related to the above responsibilities with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in infectious disease modelling (preferably malaria)
  • Experience in working with and communicating to government officials and other partners, including academics, donors, Ministries of Health and other relevant stakeholders
  • Proven experience leading technical staff
  • Experience with programming in R, geospatial data and software and in cluster computing environments.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to improvise with a variety of quantitative approaches to solve complex problems despite unreliable data
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, to adapt to new challenges and operate as part of a multi-cultural team
  • Experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments
  • Idealism, humility, and desire to see quantitative approaches make a difference in the world
  • Good intuition for the aesthetics and technical aspects of information visualization
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English
  • Willingness to travel extensively

Applicants with previous expertise in infectious disease epidemiology and experience with providing analytical support to health authorities are highly encouraged to apply.

Swiss TPH
Closing date
July 15th, 2020
Posted on
June 25th, 2020 17:01
Last updated
June 25th, 2020 17:01