Category Archives: Alumni

ORISE Environmental Epi Internship, CDC

Category : Alumni

A research opportunity is currently available with the One Health Office in the Office of the Director at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Throughout the course of this research project, the selected participant will gain experience in the field of zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases, specifically those that involve the human-animal-environment interface, One Health, and COVID-19. Specific projects involve epidemiological, programmatic, and educational projects related to the prevention and control of zoonoses, and contributing to the development of guidance for use by human and animal health and other partners that can enhance surveillance, response, and prevention of zoonoses in the US and globally.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant may be involved in the following activities:

  • Contributing to One Health activities related to human-animal-environment interface issues, COVID-19, emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic preparedness, and outbreak response
  • Assisting in the development of resources to support partners to address zoonotic diseases, including COVID-19
  • Developing data analysis plans and analyzing data collected from epidemiological studies and information collected from human and animal health partners 
  • Developing visualizations from data gathered from epidemiological studies and surveillance activities 
  • Collaborating to support the development of resources for pandemic planning and guidance development for companion animals, zoo animals, wildlife, and livestock 
  • Conducting systematic reviews and literature searches to support the development of evidence-based recommendations related to COVID-19 and One Health
  • Maintaining accurate records of process-specific objectives, timelines, outcomes, and deliverables
  • Writing and editing summary of evidence documents and prevention recommendations
  • Collaborating with One Health groups (both internal and external to CDC), professional human, animal, and environmental health societies, local, state and city health departments, international organizations and governments, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations, and others

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 1, 2021

Application Deadline: August 16, 2021, 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed for an additional four years upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by August 1, 2021. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of One Health, public health, and epidemiological principles
  • Basic skills in oral and written communication, including experience with writing and editing documents and making presentations to scientific and non-scientific communities
  • Competency in quality management system procedures and database software (Adobe Professional, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access)
  • Knowledge and experience in web-based analysis tools 
  • Intermediate data analytical skills (e.g., mathematical or statistical modeling)
  • Intermediate or higher knowledge of a statistical programming language (e.g. R, SAS)
  • Ability to search and assess scientific literature (PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, etc)

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to ORISE [dot] CDC [dot] NCEZID [at] orau [dot] org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

To apply or learn more click here!

 


Senior Research Data Specialist, Access Community Health Network

Category : Alumni

This position is responsible for organizing data collection processes, managing databases, and reporting on metrics for assigned research and evaluation initiatives at ACCESS. The Senior Data Specialist participates in planning, data analysis and program and performance monitoring and improvement activities.


What You Will Do

  • Develop, populate and maintain databases containing patient data using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SPSS/SAS or other software, as needed
  • Collaborate with colleagues to analyze data, interpret results, provide written summaries and present findings to nontechnical audiences
  • Develop and maintain documentation for data management procedures including workflows, codebooks, etc.
  • Create performance reports for use in grant reporting and management
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of data files by conduction data validation, data cleaning and de-duplication

 What You Get

  • Opportunity to make an impact in your community
  • Work in a large, community-based non-profit organization
  • Have a strong connection to our patients
  • Join the team building out the 21st century model of health care that is both accessible and affordable

 What You Will Need to be Successful
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years of related experience, preferably in program evaluation, clinical research or healthcare
  • Excellent data management and quantitative/analytic skills and demonstrated experience working with large datasets and healthcare data
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • A minimum of two years working experience with SPSS or SAS
  • Experience working with electronic health records (especially Epic) and database applications such as CAREWare, SPARS and REDCap
 

Data Scientists, Booz Allen Hamilton

Category : Alumni

A health analytics-related contract at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Atlanta office is currently sourcing for Data Scientist/Senior Consultants, which has a strong preference for Epidemiology/Public Health degrees. Applicants should have SAS, R, and Python experience, data visualization experience, and additional experience with manuscript and SOP development.

If you have any questions about being an epidemiology-focused data scientist at Booz Allen and/or would like to be referred to the hiring manager please reach out to Michelle Schmitz at mmschmitz [at] alumni [dot] emory [dot] edu.

Positions

To read more and apply, click on the links below:

Data Scientist, Mid (R0111848)

Details

Are you excited at the prospect of unlocking the secrets held by a data set? Are you fascinated by the possibilities presented by the IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence advances? In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open new opportunities. As a data scientist, you can turn these complex data sets into useful information to solve global challenges. Across private and public sectors — from fraud detection, to cancer research, to national intelligence — you know the answers are in the data.

