Category Archives: Alumni

Surveillance Epidemiologist, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Category : Alumni

The Surveillance Epidemiologist will support Emerging Infections Program (EIP) surveillance programs and special studies in the School of Medicine at Emory University to ensure high-quality epidemiologic data acquisition and quality procedures. The Position will be assigned to one or more specific EIP program areas but will also provide general EIP support.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

  • Collects epidemiologic data through laboratory audit and medical record reviews in multiple health system.
  • Enters, manages, and cleans surveillance and study data in databases such as REDCap, SendSS, Access, etc.
  • Analyzes data in software packages such as SAS or R.
  • Produces data, reports, and presentations for external partners, as well as for internal use.
  • Retrieves, transports, and accessions packaged laboratory specimens.
  • Communicates with medical facilities to collect and verify epidemiologic information and specimens.
  • Conducts telephone interviews and supports special studies. Performs related program area responsibilities as required.
  • May act as lead on a specific study activity.
  • Complies with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited school.
  • Epidemiology specialty preferred OR Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program with two or more years of direct experience conducting infectious disease surveillance and epidemiologic analyses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills required.
  • Medical record experience preferred.
  • Database management experience preferred.
  • SAS and/or R experience preferred.
  • Power BI experience desirable.
  • EIP or health department experience desirable.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Prevention Specialist, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

Category : Alumni

Open & closing dates: 03/28/2024 to 09/28/2024***(see additional note below)

Pay scale & grade: GS 12, Series 0101

Location: Fort Moore, GA (Great place to Work / Play / Life!)
Relocation Expense Reimbursed: Yes—You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Travel Required: 15% or less business related

Open to Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/783941600#

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/amber-beals-lcsw-mac-149a584a_prevention-specialist-prevention-deputy-activity-7179093907819888640-vWIs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

This Open Continuous announcement with multiple location selection allows acceptance of applications through the closing date of the announcement with cutoff dates throughout for receipt/referral of qualified applicants. You must select locations you are willing to relocate to, within what you would consider a reasonable commuting distance, if offered the position. Please also keep in mind that applicant lists will be pulled weekly or bi-weekly. Interviews and hiring of qualified applicants will occur throughout the opening of the announcement. Once a job is filled at a particular location, that specific location will no longer be accepting applications.

 

 


DevGlobal Associates Program

Category : Alumni

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the DevGlobal Associates Program – a unique 6-month contract opportunity perfect for students, recent graduates, and those in career transition aiming to dive deep into the world of technology and global development.

What We Offer:
– Hands-on experience with leading global development organizations.
– The chance to work on cross-functional, global teams and contribute to impactful projects in Geospatial and Community Building, with opportunities in global health, agriculture, and sustainable development.
– Professional growth, networking, and skill-building opportunities in a supportive, remote-first work environment.

We’re Looking For:
– Enthusiastic learners currently enrolled in – or recent graduates from – an accredited college or university, across all majors.
– Individuals with a keen interest in global development, technology for global development, and humanitarian assistance.
– Outstanding communicators with the ability to work collaboratively across time zones and cultures.

Details:
– Expected Term: June – December 2024 (with the potential to start sooner).
– Application Window: March 25th – open until filled.
– Location: Remote, with increased opportunities for in-person collaboration for those based in the Pacific Northwest, Denver, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. areas.

Don’t meet every requirement? Apply anyway! At DevGlobal, we value diverse perspectives and encourage you to join us in making a global impact.
Apply here: https://lnkd.in/gqasgySw


ORISE Fellowship, CDC Public Health Scientist

Category : Alumni

A public health research opportunity is available with the Science and Evaluation Unit (SEU), Division of Partnership Support (DPS) within the National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, located at Atlanta, Georgia.

The DPS leverages partnerships to support CDC in developing the capacity of the public health system and state, tribal, local, and territorial departments of health to sustain and strengthen public health foundational, infrastructure, and workforce capabilities. The SEU sits in the Office of the Director in DPS. The function of the SEU is to make all division products and activities scientifically strong, clear, compelling, and leading to action. The DPS SEU promotes excellence in science and evaluation through data quality, scientific integrity, health equity, and innovation to advance public health priorities and outcomes.

  • Title: CDC Public Health Scientist
  • Research Project: The participant will train with the Public Health Infrastructure Center, Division of Partnership Support, collaborating on projects with an evaluation and science quality and integrity focus.
  • Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Jeniffer Concepcion (ypi5 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor.

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EPA Epidemiological Mixtures Research Participant Fellowship

Category : Alumni

This research training opportunity is a high impact, policy-relevant research that may inform science assessments in support of EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment.

