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Reproductive Health Epidemiology Fellowship, CDC

Category : Alumni

 

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

The mission of CDC’s DRH is to promote optimal reproductive and infant health and quality of life by influencing public policy, health care practice, community practices, and individual behaviors through scientific and programmatic expertise, leadership, and support. DRH’s Fertility Epidemiology Studies (FES) Team conducts research related to the epidemiology of fertility, including the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods.

Research Project: During 2021-2023, CDC will be updating the US contraception guidelines. The update process will include activities to determine the scope of the update, conduct systematic reviews of the evidence to help determine updated recommendations, convene a meeting to receive external input on the evidence and updated recommendations, develop and publish updated editions of US MEC and US SPR, update and develop new provider tools, and disseminate and implement the guidelines.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected Fellow will train with the FES Team in the following activities:

  • determining the scope of the US MEC/SPR update, including coordinating review of public comments and participating in a scoping meeting
  • conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses in preparation for the US MEC/SPR update meeting
  • planning for the US MEC/SPR update meeting and presenting evidence from systematic reviews during the meeting
  • contributing to the development of the updated US MEC/SPR publications, including finalizing recommendations and evidence summaries
  • participating in dissemination and implementation activities, including updating and developing new provider tools, collaborating with partners, and planning a partner webinar
  • managing the web-based Continuous Identification of Research Evidence (CIRE) system
  • providing technical assistance to WHO on the global contraception guidelines

Learning Objectives: This is an excellent opportunity for a Fellow who wants to apply epidemiological skills to real life programmatic questions; gain thorough knowledge of the scientific evidence regarding contraceptive safety and effectiveness; acquire experience in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses; prepare manuscripts for publication; and network with the major family planning experts in the US and around the world. Depending on the Fellow’s interests, there will be opportunities for peer-review publications, presentations at the CDC and at national scientific meetings, data analyses on other reproductive health topics leading to publication, contribute to the FES Team’s abortion surveillance activities, collaboration on other projects within DRH, and access to CDC training opportunities.

Mentor(s)The mentors for this opportunity are Maura Whiteman (acq5 [at] cdc [dot] gov), Kate Curtis (kmc6 [at] cdc [dot] gov) and Chernique Conyers (fli6 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Application Deadline:
11/18/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: November 2021.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment LengthThe appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

Participant StipendThe participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

ORISE InformationThis program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE [dot] CDC [dot] NCCDPHP [at] orau [dot] org and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion by the end of December 2021. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Strong desire to use epidemiology to influence reproductive health policy globally and domestically
  • Thorough grounding in basic epidemiological principles, including study design, analytic techniques, sources of bias, and interpretation and application of study results
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses 
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of reproductive health and contraception
  • Excellent writing skills and strong interest in writing scientific papers and evidence-based guidelines documents
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence with preparing and delivering oral presentations
  • Excellent analytic skills and some experience in conducting epidemiological analyses

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 12/31/2021 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences
    • Mathematics and Statistics 
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences 

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ORISE Fellowship, Spatiotemporal Studies and Health Services Surveillance with a Focus on Heart Disease and Stroke

Category : Alumni

We are excited to have an opening for an ORISE fellow to work on Spatiotemporal Studies and Health Services Surveillance with a Focus on Heart Disease & Stroke.

It is a full-time position for someone who has a Master’s or PhD degree or will be completing her/his degree by December 2021. 

There will be many opportunities for the ORISE fellow to analyze large data sets and write manuscripts. 

Experience working on studies that address health equity would be ideal but is not required. 

Application Deadline: 11/15/2021 3:00 PM ET

Details of the position can be accessed here.   


Open Positions with Nurses’ Health Study and Growing Up Today Study, Harvard Medical School

Category : Alumni

We are recruiting for a few new roles that will work with data in the Nurses’ Health Study and Growing Up Today Study. More details about those roles, which include a senior research analyst and another postdoctoral fellow, can be found here.

The focus of the research will be on LGBTQ reproductive health disparities and will be based with our team in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.


