Epidemiologist for Women’s and Child Health
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: 10 January 2018
Applications and enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that only the applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.