Research Associate — Washington, D.C.
Organization: Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours and Compensation: full time with competitive salary
Application Deadline: Feb. 11, 2013
Posted On: Jan. 11, 2013
CDDEP is a public health research organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi. Its mission is “to produce independent, multidisciplinary research to advance the health and well-being of human populations in the United States and around the world.” Founded in 2009 as a center of Resources for the Future, CDDEP is now an independent non-profit organization. CDDEP’s team of economists, epidemiologists, disease modelers, policy and risk analysts carry out research on malaria, antibiotic resistance, disease control priorities, environmental health, alcohol and tobacco, and various other diseases. Research is divided across four areas: disease dynamics and behavior, disease dynamics and information structure, delivery of new technologies for disease control, and innovative financing.
The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) seeks an independent thinker with at least five years of experience in global health for a position in Washington, D.C. with the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP). The successful candidate will work under the direction of the project coordinator, bringing ideas and energy to GARP, which operates in six countries in Africa and Asia. He or she will help to establish GARP in two additional countries and liaise with national working group members in the established programs. Some travel is required.
Applicants with backgrounds in economics, epidemiology, molecular biology or natural sciences will be considered, with at least a master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Excellent analytical reasoning, communication skills, organization, attention to detail, and ability to work independently must be demonstrated.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send their CVs, cover letter, writing sample, unofficial transcripts and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
More information about CDDEP can be found at www.cddep.org.