Category Archives: Student Opportunities

Research Assistant – Part-time, Temporary, James Bell

James Bell Associates ( – Atlanta, GA

Well-established firm specializing in evaluations of child welfare and human services programs seeks to support a child welfare case record data project for approximately 4-week period in Atlanta, GA. The research assistant is responsible for reviews of administrative and case records of children/families involved in child welfare, and extraction of data elements into Access database. This research study is examining methods for identifying and serving children in the child welfare system who are affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol and other substances, including opioids. The results will lay the groundwork for improved care and outcomes for children, reliable prevalence data, and appropriate allocation of resources.

Duties & Responsibilities

· In-depth 2.5-day training on project and data collection responsibilities and Access database

· Collection and synthesis of administrative data from state social services data base

· Data entry into structured Access database

· Communicates with the project team manager

· Adheres to the company’s confidentiality protocol

Knowledge & Skills

· Strong organizational and analytical skills

· Attention to detail

· Research training and skills

· Experience with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently

Education Experience

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with at least two years of work experience in child welfare, social sciences, human services, and/or applied research

Other Requirements

Must be a US citizen and be able to pass background checks.


· Competitive hourly pay ($24/hr)

· Between 25-35 hours a week for intensive/consecutive 4-week period

· Business hours only: 8:00am – 6:00pm (no weekend days)

· Position in Atlanta, GA

Apply E-mail resume and cover letter with position sought to: Erin Morehouse at morehouse [at] jbassoc [dot] com

Equal opportunity employer.

Medical Record Epidemiology Liaison

The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the Georgia population. The agency is seeking a candidate for the position of Medical Record Epidemiology Liaison within the Epidemiology Section, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit (MCH EPI). MCH EPI is seeking an epidemiologist to assist with identifying infants with birth defects, longitudinal tracking of infants with congenital syphilis and Zika exposure, and the subsequent medical record request process. MCH EPI carries out a number of activities related to case ascertainment, case confirmation, and data quality assurance of birth defects in Georgia infants. MCH EPI staff work closely with our 18 health districts, Georgia healthcare facilities, and the CDC’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).

MCH EPI houses several teams, including the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) project, perinatal health (maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, family planning), children’s health screening and services, and birth defects and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) surveillance. This opportunity is with the Newborn Surveillance Team in MCH EPI. The Newborn Surveillance Team conducts surveillance for reportable birth defects, NAS, and longitudinal follow-up of congenital Zika and congenital syphilis exposure by monitoring the volume of case reports, confirming reported cases, and ensuring affected infants and families are referred to early intervention services. In this position, the Medical Record Epidemiology Liaison will gain experience in field epidemiology under the guidance and support of the Newborn Surveillance Team Lead, the Congenital Infections Registry Coordinator (CIRC), and the Infant Surveillance Epidemiologist. To aid in monthly reporting of birth defects data and quarterly reporting of congenital Zika and congenital syphilis data, the Medical Record Epidemiology Liaison will perform medical record retrieval, tracking, and data entry using the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS). Travel to facilities to obtain medical records may be necessary. An ideal candidate must be attentive to detail and comfortable working with external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

 Ensure the status of each suspected birth defects case is kept up-to-date in the tracking form in the Georgia Birth Defects Registry, housed in SendSS

 Assist the CIRC Epidemiologist in obtaining medical records and completed CDC forms from providers

 Identify suspect birth defects cases using the Georgia Birth Defects Registry in SendSS

 Case confirmation:

Request records from relevant facilities (e.g., birth hospitals and individual providers)

Ensure timely receipt of records for case reporting schedule o Assist the Newborn Surveillance Team Lead and Infant Surveillance Epidemiologist in reviewing records to confirm diagnoses of interest per CDC case definition

Assist the Newborn Surveillance Team Lead and Infant Surveillance Epidemiologist in determining which cases are reportable for general birth defects o Adapt to changing case guidance as appropriate

 Perform data entry for ongoing reporting and evaluation

 Assist the Newborn Surveillance Team Lead with ongoing data quality assurance

 Assist with other projects (e.g., preparing conference abstracts and presentations) as needed Medical Record Epidemiology Liaison Job Posting 9/9/2019 The Medical Record Epidemiology Liaison will report to the Newborn Surveillance Team Lead.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university OR two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:

 Pursuing Master of Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology

 Experience working in state or local public health departments

 Comfort with Microsoft Excel and SAS or other statistical software

If interested, please contact Jerusha Barton with your resume at jerusha [dot] barton [at] dph [dot] ga [dot] gov.

