full-time position with Health Systems; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday
Work as part of the Strategic Policy Program for ReAct-Action on Antibiotic Resistance within the IDEA (Innovation + Design Enabling Access) Initiative.
Since 2005, ReAct has served as a global network spanning across five continents dedicated to the fight against antibiotic resistance through research-based policy solutions. ReAct works with a broad range of stakeholders, including international organizations, governments, and civil society organizations to limit the effects of ABR. The ReAct Strategic Policy Program, housed within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is a program of scholarship, policy convening, and teaching on globalization and health equity, particularly viewed through the lens of innovation, access, and conversation of antimicrobials in both healthcare delivery and agriculture. The Program has supported the work of intergovernmental organizations, from the WHO's Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research to the UN Development Program; and completed commissioned work for the Institute of Medicine, Global Commission on HIV and the Law, and the UK Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.
As part of its work, the Program explores alternative policy models and strategies of R&D that would advance innovation and access to essential medicines and other health technologies, especially for those in low- and middle-income countries; examines frameworks for developing policies to curb overuse and misuse of antimicrobials across countries; and organizes policy convenings of key stakeholders on these issues.
Support IDEA/ReAct research, policy convenings and outreach activities on antimicrobial resistance in both healthcare and agricultural sectors, including research on topics such as:
The innovation of antimicrobials as well as vaccines, diagnostics, and other complementary technologies, with particular attention to resources, limited settings or for vulnerable populations
New approaches for health research and development, such as collaborative R&D and open science arrangements, innovative financing and procurement mechanisms, and novel approaches to sharing resources, risks and rewards;
Intellectual property incentives and disincentives, including humanitarian licensing practices, patent pools, and other strategic ways to manage innovation and intellectual property for the public's interest
Economic and regulatory incentives and disincentives to curb overuse and misuse of antimicrobial therapies in food animal production across various resource settings worldwide resource settings worldwide
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Strong academic performance. Research experience, particularly with quantitative data. Outstanding initiative and ability to work independently and solve problems creatively. Highly organized with excellent ability to set priorities among multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong computer skills.
**JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**
Strong writing and policy analytic skills. Background or research experience in public health, economics, value chain analysis, social network analysis, and/or biomedical research. Experience in working or living in cross-cultural settings. Prior experience in working to organize and report on policy convenings. Experience with data collection, as well as, facility with spreadsheet analysis and software tools.
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