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Epidemiologists

Epidemiologists with Médecins Sans Frontières typically work in three areas: outbreak response/control, surveys and research.
 
You may be called upon to establish a surveillance system for a cholera or meningitis outbreak, conduct a mortality survey, or design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan for targeted diseases.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Compliance with Essential Criteria for all potential Field Workers
  • Masters degree in Epidemiology and/or Masters in Control of Infectious Diseases and/or Masters in Public Health with an epidemiological focus
  • Proven practical skills in design, implementation and evaluation of surveys, and in quantitative/qualitative research methods
  • Ability to design and implement surveillance and other data collection systems for disease and outbreak monitoring, including mortality and nutritional surveys
  • Capacity to train others in appropriate data collection, analysis and research methods
  • Experience with relevant software (Microsoft Excel and at least one statistical program, eg Epi-Info, SPSS)
  • Available to work infield for 9 months

ASSETS

  • Medical background (MD qualification)
  • Familiarity with tropical/infectious diseases
  • Experience in emergency response to outbreaks
  • Prior experience contributing to scientific publications or demonstrated interest in research
  • Available to work in emergency contexts for short term placements (3-6 weeks)
 

All Australian and New Zealand field worker applications are processed through our Sydney office.

Ready to apply

Please view the Essential Criteria for all profiles. When you’re ready to apply, download the Application Form and follow the Application Process.

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