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Epidemiologist for Women’s and Child Health

Applications close
08 Apr 2018

The Epidemiologist for Women’s and Child Health will:

  • Provides support to the MUSYD in the examination of research ideas and their translation into relevant operational research questions
  • Assists and guides MUSYD team in relevant literature reviews
  • Supports the members of the MUSYD in providing meaningful input in research discussions on questions related to their dossier
  • Assists MSF Australia and Medical Unit in identifying research institutions in Australia that could be potential partners or resources for MSF/Epicentre
  • Is responsible for the development and management of specific research projects relevant to the MU of Sydney.  These will be predominantly in the field of women’s and child health.
  • Facilitates communication on any other research matters conducted by Epicentre for MSF particularly in the are covered by the MUSYD
  • Assists MSF field and headquarters staff in the design and implementation of monitoring systems of health programs (specific topics not covered by HIS).
  • Participates in Epicentre’s activities and interventions related to field epidemiology and training


Candidate essential criteria

  • Medical Doctor/ Nurse with a degree/qualification in epidemiology.
  • At least three-year experience in applied epidemiology related to children’s and/or women’s health in resource limited contexts
  • At least two-year experience in developing countries, preferably with MSF/Epicentre
  • Experience working with Epicentre
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting research projects with publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Fluent in English and French, with excellent oral and written proficiency in English
  • Good communication skills, both in speech and writing.
  • Willing to travel 3 to 4 months a year, sometimes at short notice.



  • Applications MUST address individual selection criteria. You should also write a cover letter and attach a copy of your CV.
  • Please note that a criminal record check may be required as part of the selection process. Applicants with criminal records will not automatically be ineligible for the position they are applying for.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières Australia has a Child Protection Policy in place and all employees are required to comply with this policy (which is available on our website).

Applications close: 8 April 2018

Applications and enquiries to

Please note that only the applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This role is being re-advertised. Previous applicants to the role do not need to reapply.