PATH Siemens Foundation - PATH 2019 Summer Fellowship in Seattle, Washington

Tracking Code 9235 Job Description PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world's most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions-including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. PATH, in partnership with the Siemens Foundation, is seeking a cohort of six students to join the competitive Siemens Foundation-PATH Fellowship Program. The program engages science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students in innovative, hands-on assignments that serve society by accelerating high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world's most pressing health needs. This valuable learning opportunity is hosted by PATH, a leading global health innovation organization, and supported by the Siemens Foundation. Through targeted investments, the Siemens Foundation advances workforce development and education initiatives in STEM. Its mission is inspired by the culture of innovation, research, and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens' companies. Based in PATH's Seattle, Washington, office, fellows are provided a meaningful research and/or laboratory experience and exposed to career opportunities in global health. Students will be supported by mentors in both organizations. * All PATH fellowships are eligible for school credit. Please refer to your college program's process for credit eligibility. * Applicants encouraged to include a cover letter with their application. Term: Three-month, full-time assignment, May through August 2019 or June through September 2019 (flexible) Estimated number of hours per week: 40 Location of fellowship: Seattle, WA Stipend: $3,000/month; $9,000 total per fellow Housing: $1,400/month; $4,200 total per fellow (for those not currently based in Seattle) Sample Projects: Diagnostics: The Diagnostics Program at PATH conducts research and development, technical evaluation, introduction, and technology transfer of low-cost, rapid, novel and easy to use diagnostic tests that are appropriate for use in developing country health systems. We will be recruiting for four fellows to support a variety of diagnostics related projects and special initiatives. Examples of past projects: developing affordable self-test for HIV, point-of-care assay to detect G6PD malaria deficiency. Devices and Tools: The Devices and Tools Program at PATH develops, advances, and facilitates commercialization of health technologies for low-resource settings. PATH teams conduct collaborative research and development with universities, manufacturers, and other institutions to develop products that are appropriate and affordable for developing-country use. PATH's goals in these collaborations are to achieve maximum sustainable public health benefit and to facilitate global technology access. We will be recruiting for two fellows to support a variety of devices and tools related projects and special initiatives in our on-site product development shop. Examples of past projects: testing of medical devices, design, procurement and construction of jigs and fixtures. Required Skills and Experience: Current enrollment in a two year/ technical college, undergraduate, or graduate school program in a STEM related area of study (e.g., engineering, laboratory science, data science, mathematics, biology, biochemistry, machine technology, etc.). Familiarity with applying the scientific method. Ability to participate in experiment design, data recording, analysis and interpretation and ability to report out and present results. Experience wit