Category Archives: Alumni

Researcher/Senior Researcher, Healthcore

Category : Alumni

Your Talent. Our Vision. At HealthCore, Inc., an independently-operating subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. and a health services research firm, it’s a powerful combination. It’s the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.


We are currently seeking a Researcher or Senior Researcher with expertise in epidemiology to join our Safety and Epidemiology Research team. The Researcher will collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, programmers, project managers, clinicians, and others, to provide epidemiology expertise in support of multiple pharmacoepidemiology research projects for a portfolio of clients in the life sciences industry.


Responsibilities:
Lead or support the design and execution of pharmacoepidemiology research, including post-authorization safety, risk mitigation, and active monitoring studies
Provide epidemiology subject matter expertise and lead or support research activities related to scientific study design, application of appropriate statistical methods, interpretation of results, reporting, and communication of results.
Lead and/or contribute to the development of protocols, statistical analysis plans, reports, and publications.
Lead or support the development of detailed specifications for study databases and analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures; communicates requirements to the programming group
Conduct review of administrative claims data and statistical output to ensure the superior quality of research activities and client deliverables.
Lead or support initiatives that leverage and enhance HealthCore’s research environment.
Publish research findings and present at professional scientific meetings.
Present the company’s epidemiology expertise to prospective clients and support business development activities, including proposal development.
Qualifications:

This position requires a masters or doctoral level degree or relevant education in health sciences and/or equivalent training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, or a related field, plus experience (1 or more years of experience required depends\ing on position level).

Key competencies:
Superior knowledge of epidemiology study design and statistical methodology.
Experience leading research teams in the design and execution of pharmacoepidemiology studies.

Experience with healthcare claims data and knowledge of advanced statistical methods used in the evaluation of healthcare claims data.

Experience with consulting for the life sciences industry.
Proficiency in SAS statistical software is required.
Proficiency in R statistical software is highly desired.
Proficiency using the Boston Health Economics Instant Health Data (IHD) tool is highly desired.

Strong attention to detail, adaptable to changing priorities, innovative in conducting statistical analysis, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects to ensure their quality and on-time delivery.

Excellent communication skills and work well in a team environment.

Working at HealthCore
In addition to a dynamic work environment, HealthCore offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits program including a 401(k) plan; health, dental, and vision insurance; discounted fitness club membership; life, AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance coverage; tuition assistance, and an employee stock purchase plan and free parking. As an independently operating subsidiary of Anthem, HealthCore offers the resources of the nation’s leading health benefits company in a small company environment.


HealthCore is headquartered in Wilmington, DE, midway between New York City and Washington, DC, with offices in Watertown, MA, Andover, MA and Alexandria, VA.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Diversity/Veteran

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Epidemiologist II – Division of Outbreak Investigation

Category : Alumni

Main Purpose Of Job

This position will conduct epidemiological investigations of infectious disease outbreaks and reported disease conditions, as well as participate in the control of infectious diseases of public health importance. This position will also be responsible for a variety of other tasks, including the direction and participation in data collection activities; the coordination of laboratory analysis and results with epidemiological investigations; the summarization of outbreak results; the development of written reports; and, the analysis of collected data, in order to determine probable cause, source and mode of spread of diseases of public health importance.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an Epidemiologist, after receipt of the Master’s degree.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications

The desired candidate should have professional experience in the Public Health field and/or a closely related field. He/she should also have experience in infectious disease surveillance and/or outbreak investigations.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


EPIDEMIOLOGIST I – Global Migration Epidemiologist

Category : Alumni

Main Purpose Of Job
The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health (CGMIH) works to ensure that newly-arrived humanitarian immigrants are connected to culturally-informed and language-accessible healthcare. The CGMIH also works to provide technical assistance to globally-mobile and diverse populations.

This position will serve as the Global Migration Epidemiologist for the CGMIH and will be responsible for identifying, incorporating and implementing travel and migration-related variables. This position will also be responsible for collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating travel and migration-related surveillance data; conducting related infectious disease epidemiologic investigations; and, developing statewide key indicators and performance metrics for statewide reports and quality improvement processes. In addition, this position will establish a quality assurance approach to ensure a high level of quality and accuracy in data collection, as well as develop related standard operating procedures and provide related training to key stakeholders (e.g. MDH/local health department staff) on investigation techniques for collecting travel-related data.

