Two more cool jobs: UK (Dame Sally Davies’ office, 7 Jan deadline!!) and US Senate staff

Dear All:

I spotted two more cool job opportunities just moments after sending the last newsletter!

The first is with Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for the UK. She has posted an opening for a Private Secretary and Deputy Head of Office to support her work. As I hope you know, Dame Sally has worked tirelessly over the recent years to advance AMR-related work and this role would definitely focus on that. Could this be you? If so, the application window closes on Monday 7 Jan, so you’ll have to hurry if this interests you.

The second is in the US and is an opportunity to be a health policy-focused legislative assistant to a Democratic Senator. In the role, you would support the Senator’s policy work related to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. See the full text below found (13 Feb 2020: the job is no longer posted online). I am told that a significant part of this will include work on pull incentives for AMR-related R&D. No specific deadline is given for the application.

It’s great to see these high-level opportunities continuing to emerge … the whole community benefits from sustained activity of this type.

All best wishes, –jr

John H. Rex, MD | Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. | Expert-in-Residence, Wellcome Trust. Follow me on Twitter: @JohnRex_NewAbx. See past newsletters and subscribe for the future: http://amr.solutions/blog/

Full text of opportunity 224742 (13 Feb 2020: the job is no longer posted online):
HEALTH POLICY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT – Democratic Senator seeks Health Policy Legislative Assistant to staff the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Responsibilities will include advising the Senator on policy matters before the committee, preparing the Senator for hearings, drafting and advancing legislation, providing vote recommendations on issues within the assigned policy portfolio, and representing the Senator in meetings with constituents and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have significant health policy experience, preferably with a background in the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage, aging issues, women’s health, rural health, mental health, disability rights, graduate medical education, medical innovation, and telemedicine. Senate experience strongly preferred. Western ties and an advanced degree in a relevant policy area are a plus. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to 2019SenateHealthLA@gmail.com.

Upcoming meetings of interest to the AMR community:

  • 15 Jan 2018 (London): BSAC’s Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Conference 2019: “An ABC for everyone involved in developing new antimicrobials.” Details here.
  • 29 Jan 2018 (REVIVE webinar): “Clinical development for non-developers Part 3: Antibacterial Drug Enhancer Combinations and Non-traditional Products.” Register here.
  • 4-5 Feb 2019 (London): Hamied Foundation UK-India Antimicrobial Resistance Meeting 2019. This is a 2-day meeting focused on building research links between the UK and India with the specific aim of jointly addressing the challenge of AMR. Register here.
  • [UPDATED] 14-15 Mar 2019 (Berlin): BEAM-, CARB-X-, Novo REPAIR-, DZIF-, ND4BB-ENABLE-sponsored (among a long list!) Berlin Conference on Novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics. Details here. Poster submissions are being accepted through 9 Jan (details here).
  • 21-22 Mar 2019 (Birmingham, UK): BSAC Spring Conference.
  • 26 Mar 2019 (London, UK): Sponsored by The Economist, a 1-day symposium entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventing an antibiotic apocalypse.” Register here.
  • 13-16 Apr 2019 (Amsterdam): Annual ECCMID meeting
  • [NEW] 16-18 Apr 2019 (Utrecht): ICOHAR, International Conference on One Health Antimicrobial Resistance. Organized by the ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM).
  • 24-26 Apr 2019 (Boston): Annual SHEA (Soc. for Hospital Epidemiology of America) Spring meeting
  • 6-11 May 2019 (Ljubljana, Slovenia): 37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Details here.
  • 3-6 Jun 2019 (Philadelphia): Annual BIO meeting
  • 20-24 June 2019 (San Francisco): Annual ASM Microbe meeting.
  • [Mark your calendar now!] 3-6 Sep 2019 (Boston). Annual ASM-ESCMID Conference on Antibiotic Development. The Bootcamp series will continue on 3 Sep with the main meeting on 4-6 Sep. Mark your calendar now and check back here for details.
  • 6-8 Sep 2019 (Bilbao, Spain): 5th ESCMID conference on Vaccines. Check back here for details.
  • 2-6 Oct 2018 (Washington, DC): IDSA’s annual IDWeek meeting.
  • 19-27 Oct 2019 (Annecy, France): International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe) – A soup-to-nuts intensive residential training program on all things AMR, especially R&D for new antibiotics. See this link for details.

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