Category Archives: Alumni

Infection Prevention and Control Specialists, Doctors without Borders

Category : Alumni

Description 

As the manager of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities, you will lead the development and maintenance of an infection-control program in a MSF field project. The goals include striving for good quality of care and the safety of patients, caretakers and staff. In accordance with MSF protocols and standards, the IPC manager will participate in the definition of the project’s IPC objectives.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the implementation of standard transmission-based IPC precautions for all departments of MSF’s health structures. This is done in collaboration with each service-activity manager, using existing tools (guidelines, checklists, audit forms and trainings).
  • Providing technical IPC supervision and guidance to all staff members at the specified MSF field project, with a particular focus on activities such as: water supply; solid waste and waste-water treatment/disposal; latrines and shower facilities; vector control; and medical-waste management.
  • Developing multimodal strategies to improve IPC in MSF’s facilities. Examples may include initiating system change (depending on the availability of the appropriate infrastructure and supplies); organizing trainings; conducting performance monitoring; and giving feedback.
  • Promoting a stepwise IPC improvement approach, tailored to the local context. 

 

Requirements

  • Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
  • Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of a 9-12 month assignment
  • RN/NP, MD/DO, MPH, Epidemiology or Microbiology degree
  • Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to those with experience working in a humanitarian context)
  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience in health care facility (e. hospital, clinic, nursing home)
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited materials and resources
  • Assets: CIC certification, experience in critical wards (e.g. OT, ICU),
  • antimicrobial stewardship, and speaking French

 

How to Apply

Any applicants interested in applying should send their CV or resume to Melissa [dot] bieri [at] newyork [dot] msf [dot] org with the subject line “Infection Prevention and Control specialist”.

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COVID-19 and Disabilities Fellowship, CDC

Category : Alumni

Description 

The Disproportionately Affected Population Team (CICP) is looking to hire ORISE fellows for two positions. The Disproportionately Affected Populations team focuses on: people who use drugs or have substance use disorder, people experiencing homelessness, people who are in correctional facilities, older adults and people with disabilities. 

One position is team-wide and one will serve in the Correctional Health Unit.  While experience working with these or other underserved populations is helpful, the most important qualification is an interest in health equity in the COVID-19 pandemic and willingness to learn. 

 

Characteristics of a successful applicant would include:

  • Strong writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in quantitative research (SAS, SPSS, R, SUDAAN or other statistical software familiarity a plus);
  • Background/strong interest in epidemiology, health equity, and/or Disproportionately Affected Populations Team populations of focus (correctional health, health among persons experiencing homelessness or people who use drugs or have substance use disorder, older adults, or persons with a disability)
  • Flexibility to a variety of duties to meet the needs of a fast-paced response team as the pandemic and its impacts continue to evolve
  • Helpful additional skills could include: experience with infectious disease surveillance data or other large datasets; experience visualizing data in R, excel, Power BI, or Tableau; experience with qualitative methods 

 

Position-Specific Details 

Work of the team-wide position will be varied and may include:

  1. Create regular situation reports on COVID-19 and disproportionately affected populations using available data sources and established methods 
  2. Work with Disability unit on analyses of data on COVID-19 among persons with a disability with flexibility to support other units as needed 
  3. Working under a mentor’s guidance to give technical assistance to a funded project to improve COVID-19 surveillance data for persons experiencing homelessness, persons with a disability, and those with a substance use disorder (this project has potential to impact equity of surveillance data for other conditions or future responses)
  4. Become familiar with the data landscape on the response and work with team members to identify new and potential opportunities to enhance data and analyses on DAP populations of focus
  5. Work directly with team leadership on team-wide operational needs, including responses to requests from taskforce, Incident Management, and CDC leadership.

 

Work of the correctional health unit position will be varied and may include:

  1. Work with a mentor on assessment and improvement of correctional health data quality and identification of opportunities for improvement
  2. Contribute to analytic projects working with available data on COVID-19 among persons who are incarcerated or detained and/or correctional staff
  3. Work under a mentor’s guidance to give technical assistance to a funded pilot project to improve COVID-19 surveillance data for persons who are incarcerated or detained (this project has potential to impact quality of surveillance data for other conditions and/or future responses in this critical population)
  4. Track technical assistance and other metrics of the unit and other operational needs of the unit, including responses to requests from taskforce, Incident Management, and CDC leadership.