This position will serve as the back-up to the Senior Epidemiologist/Maryland Immigrant and Refugee Information System (MIRIS) Database Manager, and assist in MIRIS updates/maintenance. Additionally, this position will monitor, identify and assess disruptions to operations, as well as be responsible for other federally-mandated data-related activities. Furthermore, this position will work closely with the Center for Immunization to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of connecting overseas vaccination data to the State’s immunization registry.

Finally, this position will provide related technical assistance for State and local partners, while also being responsible for all relevant reporting requirements to federal and State partners. All of these activities will complement and contribute to the surveillance and outbreak investigative functions of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB), whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of communicable diseases in Maryland.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications
The desired candidate should have experience working with multiple data sources and creating, as well as analyzing, matched datasets. He/she should also have professional experience using public health surveillance methods to investigate communicable diseases, as well as experience working with culturally diverse populations.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


EPIDEMIOLOGIST III – Public Health Surveillance Informatics Specialist

Category : Alumni

Main Purpose Of Job
This position will serve as a Senior Epidemiologist/Public Health Surveillance Informatics Specialist in the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)’s Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance. This position will be responsible for designing, monitoring, evaluating, and improving Maryland Statewide infectious disease epidemiologic investigations, as well as surveillance processes and data. This position will also assist with the implementation and maintenance of electronic infectious disease laboratory and case surveillance reporting; be responsible for developing statewide key indicators, volume drivers and other infectious disease surveillance-related performance metrics for statewide feedback reports and quality improvement processes; and, collaborate with stakeholders to define data needs and identify gaps in current capabilities.

In addition, this position will import, clean, transform, and validate data for the purposes of identifying infectious disease clusters, trends or patterns, as well as use a proactive approach to drive a high level of quality and accuracy by identifying new opportunities for process improvement, along with opportunities for coaching, training and other efforts at ensuring best practices for maintaining data accuracy and integrity. Furthermore, this position will oversee other surveillance and prevention-related efforts within MDH’s Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance.

Additionally, this position will serve as the MDH National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)’s Coordinator and lead the modification and maintenance of NEDSS, while also monitoring data systems, in order to identify and assess disruptions to operations. Finally, this position will ensure that standardized data is leveraged for data re-usage and workflow automation, in order to maximize the usage of data for information tracking, statistical analyses and reporting. In all processes and at all times, this position will manage and maintain the confidentiality and security of the data and databases.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: Three years of experience as an Epidemiologist, after receipt of the Master’s degree.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics, for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications
The desired candidate should have supervisory experience, as well as experience managing projects and using electronic disease reporting and/or electronic laboratory reporting systems.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


CDC Environmental Health Practice and Informatics Fellowship, closes 12/6

Category : Alumni

Description
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available within the Water, Food and Environmental Health Services Branch (WFEHSB), in the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The WFEHSB mission is to strengthen the roles of state, tribal, local, territorial and national environmental health (EH) programs and their professionals to better anticipate, identify, and respond to adverse environmental exposures and their consequences for human health. The participant will be assigned to the WFEHSB EH Practice Section, which focuses on advancing the field of EH by empowering EH professionals, strengthening partnerships, designing innovative solutions, and promoting best practices. This research opportunity focuses on EH information systems, informatics, as well as data use and visualization to enhance EH services and practices.

Under the guidance of a collaborative team of professionals within the EH Practice Section, the selected participant will be involved in the following:

  • Contributing to EH informatics resource development and approaches for strengthening the standardization and utility of EH information systems
  • Conducting literature reviews to inform methodological approaches for identifying and determining EH evidence-based practices
  • Contributing to the design and development of EH educational and informational materials (factsheets, infographics, training courses, webinars, etc.)
  • Participating in responses to EH technical assistance requests through research, scientific reasoning, and effective communication
  • Contributing to various EH research projects involving data analysis and reporting results
    Anticipated Appointment Start Date: November 1, 2019 or later

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 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. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Professional registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Registered Sanitarian is highly desirable.