Call for Proposals: Duke Quantitative Summer Internships in HIV/AIDS (2020)

We will be offering twelve fully funded summer internships for quantitative graduate students to do research on HIV/AIDS projects and are currently soliciting research proposals for the 2020 program. The research proposal should involve data analysis, visualization, machine learning, computer simulation, mathematical modeling, software development or device engineering, and may optionally include opportunities for fieldwork or handson bench work in the lab. All interns will be co-mentored by the HIV/AIDS researcher (or designated lab member) and a quantitative researcher (e.g., a biostatistician or biomedical engineer). We will provide a suitable quantitative mentor for all funded projects, but you may also recommend one (e.g. a statistician or computational biologist that you are already collaborating with). The objective of the internship is to introduce quantitative graduate students to HIV/AIDS research and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.
Examples of proposals submitted for the 2019 program can be found at :

The summer internships will cover
• 10 weeks of full-time paid work with option to extend if progress is satisfactory (subject to available funds)
• Up to $2,800 per intern for laboratory or other research expenses
• Travel/accommodation to present a poster or give an oral presentation at a national conference (all interns)
• Travel/accommodation to present a poster or give an oral presentation at an international conference (limited) Expectations of laboratory mentors (either PI or designated group member)
• Collaborate with the quantitative mentor over the internship period
• Prepare expectations, objectives and a structured research plan for the intern
• Ensure that any resources necessary are available at the start of the internship (e.g. data sets)
• Meet regularly with intern to provide guidance (at least once a week)
The research proposal should be between ½ – 1 page in length, and include the following:
• Title of project
• PI (and designated mentor if different from PI) contact details
• Summary of research project and why the research matters
• Objectives of internship and milestones
• Scope of work
Please keep in mind that prospective interns respond best to proposals where the objective and scope are clearly defined. If you know of specific skills or experience that the intern will need, please indicate in the scope of work section.
Please submit your research proposal (multiple proposals are welcome) to (Kelly Sune) kelly [dot] sune [at] duke [dot] edu by 5 pm Monday Sep 30, 2019. If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Cliburn Chan (cliburn [dot] chan [at] duke [dot] edu).

TEPHINET, Hilton Fellow, The Task Force for Global Health

The Task Force for Global Health is offering a fellowship opportunity to a Hilton Prize Coalition (HPC) Fellow starting in September 2019 for a minimum of three months part-time.

The HPC Fellow will have an opportunity to:

• Work as part of an ongoing Task Force program

• Become acquainted with TEPHINET’s operations and strategic work areas

• Interact with technical experts in field epidemiology and learning, and public health leaders

• Become familiar with working with coalitions and collaborative concepts

• Assist in advancing a new priority work area for the program

• Otherwise contribute to strengthen technical capacity at TEPHINET


The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its programs focus on building robust public health systems that serve all people. Program areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force for Global Health was recognized for its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering with the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest award of its kind. The Task Force is ranked among the largest nonprofits in the United States due to in-kind contributions of medicines and vaccines from major pharmaceutical companies valued at billions of dollars annually.


Training Programs in Epidemiology & Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a global network of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) founded in June 1997 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Foundation Merieux. With a secretariat based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, TEPHINET is the only global network of field epidemiology training programs, spanning multiple regional networks, sub-regional programs, and national programs around the world. Overall, TEPHINET comprises 71 programs in more than 100 countries. Currently, there are more than 12,000 FETP graduates around the world. For more information, visit TEPHINET’s website:


The HPC Fellow will support TEPHINET in creating and implementing a continuous learning strategy as it relates to their mission goals. TEPHINET’s vision for the learning strategy is to:

1. Create a robust and sustainable learning platform able to host educational resources and training materials relevant to the global FETP community 2. Strengthen TEPHINET’s learning support, coordination, and interaction role to amplify the effectiveness of field epidemiologists within the network 3. Generate both internal and external (e.g., academic and research institutions) opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange


The HPC Fellow will focus primarily on supporting technical aspects of TEPHINET as it pertains to two of its strategic work areas: continuous learning and knowledge exchange. These include:

• Convening meetings of technical experts to discuss current learning gaps and emergent needs and compiling inputs for inclusion into a draft strategy document

• Performing targeted collaborative strategic activities with knowledge exchange and learning teams

The fellow will primarily be supporting TEPHINET learning activities, such as, but not limited to:

• FETP Learning Advisory Council coordination and development activities

• Learning Strategy creation and validation

• Other priority learning activities that result from the above two tasks

This position will focus primarily on supporting continued implementation of Objectives 1 and 2, and to a lesser degree Objectives 3 and 4, from the TEPHINET Learning Strategy Development and Implementation initiative:

• Objective 1: Formalize the creation of a network-wide learning advisory board

▪ Update working agenda and coordinate activities

▪ Identification of a larger network of learning focal points from key stakeholder groups, for support to this board and initiative, as needed

• Objective 2: TEPHINET Learning Strategy is finalized and validated by the learning advisory board (FLAC), FETP Program Directors, and other key stakeholders Activities:

▪ Begin organizing components of draft strategy from meeting inputs and outputs

• Liaison with a strategy development SME contractor to have a first draft of the strategy ready for presentation to the Program Directors in late October 2019

▪ Coordinate formation and convening of functional sub-working groups as identified, whose aim is to develop criteria and action plans for key components of the strategy and its implementation

• Objective 3: By 31 August 2020, select new Learning Management System (LMS) for the TEPHINET Secretariat to manage and share with the global network.

▪ Assist with planning of Sub-Objective 3.1 tasks – Conduct Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (needs assessment for business processes and technology requirements)

• Objective 4: Starting in May 2020 through 31 August 2020, begin dissemination and implementation of TEPHINET Continuous Learning Strategy (TEPHINET will be concurrently working on some priority activities while developing the strategy.)

▪ As identified by the FLAC, assist in coordination and drafting of action plans for key activities such as: (continued) development, use and maintenance of technology platforms and tools; creation of collaboration and knowledge sharing tools/spaces for FETP curriculum standardization, FETP curriculum/course customization and innovations; review of existing learning materials and resources; identification and incorporation of new learning materials for programs and graduates (continuing education, etc), harmonizing between levels (national, regional, global); and others as determined by the strategy


• Participates fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health and TEPHINET by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.

• Complete a Disaster Ready training administered by Hilton.

The fellowship will provide compensation to the fellow in the form of a $5,000 stipend paid on a bi-weekly basis.


Fellowship applicants should meet the following qualifications:

• Be enrolled in a master’s degree program in public health with a focus in epidemiology, global health, or a learning-focused degree or concentration OR have demonstrable experience (2-5 years or 5+ years) with learning related initiatives, ideally learning activity cycle beginning to end (design to evaluation) and/or strategy development and action planning

• Experience with development/management of virtual collaboration technology tools

• Be familiar with data management, survey development and basic data analysis

• Have an interest in strengthening public health capacity


• A cover letter stating the applicant’s area of interest in public health that includes an overview or summary of related projects, experiences, or publications produced by the applicant (maximum one page)

To apply, click HERE.

Graduate Student Position: Coastal Preservation Graduate Student Researcher; Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation seeks to hire a graduate student to compile a substantive report about the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF is one of our country’s most important conservation program which has maintained broad bipartisan support over its 50-year history of successful, locally-driven conservation. While the LWCF was reauthorized in March 2019, it now needs permanent funding. This report will help educate the public and elected officials about the importance of permanently funding the LWCF.

The job is a contract position that will work under the direction of the Surfrider’s Environmental Director and Coastal Preservation Manager.

Position Responsibilities:

Provide research and writing support for Surfrider’s national report on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Analyze LWCF benefits state by state detailing how the program has established and protected many coastal playgrounds, including parks, surf breaks, and other coastal resources. Synthesize how LWCF program currently improves coastal resiliency. Illustrate the importance of fully funding the LWCF because, as the climate continues to change, more investments will be needed to help protect our coastal communities and resources.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: Stefanie Sekich-Quinn at ssekich [at] surfrider [dot] org. Please include “LWCF Position” in the email subject line. The application deadline is September 15th2019.

