ISID Open Positions

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Position Title Director of Informatics
Type of Position Permanent, full-time
Reports to ISID Executive Director
Location Boston, MA
Responsibilities Plan and deliver ISID’s information and technology vision, strategy, goals, and initiatives in support of ISID’s mission and long- term objectives.


About the International Society of Infectious Diseases

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is a non-profit organization with an unwavering commitment to infectious disease practitioners, scientists, and public health professionals working in resource-limited settings around the world. To support its many members, ISID organizes leading international congresses, offers open access infection control resources, and distributes grants to young investigators beginning their careers in the field of infectious diseases. Additionally, ISID operates the International Journal of Infectious Diseases and has organized infectious disease innovation marathons sparking novel solutions that address disease control challenges. The flagship program under ISID’s umbrella is ProMED, an emerging diseases surveillance network that operates around the world.  From this program, many projects have developed relying on the ProMED daily post data across a wide range of pathogens, countries, and species.

Job Description

The Director of Informatics will plan and deliver ISID’s information and technology vision, strategy, goals, and initiatives in support of ISID’s mission, vision, and long-term objectives. Drive operational excellence, service quality, and innovation with the technology team for enterprise technology. Collaborate with staff executives and volunteer leaders and manage all of the professionals who are accountable for information and technology at ISID. The Director of Informatics will understand the needs of end users including consultant subject matter experts, editors, subscribers and ISID staff.  The Director of Informatics will analyse and optimize processes and special projects with the Managed Services Provider and/or other information technology (IT) consultants that may be utilized. This role will continue to rapidly evolve as ISID becomes more digital and data driven.


The Director of Informatics will serve as the point person at ISID for information technology and informatics efforts and will be responsible for the following:

  • Drive new growth opportunities by identifying, prioritizing, developing, and launching new products, services and business models in collaboration with other lead ISID staff and ISID partners
  • Build and grow a culture of innovation to support a steady stream of innovations, and sustainable monetary opportunities
  • Champion innovation to positively influence the ISID brand internally and externally in the market
  • Create an innovation strategy that is understood and endorsed by key stakeholders including Executive Committee leadership, staff, customers, and partners
  • Strive to build a well-balanced innovation portfolio and roadmap that drives investments and top line growth for ISID
  • Ensure ISID is successful in taking its innovations to market in a timely and scalable way
  • Use innovation to differentiate ISID’s role as the global infectious disease surveillance leader, while providing unique value to users and help build long-term relationships with members, partners, sponsors, and funders
  • Serve as first point of contact for all information technology and ISID data related issues and to support the team as required
  • Support grant writing and monitoring through information technology related milestone tracking, quarterly report development, partner communications, and support tasks
  • Develop and monitor ISID’s IT strategic plan and provide updated reports to relevant committees and leadership team
  • Establish and ensure adherence to all ISID data governance policies and procedures including Disaster Recovery Plan, Acceptable Use Policy, and Data Sharing Agreements with partners
  • Work with the Managed Services Provider and other IT consultants to coordinate efforts in testing and implementing new technology, conducting trainings, and/or resolving issues with software or hardware
  • Oversee compliance with user data protection regulations
  • Maintain availability to travel domestically and internationally to conduct Society business and represent the organization
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to contribute to the effectiveness, efficiency and growth of the organization
Required Education Informatics, Computer Science, Computational Science or Software Engineering Bachelor’s degree (Masters-level degree preferred) and minimum of 5 years professional experience overseeing information systems, informatics, network administration, etc.
Additional Skills & Qualifications
  • Driven, positive, team player
  • Ability to deliver results on time and on budget
  • Organized, responsive, and thrives in collaborative workspace
  • Effective communication and leadership skills a must
  • Interpersonal skills, change management skills, and affinity for transparent processes a plus

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]