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Medical Officer

FIND - Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics

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FIND is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies, and to build global capacity for diagnostic testing for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries


 


As the Medical Officer for AMR (Anti Microbial Resistance), you will be leading a disease programme team under the supervision of the Director of Emerging Threats Programmes.


 


This new position is responsible for the management of FIND’s newly established programme in AMR (Anti Microbial Resistance). In this position, you will provide leadership, prioritization for the programme, and develop a portfolio of projects that address gaps in the availability and use of diagnostic tests to better identify the cause of fever and guide appropriate use of anti-microbials, and for early detection of epidemic-causing pathogens for acute febrile illness, antimicrobial resistance, and outbreak preparedness.


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Medical Officer

FIND is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva Switzerland dedicated to R D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies and to build global capacity for diagnostic testing for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries

As the Medical Officer for AMR Anti Microbial Resistance you will be leading a disease programme team under the supervision of the Director of Emerging Threats Programmes.

This new position is responsible for the management of FIND's newly established programme in AMR Anti Microbial Resistance . In this position you will provide leadership prioritization for the programme and develop a portfolio of projects that address gaps in the availability and use of diagnostic teststo better identify the cause of fever and guide appropriate use of anti-microbials and for early detection of epidemic-causing pathogens for acute febrile illness antimicrobial resistance and outbreak preparedness.
We are looking for a
Medical Officer for Anti Microbial Resistance The specific activities will include but not be limited to
Implement programme strategy

Implementation and roll out of FIND's AMR strategy under the responsibility of the Director of Emerging Threats that enables patient access to diagnostics in resource-limited settings this is undertaken in collaboration with key stakeholders and with input from FIND's executive leadership.
Lead FIND's AMR product portfolio with other FIND teams its executive leadership and its Scientific Advisory Committee SAC .
Work with FIND's clinical team and external investigators to design and conduct rigorous high quality proof-of-concept validation and clinical studies for new tests that meet international standards.
Define consensus-based target product profiles for diagnostic AMR products with input from stakeholder groups.
Assist in the development plan for new projects in the programme including associated budgets and update plans on an annual basis.
Ensure effective execution and management of approved projects within the programme including progress/milestone monitoring and identification of critical success factors and key performance indicators for project evaluation.
Develop close working relationships with AMR investigators and key opinion leaders in the field.

Be a key coordinator amongst the FIND R D and Access teams as well as external stakeholders involved in disease management policy and program implementation in resource-limited settings

Identify with support of FIND Regional Offices the key stakeholders for early engagement and consultation in FIND activities in the field



Lead partnerships with WHO and other global health agencies on the use of diagnostic tests to manage AMR including collaboration on policy and programme development



Promote collaboration across the different organizations involved in AMR management
Work closely with the Clinical Trials group to design effective comprehensive trials to support the introduction and regulatory approval of new AMR diagnostics

Meet the highest standards for quality in accordance with global norms for diagnostic tests

Ensure that activities conducted during product development and validation are of the highest quality in accordance with global norms for diagnostic tests and the quality systems requirements of organizational partners
Ensure that projects and partner investigators maintain standards of good clinical practice and compliance with quality standards

Manage and Supervise R D projects

Lead projects by engaging with staff members in the Emerging Threats and Fever programmes and working with consultants on an as-needed basis
Ensure smooth translation between phases in execution of projects
Ensure efficient and cost-effective use of FIND resources
Interact with team and partners on a regular basis to help them meet milestones
Organize regular internal cross-team project reviews together as appropriate e.g. business development communication fundraising etc.

Enable review of projects

Report to the Director of Emerging Threats on progress of individual projects and budgets on a regular basis and present interim reviews
Prepare materials and presentations to the SAC in collaboration with the executive team with emphasis on the disease area strategy
Present progress reports at interim and formal management reviews
Prepare and present budget plans for AMR portfolio projects
Advise on appropriate external experts to enhance the review process as required

Fundraising and Advocacy and Communication

Contribute to the fundraising activities by providing direct support to proposal and report writing
To support the presentation of the AMR program during advocacy meetings/activities
To produce timely scientific publication on project activities

Requirements

Advanced clinical degree MBBS MBChB MD DM RN or the equivalent with specialization in infectious diseases or medical microbiology is required
Experience in IVD R D and trials with at least some of that experience related to diagnostics for use in resource-limited settings is strongly preferred
A thorough understanding of relevant infectious disease epidemiology and public health issues with specific experience in AMR is preferred
Strong scientific background with a track record of published studies
Strong knowledge of diagnostics regulatory requirements WHO FDA CE-IVD mark
Demonstrated capacity to write successful grants
Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
A team-oriented approach
Strong project management skills business administration knowledge an asset
Fluent in English verbal and written
Working knowledge of French Portuguese and/or Spanish would be an asset


Please mail your motivation letter and CV to hr@finddx.org by 26th January 2018
But don't wait until the deadline We will start screening right away and if we find the right person we will stop searching.
Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted. Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered.

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