Epidemiologist, GS-12 Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria Malaria Branch/Strategic and Applied Science Unit
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Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
Malaria Branch/Strategic and Applied Science Unit
Duty Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Application Deadline: March 21, 2019
The Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Malaria Branch, announces an exciting opportunity to work in the Strategic and Applied Science Unit (SASU) in the Malaria Branch. This position is open to:
- Physicians (602 series), Veterinary Medical Officers (701 series), and PhD Epidemiologists (601 series);
- Lateral reassignments at GS 12 level for Medical Officers, Veterinary Medical Officers, or PhD Epidemiologists.
The Malaria Branch in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM) is recruiting for a vacancy in the SASU in the Malaria Branch. The Strategic and Applied Science Unit includes a staff of approximately 16 persons including medical officers, epidemiologists, and entomologists. Dr. Alexander Rowe is the SASU Chief. The incumbent will design, implement, and lead critical clinical and operational research studies in close coordination with host governments and national and international partners, including the nongovernmental and private sectors.
This is a unique professional opportunity to contribute to the global reduction in malaria, a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. The employee will collaborate to identify pressing public health research questions and to strive to answer those questions using appropriate research methods, designing, planning, implementing, and analyzing data from a wide breadth of research projects, including observational studies (e.g. surveys), experimental designs, (e.g. randomized controlled trials) and other relevant methods (e.g. qualitative studies, economic analyses, and systematic reviews). The employee will develop and write protocols, questionnaires, and manuscripts and mentor less experienced staff to do the same. He or she will serve as an internationally recognized consultant and expert on malaria and epidemiology. The employee will develop and test interventions to identify, treat or resolve various malaria or other public health problems, and will provide malaria-specific, epidemiological or public health technical advice to Ministries of Health or domestic authorities.
International travel will be required at least 33% of the time.
- The incumbent will support two specific research projects: a study of the effect of a spatial-repellent product, and the evaluation of the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Pilot.
- The incumbent is responsible for ensuring high quality data collection, quality control, and/ or data utilization methods used to understand the epidemiology, prevention, and control of malaria. Develops and coordinates the sharing of health-related educational or informational materials so that medical advice and assistance are shared. Applies new scientific methods, approaches, and technology, or extends, revises, and adapts existing methodology to new and unusual situations.
- More generally, the incumbent represents CDC in global health working groups related to malaria and other health priorities; provides program and policy advisement to the global malaria community; and assists with the management of malaria, maternal child health, field epidemiology, global health security and other programs when and as directed by the Malaria Branch Chief.
- This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia
- Non-bargaining unit position
- This is two-year term position that may be extended an additional two years
Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong background and interest in field epidemiology; surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; and public health program implementation. Candidates should also have demonstrated effective diplomatic and communications skills at the national and/or local levels, and at least one to two years of public health experience in an international developing country setting.
How to apply: Candidates eligible for a lateral transfer at the GS-12 level and non-US citizens may contact Alexander Rowe (arowe [at] cdc [dot] gov) for more information. Please include your CV and SF-50.
Other candidates should apply via www.USAJobs.gov using the announcement number below:
The deadline for applications and inquiries is close of business March 21, 2019.