Organization: Surfrider Foundation

Duration: Flexible, with report finished by Dec 5th2019.

Contract Pay: $6,000

Location: Work remotely.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Internship: Science Intern, Plastics; OCEANA

Oceana is an international organization that focuses solely on oceans and is dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting scientific, fact-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. The Plastics Campaign Science Intern will assist efforts to meet the goals of the campaign. The Intern will chiefly focus on researching science issues around plastic and its effects on marine organisms and humans, cataloguing this research and drafting materials to support the execution of the campaign.

The Intern will work with Oceana staff to help build the scientific basis of the campaign. This work may involve interaction with academic, governmental and non-governmental scientists, researchers, organizers, conservation partners and stakeholders. Other duties include assisting with logistics and supporting other Oceana staff as needed. The Intern will report to the Senior Scientist for the Plastics Campaign and work closely with other staff on the campaign. The Intern will have opportunities to interact with other Oceana staff and learn conservation principles.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Please be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Please also include the dates you are available.

Organization: OCEANA

Job Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019

To apply, click HERE.

Internship: Epidemiologist, Khayelitsha project MSF South Africa


The MSF Khayelitsha project provides support to HIV, TB, and DR TB programmes being run by local government in the sub-district. Part of this support involves piloting innovative strategies to promote virologic suppression, long term retention in care, and support for high risk groups of HIV positive patients. The HIV data team is responsible for data collection, monitoring, evaluation, and supporting operational research around MSF Khayelitsha project’s HIV-related pilots. The aim is to disseminate key findings and advocacy messages through conferences, publications, and interactions with the local and national Department of Health.

The epidemiologist intern will report to Dr. Ingrid Katz (Harvard Medical School, Harvard Global Health Institute), Dr. Bethany Hedt-Gauthier (Harvard Medical School), and the HIV epidemiologist of MSF Khayelitsha. The epidemiologist intern will be part of a team that includes two medical data processing officers, a data supervisor, and the HIV epidemiologist. They will work be required to work closely with all data team members, and cooperate with all other staff in the Khayelitsha office. This unpaid internship would provide academic opportunities, including mentorship for Masters and Doctoral-level students and potential publication opportunities.


The HIV epidemiologist will work with the intern epidemiologist to devise a work plan that balances the development of the intern epidemiologist and their contribution to the project. This could involve delegation of entire pilots to the intern epidemiologist or a focus on specific types of tasks.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

The epidemiologist intern will assist the HIV epidemiologist with the organization, data management, and quarterly reporting of the M&E of MSF pilot projects, specifically: Outreach Initiation Model, 6-months ARV supply study, PrEP, Postnatal Clubs and a ‘Welcome back services’. This may include development and maintenance of M&E tools for new and ongoing projects, and ad hoc data requests to inform ongoing or planned pilots. Where appropriate, they will also support the capacity building of the data team staff.

Operational research

The intern epidemiologist will be involved in all stages of operational research. This includes:

· Maintenance of an MSF Khayelitsha HIV operational research agenda

· Development of study protocols and analysis plans

· Ethics submissions (new, routine reporting, amendments) to both University of Cape Town Human Research Ethics Committee, and MSF’s Ethics Review Board

· Interim data analyses

· Preparation of conference submissions and potentially manuscripts for journals.

· The intern epidemiologist may have opportunities to get involved in other analyses as capacity allows.


Required qualifications and skills

· Masters in Public Health or MSc Epidemiology, or other related masters in a scientific discipline

· Experience in data cleaning, management and analysis

· Previous training and experience using Stata software.

· Previous experience of data collection software, e.g. REDCap (preferred) or mobile data collection

The ideal candidate would be flexible and willing to adapt to team needs. They should have an interest in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV, and be committed to balancing research integrity and pragmatic implementation needs.

National Cancer Database (NCDB) Research Projects (Practicum) Opportunities

The Winship Research Informatics shared resource (WRI) at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is looking for second year MPH/ EMPH students who are interested in (Practicum) opportunities with National Cancer Database (NCDB) research projects.

