ISID Open Positions

ISID is currently hiring for the following positions:

(last updated 01/18/22)

Position Title ISID Events Manager
Type of Position Exempt, full-time
Reports to Director of Business Development
Location International, Remote
Start Date February 1, 2022

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 the Program for Emerging Diseases (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 ISID Events Manager is a highly visible role which demands extensive customer service skills, a high level of professionalism, and willingness to handle all planning and administrative details of meetings and events. The ideal candidate must thrive in a challenging and fast-paced atmosphere where prioritizing and multitasking are the norm. Exceptional attention to detail and first-class organizational skills are a must. This dynamic position will report to the Director of Business Development and work in a team environment to produce events, meetings and additional projects as required.

Responsibilities

The ISID Events Manager oversees and facilitates many aspects of meeting planning including -presentation of meeting site options, vendor negotiation, event registration, marketing, onsite staffing, pre-event coordination/rehearsal, and post-event reporting.

  • Oversee operations for all ISID annual events including site selection, planning, budget scope, and analysis of Society’s impact within the region within the large Infectious Disease Community.
  • Successfully coordinate all aspects of general service contractor engagement, including sponsorship, prepare and coordinate exhibit hall.
  • Effectively communicate with all sponsors and exhibitor stakeholders throughout the entire meeting/conference lifecycle.
  • Manage conference and meeting signage with ISID Marketing and general service contractor. Coordination with venue on all operational requirements of the congress set up, onsite production and dismantling.
  • Develop, administer, and submit request for proposals (RFP) for all areas of meeting execution in conjunction with ISID leadership.
  • Manage customer service life cycle for event registration, including developing customer care processes and materials to support customer service teams, monitoring registration, and understanding audience.
  • Coordinate the sales from the Director of Business Development for all conference and event exhibits and sponsorships.
  • Establish and maintain continuous quality control for conference/meeting delivery with best practice standards on an ongoing basis. Create standard templates and processes while providing weekly sales & attendance reports to the Leadership Team.
  • Create and develop new global conference ideas for live/virtual discussion forums and workshops including, liaising with staff stakeholders, identifying topics, developing promotional content, managing speakers, and coordinating with consultants as necessary at the direction from ISID key staff members: CEO and Director of Business Development.
  • With guidance from ISID leadership, present site selection options for meeting and congress venues. Presents data on negotiation and contracting for venues, suppliers, hotels, local vendors, etc. so a balanced decision can be made that aligns with the goals of ISID’s mission.
  • Benchmark and develop registration fees together with ISID Leadership, designs customized online registration as needed or off-the-shelf software to manager registrations while including relevant delegate information, in accordance with data protection laws (i.e. GDPR). Onsite registration services including handling of individual and group registrations, issuing of congress attendance certificates using self-registration technology.
  • Collaborate with CFO to establish best financial practices as related to ISID events and ensures the secure electronic payment process set up (all major credit cards and currencies accepted), receipts and invoices are clearly communicated to staff and stakeholders to allow for processing individual and group registrations, confirmations, payments, and waivers.
  • Work closely with CFO, and Sr. Manager of Operations on timelines and budgets and other deliverables.
  • Helps inform sales strategy- planning long term industry support, research, price comparison.
  • Analyze post event evaluations, including attendee satisfaction and exhibitor and sponsor satisfaction surveys; develop recommendations for future improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (e.g., marketing, communication, event planning); Or equivalent combination of education, skills, and on the job experience)
  • 5+ years professional meeting experience (nonprofit or association experience preferred)
  • Strong understanding of how to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders in a complex environment
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervision and in a team setting, and across external and internal stakeholder groups
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, to support event execution as needed.
  • Flexible in terms of availability – accommodate various global time zone
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment
  • Other language proficiency in addition to English is a plus

To apply, please email your resume (CV) and cover letter to [email protected]

ISID is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ISID is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Position Title Manager of Scientific Programs
Type of Position Full-time
Reports to Program Director
Location Remote, Anywhere
Responsibilities Reporting to the Program Director, oversees all scientific support aspects of program administration and expansion, grant support, and ISID scientific meetings
Start Date Immediate

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 the Program for Emerging Diseases (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 Manager, Scientific Programs is responsible for the management of the scientific program development for ISID’s international infectious diseases congresses, acquisition and delivery of grants and provides support for ISID’s communications. This position requires a self-directed individual capable of working independently, as well as in team settings. The Manager, Scientific Programs will have a firm understanding of the infectious disease (ID) community, the medical underpinnings of ID challenges, research methods, and the needs of the membership and the Society. This position is forward-facing with the Manager, Scientific Programs serving as the Society representative for both existing partners, new partners, and the Society’s constituents.

