Regional microbiologist - AMR (Human Health)

New Delhi, India
Apply by 15 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 August 2018

Job Description

Mott MacDonald is committed to improving people’s lives through creating and delivering tailored development solutions. We work in developing countries to alleviate poverty, establish good governance, and increase access, capacity and resilience in healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and renewable energy while safeguarding the environment and promoting human rights and gender equity. Drug resistant infections pose a grave threat to health and well-being across the Globe. Bacterial causes of infection are becoming resistant to an increasing number of antibiotics, with consequent reductions in the effectiveness of treatment. Estimates indicate that up to 10 million people could die from illnesses that are resistant to antimicrobials by 2050.

The UK Government is playing a leading global role in addressing this problem and has launched the Fleming Fund as a major component of the UK’s response. The aim of the Fleming Fund is to address critical gaps in surveillance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in these areas are set to bear the highest burden of antibiotic resistant infections. Led by the UK, political action against the problem has resulted in a roadmap for global response - the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)2. This is the blueprint for a multi-stakeholder Global response to averting the burden of AMR.

We are seeking to recruit a Regional clinical microbiologist to lead the Fleming Fund’s regional approach to clinical microbiology ensuring appropriateness of interventions, the highest possible quality and high-level representation. You will be a Senior member of the Core Technical Team supporting the end to end process of grant management. Ensuring the highest quality professional standards in the conduct of Fleming Fund grants.

The Regional clinical microbiologist will have a wide range of responsibilities including ensuring the implantation of process, and strategies to ensure a consistent approach, working closely with the Regional team and the UK based Lead clinical microbiologist. Â Providing support in the implementation of Fleming Fund grants, assisting in the interpretation of AMR and AMU surveillance, conducting site assessments, reviewing funding applications and making recommendations.

You will be a Medical doctor/physician with appropriate specialist in Clinical Microbiology with significant experience working in a similar field in low- and middle-income settings. Excellent practical laboratory experience in clinical bacteriology, you will have experience of working within teams in a multi-disciplinary environment. Proven leadership skills and the ability to lead technical teams you will have worked with multiple stakeholders at high level.

Location(s): India - Delhi - New Delhi

About the Organization

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

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