Malaria Parasite Surveillance Lead

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jan 2022

We have an excellent opportunity for a Malaria Parasite Surveillance Lead to join our MalariaGEN team to help define, de-risk and execute against the product vision, working collaboratively with partners (National Malaria Control Programmes and research establishments), funders (e.g. BMGF), global policy organisations (e.g. WHO) and colleagues across all functional delivery teams.

About the Team:

MalariaGEN is a scientific network that connects researchers and clinicians in malaria-endemic countries with cutting-edge DNA sequencing technologies and genomic research. Through a number of multi-centre projects, we provide a framework for generating, integrating and sharing genetic and genomic data, and for investigating key questions about malaria biology and epidemiology.

About the Role:

You will help define, de-risk and execute against a product vision. You will actively participate in and influence the global malaria genetics analytics and control community, pioneering new innovative tools to accelerate genetics based epidemiology.

You will be accountable for developing a technology strategy, architecture and product road map that maximises the return from a £7m investment. You will determine control programmes’ needs and desires through requirements analysis and development of use cases for genetic surveillance, prioritising development activities of the Delivery Teams and overseeing a series of global partner-led scientific research programmes required to meet these use cases.

Essential Skills
Technical Skills:

Deep understanding of malaria parasites biology and epidemiology
Product Management experience
Experience with two of the following: lean startup methodologies, agile development methodologies, working directly with clients
Experience shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs
Competencies and Behaviours

Ability to innovate and create practical solutions to complex problems
Skilled at defining products and prioritizing product features
Excellent leadership and line management experience
Experience articulating and testing product hypotheses
Possess persuasive negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to lead over a continuum of stakeholders at varying levels and in different contexts
Ability to quickly understand scientific, technical and process challenges and break down complex problems into actionable steps
Ability to work in a frequently changing environment with the capability to interpret management information to amend plans
Ability to prioritise, manage workload, and deliver agreed activities consistently on time
Strategic thinking, ability to see the ‘bigger picture’
Ability to facilitate collaborative decision-making in a workshop context
Ability to quickly understand a specific client domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space
Ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels including navigating complex decision making
Willingness to travel up to 30%
Ideal Skills
Experience working directly with clients and leading projects
Experience shipping both new products as well as improving upon existing ones
Experience leading or supporting user research
Other information
We have adopted a flexible hybrid model to enable a balance of remote and office working, and in addition we welcome applications for full time or flexible working.

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Application Process:

Please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.


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