Responsibilities

International Congresses:

  • Scopes and manages all aspects of the Scientific Program development for ISID’s International Congress and biannual International Meeting on Emerging Diseases
  • Identifies and manages relationships with international and regional governmental organizations, professional societies, pharmaceutical and industry representatives to coordinate participation in ISID sponsored meetings and events
  • Applies for and secures continuing medical educational (CME) accreditation for ISID’s Congresses and Meetings
  • Ensures scientific and data integrity for CME accredited content representing ISID’s mission first and foremost
  • Secures external funds and support for travel and educational grants for ISID’s Congresses and Meetings
  • Oversees event related grant activities including milestone tracking, awards, reporting and communications
  • Manages the recruitment and vetting of diverse ISID Congress and Meeting faculty and expert speakers
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and Communications and provides input on ISID Event communications and webpage content
  • Manages and provides oversight of the entire scientific and technical abstract submission and selection process while ensuring timely review and scoring
  • Oversees the integrity of the submission and selection of session proposals submitted by ISID constituents for inclusion in the Scientific Program; develop scoring rubric; identifies and invites reviewers
  • Represents ISID to external stakeholders, funders and partners nationally and internationally and has an affinity for professional relationship building
  • Develops global partnerships to further the mission of ISID and expand the Educational and Programmatic reach of the Society
  • Ensures that programming follows internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable
  • Acts as a resource and subject matter expert to other ISID staff and stakeholders involved with Congress and Meeting Programmatic planning
  • Collaborates with the ISID Conference Manager to ensure alignment of vision and delivery of robust ICID, IMED, etc. planning and scope
  • Reports to the Executive Leadership team on issues and risks related to the successful planning of ISID related events and programming
  • Support online educational content production, scripts, and quality control to ensure scientific integrity and research is of highest caliber

Grants & Communication:

  • Identifies/authors/contributes to the grant writing process to support ongoing Society activities and expand offerings
  • Meets with partners, gives presentations, and promotes ISID activities including ICID, IMED, and other virtual and in-person events and activities
  • Works collaboratively with Sr. Manager of Operations to ensure grant proposals provide reliable scientific research and context necessary for successful funding engagements, appropriate scoping, and technical content represents ISID’s best interests
  • Responsible for writing Society position statements representing viewpoints and stances during events of international importance for publication in the Society’s peer-reviewed journals, the International Journal on Infectious Diseases (IJID) and affiliated ISID journals
  • Supports Society communications including social media content, authoring, and reviewing ISID marketing and communication materials.

Other responsibilities:

  • Supports general administrative tasks and fundraising activities, etc.
  • Other duties to be determined as programs and strategic direction expands over time

 

Required Education MSc, MPH or higher degree (MD or PhD)
Additional Skills & Qualifications
  • Operates with the highest level of integrity
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills - both public facing, scientific, and research oriented (English). Communicates in a clear and impartial manner
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to interpret medical information and summarize findings
  • Prior experience in grant writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communicator, and positive team-player
  • Ability to work with colleagues and partners across time zones, languages, and cultures
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical, planning, organization and time management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Actively contributes to achieving team results and supports team decisions
  • Expertise in the use of office software products (MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Google Workspace
Preferred
  • Resident of Low or Middle Income Country (LMIC)
  • Peer-reviewed publication history
  • Prior Congress organization experience
  • Global Public Health training or working experience
  • English: fluent. Additional languages a plus
  • Prior association work a plus
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push or pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. This job involves sitting most of the time, walking and standing are required only occasionally
  • Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primary with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discriminations in sound
  • Substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers

To apply, please email your resume (CV) and cover letter to [email protected]

ISID is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ISID is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Position Title Senior Database Administrator (Sr. DBA)
Type of Position Permanent, full-time
Reports to CEO
Location Remote
Responsibilities Manage the maintenance, performance, and evolution of ISID’s critical databases located in a cloud environment.

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 the Program for Emerging Diseases (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 Sr. Database Administrator will manage the maintenance, performance, and evolution of ISID’s critical databases located in a cloud environment. The Sr. DBA will understand the needs of end users including ISID members, partners, general public and other collaborating organizations. This position will be responsible for information technology requirements gathering, conceptualization of dataflow processes, and informatics stakeholder engagement.  The Sr. DBA will provide insights on ISID’s IT strategic plan and provide updated reports to relevant committees and leadership team.

Responsibilities

The Sr. DBA will serve as the point person for database administration within the larger information technology and informatics strategic plan and will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage AWS relational database (MySQL backend), with an eye toward extensibility, growth, and other innovative data storage, retrieval and sharing (e.g. graphic database).
  • Inform strategic insights on ISID’s technical growth with focus on data management, subscription services, and user APIs.
  • 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, including approaches to data access, webscraping and user experience.
  • Establish and support ProMED’s helpdesk standard operating procedures.
  • Build data queries for export and data sharing usage for internal and external
  • Drive new growth opportunities in collaboration with other lead ISID staff and ISID partners by identifying, prioritizing, developing, and launching new products, services and business models.
  • 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 Computer Science, Informatics, Computational Science, Software Engineering, or similar Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s-level degree preferred)
Additional Skills & Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in database management of relational databases (MySQL)
  • 3+ years of experience in cloud-based data management (preferably AWS RDS)
  • Experienced in views, stored procedures, and query/ schema optimization
  • Experienced in Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) development
  • Experienced in Data Warehouse solution design and maintenance
  • Preferred experience with API development in AWS

To apply, please email your resume (CV) and cover letter to [email protected]

ISID is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ISID is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.