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Full-Time Positions 

India Research Program Coordinator for the Strengthening Immunization Systems through Serosurveillance (SISS) Project

Student Positions

EEVI Student Assistant

 

Full-Time Positions: 

India Research Program Coordinator for the Strengthening Immunization Systems through Serosurveillance (SISS) Project

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking an India Research Program Coordinator to assist with a project evaluating the utility and feasibility of using serological data to monitor and guide immunization programs in India. The India Research Program Coordinator will work closely with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP), and the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH) to coordinate daily project activities, including supporting study design and implementation, drafting standard operating procedures and study documents, managing IRB and other regulatory approvals, supporting training and management of field staff and laboratory operations at field sites, ensuring data quality, data analysis, liaising with collaborators, coordinating communication, and preparing reports for donors and key stakeholders. The candidate will travel to the field sites within India to supervise project activities. The candidate must be flexible and adaptable, able to effectively multi-task, be self-motivated and independent, and possess professional judgment and discretion. Interested candidates are encouraged to highlight their field experience in India, as well as writing and data analysis skills, in their application.

Salary:  commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Expected start date:  June 1, 2017
Deadline for applications: April 25, 2017
Location: Based in India, preferably Delhi

Specific essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Overall project management including monitoring study progress, liaising with field and laboratory teams, and coordinating with investigators to manage urgent and long-term needs of the study.
  • Overall coordination of study team communications including convening regular conference calls and liaising with the international team of collaborators.
  • Support development of study protocols, SOPs and analysis plans.
  • Support in hiring and supervising field teams.
  • Liaise between field staff, ICMR, NPSP and JHBSPH investigators and other partners during enrollment and data analysis stages. 
  • Visit field sites to identify partners, set up protocols, monitor progress, assess quality and compliance, and support field and laboratory activities.
  • Support the field teams to conduct sensitization and outreach efforts with local communities.
  • Monitor data quality.
  • Prepare annual reports for funder and updates.
  • Other work, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Candidates with a medical degree (e.g. MBBS, MD) or a degree in public health (e.g. MPH, PhD) are preferred. Minimum of master’s degree in global or public health, epidemiology or related field.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites (1-4 weeks at a time)
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in project management and working with a team. Field and/or research experience in India is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to set and meet goals on time.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Kyla Hayford, PhD at kylahayford@jhu.edu, referencing "India Research Program Coordinator" in the subject line.

Student Positions:

Policy, Advocacy & Communications Team

EEVI Student Assistant: VIPIN tool web developer

About IVAC: The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. 

About EEVI: The India advocacy project (EEVI) supports enabling timely, evidence-based policies and decisions for national introduction of vaccines in India.

Position Summary: VIPIN (Vaccine Impact Predictor for India) is an interactive tool developed by the India advocacy team at IVAC. The tool allows users to visualize the potential impact of three critical vaccines—pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and rotavirus vaccine—on under-five child morbidity and mortality in India at the national and state level. The vaccine impact is shown in the form of ‘lives saved’ and ‘cases averted’. As a tool, VIPIN can be used to increase the visibility and advocacy for vaccines in India, and can help communicate the benefits of vaccine introduction and scale-up programs to decision-makers and key national stakeholders. 

The VIPIN team is seeking a web developer to help implement enhancements to the tool, such as adding specific messaging relating to vaccine advocacy, adding other vaccines into the tool, and adding in other data outputs such as disease costs. The developer will be responsible for working with the team to implement these additions into coding as well as maintaining the back-end and user interface of the web-tool. 

This position is based out of IVAC’s home office in Baltimore, and the VIPIN web tool developer is expected to work onsite at least one day a week

Expected start to end date: February 15, 2017-May 2017

Responsibilities may include:

  • Implement enhancements to the tool: coding new additions to the tool
  • Maintain the back-end and user interface of the web tool
  • Perform other tasks as assigned related to the successful completion of the project.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree-seeking student in computer science and/or public health.
  • Sound knowledge of web development.
  • 2-3 years related experience (developing class or personal projects, or mini-programs to demonstrated working knowledge)
  • Proficiency in using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Highly organized.
  • Self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work successfully in a small team environment.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, or demonstrated use of, Java Script-based graphing and charting libraries (such as C3.JS) 

Application window: Please apply online here. Interested candidates should indicate their interest in this specific position and provide examples of their previous web development work in their application & cover letter. Please email Prar Vasudevan (pvasude2@jhu.edu) with questions. 

 

 

Student Opportunities: Interested students who would like to learn more about potential future opportunities should complete the Student Opportunities Form.