FIND is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies, and to build global capacity for diagnostic testing for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. FIND’s vision is a world where diagnosis guides the way to health for all people. The FIND team is devoted to driving the development, clinical trialing, and early implementation of innovative diagnostic solutions that can have a high impact on patient care and disease control in low-resource settings.
The Scientific Officer (SO) will participate in the Emerging Threats Programme under the supervision of the Director of Emerging Threats at FIND. S pecific activities will include but not be limited to:
Assist with the development of plans and proposals to expand funding for other topic areas within Pandemic Preparedness including arboviruses (dengue, yellow fever, chickungunya etc)
Work closely with partner institutions in-country to establish effective trial networks, sample archives and capacity building initiatives
Working closely with funding agencies and serve as the key focal point for projects
Partner with WHO to support in the definition of the critical diagnostics needs for Pandemic Preparedness
Assist in ensuring the effective execution and management of the program, including progress/milestone monitoring, budgets, reporting and identification of critical success factors and key performance indicators for project evaluation.
Advanced scientific degree (e.g., MSc or higher)
Experience and track record of planning and conducting clinical studies