Epidemiologist, Tennessee Department of Health

Category : Alumni

The Epidemiologist in this position will be assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting waterborne and zoonotic disease surveillance. Please see below for details regarding the position and skills needed to be considered. This position is contract and full time. The project is 6 months in length. Must be able to work on site (Nashville) 2 days per week. Will work on site 2 days per week.

The epidemiologist will be responsible for performing data entry, cleaning, analysis, and visualization, while also conducting data quality assurance. The candidate will also assist as needed with outbreak response and resource development.

Required SAS experience, Tableau/RedCap nice to have
Public Health experience in a clinical environment preferred
Comfortable answering phone call from vets and providers
Assignment length 6 months –may be extended

Technologies and Duties

Description of Duties (primary & secondary):

COVID-19 related tasks including resource updates, data entry, etc. 30%

Routine data entry, cleaning, analysis, and visualization 65%

Outbreak response (as needed) 5%

 

Please reach out to Erin Hodson at erin [dot] hodson [at] tn [dot] gov for more information about applying. 


Data Analyst and Postdoctoral Scholar positions, University of South Florida

Category : Alumni

Job opportunity to work on a PCORI funded randomized controlled trial study to culturally adapt and evaluate an online couple intervention, OurRelationship (ORI), for Latina breast cancer survivors and their intimate partners. The project is expected to last from 2021-2024. Employee will assist with all aspects of the project, including project planning and coordination, community relations, recruitment, participant enrollment and tracking, participant assessments, report making and budget tracking.

  • Program Analysist position click here: Enter Job Opening ID: 28818 at Careers at USF
  • Postdoctoral Scholar position click here: Enter Job Opening ID: 28594 at Careers at USF

Click here for more information about the study.


Epidemiologist, Division of Reproductive Health of the CDC Foundation

Category : Alumni

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for an Epidemiologist position to support activities addressing COVID-19 and maternal child-health (MCH) surveillance projects. The Epidemiologist will work closely with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, Field Support Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, CDC, to provide technical assistance to MCH assignees in state health departments. This technical support includes analyzing safety data related to COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant people and infants, analyzing data from MCH surveillance systems collecting information on SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy (e.g. The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) COVID-19 supplements) and electronic health record data assets. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public’s health.  The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.  This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC.

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Develop analytical plans and proposals
  • Respond to technical and scientific assistance requests from states
  • Provide technical assistance to the MCH assignees on data collection and processing, and guidance on statistical analyses of data collected using SAS and Excel
  • Prepare analyses for manuscripts and abstracts for posters and/or presentations
  • Collaborate closely with CDC technical staff to prepare, draft, and review documentation for CDC clearance
  • Participate in project-related meetings and calls
  • Support scientific plan for the Division of Reproductive Health focused on COVID-19 and reproductive health
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications 

  • Master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with a background in epidemiology is required 
  • Minimum of 4 years of public health and related professional experience required with direct experience in data analyses using SAS.  
  • At least intermediate experience managing and analyzing data with data analysis software such as SAS.
  • Highly detail oriented, works well within a diverse team, demonstrates a high degree of initiative and flexibility adapt to shifting priorities, able to communicate effectively in a positive and professional manner, able to prioritize activities when under tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing, writing, and editing complex documents such as data dictionaries, codebooks, detailed reports, briefing documents for stakeholders/partners and peer-reviewed articles. 
  • Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels both internally and externally.   

Job Highlights

  • Target Salary: $80-$85k – Negotiable, based upon education and years of experience
  • Position Type: Grant Funded, Limited Term Opportunity
  • Full Suite of Benefits Available, Exempt, Salary 
  • Duration of Assignment:  12 Months [Pending availability of continued project funding, there is a possibility for extension]
  • Location: Remote

To read the job posting click here!


Epidemiologist, Google Health

Category : Alumni

About the job

At Google we’re committed to improving the lives of as many people as possible. One of the most important areas in which we’re striving to do that is health.

As an Epidemiologist, you’ll be an effective and influential contributor to our research in the areas of public and environmental health. You will work collaboratively in a team environment to develop products or approaches with potential to improve health at the individual, clinical, or population level. You’ll shape development and evaluation of health-relevant products, lead scientific studies based on these products, and shape the content, design, and execution of products.