We have an opportunity for you to use your analytical skills to improve public health. You’ll work closely with your customer to understand their questions and needs, and then dig into their data-rich environment to find the pieces of their information puzzle. You’ll develop analytics and automation and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help the client make informed decisions. You’ll provide your customer with a deep understanding of their data, what it all means, and how they can use it. Join us as we use data science for good in public health.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience with R and Python analytical programming in a professional public health science setting
  • Experience with SAS programming using advanced programming methods and techniques, including macros, arrays, or PROC SQL to manipulate large complex database files 
  • Experience with visualization tools, including PowerBI, Tableau, or Splunk
  • Knowledge of data manipulation using statistical software
  • Ability to write communication through the development of standard operation procedures (SOPs), analytic reports, or manuscripts submitted for publication
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree in Analytics, Bioinformatics, Math, Biostatistics, CS, Data Science, Epidemiology, or Life Science

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with analyzing complex weighted surveys
  • Experience with program documentation, including code commenting
  • Ability to work in high performance and cloud based environments (Azure, AWS)
  • MA or MS degree in Analytics, Bioinformatics, Math, Biostatistics, CS, Data Science, Epidemiology, or Life Science

 


2021-2022 Public Health Leadership Institue, Region IV Public Health Training Center

Category : Alumni

Description

The Region IV Public Health Training Center has partnered with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia to offer the Region IV Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI). The PHLI provides training for individuals from the eight states that comprise HHS Region IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee). There is no fee to participate.

The PHLI is an 8-month experience providing 40 contact hours of interaction. The Institute consists of a virtual orientation; a virtual retreat November 1-4, 2021; and 6 virtual sessions, lasting 2 hours each. In addition to these sessions, participants will be asked to complete approximately 2-3 hours of intersession work between the virtual sessions.

Program Learning Objectives

By the end of the Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Identify personal leadership strengths
  • Address a leadership challenge through a self-directed adaptive approach
  • Engage in peer consulting with Region IV colleagues
  • Apply leadership competencies in the context of public health

Who Should Apply

Emerging leaders who:

  • Work in governmental state, local, or tribal public health departments or tribal health organizations
  • Work in one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina Tennessee
  • Manage programs, supervise staff and/or demonstrate leadership potential
  • Work with underserved populations and/or are from under-resourced health departments

How to Apply

  • The deadline to apply to this program is July 15, 2021.
  • Click here to read more about the program and find application instructions.

ORISE Fellow in the Surveillance and Data Science Branch in the Division of STD Prevention, CDC

Category : Alumni

Description

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Surveillance and Data Science Branch (SDSB), Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

DSTDP’s mission is to provide national leadership, research, policy development and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their complications. The mission of SDSB is to capture STD morbidity data, assess STD burden and trends, and develop and conduct sentinel surveillance of STDs and STD adverse outcomes. These surveillance activities provide a foundation for the annual STD Surveillance Reports. Additionally, SDSB evaluates and provides recommendations for improving STD surveillance systems and provides guidance on the inclusion of STD data elements into information systems that can electronically receive, store, and transmit STD morbidity and case management data.

Research Project: Possible learning opportunities include assisting with:

  • Coordinating the tracking and management of issues that arise during data quality reviews
  • Developing innovative data visualization products for hard copy and digital publications, presentations, dashboards, and communication materials
  • Analyzing and managing data collected from multiple data sources using various methodologies
  • Developing and managing data analysis guides, data documentation, data management procedures, reports, and analysis
  • Developing SAS and R programs to conduct data analyses, data management, and data visualizations

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by May 2021. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with using SAS, R, and PowerBI
  • Experience with using SQL
  • Strong writing and communication skills

How to Apply

  • The application deadline is 7/21/21 3:00 PM Eastern Time, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Click here to learn more and apply!

Epidemiologist/Health Program Analyst/Senior Application Developer/Research Analyst/Epidemiology Analyst, Heluna Health

Category : Alumni

Description

Heluna Health is hiring multiple positions to work with the LA County Acute Communicable Disease Control Epidemiology and Data Unit. Selected candidates will be hired by Heluna Health and placed within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. There are multiple positions available across five job classifications: Epidemiologist, Health Program Analyst II, Senior Application Developer, Research Analyst II, and Epidemiology Analyst. All positions will support COVID-19 response efforts. More information can be found in the links below. Please note that each link may be used to recruit for multiple teams.

Positions

Click on the below links to read descriptions, essential functions, and job qualifications for each position.

