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PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
One of PATH’s primary activities is the development and commercialization of health and medical products for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). PATH’s Diagnostics (Dx) Program conducts collaborative research and development with academia, industry, and other institutions to develop and manufacture products that are appropriate and affordable. The goal of these collaborations is to achieve maximum sustainable public health benefits by facilitating global access to high quality diagnostic products. As such, the Dx Program focuses on the development of accurate, affordable, portable, robust, easy-to-use diagnostics with a keen user-oriented perspective. Taking the key phases of typical product development and introduction (e.g. conceptualization, planning, R&D, verification and validation, introduction, and sustainability), the Dx Program strives to advance innovative concepts of healthcare needs to product implementation with sustained use.
PATH’s Diagnostic Program is seeking a full-time Scientific Director to direct and develop a portfolio of projects in improving access to quality diagnostic tests for infectious diseases of relevance to global public health. We are looking for an innovative and highly motivated scientist to join our team and support the growth of the Dx program. The current portfolio will include projects involving antibody characterization and immunoassay development. Further portfolio scope may include molecular and serologic tools for environmental and population surveillance to support vaccine deployment, burden of disease and nutritional sufficiency.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Drive comprehensive product development strategies for the development of diagnostic products and their verification and validation.
- Define strategy and provide strategic oversight and technical guidance for designing, planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting (including publishing) for your scientific focus area.
- Manage select current projects and develop a new portfolio of innovative projects.
- Manage partner relationships and collaborate with local and international working groups, stakeholders, and donors/funders.
- Forge collaborations with key global experts in medical device product development.
- Present data at scientific meetings and represent PATH at international, regional, and national meetings.
- Leading the drafting of compelling and successful grant applications.
- Drive forward diversity, inclusion and belonging in the Diagnostics Program.