[Ip-health] Fwd: MSF USA job opening: Researcher for the Access Campaign

Krista Cox krista.cox at keionline.org
Fri Jan 6 14:08:57 PST 2012

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From: Judit Rius <Judit.Rius at newyork.msf.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM
Subject: MSF USA job opening: Researcher for the Access Campaign
To: Ip-health <ip-health at lists.keionline.org>
Cc: krista.cox at keionline.org

Dear all,

MSF USA is hiring a part-time Researcher for the Access Campaign. The job
description is available here:

Researcher for the Access Campaign

*Part-time (21 Hours)*

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international
independent medical humanitarian organization that provides aid to people
whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe,
primarily due to armed
exclusion from health
or natural disasters<http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/activities.cfm#naturaldisasters>.
MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF
reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to
challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for
improved medical treatments and protocols.

The Access Campaign undertakes research and advocacy to raise the
importance of the issue of access to essential medicines internationally.
The Campaign hopes to achieve sustainable solutions to reduce the price of
existing medical technologies as well as to stimulate medical research and
development for diseases that primarily affect developing countries and
low-income populations.

The New York office of MSF is seeking an Access Campaign Researcher to
support the on-going research and administrative activities of the Access
Campaign. This includes tracking the current issues relevant to the Access
Campaign, providing research and analytical support to the U.S. Manager of
the Access Campaign, supporting the overall management of data and files,
and assisting in preparation of advocacy meetings and mailings.

*Position responsibilities:*

   - Conducts research on current MSF Access Campaign topics including
   HIV/AIDS, vaccines, nutrition and neglected diseases, as well as work on
   intellectual property, financing, and medical research and development
   - Prepare memos and reports to be used internally and externally for
   advocacy purposes
   - Tracks Access Campaign related information including listserves,
   meetings, calls, media, and publications and identify advocacy targets
   - Provides general administrative support to the campaign including
   organizing and preparing meetings, database entry, mass mailings, filing,


   - Master or graduate degree. Background in law, medicine or global
   health preferred
   - Preferable previous related experience and or knowledge and interest
   on global health, congressional and US government policy-making processes,
   international intellectual property and trade, and new medical innovation
   - Genuine commitment to MSF's medical and humanitarian principles and to
   the public interest, with an interest in medical humanitarian aid and the
   struggle for access to essential medicines
   -  Excellent research and writing skill
   - Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
   - Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment

 Salary range:  low 30s for 21 hours/week, commensurate with experience;
excellent benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to:  employment.msfusa at newyork.msf.org, ATTN:
Access Campaign Researcher

Krista Cox
Staff Attorney
Knowledge Ecology International
(202) 332-2670

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