DescripcióThe Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the result of an innovative alliance between academic, government, and philanthropic institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.
What We Are Looking for
Malaria remains a public health problem across the developing world. After achieving remarkable advances from 2000 to 2015, the global fight against malaria has stalled. The World Malaria Report 2018 estimates an increase to 219 million cases in 2017 compared to 216 million in 2016. We are currently not on track to achieve the goals proposed by WHO in the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 (GTS).
Vector control, our most effective prevention strategy, is now threatened by residual transmission and insecticide resistance. New tools are needed to target residual transmission, one of the key liabilities of vector control today.
Ivermectin is an endectocide, a drug with excellent safety profile that can kill ecto- and endo-parasites, as well as mosquitoes fed on treated humans or animals. Mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin to humans and/or livestock holds the potential to complement the malaria toolbox by tackling residual transmission and help overcoming insecticide resistance.
BOHEMIA is a Unitaid funded, 4-year project that combines evidence generation and stakeholder engagement to create an enabling environment for ivermectin as a first-in-class endectocide for malaria prevention. This will be achieved by generating evidence to support a WHO policy recommendation, briefing and engagement of country and regional leaders and civil society in order to forge country ownership and create demand, as well as ensuring supply of quality product by enabling manufacturer engagement as suppliers of quality, high volume/low cost product sufficient for malaria indication.
Evidence generation will consist of two independently powered cluster-randomized clinical trials in Tanzania and Mozambique with analysis of impact on infection incidence, as well as supporting entomological outcomes.
- To safeguard international standards and Good Publication Practice.
- To make clear the obligations and time limitations of access to data under the Unitaid grant.
- To optimize the order and timing of all scientific publications, aiming at maximum impact on the scientific and policy level.
- To mark clear responsibilities regarding communication of project results, respecting the sensitive nature of scientific publications.
- To guarantee harmonization of team efforts within the BOHEMIA project.
- To ensure fair recognition of individual contributions.
- To ensure a clear process for consideration of additional analysis, whether by Bohemia investigators, trainees or external to BOHEMIA, while the data are accessible.
- Review of the obligations and relevant deliverables under the Unitaid grant.
- Review of relevant international standards regarding publication practices and authorship.
- Compilation of existing institutional publication policies in the consortium.
- Interviews with the Chief Scientific Officer, Principal Investigator, country heads, institutional leaders and consultant for stakeholder engagement.
- Analysis of project GANTT chart for estimates of data availability and internal review times.
- Review of the journal and conference landscape to identify the most appropriate journal and/or format for each scientific output.
- Review of external review times and submission-to-publication times for journals.
- Elaboration of different publication scenarios and alternative pathways (i.e. first target and alternative journals, options for pre-publication repository, etc)
- Overview of student milestones to respect important career building priorities.
- Biomedical sciences degree.
- Preferable, MSc level.
- At least 5 years of experience with scientific publication management.
- International experience.
- Preferable, experience working with partners based in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Compensation for this position will be based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications.
- This position starts immediately.
- Based in: not specified.
How to Apply
Applicants must fill in the request form and attached a CV and a cover letter (1-page, highlighting relevant experience and your motivation) including the following reference: Consultant_BOHEMIA_Oct19. Each document must include the candidate name and surname.
Applications will be accepted until 15th November 2019. Interviews will be done on a rolling basis; hiring of matching candidates might occur before the deadline.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.