Epidemiologist

Health Program Analyst II
Senior Application Developer

Research Analyst II

Epidemiology Analyst


Health Science Policy Analyst, National Institute of Mental Health

Category : Alumni

Description 

These vacancies (2) are located in the Science Policy and Evaluation Branch (SPEB), Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC) within the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The incumbent has the principal responsibility for staying abreast of analyzing, and reporting on several areas of mental health research and service activities.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop reports and other documents on the policies, programs, plans, research accomplishments, and other activities.
  • Maintain awareness of scientific advances and legislative developments in mental health research and issues having implications for current and planned health research and research training programs.
  • Provide staff support to expert committees and major meetings to address major program and science policy issues.
  • Establish working relationships with Institute staff’ and others, and consults with a wide range of individuals who are involved in scientific research to identify major issues.
  • Provide guidance, advice, and assistance to other senior federal leadership concerning major science policy issues affecting NIMH research.

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation) at the time the degree was obtained.

Based on GS Level

GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic qualifications, you must demonstrate one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: evaluating issues associated with health-related research programs (i.e. mental health research); analyzing health-science policies; coordinating and preparing materials with health-related research content for scientific programs; maintaining liaisons or collaborations with stakeholders; interpreting scientific information for all audiences.

GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic qualifications, you must demonstrate one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: advising senior leadership on issues concerning health-science policies; contributing to the development of biomedical research policy; developing planning and evaluation processes; evaluating scientific programs and recommending changes; developing research policy communication documents (i.e., talking points, briefing materials, etc.).

 

How to Apply 

Click here to learn more about this position and apply online!

 


Applied Epidemiology Fellowship in Data Analysis, CDC

Category : Alumni

Description 

The CDC’s Malaria Branch is pleased to list an ORISE fellowship position which will focus in training and analysis of large malaria datasets for epidemiological estimates. Field surveys which have collected large amounts of data on individual, community-level, and ecological variables are of great value for determining the incidence and prevalence of malaria in a population. The ORISE position will involve the analysis of these large datasets which have been combined with data from laboratory assays. The fellow will focus on the multivariate and spatial components of these analyses, and will work to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.    

 

Qualifications

Graduation in the previous five years with a degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or equivalent. Candidates with experience in analysis of large datasets, spatial analysis, and scientific writing will be most competitive.

 

Appointment Period

  • 3/31/21 to 3/30/22 (dates unable to be modified)

 

Pay range

  • MPH: $56,292/annum
  • PhD/DrPH: $68,112/annum
  • Degree completion plus additional work experience has potential for salary negotiation.
  • Healthcare plans available.   

 

How to Apply 

Applications will consist of a CV and inclusion of a brief statement of why the applicant feels they would be a good choice for this position. Letters of recommendation are not required, but will also be accepted. Applications can be emailed directly to erogier [at] cdc [dot] gov and will be accepted starting April 1st. This ORISE position is seeking to be filled as soon as possible.   


Health Sciences Research Assistant/Research Coordinator, Seattle ERIC

Category : Alumni

Description 

Are you interested in helping to improve the healthcare of our United States Veterans through meaningful work in a collaborative environment? 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.

The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), is hiring a full-time Research Assistant/Research Coordinator who has experience with and enjoys supporting research operations. This position will be part of a dynamic team that supports research activities for all Center studies. This position is based in Seattle, WA.

 

About the Seattle ERIC and VA CSP

The Seattle ERIC is a research center within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the healthcare of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers. Learn more at the Seattle ERIC website and the VA CSP website.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Working with staff to support day-to-day operational activities for the Center, including:

  1. Setting up meetings, taking meeting notes, data entry, data quality control, coordinate research mailings, and other research support duties
  2. Assisting with the development of study materials, IRB documentation, and standard operating procedures
  3. Assisting with the coordination of engagement activities, including scheduling Center events
  4. Assisting with the development of Center research operational documents and procedures
  5. Coordinating Center travel arrangements in support of research operations
  6. Completing and maintaining necessary research documentation for VA travel
  7. Scheduling and preparing for local and national research meetings and assembling documents
  8. Assisting with staff hiring and onboarding efforts in support of research studies
  9. Supporting Center research quality control and safety efforts through proper documentation tracking and maintenance
  10. Assisting with maintaining and updating study databases
  11. Providing research support to Center PIs, researchers, and study teams as needed

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required
  • 1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
    • If BA/BS, 1-4 years of research-related experience required
    • If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  • Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone and e-mail
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required

 

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-05 through GS-09 range.  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 received without a cover letter will not be considered.
    • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by 06/04/2021 will be considered first.
  • Diversity enriches research and promotes the best healthcare. We are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment for our Center. We encourage individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, as well as individuals from all backgrounds that are underrepresented in research, to apply.