The research participant will have the opportunity to learn approaches for the evaluation, analysis, and integration of epidemiologic evidence on the health effects of environmental pollutant exposures that can inform EPA’s scientific assessments. The research participant will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that can include qualitative or quantitative analyses of epidemiologic study findings and data. The participant will gain understanding of systematic review processes and how scientific evidence is integrated to create policy-relevant assessments and how those assessments may ultimately inform EPA’s decision-making processes.

Under the guidance of a mentor (or co-mentors if desired), the research activities may include:

  • Conducting independent epidemiological research projects, with guidance from EPA mentor(s), and author peer-reviewed publications and the opportunity to present at professional meetings based on this research
  • Developing and conducting analyses and interpretation and synthesis of results to support epidemiological studies examining environmental mixtures in relation to chemical stressors in air and water, as well as consideration of non-chemical stressors and buffers.
  • Synthesizing and communicating key approaches addressing mixtures in relation to epidemiological application
  • Devising scientific approaches to facilitate epidemiological mixtures research and interacting with EPA scientists to convey relevance to and integrate in health and risk assessment methodologies
  • Summarizing and extracting epidemiologic study information, and evaluation of concentration- or exposure-response relationships from epidemiologic data examining constituent species, joint toxicity, and/or more complex environmental mixtures
  • Applying systematic review methods to address environmental mixtures from epidemiologic data, including development and application of literature search and screening strategies, study evaluation, data extraction, and synthesis of health effects evidence
  • Dissemination of research, including study findings and related methods development, at national and international meetings is anticipated as per travel/training allowance

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Research Associate, M3 Global Research

Category : Alumni

  • We work with a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and charities; services provided to these sectors include market research, medical education programs, promotional programs, clinical development, job recruitment and clinic appointment services.
  • Around the world, M3 organizations leverage these highly engaged digital communities to deliver medical education, job placement, and market research, to improve global patient outcomes.
  • About the Business Unit:Michael Allen Company is a Healthcare management consulting firm located in Darien, CT dedicated to helping clients accelerate growth by improving market and customer insight.
  • Abide by firm operating procedures and client policy requirements including pharmacovigilance.
  • Typical engagements include; market identification, sizing and prioritization studies; epidemiology studies; new product uptake and demand forecasting; patient flow and journey analysis; market structure analysis; customer segmentation; account potential and performance evaluation; customer targeting; marketing and sales promotion response measurement; resource allocation modeling; and uncovering marketplace insights.
  • Preferred degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, economics, mathematics, engineering, operations research, health informatics or related quantitative field from an elite institution, including Ivy League institutions, with a strong academic record
  • Experience with statistical packages is highly desired, e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, or STATA
  • Exposure to Big Data and Business Intelligence tools e.g., SQL, Vertica, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Tableau; with fundamental understanding of data management principles and programming experience

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Epidemiologist, The Carter Center

Category : Alumni

  • The Epidemiologist directly assists the Senior Associate Director-Research of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) to accelerate and operationalize the global GWEP research agenda, monitor the status of research-related activities, and provide technical assistance to national dracunculiasis eradication programs to interrupt Guinea worm disease (GWD) transmission.
  • The Epidemiologist will organizationally be part of the GWEP’s Research and Innovation Team and support but will also work across and support the Data Team (data science related) and the Implementation and Administration Unit to ensure national programs implement effective (a) interventions against GWD transmission, (b) surveillance networks, (c) communication with communities and regional country officials, (e) personnel skill enhancement and training, (f) resource identification needed for program implementation, (g) and collaboration and communication with other government officials and partners.
  • Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.
  • The position brings and develops expertise in the fields of health science, epidemiology, data science, and programming languages as applied to international public health.
  • The Epidemiologist will provide advice on and employ the use of data science tools, methods, and statistical learning models to collect, link, process, code, classify, and analyze research, surveillance, and program intervention data.
  • The incumbent will assist in monitoring data quality issues and develop automated systems and tools to process, clean, and verify data integrity while developing scalable data models and algorithms that can be applied to various topic areas.
  • The position may also design, conduct, and report on the epidemiological study of GWD, and may assist in the development of interventions, standard operating procedures, field protocols, and health education materials.
  • The incumbent will assist in creating recommendations for additional research and development efforts and formulate proposals for new studies and data scientific projects related to GWEP’s priority topic areas, which will have national and international impact.
  • The position will support the analysis and interpretation of data for both technical experts and lay users of the data, including structured and unstructured data of mixed types.
  • The Epidemiologist will prepare operational and statistical reports, leading to publishable articles in peer-reviewed journals and serve as a liaison to and work with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology.
  • Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials.
  • Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact.
  • Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports.
  • May write publishable articles and papers.
  • Serves as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.
  • May travel internationally to supervise field operations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree in a field related to area of research or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. International travel required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree in epidemiology, data science, computer science, or other public health-related fields.
  • Previous experience managing complex datasets including public health surveillance data.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as R or Python and collaboration through GitHub and experience utilizing other qualitative and/or quantitative analytic software (e.g., NVivo, MaxQDA, R, SAS, Stata) to perform analyses and generate reports.
  • Previous experience managing large studies with multiple study partners executed in rural, resource-poor contexts
  • Proficiency in model selection for statistical analyses of correlated, hierarchical, non-parametric, and/or complex data.
  • Competency in geographic information systems (GIS) including the use of ArcGIS or Q-GIS software.
  • Skilled in preparing documents and maps electronically with accuracy, creating databases, and maintaining and updating GIS data layers.
  • Familiarity with Azure and Power BI or similar software.
  • Experience in using analytical results to inform evidence-based programmatic and policy recommendations, preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presenting related findings at international fora.
  • A history of working with community-based public health programs or community development in Africa.
  • Good communication and personnel management skills.
  • Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is an advantage

