Job Title: Senior Virologist – COVID-19 epidemic response
Location: Institut Pasteur du Cambodge Program: Ecomore 2 – COVID-19 response in South East Asia
Senior position located at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) – Virology Unit 2-years starting August 2020*– International contract (*pending international travel availability and according to the sanitary situation, the start could be from the home country of the candidate)
Ecomore 2 program:
Since March 2017, the Ecomore 2 (ECOnomic Development, ECOsystem Modifications & Emerging Infectious Diseases Risk Evaluation) program aims to guide economic development initiatives in 5 countries in South East Asia (SEA, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines and Viet Nam) through a partnership dedicated to health issues. The project is funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD, Paris, France https://www.afd.fr/en/our-role) which is a public development finance institution that implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarity, under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Economy. The follow-up is ensured by the local agency of AFD in Cambodia based in Phnom-Penh. The Institut Pasteur (IP, Paris) is responsible for the program implementation. With the COVID-19 crisis, AFD has decided to support within those 5 countries the implications of 7 public health and scientific institutions as follows: Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), Institut Pasteur du Laos (IPL), National Health Laboratory (NHL, Yangon, Myanmar), Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM, Manilla, The Philippines), National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE, Hanoi), Institut Pasteur de Nha Trang (IPNT) and Institut Pasteur d’Ho Chi Minh (IPHCM) in Viet Nam. Several European partners are also involved: Institut Pasteur (Paris) for their expertise in project management and in virology; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) for their expertise in climate change and health geography. COVID-19 epidemic will negatively and immediately impact the economic growth of the less advanced countries (LAC) in SEA. The new COVID-19 component of Ecomore 2 will greatly benefit from the other on-going components for neglected tropical diseases and climate changes.