Senior Data Manager/Analyst, University of Washington

Category : Alumni

Description 

The Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) is seeking to hire a full-time (100% FTE) Senior Data Manager/Analyst to provide data management and data analysis leadership across multiple studies within the Gut Health and Child Survival (GHCS) team.  

 

The GHCS team focuses on targeting interventions and approaches to improve survival, growth, and development among vulnerable children globally, with specific attention to children with enteric and neglected tropical diseases. This position will focus on the following primary activities: 1) Oversee the design and implementation of GHCS data management systems, with particular attention to improving system efficiency while also increasing equitable collaborations between UW and its global partners; 2) oversee and implement data cleaning, quality control, and assembly of datasets for implementation and analysis; 3) write data management code and resolve queries; and 4) design and expand report templates, formats and dashboards; 5) conduct high-quality data analysis; and 6) support junior data-managers at UW and abroad in developing skills relating to the primary activities listed here.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Data management, data quality monitoring and assurance (45%)

  • Lead the development, implementation and documentation of data quality assurance procedures, including drafting code for data queries.
  • Develop systems for data storage, version control, and archiving practices and serve as the central person responsible for providing analysis datasets to staff, students, PIs
  • Design and implement data quality control measures, including overseeing monthly reporting for site deliverables.
  • Work directly with study sites to implement data quality control measures, including frequent phone calls outside of normal work hours and travel to international sites (when permitted).
  • Advise PIs and study coordinators on case report form design, database choice and set up so as to ensure data collection tools are optimized for eventual analysis and storage
  • Monitor incoming study data; develop, run and maintain quality assurance code and generate queries in a timely and consistent manner to meet project timelines
  • Review query responses and error resolution forms submitted by site Data Managers; write and run cleaning code when queries are resolved; maintain audit trail for data cleaning
  • Work directly with data teams at each study site to improve data quality, including developing and implementing data quality trainings.
  • Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and data quality that includes a global and local equity-focused lens that will help the GHCS team fulfil its commitment to equitable access and use of the data generate form our research.

Supervision and Mentorship (25%)

  • Support the data management and data analysis work of junior data managers and graduate students at UW and abroad.
  • Supervise 1-4 data staff.
  • Serve as a resource to GHCS projects, staff, and students on data quality and analysis.
  • Develop data management training materials and lead trainings on data management topics in Seattle and internationally.
  • Participate in weekly staff and monthly data team meetings.

Epidemiological Research and Data Analysis (25%)

  • Independently selects and applies standard epidemiological tools for analyses based on available data.
  • Improve processes and design of research and data analysis.
  • Analyze complex datasets in R, leveraging familiarity with a variety of methodological approaches and the support of PIs and statisticians, including:
    • Regression techniques (linear, logistic, Cox proportional hazards, generalized linear
    • Survival analysis
    • Correlated data techniques (GEE, linear mixed effects)
  • Contribute data analysis and figures to manuscripts, reports, presentations and grant proposals.
  • Serve as an author on student/trainee led manuscripts and conference abstracts by reviewing and advising on methods and results sections, and where helpful verifying code/results.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Public Health or other field plus four years of relevant (data-specific) work experience.
  • Extensive experience in the management and manipulation of complex datasets and experience in planning and conducting statistical analyses
  • Strong statistical skills in STATA or R (R preferred)
  • Experience building, implementing and managing electronic data collection tools and databases including but not limited to REDCap and ODK-based applications.
  • Ability to plan and execute applied research and evaluation
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment with international collaborators
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience handling high volume of diverse tasks in a timely manner with consistent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability and desire to manage data team members
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals in a manner that respects cultural differences and contributes to effective partnerships

**Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration**

 

Desired Experience

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Public Health or other field plus two years of relevant work experience;
  • Fluency in R, including familiarity with R Markdown, tidyverse (including ggplot & dyplr packages) applying user-defined functions to object lists, pushing/pulling to Github from R, design of Shiny apps.
  • Familiarity with STATA.
  • Strong quantitative skills in traditional analysis approaches (descriptive analysis, linear modelling regression, survival analysis)
  • Familiarity with less common analytic techniques (causal modeling, correlated data, machine learning techniques)
  • Experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical data
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability in effective cross-cultural communication
  • Experience or interest in global health, nutrition, enteric diseases and/or child survival
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time (when COVID restrictions are lifted)

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply online!