 

Application Information 

  • Application deadline: March 29th at 3:00PM (EST)
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Senior Technical Advisor – Epidemiology & Surveillance, Palladium

Category : Alumni

Position Description

Palladium is seeking an Epidemiologist to provide technical and strategic epidemiologic support to plan, develop, and implement COVID-19 and HIV response activities related to surveillance, information systems, data analytics, and monitoring and evaluation.   

The DIAS Practice is a dynamic and innovative group with talented and passionate members working toward the goal of improving informed decision making and implementation efficiency in international development projects.  The Epidemiologist will provide technical support for projects and business development activities in support of CDC, USAID and other international donors for funded programs globally. The home office for this position is Palladium’s Washington, D.C. office. Remote work options on Eastern Standard Time hours may be considered for exceptional candidates. The position will entail approximately 25-30% overseas travel from mid-2021.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Epidemiologist are:

  • Provide epidemiological expertise and technical assistance in the intersection of service delivery and data analytics and use for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This may include strengthening or supporting the development of systems for disease surveillance (for early detection, investigation and response), contact tracing, and tracking the delivery of immunizations and safety surveillance for AEFIs.
  • Define key indicators for monitoring immunization performance, review existing national information management systems and determine their usability for COVID-19 vaccination data management and identify required modifications.
  • Provide technical support to Digital Solutions team to inform development, deployment, implementation and monitoring of necessary tools to manage COVID-19 vaccination programs, improve supply chain and logistics management information systems, surveillance systems, etc.
    • Support the introduction of an electronic tool, paper-based or partially digitized system, for capturing and monitoring COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, if no such system exists, based on standard requirements.
  • Advise and contribute to the analysis of information to guide the appropriate planning, deployment, management, and monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery
  • Strengthen the collection, management, analysis, interpretation and use of surveillance data to inform the COVID-19 response, contributing thought leadership and engaging country-based teams to build local capacity building and expedite transition
  • Monitor global developments and provide recommendations to apply current norms and guidelines to Palladium’s technical and strategic approaches across a number of projects.
  • Catalyse new and maintain existing client and partner relationships through the management of technical work, strategic initiatives
  • Assist with the identification, assessment and pursuit of new business opportunities.

 

Experience Required

  • Experience in immunization, public health surveillance systems, disease prevention and control programming efforts, vaccine preventable disease programming, and/or emergency preparedness and response in international settings, including experience working with developing country disease surveillance systems
  • Experience in routine immunization program management and/or vaccine delivery implementation, including AEFI surveillance and response and the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)
  • Experience in collection and use of epidemiologic data for program planning and implementation, including knowledge of predictive analytics and innovative methodologies
  • Experience in the response to outbreaks in low and middle-income countries (e.g., COVID-19, Ebola, zika, cholera, etc). Experience in HIV/AIDS, preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID and multiple host country governments and local partners
  • Experience working with bilaterals and multilaterals (including WHO, UNICEF, other UN agencies, Gavi, World Bank) and foundations (BMGF)

 

Key Competencies & Professional Expertise Required

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), including use of EPI data
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Global Health Security Agenda, including pandemic preparedness and response, diagnostic networks/early warning system, laboratory systems
  • Strong work planning, budget and staff planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (STATA, SAS, SPSS, R)
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to guide and support the clients, project teams and technical teams in designing and implementing solutions that meet the specified requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members and clients of different cultures, gender, and hierarchical levels. 
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad 25-30% of the time in developing countries and elsewhere.

 

How to Apply

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Senior Research Administrative Coordinator, Rollins School of Public Health

Category : Alumni

Opportunity Description

The Cherokee Nation (CN) and Emory University public health scientists have received funding from the NIH HEAL Initiative for an opioid prevention trial to be conducted in at-risk rural communities in the CN (in northeast Oklahoma) with white and American Indian adolescents and young adults.

The goal of the study is to implement and evaluate a theory-based, integrated multi-level community intervention designed to prevent the onset and escalation of opioid and other drug misuse.

