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Research Assistant, Global Mapping of Antibiotic Resistance - Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS)
The Research Assistant will serve as the primary researcher on the Global Mapping of Antibiotic Resistance project carried out by the Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship (COMPASS) at Georgetown University. In recent years, AMR has garnered the urgent attention of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other major public health bodies worldwide. While the global community is taking action to address the crisis, major gaps in knowledge hamper a fully effective response.
The project aims to address some of those gaps by using diverse data, from public health to clinical to open source, to fill knowledge gaps regarding the global distribution of antibiotic resistance, especially in parts of the world where surveillance is weak or absent, and to better monitor and predict the development and spread of resistance, including geospatial mapping of some of the most resistant organisms. The successful candidate will work with the project's Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, and project staff and partners in medicine and public health to guide the overall project by: conducting literature reviews; developing data criteria and characteristics for analysis, identifying, accessing and analyzing novel data sources; conducting outreach to other scientists/potential collaborators, conducting open source research; using mapping technologies to display findings; and preparing manuscripts for publication. Duties include but are not limited to:
Conducts research on the global distribution of antibiotic resistance.
Performs reviews of the scientific and medical literature.
Conducts research using other data sources, such as national and International disease surveillance and open source media.
Works with the project's Principal Investigators and collaborators to identify, develop, and pilot test approaches for searching additional novel data sources from medicine, public health, and other disciplines.
Develops criteria for and assess study and data quality and attributes for inclusion or exclusion in database.
Enters data into databases; make recommendations for and carry out updates to database structure.
Works with Principal Investigators and collaborators to analyze data and distill larger trends and findings.
Produces new and update existing maps to display global trends in antibiotic resistance.
Assists with preparing publications and other analyses.
Supports compliance activities related to the grant, e.g. contribute to reporting.
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in public health, life sciences or relevant analytic sciences is highly desirable; exceptional candidates with a Bachelor's degree and demonstrated relevant skills and research success in public health/life sciences will be considered
IT skills or ability to learn to work with databases such as Excel and SAS, modeling, and GIS programs/mapping technologies required. Demonstrated prior experience with these areas highly desirable
Specific experience in/familiarity with antimicrobial resistance, infectious disease epidemiology, and global public health highly desirable
Excellent speaking, writing and analytic skills essential
Strong research skills, be self-motivated, and able to work well on a team
Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team and with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including at Georgetown, other universities, government and other countries essential
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