Senior Research Officer, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (9783)

PATH, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th January, 2020

Job Description

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The New Nets Project works in close collaboration with national malaria control programs, the Global Fund, long lasting insecticide net (LLIN) manufacturers, and other stakeholders to reduce malaria incidence, morbidity, and mortality through the establishment of a sustainable market for a broader set of LLIN tools, which perform in areas of pyrethroid resistance and have the potential to support insecticide-resistance management. The New Nets Project is a partnership, led by IVCC, that includes the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, PSI, and PATH. PATH’s role is to help evaluate the public health impact and cost-effectiveness of new LLINs in malaria endemic areas.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Officer with experience in epidemiology, statistics, and global health to help lead data analysis for the New Nets Project. As a member of the pilot evaluation team at PATH, the Senior Research Officer will help lead and support the generation of evidence to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of next-generation LLINs in four countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The Senior Research Officer will also serve at the project Deputy Director and be able to take on project oversight in the project Director’s absence.



  • Design and conduct studies to evaluate the performance of next-generation and standard long-lasting insecticidal nets.
  • Work with a variety of datasets including entomological data and epidemiological data (both routine data and data from cross-sectional surveys,
  • Provide input on best practices for data collection, cleaning, analysis, documentation, storage, protection, and sharing of data.
  • Monitor data quality across countries and implement solutions to address issues as needed.
  • Develop data documentation procedures, including database organization and data dictionaries.
  • Clean and analyze data using Stata, R, SAS, SPSS, or other data analytic programs.
  • Work closely with team and project partners to refine analyses, explore new trends, and communicate analytical results to relevant stakeholders.
  • Take a lead role in report writing, presentations, and publication of results and findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evaluate existing analytical tools and models to determine their relevance to New Nets Project analyses.


  • Lead, collaborate with, and support/mentor the New Nets Project staff, including capacity building for other team members and partners in data management and analysis.
  • Engage with PATH partners and serve as either the primary or supportive point of contact with different groups.
  • Lead the development of new vector control projects in collaboration with other PATH staff and external partners in alignment with program strategic priorities.
  • Serve as the Deputy Director with responsibility for project oversight and accountability
  • Work closely with other leaders at PATH and make recommendations for cross-collaboration.
  • Perform other data-related duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or similar with a minimum of ten years of experience working in data analysis relevant to international health, specifically malaria and neglected tropical diseases.
  • Experience in the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases and spatial epidemiology.
  • Experience with disease mapping.
  • Proficiency using data analysis packages to clean and analyze health data (Stata, SPSS, R).
  • Working knowledge of data visualization and mapping software such as Tableau, Excel, QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, effectively delegating tasks, inspiring teamwork, and motivating staff and partners to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated effective project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, mentorship, team building, and coordination skills.
  • Experience interfacing with and navigating governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Ability to work with a variety of partners with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research methods and results into publishable manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in proposal writing.
  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations.
  • Ability to travel internationally estimated at 30%.
  • Portuguese or French language skills a plus.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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