Location: Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: April 5, 2015
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Elisa Sicuri
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics - FIND (Switzerland)
Conduct a review of the literature on PPPs for the development of drugs and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases
Estimate of the market/business and welfare impacts of PPPs for NTDs
Conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing PPPs and standard market procedure for the development of drugs and diagnostic tools for leishmaniasis and other NTDs
Prepare manuscripts for the publication in peer reviewed journals and prepare the PhD thesis
Experience: candidates must be in the first four years of their research career and not yet have a doctoral degree.
Mobility: candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 1st July 2015.
English proficiency (oral and written)
Availability to join the CRESIB/ISGlobal on the 1st July 2015.
Fulfil academic requirements to enrol the PhD programme in International Health at University of Barcelona on the 1st July 2015 (see details here). Note: To get enrolled at the PhD programmes, the Spanish universities require an MSc degree in related topics to the field of the thesis for all science graduated students, except for those owning a degree on Pharmacy, Medicine or Veterinary Science.
Network Mobility: willing to spend a significant amount of time (minimum 6 months) in Partner institutions when required.
Has very good quantitative and analytic skills
Able to work both independently and in team
Knowledge of Spanish and/or French is a plus