The person in this role will be responsible for coordinating the data collection activities, working closely with Emory Principal Investigators (PI) and project collaborators affiliated with the Cherokee Nation.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Primary Job Duties

  • S/he will work closely with the investigators to communicate with the school staff to schedule surveying time.
  • S/he will be responsible for the daily management of data collection within the study communities and high schools.
  • S/he will be primarily focused on survey data collection but will also gather archival data.

Core Job Duties

  • Assists in managing administrative activities associated with research projects including training and supervision of personnel, grant and budget preparation, data management and statistical analysis and adherence to applicable regulations.
  • Assists in preparing budgets, monitors expenditures and prepares financial reports.
  • Manages databases including data collection, coding, analysis and storage.
  • Assists in developing and submitting grant proposals; monitors grant expenditures and advises principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements.
  • Serves as project liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies and product representatives.
  • Oversees the preparation of operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures project is administered according to research protocol.
  • May assist in recruiting and interviewing patients/subjects, developing and conducting tests and surveys, gathering or abstracting data or making presentations.
  • May conduct literature searches and assist with publications.
  • May supervise staff by orienting, training and giving them ongoing performance feedback.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree in a science discipline, business management, or related field and two years of related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Note: An approved CAS Exception is required for anyone who is charged to a federal grant or contract under this job code.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Previous experience working research data collection efforts
  • Experience working with focus groups is preferred 

 

How to Apply 

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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Energy Balance and Cancer Survivorship, Kaiser Permanente

Category : Alumni

Description 

Dr. Elizabeth Feliciano’s team at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (DOR) in Oakland, CA is seeking a post-doctoral fellow (100% FTE for at least 2 years) to investigate the influence of energy balance on cancer survivorship. The fellow will work on NIH- and foundation-funded projects including:

  1.  investigating whether plant-based dietary patterns influence breast cancer outcomes;
  2. examining if the metabolic syndrome or body composition are associated with expression levels of genes in immune and metabolic pathways in breast tumors;
  3. examining whether muscle mass in colon cancer patients is related to functional status or chemotherapy toxicity; and
  4. understanding the role of frailty as measured by muscle loss in outcomes of oncologic and other surgeries in older patients.

Responsibilities include conducting independent epidemiologic and biostatistical analysis, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and presentation of abstracts at scientific meetings and assisting in study conduct (e.g., design requirements for databases and data validation) and grant writing. The successful candidate will have methodological training in epidemiology and biostatistics, statistical programming skills, content knowledge in nutrition and/or cancer survivorship, strong writing skills, experience publishing peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, and interest and experience in grant writing.

 

Essential Functions 

  • Supports well-defined research with some supervision from the Research Scientist.
  • Prepares publications independently and drafts grant proposals for review by the Research Scientist.
  • Provides input on study design, develops analytic plans and interprets study results for the Research Scientist.
  • May work with other Research Scientists internal to DOR and scientists external to DOR.
  • May provide consultation and direction to programmer analysts with regard to data management and analysis.
  • Prepares and presents abstracts and papers at national scientific meetings and for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Seeks consultation from senior scientists for specific scientific and administrative issues.

 

Basic Qualifications 

  • PhD or equivalent in, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Exercise Science or Public Health or related field.
  • Proven proficiency in cancer research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and quantitative data interpretation and application.
  • Proven proficiency in computer applications in a PC environment, including statistical software (eg., SAS/R.)
  • Master’s level coursework in biostatistics including survival analysis.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Background/experience in methods to assess body composition and/or cancer epidemiology with an emphasis on energy balance or nutrition. Background in physical activity epidemiology within cancer will be considered.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with strong analytic and writing skills, including a demonstrated ability to publish papers and write successful grant proposals.

 

How to Apply 


Epidemiologist, EPA

Category : Alumni

Organization Description 

The Chemical Pollutant Assessment Division (CPAD) plans to recruit for epidemiologists to join a highly motivated, mission-focused team of health assessment scientists within the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the Environmental Protection Agency. CPAD is responsible for developing the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) and Provisional Peer-Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV) assessments, which are well-known throughout the national and international environmental regulatory community.

Be on the look-out for a posting on USAJobs in early spring 2021!