Preferred skills:

Coursework and experience in informatics and data management, analysis, and visualization
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Research Manager, Safety and Epidemiology – Epidemiologist (PS28343)

Category : Alumni

HealthCore, Inc., a health services research firm, is seeking a Research Manager, Safety and Epidemiology with experience in the healthcare consulting or biopharmaceutical industry to join our dynamic company. Founded in 1996, and now an independently-operating subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., HealthCore provides the health care system, biopharmaceutical industry, academia, and the Federal Government with “real-world” data to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of healthcare. HealthCore’s projects range from retrospective to large-scale, prospective studies in the areas of drug, vaccine, and medical device safety surveillance, risk management, pharmacoepidemiology, health outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, and comparative effectiveness research.

We are currently seeking a Research Manager to join our Safety and Epidemiology team. This position may be located in either our Wilmington, DE, Andover or Watertown, MA or Alexandria, VA offices. The Research Manager will collaborate with scientists and senior leadership to manage the execution of pharmacoepidemiology, risk management, and medical product safety studies for a portfolio of clients in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Responsibilities include:

Lead pharmacoepidemiology research activities and provide epidemiology subject matter expertise to address key healthcare safety and effectiveness concerns.
Lead or support the scientific study design and development of client proposals, protocols, statistical analysis plans, reports, presentations, and publications.
Present the company’s epidemiology expertise to prospective clients and results of research to clients.
Support quality review of data management and data analysis activities to ensure the accuracy of results.
Publish findings, and present work at professional scientific meetings.
Attend and lead project team and client meetings and serve as the scientific point of contact for the project team and client.
Manage client expectations and proactively identify scientific and operational challenges of study designs, ensure risks have appropriate mitigation and contingency plans, and manage escalation and resolution of issues to senior leadership.
Enhance and expand the service offerings of the Safety and Epidemiology line of business through the identification and execution of novel study design and analytic methodologies.

Qualifications:

This position requires a masters or doctoral level degree in epidemiology or biostatistics; doctoral degree preferred. Four or more years of relevant experience in conducting research using health plan administrative databases (pharmacy and medical claims) and experience with SAS statistical software is required. Strong study design and analytic skills are required. The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and presentation skills. Consulting, clinical, payer, biopharmaceutical, or related experience is a plus. Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment is required.

Working at HealthCore

In addition to a dynamic work environment, HealthCore offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits program including a 401(k) plan; health, dental, and vision insurance; discounted fitness club membership; life, AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance coverage, tuition assistance, and an employee stock purchase plan and free parking. As an independently operating subsidiary of Anthem, HealthCore offers the resources of the nation’s leading health benefits company in a small company environment.

HealthCore is headquartered in Wilmington, DE, midway between New York City and Washington, DC, with offices in Andover, MA, Watertown, MA, and Alexandria, VA.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Program Analyst I

Category : Alumni

Position Description: Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Programs and the Cross-Cutting Program Manager, the Program Analyst is a policy- oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will be a focal point for assessment, research, and program activities for public health surveillance and policy development that have an impact on state and local health departments. The Program Analyst position involves project management, participation, and CSTE National Office leadership in various CSTE Steering and Sub-Committees and related project workgroups. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in public health syndromic surveillance or surveillance/informatics are preferred.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as the staff lead for and manages federally funded projects in the incumbent’s assigned portfolio. The incumbent’s portfolio may focus on projects in the following areas: syndromic surveillance, communities of practice, general surveillance/informatics. Assists in facilitation of the National Syndromic Surveillance Community of Practice and related workgroups focused on topics such as syndrome definitions and data quality. Provides technical, programmatic and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff and public health partners. Undertakes assessments and other activities to support and inform state health departments and CSTE public health partners on disease surveillance and control measures issues. Supports CSTE members’ efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology. Works with CSTE members, state health officials and public health agencies and organizations to translate public health research into applied public health practice. Advises the CSTE Executive Board, Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, and the Cross-Cutting Program Manager on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance. Advises the Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, and the Cross- Cutting Program Manager on resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives, and public policy initiatives in other areas, and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members. Manages activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, coordinating sponsor expectations with member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities and networking with other Council activities. Continually develops and strengthens the Council’s technical, policy, and regulatory partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists. Extensive and on-going networking efforts are an essential and primary component of this position, to identify and solidify potential partnerships. Provides the Director of Communications and CSTE members with information about national issues through such communication vehicles as CSTE determines are appropriate, such as monthly newsletters and electronic mailings, in addition to targeted information sharing with members concerning activities for that state. Develops and plans, in conjunction with relevant CSTE Subcommittees, such conferences, meetings, trainings and webinars, as are considered appropriate to promote enhanced interaction between the public health and topical issue communities, focusing on issues which impact epidemiologists. Promotes CSTE membership and engages new and current members in projects and activities. Exemplifies CSTE core values of commitment to service, teamwork and excellence through integrity and respect for all. Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Employment Requirements:
Graduate degree in public health or related field from accredited university or program is required 1-2 years of experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in public health epidemiology is required 1-2 years of experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in syndromic surveillance, surveillance/informatics and communities of practice are preferred Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions Skills with developing and presenting epidemiologic data to a wide range of audiences; written and verbal presentation of public health surveillance and epidemiologic information; word processing; consensus building and meeting facilitation experience Demonstrated capability to work on concurrent projects with overlapping and competing deadlines and to manage time effectively Ability to accommodate urgent tasks in addition to normal workflow Knowledge and understanding of SAS and Excel with experience/demonstrated knowledge in data analytics Ability and willingness to travel (approximate travel is up to 4-6 trips per year) Ability to sustain a wide variety of networking contacts in order to effectively identify and track public health activities which may impact public health epidemiology US Citizen