Responsibilities

  • Use data-driven approaches for the development and evaluation of new health-relevant products, while leading studies, and shaping content.
  • Provide epidemiological expertise to relevant Google Product and Research teams, ensuring study design and appropriate epidemiological methods are incorporated into the teams’ work and products.
  • Identify advances in the field, and bring them to research and product development.
  • Serve as an internal and external advocate for Google Health’s work related to epidemiology and public health.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in epidemiology research or public health practice.
  • Experience leading quantitative health research published in 3 or more peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience in R, SAS, or Python data analysis.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in product development, health technology, consumer-focused digital health, and/or experience working with or in government/regulatory agency.
  • Experience designing and conducting evaluations in non-randomized settings.
  • Experience with methodological and causal inference, and quasi-experimental studies.
  • Experience applying machine learning to epidemiological problems.
  • Experience working in complex, ambiguous environments with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to directly and independently implement analyses in programming languages (e.g., C++, Java, etc.).
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Geospatial Research Analyst, ORISE Fellowship

Category : Alumni

The Geospatial Research Analyst fellowship is within the Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program (GRASP), a program within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). GRASP is responsible for geospatial science, analysis, visualization, and technology as applied to environmental health, site-specific exposure, infectious & chronic disease, injury, and emergency preparedness & response. GRASP works with ATSDR, other CDC centers/institutes/offices, state/local health organizations, other federal agencies, international governments, academia, and advocacy groups.


GRASP OVERVIEW
The mission of GRASP is to provide leadership and expertise in the application of the concepts, methods, and tools of geography and geospatial information science to public health research and practice. The objectives of GRASP are to:

  • Research and analyze the geospatial trends and patterns associated with environmental health, infectious & chronic disease, injury, and emergency preparedness & response
  • Geospatially enable CDC/ATSDR scientists and systems with data, consulting, technology, and training
  • Collaborate with scientists at CDC/ATSDR and among our public health partners to address environmental health, infectious & chronic disease, injury, and emergency preparedness & response issues
  • Contribute to a vibrant geospatial community among public health professionals
  • Embrace, leverage, and promote technology

FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW
As a Geospatial Research fellow, the incumbent will gain knowledge of GRASP and its research partners on the conduct, analysis, and synthesis of geospatial public health studies. The successful candidate will be a part of and assist in the goals of GRASP’s Geospatial Epidemiology and Applied Research (GEAR) unit. Specific topics associated with this fellowship are outlined below:

(1) Geospatial Study Design
a. Gain experience in geospatial public health concepts, methods, and techniques
b. Gain experience in developing, refining, and implementing study plans and protocols supporting the examination of public health data from a geographic perspective
c. Gain experience in providing strategic counsel, guidance, and recommendations to project partners for designing geospatial, ecological, and epidemiologic studies
(2) Geospatial Research Coordination
a. Gain experience in geospatial visualization and analysis of exposure information and risk factors that could affect exposure and health outcomes in epidemiologic studies
b. Gain experience in analyzing geospatial and temporal patterns and trends evident in public health data
c. Gain experience in reviewing interpretations of results from geospatial analyses to communicate findings clearly and accurately based on the analysis that was completed
(3) Systematic Literature Review, Reporting, and Management
a. Gain experience in conducting systematic literature reviews on public health problems using a geographic perspective
b. Gain experience in conducting study eligibility assessments and screenings of abstracts and full-text articles against defined inclusion/exclusion criteria
c. Gain experience in conducting data extraction and perform critical appraisal of research studies
d. Become knowledgeable in developing, updating, and maintaining study databases and source documents
e. Gain experience in assisting in the development and preparation of literature review reports
(4) Project Management and Coordination
a. Gain experience in conceptualizing and managing research projects
b. Receive mentorship from GRASP colleagues on research, project needs, and analyses
c. Support data collection and visualization
d. Support public health content and publication development