 

Recruitment Process

GET READY IN ADVANCE! Once the announcement is posted, the recruitment period is relatively short (10 working days), so you will want to have an account in USAJobs and set up an automated search  to receive alerts about job postings. To do this, search for the job position, Epidemiologist, and then apply a filter to select jobs in the Environmental Protection Agency. You can then scroll to find jobs in ORD in CPAD. In addition to your CV, you will need to provide academic transcripts.  Updating and gathering these materials in advance will help to make the application process go more smoothly. Here’s a tip. Your CV and transcripts will be reviewed for evidence supporting your responses to the questions in the online application.

 

Position Description 

This position is for an epidemiologist (GS-0601) who is responsible for preparing or reviewing environmentally related health assessments for use by scientists and managers inside and outside the Agency and performing research to develop new assessment methods. The Division’s chemical pollutant priorities are generally determined by the needs of the EPA programs to meet their statutory requirements. Epidemiologists at this level are considered technical experts in their fields who work on multi-disciplinary teams to support assessment efforts. The development of these assessments typically involves the identification, analysis and synthesis of various kinds of scientific information related to stressors in the environment and the potential harm these may cause. This work can include a broad array of assessment products, such as evidence maps and systematic reviews of the literature that review and integrate evidence from a body of literature, and quantitative analyses of health or environmental assessment data. The results of these efforts are communicated through influential EPA reports, journal publications and at professional meetings.

 

Additional Information 

  • Potential geographic locations: Cincinnati, OH, Washington, DC, and Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Educational and other requirements: completion of a degree program in epidemiology or environmental health sciences. Note that applicants must be US citizens.

 

Contact Information 

For more information, please contact Barbara Glenn (glenn [dot] barbara [at] epa [dot] gov). She can answer questions and send you a link to an announcement when it is posted.


Digital Team Project Manager, Seattle ERIC

Category : Alumni

Description 

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) Digital Team within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications for a full-time Project Manager.  

The Seattle ERIC Digital Team is focused on two goals:

  1. Reducing the complexity of research by consolidating and clearly presenting information about human subjects protection and VA research administration
  2. Telling the story of Seattle ERIC research and Seattle ERIC-led VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) initiatives in a clear and compelling way on public facing VA websites

This position reports to the Digital Team Program Lead.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing and managing content strategy for multiple VA research sites including internal SharePoint sites and public facing websites, such as
    • Documenting operations processes so there’s clarity around the structure, purpose, boundaries, accountability, and workflows for each site
    • Quality control through page audits and recommending changes based on results
    • Thinking strategically about how content is produced and managed to promote efficiency
  • Designing content in a way that makes complex research language and research-related processes easier to understand, such as
    • Synthesizing human subjects research policies and research guidance information from multiple sources or breaking down that information into more manageable pieces
    • Partnering with subject matter experts in IRB, R&D, Privacy, Information Security, IT, and Data Management to create clear and accurate information
    • Implementing internal style guides and following VA content principles
    • Researching, confirming, and sourcing content ideas (often drawing on professional relationships with subject matter experts)
    • Participating in team content reviews and providing critique based on plain language
    • Writing using plain language concepts
  • Creating materials about research or operations activities for non-VA, non-research audiences, such as
      • Doing independent background research including informal interviews and reviewing other source materials
      • Writing using storytelling for business skills to promote a concept, set a vision, or educate readers
  • Maintaining multiple VA websites and publishing all content within those sites (currently SharePoint Online and TeamSite), such as
    • Creating, modifying, and customizing SharePoint pages, libraries, lists, or views
    • Confidently problem solving in a web space bound by regulatory restrictions
    • Documenting maintenance and publishing processes
  • Approaching and understanding problems through human centered design principles and methods, such as
    • Understanding basic human centered design or UX research methods and when to use them
    • Carrying out, analyzing, and following through on user research
  • Understanding the needs of and building ongoing relationships with site stakeholders, such as
    • Understanding how to work with different stakeholder groups
    • Communicating strategies, user research evidence, and suggestions effectively
    • Maintaining awareness of stakeholder needs
  • Ongoing relationship building across CSP, facility, and other research groups, such as
    • Participating in calls or workgroups to learn about user needs and identify content opportunities
    • Maintaining existing and establishing new connections with a variety of subject matter experts for collaboration and consultation
    • Contributing to cross functional group efforts to improve research processes and efficiency

