Global Viral, Department of Medicine & Public Health

Position ID:Global Viral-Department of Medicine & Public Health-EPI [#15347, 2019-2]
Position Title: Open Scientist/Epidemiologist position at Global Viral
Position Type:Other
Position Location:San Francisco, California 94104, United States
Subject Areas: Epidemiology / applied biostatistics, bioinformatics, infectious disease, molecular or genetic epidemiology, public and environmental health, quantitative epidemiology or big data
Appl Deadline:2019/12/16 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/01, finished 2020/06/21)
Position Description:    

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About Global Viral

Global Viral (GV, is a well-funded, fast-growing research institute with a focus on ecology, biodiversity and public health. The organization has deep ties with universities, government labs and research institutes in California, and seeks to advance research by fostering multidisciplinary collaboration, developing new technologies and training the next generation of scientists to undertake novel, high-risk high-reward projects. The institute has recently launched the Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems (LRC), through which researchers will tackle broad problems in scientific and social spheres using rigorous quantitative approaches. 


Description & Duties

Global Viral is hiring an Epidemiologist/Scientist to help launch new projects in the epidemiology of pediatric infectious diseases in mega-cities and large urban areas. The candidate will develop and lead programs aimed at identifying the exact causal agents, transmission dynamics and economic impact of non–life-threatening infections (nLTIs) on local communities. The candidate will work with state/federal health agencies and major philanthropic foundations to develop a framework for disseminating data and creating awareness about unmet pediatric health needs. The position is currently guaranteed for 18 months, to be extended based on additional grant funding. The candidate will eventually be expected to supervise a team of junior scientists and research associates, as the project grows and matures over time.



The scientist/epidemiologist will ideally possess a masters or doctoral degree in Epidemiology or a related area, strong quantitative skills, and good working knowledge of molecular biology of pathogens and parasites and their interaction with hosts. The candidate should be well versed with statistical modeling and should be able to develop comprehensive study protocols. Grant/proposal writing skills are a must. The candidate will lead to all aspects of the project, including data gathering and analysis, model and method development, proposal writing, and establishing and maintaining contact with outside agencies. Global Viral will also consider advanced students working towards MPH or a doctoral degree (full or part time support, appointed as research associates), who are willing to undertake the project as part of their coursework or dissertation.



Please submit a recent CV and a cover letter (1 page max) describing how your qualifications match the advertised position and how you can contribute to developing a pediatric ID program.


Global Viral is a proud equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women candidates, veterans, and scientists returning to service after a family-related break in employment are welcome and highly encouraged to apply. Global Viral pays standardized, non-discriminatory wages that are highly competitive, along with generous benefit packages, including retirement and health benefits, travel reimbursement and allows flexible work schedules.

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