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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Health Communications Research

The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the first organization in the United States founded to address the disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. We are actively involved in global and community health research to provide evidence­based information that is of value to policy makers in developing effective national strategies and programs to prevent chronic hepatitis B and liver cancer. We work in partnership with state and country health departments, the US CDC, and the World Health Organization.

To help achieve these aims, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a solid background in health communication research. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in health communications, public health or a related field. He/she should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work well both independently and as a member of a dynamic team. He/she would have the opportunity to help develop and evaluate country specific health communication and training strategies and tools that would result in improving the prevention, and control of chronic viral hepatitis and liver cancer, and elimination of disease stigma. He/she will have the opportunity to recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from Stanford and other universities to work on research projects. Opportunities will be available to publish research papers and write grant applications; therefore, a strong publication record and experience in writing grant proposals are highly desirable. Interested candidates should send a CV, a personal statement describing research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Samuel So, the Lui Hac Minh Professor and director of the Asian Liver Center. The position is for one year with potential annual renewal contingent on performance, programmatic needs, and funding. See the full description here.

AMEX International, Inc. - Accepting Applications for Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager

They will be located full-time in AMEX's Washington, DC headquarters office. Duties that will be shared include those provided for the Program Manager:

The Program Manager shall be a qualified human resources (HR) or personnel specialist, with relevant educational credentials and ten years of directly relevant work experience. The Program Manager will work closely with the contract's technical officer (CTO) to ensure maximum recruitment of institutional contractor employee positions, consistent hiring practices, and comprehensive orientation. S/He must have experience with and a background in financial management and employment contracts negotiation. The Program Manager will prepare employment agreements for the advisor placements, negotiate terms and conditions, and prepare employment packages for CTO approval.

These persons will be in charge of recruiting for short- and long-term specialists in all health areas, including Epidemiology, Epidemiologic & Biostatistical Methods, Health Policy & Financing, Infectious Diseases, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Child Health, and Women's & Reproductive Health.

Applicants must hold a relevant graduate degree. Requirements of qualified applicants also include:
•At least 10 years in the field of international health and development
•Project design and management
•Setting all salaries and conducting salary negotiations with candidates
•Reviewing and approving monthly invoices
•Recruiting, hiring, and maintaining a cadre of technical, professional, operational, and support staff that work worldwide on short- and long-term bases
•Ensuring consistent hiring practices and comprehensive orientations
•Supervising and providing daily support to project staff, including travel coordinator and other logistical support staff
•Drafting job descriptions and performance standards
•Developing training materials in the area of quality improvement of health care services Prior human resources management of USAID-funded projects is preferred.

Applicants are requested to review the existing GHSI II requirements, which are attached. Interested and qualified candidates need to send their current resume, completed 1420 form, and an AMEX skills summary as soon as possible to: Please use the subject line GHSI. We will contact candidates of interest and we will send them the current RFP requirements as soon as they are issued by USAID. Learn more here.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention Position: Manager, Africa Programs - Based in Rockville, MD

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention is seeking a Manager, Africa Programs in Rockville. This supervisory position supports the Global Health Impact Programs (GHIP) department by managing activities of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) cooperative agreement between USP and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for USAID targeted African countries. This role manages PQM staff in developing appropriate activities to address the quality of medicines in USAID targeted African countries. This individual provides direct technical leadership to improve pharmaceutical quality assurance systems while working with stakeholders.

REQUIRES: Education: Master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field required. Experience: Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public health in developing countries; minimum of five years of supervisory experience; Prior experience in a scientific based industry and knowledge of cGMP in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry required; USAID experience preferred; International travel required up to 25%. Click here to apply.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention Position: Program Manager, Asia - Based in Rockville, MD

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention is seeking a Program Manager, Asia in Rockville. This is non-supervisory program management position in which the incumbent works as part of a team to design and develop specific health and pharmaceutical programs in countries or regions for USP's United States Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement, and develops other contracts or grants for work in developing countries. Develops training materials and/or provides training for country project participants. Analyzes drug quality data; prepares publications and reports. This individual will communicate with USAID and other funding sources as required. The position is based in USP's corporate headquarters in Rockville, MD, and focuses on Asia and Near-East.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: PharmD and one year of experience in a related field or Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Chemistry or a related field and three years of relevant experience, including strong international experience. Experience with quality assurance/ quality control of pharmaceuticals required. Click here to apply.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention Position: Senior GMP Specialist - Rockville, MD

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention is seeking a Sr. GMP Specialist in Rockville. This is a hands-on, non-supervisory position where the incumbent understands the standards and principles of auditing manufacturing facilities for current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) compliance. The incumbent will analyze all elements of a quality system and judging its degree of compliance with the criteria of quality management, evaluation and control systems. The individual leads companies in compiling dossiers for World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification's CTD and other dossiers. The incumbent establishes manufacturing, QA, QC process, and documentation requirements for WHO prequalification, and other regulatory programs. He/she partners with the director in the evaluation of cGMP, QA, and manufacturing batch records received from manufacturers. Contributes to qualify pharmaceutical manufacturers for essential drugs supply chain management as well as for generic industry for affordable drugs worldwide.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree in Science. Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or government drug regulatory authority required; Hands-on manufacturing experience with tablet, capsule and parental pharmaceutical products are strongly preferred; Minimum of five years' experience in at least two of the following: pharmaceutical CGMP compliance, pharmaceutical supply chain management, pharmacology, medicines evaluation. 3 years of training and management experience in international programs, developing countries preferred; Ability to travel at least 20-25% of the time both domestic and internationally. Click here to apply.

Senior Research Scientist - Director of Research for the Indiana University AMPATH Resarch Program

The IU Center for Global Health (IUCGH) is seeking a senior research scientist to serve as Director of Research for the Center and North American Director of Research for the IU-AMPATH Research Program. This is a key position within the administration of research for both the IUCGH and the AMPATH Consortium, a network of North American academic institutions led by Indiana University that partners with Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. We are seeking an active investigator with sufficient experience and maturity to work collaboratively for and within the IUCGH and its consortium of North America and East African universities that conduct research to advance the health of the people in low-income countries. In partnership with AMPATH's Kenyan Co-Director of Research, the North American Director of Research establishes policies and practices that assure high-quality research and research productivity with processes that comply with the policies of major extramural research sponsors and collaborating universities. He/she commits the majority of his/her professional work life to this administrative work and also conducts his/her own research in a personal portfolio. He/she also seeks to replicate the success of the IU-AMPATH Research Program in other low-income countries. Interested candidates should email CVs both to the IUDOM address and selection committee.

Project Coordinator: The Women's Global Health Imperative

The Women's Global Health Imperative at RTI International's San Francisco office is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to work on a newly-funded 5-year USAID cooperative agreement to develop a thin-film polymer device for long acting antiretroviral-based HIV prevention. If interested please apply here. For more information, contact Ariane van der Straten.

Part-Time Data Analyst: Riders for Health Evaluation Team

The Riders for Health Evaluation team at Stanford's Graduate School of Business is seeking a part-time data analyst to manage the database for a quantitative health outcomes study of an innovative health supply chain intervention in Zambia's Southern Province. The project, based at Stanford University, will entail managing, manipulating, and analyzing a health information system databases. The data manager will work with academic epidemiologists and health service researchers, and will be expected to implement data manipulation and analysis plans. The ideal candidate will have strong data management skills in SAS, Stata, R, or an analogous data analysis package, and experience in implementing statistical models. Candidates with previous experience in epidemiology or public heath research and an interest in health care in developing countries are encouraged to apply.

To apply or inquire about the position, please contact Kala Mehta and Davis Albohm.


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