 

Qualities and Skills 

  • Masters-level degree in a public health or scientific research-related field such as epidemiology and/or 4-6 years of experience with federally-funded human subjects research and ability to show an understanding of its complexity
  • Demonstrated empathetic, clear, and thoughtful communicator
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage projects
  • Experience building internal systems that support attention to detail and quality control
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially SharePoint Online, Office365, and OneNote
  • Confidence with web technology
  • Understands the challenges of and skilled in problem solving technology issues within an environment that’s bound by regulatory restrictions
  • Experience publishing material through a web platform or content management system
  • Demonstrated curiosity and willingness to learn

 

Application Information 

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for GS-11, per the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table at opm.gov

Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by March 1, 2021 will be considered first. Only complete applications will be considered.


Epidemiologist III, Texas HHS

Category : Alumni

Job Description

The Informatics data exchange epidemiologist provides informatics expertise to the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) efforts, including electronic lab reporting (ELR), electronic case reporting (eCR), and integration efforts with local health departments not fully utilizing NEDSS. The informatics epi analyzes public health programmatic needs for electronic data exchange with NEDSS and identifies and implements appropriate technical solutions. Using (1) strong analysis and communication skills, (2) a comprehensive understanding of electronic disease surveillance systems, and (3) experience with Health Level 7 (HL7), Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine, secure transmission protocols (e.g. Secure File Transfer (SFT) and Secure Object Access Protocol (SOAP), this position will have primary responsibility to identify and resolve exceptions with electronic data exchange between NEDSS, data submitters, and data recipients. Additional responsibilities inclue updating the public health reportable condition mapping tables for the NEDSS, and evaluating and ensuring compliance with the local, state, and federal public health legal and regulatory environment.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • (40%) Work with local health department (LHD) program staff, private and public laboratories, healthcare providers, EHR system vendors, and submitter systems, to inform, educate and ensure that there is a thorough understanding of the business processes and informatics needs. Contribute informatics expertise to systems software configuration and modifications.
  • (25%) Investigate and resolve exceptions in the receipt, processing, or transmission of data of public health significance between NEDSS and its partners. Identify enhancements and improvements in the electronic data exchange pathways to assure secure, sustainable, and complete data exchange; and develop and execute plans to implement these modifications.
  • (20%) Work in an application support role to include: system modification and upgrade planning, data extractions, and tasks that successfully implement, document and validate modifications and upgrades. Collaborate with the NEDSS technical team and the Information technology team, as needed, to maintain HIPAA-compliant secure transport, and Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine. Evaluate and ensure compliance with the local, state, and federal public health legal and regulatory environment. Participate in the analysis and development of a product roadmap of ELR/eCR/NEDSS, including the collection of user requirements, documentation, review, and validation of functional specification documents.
  • (10%) Participate in quarterly meetings with the CDC EDX Program team, providing expert evaluation and analysis, present written and verbal reports and analysis of complex technology issues. Attend professional conferences and training classes, as appropriate, to maintain and enhance the current level of service to NEDSS stakeholders.
  • (5%) Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligation for disaster response and/or recovery of Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternative shift pattern assignment and/or location.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of informatics, epidemiology, and related biostatistics; of infectious diseases, and of how causes of disease affect epidemiologic practices.
  • Knowledge of LOINC, SNOMED, ICD and other control vocabularies
    Knowledge of software tools that support public health informatics, public health data acquisition, entry, abstraction, management, analysis, and reporting
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

Skills 

  • Skill in HL7 development and analysis such as using 7-edits, HL7 soup
  • Skill in ensuring the utilization of interoperable data standards for storage and transmission
  • Skill in HL7 analysis for ELR, entry, abstraction, management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Skill in informatics planning and records management of complex data/databases, analyzing and solving problems
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities

Abilities 

  • Ability to create informatics processes to maintain electronic documents, including documented versions, dissemination methods, and relevant
  • Ability to use informatics knowledge management tools to organize, manipulate, and maintain complex data files
  • Ability to create, maintain, and manipulate large, complex relational databases
  • Ability to use HL7 and Orion Rhapsody for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information
  • Ability to work effectively with regional and local health department personnel, private physicians, hospital staff and laboratory staff to facilitate disease surveillance
  • Ability to train external and internal partners
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data
  • Ability to apply technical means (security) to ensure the integrity and protection of confidential information in electronic files and computer systems
  • Ability to conduct short-range and long-range project planning studies

 

How to Apply 

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Research Project Manager, Seattle ERIC

Category : Alumni

 Description 

The multi-year study, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration, gathers longitudinal data on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease. CSP #2028 is coordinated by the VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC).