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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Compensation: $100,000 – $108,000, Annually


Data Scientist (Integrated Prevention), US Army Reserve Command

Category : Alumni

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: This position is with the United States Army Reserve Command, Army Reserve G-1, Services and Support Division, Integrated Prevention Advisory Group (I-PAG) located at Fort Liberty, North Carolina.

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a senior Data Analyst for the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Integrated Prevention Program Initiatives with the mission to reduce or eliminate incidents of harmful behaviors through predictive analytics.
  • Lead development of process for data collection and analysis of prevention activities.
  • Conduct statistical analysis of enterprise-wide data from primary prevention initiatives.
  • Develop analytical plans to shape the organization’s data infrastructure, inclusive of data warehousing, reporting and analytics platforms.
  • Support the development of proposals and projects that align with primary prevention research and policy goals for data science research and analytic projects.
  • Participate with scientists and program managers both in various aspects of the study or survey design process.
  • Collaborate with statistical, data science, public health professionals in collection, linkage, processing, coding, classification, analysis of public health surveillance; research, admin data related to primary prevention program initiatives.
  • Summarize information from statistical analysis for wide dissemination and to facilitate information sharing.
  • Extract information, conduct analysis and develop reports or presentations using advanced analytical and visualization techniques.
  • Utilize analytics software, tools, emerging technology, various data sources to perform exploratory analyses on new/archival data sources to improve data reliability, efficiency, quality for analysis missions, organizational goals, future planning.

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Research Scientist 4 (Epidemiology), New York State Department of Health

Category : Alumni

Responsibilities:

Develop the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) scientific research plans, grant applications and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval applications 

Develop NYS Department of Health PRAMS Program scientific research plans to support statewide maternal and child health data needs, and grant applications in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PRAMS Request for Applications;

Prepare CDC annual renewal applications (e.g., interim progress reports and continuation applications); • Apply for and obtain IRB approvals, inform IRB of procedural changes and other revisions, and obtain annual continuation approvals; and

Participate in CDC research team meetings, site visits, training programs, and workshops. 

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Research Projects Manager, School of Medicine – Dermatology

Category : Alumni

Job Description:

  • Responsible for managing complex research projects. Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, assists in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines and procedures to collect required data.
  • Coordinates various aspects of the study.
  • Drafts and may edit text for studies. Analyzes data, identifies data discrepancies and researches and identifies causes.
  • May perform statistical analysis of numerical data.
  • Actively contributes to the development of research protocols.
  • Determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified.
  • Ensures that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented.
  • Analyzes data and develops reports to assess or monitor study performance and treatment results; may develop associated operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.
  • May oversee regulatory compliance efforts.
  • May develop and submit grant proposals and advise principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements.
  • May monitor expenses and receipts for active protocols.
  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings and presentations.
  • Coordinates computer support for ancillary studies conducted at off-site locations.
  • Collaborates on reports and papers.
  • Assists in the preparation of tables and graphs for publication and presentation.
  • May design and develop databases related to specific programs at the request of supervisor and/or Principal Investigator.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  A master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology, and psychology or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced proficiency in Qualtrics or RedCap.
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and analysis.
  • Experience in patient recruitment, study coordination, and IRB protocol submission.
  • Proficiency in remote work with multiple supervisors with high levels of initiative and accountability.
  •  Recruitment, coordination, and data collection for investigator-initiated and sponsored studies.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee

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