Organization Description: For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at HERE.

To apply, click HERE.

Closing Date: 2/1/2020


University of Connecticut, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Prevention

Category : Alumni

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position with a preferred start date of January 1, 2020. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the research mission of the center in nutrition, food marketing, and/or health disparities. This is a full time, annually renewable position with a maximum duration of 2 years.

This Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to research on nutrition, food marketing and health disparities under Dr. Frances Fleming-Milici, Assistant Research Professor, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include nutritional analyses, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analyses, literature reviews, grant writing, and writing scientific papers. Additional duties include supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including dietetics interns’ research rotation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Policy, Psychology, or related field completed within the past 2 years
Registered Dietician
Proficient in SPSS, SAS, STATA or other statistical software programs
Strong analytical and statistical skills (e.g., multivariate analyses)
Strong oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates whose research interests intersect with those of supervising faculty
Ability to work independently
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience presenting research to a range of audiences
Experience computing and evaluating nutrient content and nutritional quality of food and dietary patterns (e.g., HEI, DQI-I, DRI)

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, annually renewable position based in Hartford CT.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and examples of recent publications, and names and contact information for three references. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020144)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Health Planner III, Maryland Department of Health

Category : Alumni

Main Purpose Of Job
The main purpose of this position is to assist in the development of plans, monitor grants related activities, including programmatic, fiscal and contractual to ensure compliance with federal, state and Departmental requirements. This position also oversees specific activities related to Health System Preparedness in Maryland as instructed and assists in the development of health systems emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Planning, Public Health, Health Science, Hospital Administration, or Health Care Administration.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health planning.

Notes: 1. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field identified above may be substituted for one year of experience.

2. Possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field identified above may be substituted for three years of experience.

3. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year professional experience in health planning may be substituted for the required specialized Bachelor’s degree.

4. Applicants may substitute experience in health or hospital administration for the required experience on a year for year basis, provided the applicant has at least one year of professional experience in health planning.

5. Health Planning experience obtained in a State Health Planning and Development Agency or in a Health System Agency as designated by Public Law 93-641 may be substituted at the rate of three months for four months of the required experience.

6. General Health Planning experience as required above is defined as experience obtained in a professional capacity in an operation established solely for the delivery/evaluation of health services (e.g. Hospitals, H.M.O.’s, Insurance Companies). Such experience must have been the primary purpose of the position during the time in question. Health Planning duties which are performed only incidentally are not considered as qualifying.

Qualifications
The desired candidate should have experience in the development of health systems emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Senior Data Scientist, CAMRIS

Category : Alumni

Overview
CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Office of Professional Development and Management Support, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Title: Senior Data Scientist

GS:14 $117,191.00-$152,352.00

Application Deadline:Open until Filled

INTRODUCTION

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative is the US Government’s (USG) flagship global malaria initiative led by USAID and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Initiative is results-based, focused, and exhibits a high level of financial and programmatic accountability. In 2015, PMI launched the next six-year strategy, setting forth a new bold vision, and an ambitious goal with specific objectives. The PMI Strategy for 2015-2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity working toward the long term vision of a world free of malaria.

