About BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH)
BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington working at the crossroads of the private and public sectors to advance research and improve health. BVGH connects people, resources, and ideas across biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, governments, and nonprofits to solve global health issues. BVGH’s work falls under three strategic pillars: expanding access to cancer medicines and technologies in Africa, accelerating research and development (R&D) for diseases of poverty, and building biomedical R&D capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). BVGH’s two largest programs are WIPO Re: Search and the African Access Initiative (AAI).
WIPO Re: Search
WIPO Re: Search is a global consortium founded by BVGH, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and leading pharmaceutical companies. The aim of the Consortium is to accelerate the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis by connecting industry’s assets and resources to qualified academic and nonprofit researchers with product discovery or development ideas. As the Partnership Hub Administrator of WIPO Re: Search, BVGH is responsible for establishing research collaborations between Member organizations to support the sharing of intellectual property (IP).
African Access Initiative (AAI):
Through the African Access Initiative (AAI), BVGH is engaging pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to improve cancer patient management and provide affordable, sustainable access to essential cancer technologies and medicines in Africa. The capabilities and portfolios of participating companies are matched with the priorities of African governments and healthcare leaders to build partnerships and establish innovative business models tailored to each African market. Beyond providing access to needed technologies and medicines, AAI will strengthen healthcare infrastructure and build healthcare provider and cancer researcher capacity.
Junior Program Associate
The successful candidate will play a key role working across BVGH programs with a particular focus on WIPO Re: Search and AAI. He/she will be responsible for contributing to and ensuring the ongoing successes of BVGH’s programs. Skills needed include excellent writing and communication capabilities and strong attention to detail, along with the ability to multitask and manage multiple responsibilities at once.
BVGH is looking for an individual who is passionate about impacting global health and is eager to work hard to see our programs succeed and goals realized.
WIPO Re: Search Responsibilities:
Compensation and Schedule:
To apply via Indeed please submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample which describes your interest in global health (1-2 pages). You may submit your writing sample via Indeed by including it in the same document with your cover letter.
To manually apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter, and the writing sample to Laurie Pfalzer at careers[at]bvgh.org.
Job Type: Full-time