The nationally recognized National Cancer Database (NCDB)—jointly sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society—is a clinical oncology database sourced from hospital registry data that are collected in more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited facilities. NCDB data are used to analyze and track patients with
malignant neoplastic diseases, their treatments, and outcomes. Data represent more than 70 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases nationwide and more than 34 million historical records. 

The projects provides valuable opportunities (which could also be counted towards the Practicum) for MPH/ EMPH students to gain practical experiences with getting familiarized with national cancer registry data, communications on research designs and analytic findings, statistical analyses, and understandings of research cycle of public health analyses. The research questions were proposed by clinicians from Winship Cancer Institute, aiming at evaluating the treatment outcomes of the latest cancer management strategy, consolidating effectiveness of treatments from previous case series reports, exploring incidence and epidemiology of rare cancers, etc. The projects are intended for abstract presentations such as
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and journal submissions, so there are also plenty of authorship opportunities for conference abstracts and manuscripts for academic journals.
Requirements: Second year MPH/ EMPH students with good oral and written communication skills, some experience with cancer data analysis, solid understanding of statistical tests and models (Chi-squre, ANOVA, log-rank test, logistic regressions, Cox-proportional hazard models, time dependent Cox models, etc.), some experience with SAS macros, formats and ODS are also required.

Please send resume to Renjian Jiang, MD, MPH, MS (rjiang7 [at] emory [dot] edu) if interested

Marketing and Communications Intern, CDC SWEP position

This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be current students. This position is located in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library.

Education Requirements:

Interest in health policy, health communications, social marketing, social media, public health prevention, health disparities, and health equity related careers

Project Description:

The primary purpose of this internship is to provide a “real-life”, innovative learning environment for students to expose interns to basic public health library services, marketing, and communications. The project focus is to provide administrative and program level support for the marketing and communications activities, research, evaluation, principles, and practices in the CDC Library.

Goals and Objectives:

Under the direction of the Sr. Communication Specialist, this intern will work directly with the Marketing and Communication staff in the LSB to contribute to the marketing and communication strategic goals and activities and complete communication and marketing assignments. The scope of the work includes:

· Develop, assess and evaluate marketing and communication strategic activities

· Assist with developing innovative digital media products for both internal and external audiences to promote the Library, including but not limited to:

o Digital media and new media products

o CDC Connect Article (s)

o Intranet Content

o Fact Sheets

o PowerPoint Slides/Presentations

o Graphics

o Flyers

· Liaise with Library Services Staff and units across CDC as needed

· Attend trainings and meetings as assigned

· Complete other duties as assigned

Student Skills and Qualifications

· Stellar performer with positive character and willingness to learn, grow, and contribute

· Ability to manage projects and multiple assignments in fast-paced environment

· Interest in health policy, health communications, social marketing, social media, public health prevention, health disparities, and health equity related careers

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals within CDC and with external

· Ability to use Microsoft Office at high-efficiency and professional environment including SharePoint, virtual reality equipment, innovative technologies

· Ability to use or learn to use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft EndNote

· Ability to learn library systems and databases

· Ability to perform evaluation activities including surveys, focus groups, and outreach activities

· Ability to use or learn to use Adobe Campaign or similar email marketing software

· Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly time-sensitive environment, while ensuring high quality and efficiency.

· Ability to handle multiple projects with varying tasking, short turnaround times, and meet or exceed all deadlines.

· Ability to work as a team as well as independently.

· Ability to take initiative on assignment and projects

· Ability to produce accurate documents and materials with little or no supervision

· Must provide own transportation


· Must pass a background investigation by the CDC security office.

· Complete security awareness and safety skills training

· Meet other qualifications specified by the hosting office

Expectations of intern on project


This position has two focus areas or tracks for students to explore:

1. Content Development and Strategy; Writing and Editing Specialist

a. Explore content writing and development of a strategic mix of content and writing approaches for innovative digital and traditional marketing and communication channels

b. Plan and coordinate writing and editorial services; support the implementation of marketing and communication plan and content strategies

2. Marketing and Communication Product Development and Evaluation; generalist/communication specialist

a. Create, disseminate, evaluate innovative marketing and communications materials and productions

b. Explore content writing and development of a strategic mix of content and writing approaches for innovative digital and traditional marketing and communication channels

Assignment Terms

There will be four terms:

· Full term: September 2019 – May 2020

· Fall: September 2019 – December 2019

· Spring: January 2020 – May 2020

· Summer: May 2020 – July 2020

Application Deadline:

Submit resumes via email to the CDC Human Resources Customer Service Helpdesk at HRCS [at] cdc [dot] gov with the subject “SWEP Student Volunteer Program – Marketing and Communications Internship.” Please also include “SWEP Student Volunteer Program – Marketing and Communications Internship” in the body of the email no later than 2 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019. Students selected for interviews will be contacted, and the student(s) selected for participation will be required to complete additional paperwork.

