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[ Charlotte Morris ]

 Being an epidemiologist with MSF is an exciting and diverse role.  In the midst of an outbreak, our project teams look to our epidemiologists to learn where and how fast a disease is spreading, and how it can be stopped.

  • Degree or Masters’ Degree in Epidemiology, or an MPH with extensive epidemiology training
  • Proven practical skills in design / implementation / evaluation of quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research methods
  • Ability to design and implement surveillance and other data collection systems for disease and outbreak monitoring, including mortality and nutritional surveys, and to train others in appropriate data collection and analysis
  • Proven practical skills with software for epidemiological database and statistical analysis (Microsoft Excel and at least one statistical program)
  • A minimum of three months experience of travelling/or work in a developing country or similar environment
  • Ability to be a team leader i.e. supervising, managing and training others
  • Ability to work with others in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload, using initiative when necessary
  • Willingness to work in an unstable environment
  • Available to work for at least three months
  • Fluency in English
  • Medical/biomedical background
  • Familiarity with tropical diseases / infectious diseases
  • Previous experience in a similar role with another non-governmental organisation (NGO)
  • Previous experience in a similar role in an unstable environment