BACKGROUND: BUREAU FOR GLOBAL HEALTH/OFFICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE/DIVISION OF MALARIA

The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as the Agency’s primary source of intellectual capital, technical leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector. GH is vested with the responsibility for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs and in technically and programmatically supporting USAID Mission health program implementation in the field. The Office of Infectious Disease (ID) is one of GH’s eight offices. The Malaria Division is one of four divisions of the ID Office. Leadership, management, and oversight of PMI are carried out from the Malaria Division under the leadership of the US Global Malaria Coordinator as are management of USAID’s malaria research investments (most notably vaccine, drug, and insecticide research programs) and USAID’s global partner engagement including WHO and RBM Partnership to End Malaria.

To succeed in eliminating malaria, countries and their partners need to deploy the right resources at the right place and at the right time. By getting better, more accurate insights from existing data and accelerating the data-to-action cycle, countries and their partners can better respond to changes in on-the-ground conditions. That is why, in 2018, PMI began a major transformation toward greater use of data to inform decisions on resource allocation. As part of this new effort, PMI launched a new quarterly reporting process to ensure operational decision-making is based on timely and granular malaria data. In addition, at the headquarters level, PMI is developing a web-based data platform (“PMI Data Lake”) with analytics tools that will facilitate the triangulation and use of relevant datasets, including visualizations of epidemiological, supply chain, entomological, demographic, programmatic, and financial data. Building on decades of investments in malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation, PMI is also expanding its support for the strengthening of malaria-related data systems and building institutional capacity within ministries of health and national malaria control programs to improve data quality and use.

Responsibilities

As a key member of the Data Integration team, the Senior Data Scientist will provide subject matter expertise to support PMI’s increased focus on enhancing data-driven decision-making internally and externally within focus countries.

Specifically, the Senior Advisor will:

Technical Leadership

Carry out rigorous, quantitative analyses and triangulation of data from a variety of sources (e.g. financial, programmatic, epidemiological, entomological, supply chain, demographic) to unearth implementation obstacles and opportunities, and employ cutting edge approaches and tools to generate compelling data visualizations.
Undertake innovative applied statistical and computational methods and application of model-based statistics, addressing issues such as sample bias, spatial dependence, and model validation, to better map malaria related data.
Implement, document, and test relevant computer code (in R, Python, C++, SQL or equivalent) to make the new methods and model features available to the broader team and broader audiences.
Perform data quality checks on existing datasets used in epidemiological and statistical analyses and improve existing tools for automating data validation processes.
Lead discussions and communicate highly technical information to both subject matter expert and non-expert audiences about quantitative analyses in order to interpret, vet, improve, and finalize results, and to formulate sound conclusions.
Actively engage and coordinate efforts with the Malaria Modeling Consortium to integrate methods and results of separate workstreams.

Country Support

Provide technical and programmatic support to one or more PMI focus countries and participate as an integral member of one or more inter-agency country support teams.
Provide guidance and support to Missions and PMI country teams on the development of annual country malaria operational plans and assist in monitoring and tracking overall progress of PMI plans and activities.
Provide advice and technical assistance to Missions involved in malaria efforts, particularly the PMI-targeted countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Provide support to Missions by participating in country support teams, reviewing mission strategies and annual reports and helping them to meet needs for technical and programmatic support.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in applied quantitative discipline such as, but not limited to, statistics, economics, computer science, ecology or epidemiology from a recognized institution.
9 Master’s degree and 9+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience or Bachelor’s and 11 years.
Practical experience in statistical inference, space-time mathematical models, or infectious disease modeling. Experience with machine learning and data mining
Extensive experience with data wrangling, analysis and visualization using leading tools (such as at least of the following Tableau, Power BI, R, D3.js, or similar). Data analytics and visualization proficiency will be tested.
Demonstrated ability to securely and efficiently manage large, disparate datasets, and problem-solving skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment.
Experience facilitating data analysis projects through rapid prototyping sprints, iterative design and execution, delivery and on-going support in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities.
Experience with spatial data objects (e.g., shapefiles, rasters), survey data (e.g. DHS, MIS) and/or administrative data (e.g., HMIS, DHIS2) from health facilities is preferred.
Ability to work under pressure and in teams.
Ability and willingness to travel internationally, approximately 15%.
US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance or at minimum a FAC.

To apply, click HERE.