Work Hours
Students must be able at least 16-24 hours a week in the CDC Library Office. The work schedule for this position is flexible.

Work Location
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Global Communication Center Building 19, First Floor
CDC will provide building access and dedicated workspace in the office for intern to complete work assignments during schedule work days.

Application Information
Applications are accepted year round. For more information or to apply for this internship, please email Terica Scott at tscott2 [at] cdc [dot] gov or call 404-698-498-6876.

Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data, 12/15-12/21

The International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program invites applications to the eighth annual Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD). This 1-week intensive modeling clinic will provide an introduction to dynamical models used in the study of infectious disease dynamics. The Clinic will bring together postgraduate students and researchers from around the world, and instruction will focus on how the complex dynamics of pathogen transmission influence study design and data collection for addressing problems in infectious disease research.

The Clinic will consist of a series of interactive lectures and tutorials that will guide participants through the uses of dynamical modeling in epidemiology. Various modeling paradigms will be discussed,
with a particular focus on the development of compartmental models, and participants will be given guidance regarding the appropriate use of models to address their own research questions. Working closely with their peers and with Clinic faculty, each participant will develop a research plan that describes a roadmap for integration of dynamic modeling with data collection and/or analysis in a study system of their choosing. The research plan can be used as a framework for grant or dissertation proposals when
participants return to their home institutions.

Students and researchers with a demonstrated interest in infectious disease research are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a good grounding in statistics and experience with data collection will be preferred. This workshop is not intended for those with substantial prior experience in dynamical modeling.

The course registration fee is ZAR 30,000. The registration fee includes room and board for the duration of the Clinic, as well as course materials. A small number of full and partial scholarships may be available for Clinic participants from the US and Africa. All participants are responsible for covering their own travel expenses (including visa fees, where applicable).
The application process for the Clinic is competitive. The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 September 2019. Additional applications may be considered after the deadline, on a space-available basis.

Applicants who will need a visa to visit South Africa or wish to be considered for scholarship support are strongly encouraged to apply by 25 September. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more information, click HERE.

RSPH Epidemiology Tutor

The Epidemiology Tutor provides analytic advice and assistance during the academic year for a broad range of class assignments involving quantitative analysis, as well as theses. The Tutor works one-on-one with RSPH students on every aspect of the data analysis and interpretation process including:

· Translating a research question into a testable, quantitative hypothesis

· Recommending analytic methods to address hypotheses

· Identifying threats to validity (ie. bias) of study findings

· Description of study and analytic methods

· Constructing tables

· Descriptive statistics and multivariable analyses

· Troubleshooting statistical programming errors

· Understanding the pros and cons of various analytic techniques for a given research question

· Interpretation of results for epidemiologic purposes

· Identifying when additional, expert epidemiologic input is required

For thesis support, the Epidemiologic Tutor will provide advice to students and their thesis advisors regarding analytic plans and analysis interpretation, but the actual analysis will remain the responsibility of the student.

The Epidemiologic Tutor works with RSPH students in a pleasant, constructive and encouraging manner. The Tutor must be dependable and punctual in his/her duties and notify the appropriate staff personnel in a timely manner when conflicts or problems occur.

Required Qualifications:

· Demonstrated advanced epidemiologic skills.

· SAS expertise required, experience in R preferred

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

· A positive attitude towards students, faculty and staff.

· Able to work independently and take initiative.

· Committed to reflection and growth in professional practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with epidemiologic analysis and statistical computing (e.g., SAS and R) in public health or related field.

Salary: $13.50 -18 per hour

Schedule: 10+ hours/week (flexible)

To apply: Submit resume and an analytic writing sample interpreting the results of an epidemiologic analysis (e.g., from a class or research project) on Handshake: