This is a limited term position, with funding secured through March, 2022. Additional funded projects are possible to extent this position, as the research associate will be joining a dedicated and growing team.
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.
PATH is seeking a Research Associate to join the public health team on the Diagnostics (Dx) Program. The Dx Program focuses on development of cost-effective diagnostics with a user-oriented perspective that addresses the needs of health workers, health systems, and patients in low- and middle-income countries. Through the three key phases of PATH’s product introduction framework—to innovate, introduce, and integrate—the Dx Program advances innovative diagnostic concepts and works towards their introduction and use.
The research associate will be integrally involved in evidence generation activities, including human subjects research, that informs product development and introduction. This candidate will already have a command of user research and clinical study operations, including for example, navigating IRB approvals, liaising with research partners to design and execute studies, and conducting landscape and situational analyses. On the job training will help the candidate develop an understanding of our product development principles and processes and the pivotal role that diagnostics play in improving health outcomes. The research associate will be expected to interact successfully with a wide range of internal and external partners and to communicate complex concepts and materials concisely.
The research associate will be a critical member of multiple product development teams, working on a range of projects through the development, evaluation, and implementation phases and across multiple health areas and conditions.
The research associate will have responsibilities in the following areas:
LEAD user research to inform and guide product design and development.
SUPPORT product evaluations and operational research to measure performance and implementation characteristics among intended users in the intended contexts of use
DEVELOP and MAINTAIN partnerships and collaborations that connect early product development efforts to downstream implementation and health system integration.
SUPPORT business and proposal development in areas of new work.
Demonstrated ability to support clinical studies, including study design, protocol and study tool development, site training, monitoring, and data collection.
Excellent writing skills (reports, presentations, and papers), with an ability to compile inputs from various team members and helping create a clear and polished final product.
Experience conducting secondary research through literature reviews of both peer-reviewed and grey literature and the ability to synthesize technical, policy, and clinical guidelines.
Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, with applicable software tools, including Nvivo, Dedoose, and Stata or R.
Demonstrated ability to organize work efficiently with clear attention to detail and work across several projects, requiring prioritizing deliverables, flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced technical environment.
Demonstrated cultural competency and the ability to work with global partners and team members requiring flexibility in approaches and across varying time zones.
Graduate degree, such as Masters in Public Health or related discipline, or similar commensurate experience
Preferred skills and experience
Familiarity with quality and regulatory frameworks, including good clinical practices (GCP) is ideal.
Experience managing human subjects research and clinical operations.
Experience participating in publications, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and disseminating project findings in relevant forums
Experience with design thinking or human-centered design experience methodologies, including usability studies or ethnographies.
Some experience working or living in a low- or middle-income country.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and building knowledge in public health research methods and priority diseases areas.
Ability to travel up to 25% time.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
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.
Internal Number: 10681
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