Apply to join our Center to contribute to a high impact, national research study that aims to provide critical insights on how we understand SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease, how it impacts Veterans specifically, and how to better anticipate and manage future pandemics.

The Seattle ERIC is hiring a full-time Project Manager. Our team at the Seattle ERIC coordinating center provides overall operational support and coordination to the 16 study sites nationwide. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Project Manager will provide leadership for this multi-site observational study. This position is based in Seattle, WA.

The Research Project Manager will perform the following key duties under the direction of the Study Program Manager.

 

Key Duties

  • Work closely with Study Co-Chairs and Investigators to advance scientific aims and study objectives
  • Supervise Study Research Coordinators and Research Assistants
  • Serve as the liaison between the Seattle ERIC and site Investigators, site personnel, central laboratory personnel, consultants, and contractors
  • Manage research operational activities for all study sites, including tracking site personnel and managing site staff permissions to study folders and databases
  • Manage and maintain the Study Operations Manual
  • Manage regulatory processes, including completing R&D and IRB documentation and preparing for audits
  • Maintain the study SharePoint sites, manage site permissions, and upload study documentation
  • Design and develop standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
  • Virtually train study site personnel on procedures and protocols including participant tracking measures
  • Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities at all study sites, identify deficiencies, recommend solutions, and take corrective action when required
  • Oversee data management and quality assurance/quality control procedures
  • Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and data summaries, and organize national meetings

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required; Master’s level degree preferred
  • 4-6 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required; several years of experience managing high visibility research studies/initiatives preferred
    • If BA/BS, 5-6 years of research-related experience required
    • If higher degree, 4-5 years of research-related experience preferred
  • Successful management experience
  • Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage complex projects
  • Experience building internal tracking systems that support attention to detail and quality control
  • Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex regulations and procedures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people with a wide range of professional backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to adapt to evolving and competing priorities and timelines
  • Adept in troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) required; experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint and REDCap programs preferred

 

About the Organization

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a nationally renowned program that produces innovative solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site research studies.

Founded in 1997, the Seattle ERIC is a research center within CSP that works to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We’re located in Seattle, WA within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. We are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

Learn more at:

 

Application Information

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for the targeted GS-11/GS-12 level. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at opm.gov.

Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by February 22nd will be considered first.


Epidemiologist, Exponent

Category : Alumni

Description 

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today.  Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world.  We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We are currently seeking an Epidemiologist for a Scientist position level in our Center for Health Sciences in Washington, DC.  In this role you will work as part of a team to execute epidemiologic studies and/or support senior consultants on projects involving litigation, regulatory consulting, and the design and execution of complex epidemiologic studies, including in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology and regulated medical products.  These projects will include the evaluation of reported adverse effects, studies of the comparative safety or effectiveness of marketed medical products, analyses using novel electronic health records data, and strategic guidance on regulatory strategy or submissions.  Consistent with Exponent’s model for professional development, this person will be mentored by senior consultants in the Center, with the aim of developing into a senior consultant, and will have opportunities to collaborate with other groups outside of the Center.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Reviewing and summarizing scientific literature, regulatory standards, and guidance documents
  • Managing and analyzing data generated from project tasks and applied research studies, including evaluation of electronic health records, claims data, and other epidemiologic data
  • Contributing to the development of complex technical reports
  • Managing and organizing project-related materials
  • Communicating effectively with clients over email and telephone, and in-person
  • Reviewing and summarizing case materials (e.g., deposition testimony) in support of testifying experts involved in litigation matters

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology required
  • Excellent communication, organization, writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Emerging publication track record and commitment to publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, presenting at scientific conferences, and active involvement in professional societies
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, adaptable, effective with time management, and capable of working independently and in diverse teams
  • Possess strong ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize the protection of sensitive information using of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and good judgment

 

How to Apply 

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