KEYS TO SUCCESS
• Experience in supporting public health research projects that focus on the use of GIS to protect populations from outbreaks, incidents, and hazards spanning the public health disciplines (environmental health, infectious & chronic disease, injury, and emergency preparedness & response)
• Strong knowledge in public health study design, research, and literature review methods
• Demonstrated ability and knowledge in use of PubMed/Medline, Google Scholar, Microsoft Office software, and reference managers (e.g., EndNote)
• Strong attention to detail and detailed data management and documentation of work
• Professional interest in environmental exposure and health effects
• Strong collaborative skills and ability to communicate with a multidisciplinary project team
• Excellent oral and written communication skills


HOW TO APPLY
Provide resumé to Adonica Scott (rwq1 [at] cdc [dot] gov) and use subject line GRASP GEAR ORISE.


Harvard PhD and Summer Internship Programs in the Biological Sciences in Public Health

The PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) program emphasizes interdisciplinary basic research spanning from molecular biology to human populations. BPH students develop individualized research projects focused on defining the molecular underpinnings of human health and disease by employing cutting-edge approaches in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, genomics, metabolic biology, physiology, immunology, biophysics, computational and systems biology, and bioengineering. A central goal of the research in this program, whether basic or translational, is the improved understanding, prevention, and treatment of the most common and impactful global health threats.
 
The program encompasses laboratories and faculty mentors in the Departments of Environmental Health, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases, Molecular Metabolism, and Nutrition. Major areas of investigation include: 

While the program roots cut across the entire range of biological sciences, the research also employs core quantitative disciplines (e.g., biostatistics and epidemiology), as well as approaches that bridge biology, chemistry, engineering, and computation. Students attracted to this program generally share this interdisciplinary interest and a desire to confront the most pressing health issues of our time.

All students admitted into this training program are provided full tuition, health insurance and stipend support. Our graduates hold distinguished positions in academia, industry, government, and other arenas of life science research, consulting, communications and policy. The application deadline for the 2022-23 Academic Year is December 1, 2021. 
 
Please note: The BPH program does not require or consider the GRE as part of its application process. In addition, applicants who are non-native English speakers and who received their undergraduate degree from an academic institution where English is not the primary language of instruction now have the option to submit scores for the International English Language Testing System – Academic test (IELTS) as proof of English proficiency.
 
More information can be found on our website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biological-sciences/ or through these upcoming recruitment events:

BPH Virtual Open Houses:

Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) Open House:

BPH Attendance at National Conferences:

  • National Diversity in STEM  (SACNAS) Conference
    October 25-29, 2021
    via online platform
  • ABRCMS Conference
    November 10-13, 2021
    via online platform

For additional information about the BPH Ph.D. and Summer Intern Program, please contact us at bph [at] hsph [dot] harvard [dot] edu


Epidemiologist II, Alzheimer’s Registry

Category : Alumni

As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidates for the position of Epidemiologist II – Alzheimer’s Registry to join the Division of Health Protection, Epidemiology Section, Alzheimer Unit. Won’t you join us?  

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains the Georgia Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia registry (ADRD).
  • Performs ongoing quality control checks on registry data.
  • Standardizes data format from multiple data sources and upload data into the ADRD registry database.
  • Designs and leads epidemiologic projects related to ADRD.
  • Analyzes, prepares and disseminates epidemiologic products (scientific manuscripts, abstracts, reports, fact sheets and info graphics).
  • Presents findings to stakeholders and at scientific conferences.
  • Coordinates meetings with stakeholders including the Division of Aging Services and the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia. 
  • Writes data use agreements (DUA) with both federal and state partners.
  • Engage with other stakeholders for Alzheimer’s awareness and early diagnosis campaign across the state.
  • Prepares annual Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia epidemiologic report.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Public Health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field
OR
Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field
OR
Two years at the lower level (HCP180) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced skills in the use of SAS software for performing data analysis.
  • Team player – ability to work well with people with different background and skill set.
  • Possess people skill to collaborate and engage with several partners across the state.
  • Experience in using large administrative datasets.

Deadline to apply: 10/10/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

To learn more and apply click here!