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Research Scientist (Infectious Diseases Epidemiology) - Public Health Foundation Of India (Apply by: February 03, 2016)

Position Code : PHFI-RESC-1

Position Title : Research Scientist (Infectious Diseases Epidemiology)

Location : Gurgaon

Duration of Position : One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.

Apply by: February 03, 2016

Brief on the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health.  PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centres of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website

Project Brief:

As a four year initiative, the India Research Initiative on Peri-Urban Human-Animal-Environment Interface aims at undertaking research and coordination for local healthy food production, healthy livestock and enhanced public health. With a focus on small holder dairy farms, the goal of this initiative is to contribute to stronger, evidence-based, cross-sector policy and local capacity for integrating public health and livestock health, urban planning, local food production and social development in peri-urban settings of India.

The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers working on emerging infections and other communicable diseases. This profile is ideally suited for candidates who have a recent doctoral / post-graduate qualification and are looking for developing a career in policy relevant epidemiological research in South Asia. The candidate should be able to network with all major surveillance partners in the country (human and animal) and with international partners.

  • As a full time Research Scientist (Infectious disease epidemiology), the candidate should be able to provide strategic leadership in research on infectious disease and health effects from exposure to hazards in peri-urban area. Lead a programme of inquiry into the burden of zoonotic disease, the evidence for effective interventions and their relative cost -effectiveness. Perform risk assessments, and identify critical points and opportunities for risk management. Collect and analyze epidemiological data in various study sites and provide field epidemiological services for environmental risk assessment.
  • The candidate will be required to support the team in designing Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) strategy, and developing communication tools for peri-urban areas with a focus on healthy food production, healthy livestock and enhanced public health. In doing so, the candidate will support the team in advocacy, developing and implementing capacity building intervention packages across multiple sites in India.
  • The candidate will also be expected to actively contribute to other studies such as antimicrobial use in veterinary sectors, and evaluation of disease control programs.
  • In addition to the research duties, the recruited candidate is also expected to contribute to resource mobilization at the zoonoses team, capacity building and advocacy initiatives of RCZI.


  • PhD or Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or public health.
  • Knowledge of epidemiological study designs for population based studies.

  • Those candidates who have a recent doctoral / post-graduate qualification in infectious diseases epidemiology and are looking for developing a career in policy relevant epidemiological research in South Asia.


  • Experience of managing population based studies.
  • Experience of working with national program management or national public health surveillance system.
  • Experience of interaction with communities.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills using standard statistical software packages (SAS, Stata, and SPSS) and quantitative risk assessment.

Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: . Please highlight the Position Code (PHFI-RESC-1) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Please log on to the following path and download the same on to the system. This is to be completed and sent along with the CV for shortlisting. Please note that applications sent without this will not be considered (

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 03 February 2016

  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality undergraduate and post-graduate education.
  • Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
  • PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
  • The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.

PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process

Women are encouraged to apply
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