Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group (GHG)
Position Title – Latin America Postdoctoral Fellow, Impact Malaria
Location – San Francisco, CA (remote until tentative return to the office in June 2021)
Start Date –March/April 2021
End Date – October 2022
To Apply: Please email your CV and cover letter to Kyle.Daniels2@ucsf.edu with “Postdoctoral Fellow – Latin America” in the subject line.
Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Impact Malaria (IM) is a five-year (2018-2023) President’s Malaria Initiative project led by Population Services International and supported by UCSF across dozens of countries. IM has recently been asked by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to provide technical assistance to support two operational research studies in Latin America. One study will investigate high vs low dose primaquine for radical cure of Plasmodium vivax (most likely in Peru). The second project will be the development of a risk-benefit assessment tool to support countries to make decisions on what radical cure treatment regimen they should use bearing in mind local prevalence and severity of glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency variants, and possibility to test for G6PD deficiency.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be the focal point for UCSF’s Latin America work and will support the Primary Investigators in all aspects of the project. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be responsible for working in close partnership with the implementing partner(s) in Latin America to help oversee the study by providing key logistical, technical, partnership, and administrative support to ensure the overall smooth facilitation of the study. The Postdoctoral Fellow may be asked to support additional IM projects or other USAID funded workstreams.
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