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COVID-19 Surveyor, Georgia DPH

*** This is a non-real position***

 

Job Description 

The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for a current MPH student or a recent MPH graduate to provide epidemiological support to the Occupational Health (OH) Surveillance Program.
 
 This position is crucial for the implementation of a statewide Work-related COVID-19 Call-back Survey. The intern will call and interview confirmed cases of COVID-19 who worked in a non-healthcare setting during the time they likely became infected. Data collected from interviews will be entered into an electronic survey tool and spreadsheet. Results from the interviews will be used to help characterize occupational risk of COVID-19 among workers in non-health care settings and to make recommendations to better protect workers. The intern will interview cases according to established protocols and are required to follow all scripts, policies, and procedures provided by DPH, and comply with DPH training regarding confidential information related to personal information.  

The intern will be working remotely for approximately 10-15 hours per week for up to 10 weeks duration. The pay will be $15/hour ($1,500 total). The schedule is flexible. Weekends or other nontraditional hours may be required. 

 

Qualifications 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of work related experience OR
  • Student seeking Master in Public Health or related degree from an accredited degree program 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Student with MPH concentration in epidemiology or occupational/environmental health Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Spanish language a plus
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
  • Experience working with databases and analyzing data
  • Experience with MS Excel
  • Experience with SAS statistical software

 

How to Apply 

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


Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

***Non-REAL Position***

Position Description

The Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Shared Resource seeks 1 part-time Graduate Research Assistants (15-20 hours/week). IDDI provides services to cancer researchers who are looking for support with behavioral science research methods. The GRA in this position will have the opportunity to work on a variety of cancer-related research projects across the cancer spectrum from primary prevention to survivorship. GRA will be involved in qualitative data analysis, conducting structured literature reviews, data collection and data entry, developing data collection instruments (e.g., surveys, focus group guides) or other project materials, preparing summaries and reports, and other duties to support research projects. Compensation is $13.50/hour, and time commitment is 15-20 hours/week. The start date can be as early as January 4th, 2021. 

 

Background

IDDI’s mission is to provide Winship members with access to expertise in behavioral science research methods, and to support them in developing, testing, or disseminating behavioral, educational, and systems interventions to prevent cancer, detect cancer early, and/or improve survivorship among Georgia residents. The IDDI team builds on expertise within the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) and the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health. Click here for more information about the IDDI core.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control. Prior experience with qualitative data analysis (e.g., coding).

 

Preferred Qualifications

Prior work experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Experience with Excel, Access, online survey software, or SPSS a plus.

 

Application Information

  • Application Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Applications will be screened as they arrive; positions may be filled prior to this deadline.)
  • Send resume and cover letter by email to: Shaheen Rana, IDDI at shaheen [dot] rana [at] emory [dot] edu

GRA – Healthcare Innovation Program, RSPH

*** REAL or Non-REAL Position ***

Program Description

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) is an interactive network among members of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) that provides information, resources, and community connectivity to support and enhance innovation in healthcare research, education, and service. Key topics include quality, cost and access to health services across the contexts of providers, payers, and recipients. HIP, in collaboration with student and professional organizations, offers a wide range of seminars, events and activities designed to engage students, faculty, and staff in Health Innovation throughout the year.

 

Job Description/Requirements

Under general supervision, performs the following tasks:

  1. Coordinate and maintain communications with HIP Student Advisory Group and relevant organizations for special event planning and program development.
  2. Organize, promote and assist with student-focused activities such as interest group meetings, networking events, student seed grants and quarterly Healthcare symposia.
  3. Variety of data management tasks – including collecting, processing and analyzing data for website and other communications platforms.
  4. Provide analytic and technical assistance as needed in program projects and development.
  5. Develop and maintain HIP social media communications using suitable technology.
  6. Other responsibilities may include website updates, maintaining listservs, and other duties.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Data Analysis skills – Student must have experience working with large, complex data sets and be very familiar working with Excel to clean, analyze, and present data. SAS preferred, but not a requirement.
  2. Student should be familiar with the field of Health Services Research and be able to identify studies that fall into specific topic areas. Experience with research, literature review and professional writing skills are preferred.
  3. Experience with graphic design and HTML are a plus.
  4. Organizational skills and attention to detail are important qualities to have for this job as you will be working with minimal supervision and will have multiple analyses to conduct on different data sets between meetings.
  5. An ideal candidate is a creative thinker and independent worker who takes initiative. He/she should be able to communicate effectively with all levels of faculty, students and staff.
  6. Knowledge of technology, social media and a well-established network with university groups or associations is strongly preferred.

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake! 

 

 


Frank Monteith Fellowship Program, The Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority

Role Description

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Fellowship Program bears the name of former Board of Trustees member, the late Frank H. Monteith. Mr. Monteith had an entrepreneurial spirit and started his own transportation company – the largest and oldest minority owned limousine service in the Southeast – which he owned and operated for 43 years. Mr. Monteith was a member of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Board of Trustees for nine years and left a legacy of entrepreneurship and generosity. Graduate students will be afforded an opportunity to participate in a Fellowship program in honor of Mr. Monteith.

This program integrates academics with practical experience. It is an opportunity for a student to assist the organization with a project or initiative related directly or indirectly to the student’s academic work. It is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to gain knowledge and valuable work experience in the health arena, which incorporates many disciplines. Some of the fields that are potentially available for student fellowships include, but are not limited to public health, public policy, policy administration, marketing, public relations, finance, and sociology. The Fellowship Program provides opportunities to:

  • Develop professional work habits
  • Explore career objectives
  • Earn funds to support college education
  • Apply classroom learning to the work setting and earn academic credit (course or practicum credit)
  • Gain valuable work experience and professional contacts that will help in securing employment after graduation

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority’s Student Fellowship Program, a student:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States Of America;
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical program in the United States. We require that our interns/fellows either attend school or be a resident in Fulton County or DeKalb County, Georgia;
  • Must be eligible to receive credit hours;
  • Must be a current full-time/part-time student, as defined by that school, in the semester or quarter in which he/she applies for the fellowship;
  • Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Any student in the United States meeting the above requirements may apply for fellowship, but preference will be given to those students who are attending a college, university or vocational/technical school in Georgia. If at any point in the fellowship program, the fellow ceases to be enrolled in school, he/she will no longer be eligible to participate. In that event, the fellow will immediately be terminated from the program.

 

Fellowship Duration

The fellowship shall be for a maximum of 10 weeks, a semester. Exact starting and ending dates and daily schedules will be arranged between the fellow and The FDHA.

 

Compensation

The FDHA will cover the cost of parking for fellows and other expenses incidental, travel (gas), to their work with The FDHA, as shall be approved in advance by The FDHA Chief Executive Officer or designee; no further compensation will be provided.

 

Scholarship

Fellows shall receive a three thousand dollar ($4,000) scholarship. Fellows must work at least 15 hours per week for the duration of the fellowship. Should the fellow fail to return to school after the fellowship is complete, the fellow will not be eligible for a scholarship. If a scholarship is paid to an institution and the fellow does not return to the institution, the fellow is responsible for ensuring that all funds are immediately returned to The FDHA. Fellow must choose scholarship paid directly to school or course credit and/or practicum, they may not choose both.

 

Duration

Participation in the fellowship program may be renewed for one additional semester based upon the consent of The FDHA CEO. Renewal consideration will be based upon the fellow’s performance during preceding fellowship successful completion of the additional 10 week term.

 

How to Apply 

  • Deadline to apply for Spring 2021 fellowship: December 13th
  • Click here to read more about this opportunity and apply online! 

 


Graduate Research Assistant, PRISM

*This position is eligible for REAL award*

 

Role Description

The Know@Home (K@H) study is a longitudinal randomized control trial housed within the PRISM Health research group in the Department of Epidemiology. PRISM is led by Dr. Patrick Sullivan and a team of EPI department faculty and staff. Know@Home is a research project taking place in 11 states across the U.S. This study is evaluating online recruitment approaches as well as health promotion strategies to support HIV testing for Black or African-American and Hispanic or Latino gay and bisexual men and transgender women and non-binary people. As a part of the study, participants are mailed home HIV test kits. Some who are enrolled as participants in the study will be randomized to have access to the Know@Home app/website. This app/website includes information about HIV and STI prevention, treatment, and also includes the option to order home STI testing, condoms, and lubricant for free.

The graduate research assistant would work on tasks around implementation of the study including communications with research participants, enrollment and retention activities, quality checking of data, and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate is extremely detail oriented, experienced with Microsoft excel, and has working knowledge of HIV and STIs and sexual and gender minority populations.

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake!


HIV and COVID-19 Adaptations Intern, Public Health Institute

Opportunity Description 

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California,San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.

The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a $52 billion multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world since 2003. Under the leadership of the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and in cooperation with other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about PEPFAR maybe found here.

 

Position Description 

The HIV and COVID-19 Adaptations Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division of OHA within the Bureau for Global Health. The Intern will support the OHA COVID-19 Cluster, which coordinates analyses of COVID-19 impacts on PEPFAR programming and of programmatic adaptations and innovations in the face of COVID-19. In addition to OHA’s primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within PEPFAR, OHA/PCT provides clinical technical assistance for the Agency’s COVID-19 response, with a particular focus on care of severely ill COVID patients in coordination with the USAID-coordinated donation of ventilators to many countries.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months, including nursing, physician assistant or medical degree candidates.
  • Knowledge of public health practices, infectious diseases, disease control, and epidemiologic methods.
  • Professional or academic experience with global health programming and implementation.
  • Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases utilizing multiple data analytic platforms.
  • Ability to create and present data visuals. Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Tableau preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and teambuilding skills, and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
  • This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks pending lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

 

How to Apply 

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


Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Internship, Georgia DPH

Description

This is temporary or hourly paid work performing professional health care services. Positions in this job are established for less than 9 months or scheduled for less than 30 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits if the position status is temporary (i.e., SCOA 513). Positions in this job are established for greater than 9 months and scheduled for greater than 30 hours per week if the position status is permanent labor (i.e., SCOA 512). Normally permanent labor positions are eligible for Health Insurance benefits.

This internship could also be used for a student’s practicum and/or thesis.

 

Job Responsibilities

The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for a current MPH student or an incoming MPH-seeking student to assist in patient interviewing, data entry, data collection, data management, medical chart reviews, and other clerical work. The position includes calling cases and controls to conduct interviews related to communicable disease surveillance, special studies, and outbreaks. Data entry and management responsibilities will include using various databases, such as Excel, Access, and the Georgia electronic notifiable disease system. Although the person filling this position will have the opportunity to learn about notifiable disease surveillance in general, the focus will be following up on reportable vaccine-preventable diseases (i.e. diphtheria, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella, tetanus, and varicella). The position is temporary and intended for a student enrolled in an accredited public health degree program as the intention of the job duties is to provide applied public health knowledge and skills.

 

Position Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be employed for approximately 15-20 hours per week.  The pay will be $14 an hour.  The schedule is flexible, but the employee must conduct interviews, enter data, and perform other activities at the Department of Public Health offices in downtown Atlanta during normal business hours for more than half of the total weekly work time.  During the current COVID-19 response, the intern can perform job duties remotely. Additional interviews and duties can be conducted during weeknight and weekend hours.  This job can potentially include more hours during the summer and holiday breaks.  The position could fulfill MPH practicum requirements.  As part of a practicum experience, the student will:

  1. Gain an understanding of how notifiable disease surveillance functions.
  2. Understand how outbreak investigations are conducted.
  3. Have an opportunity to analyze notifiable disease surveillance, study, and/or outbreak data.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and one year of work related experience OR four years of work related experience at an executive level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Student seeking Master in Public Health or related degree from an accredited degree program.
  • Experience working with databases.
  • Experience conducting interviews

 

How to Apply 

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

 


GRA for Healthcare Associated Infections Research Project, Emory School of Medicine

Role Description

*This position is open to non-REAL students*

This position would be assisting several initiatives linked to Healthcare-Associated Infection Research ongoing including those supported through the Emory Epi-Centers Research Program, Emory Antibiotic Stewardship in Long Term Care (EASIL) program. Specifically, research initiatives that will need support include entry of data submitted from participated nursing homes on antibiotic prescriptions, and potential to prepare analytic reports from these data using R. In addition, some assistance in preparing educational materials for the EASIL initiative for posting on our website. Second ongoing effort will be lead the documentation development for a large dataset on Staphylococcus aureus infections in Georgia. This dataset of about 5,000 observations requires refinement and some data cleaning with appropriate documentation for archiving the dataset and making available on the Emory DataVerse. Opportunities will exist for on-site work in long-term care facilities with enrolling nurses and performing antibody test studies for COVID-10. (e.g., communication skills, cultural competency skills). Some programmatic planning and logistics support will also be included (i.e., management skills). Student will work closely with a research assistant based out of Emory University (at Clifton Road), but currently all remote can be remote.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Handles or assists with administrative activities generally associated with the conduct of epidemiology research including: maintains database and forms pertaining to research projects, completes source documents/case report forms, and performs data entry.
  • Attends and coordinates study meetings.
  • Performs related approved responsibilities as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Some subject matter expertise in antibiotic resistance or healthcare delivery/healthcare associated infections, nursing home care, pharmacy, healthcare delivery
  • Ideally having completed or planned coursework in infectious disease epidemiology, healthcare epidemiology, or equivalent experience 

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake!


OutbreakNet Enhanced Foodborne Intern, Georgia DPH

Description

*This opportunity is a REAL, work study position*

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. Georgia is also an OutbreakNet Enhanced site for foodborne and waterborne disease surveillance. 

DPH is looking for a current MPH student or an incoming MPH-seeking student to assist in patient interviewing, data entry, data collection, data management, medical chart reviews, and other clerical work. The position includes calling cases to conduct interviews related to communicable disease surveillance, special studies, and outbreaks during weekday, weeknight, and weekend hours. Data entry and management will include various databases including Excel, Access, and the Georgia electronic notifiable disease system. Although the person filling this position will have the opportunity to learn about notifiable disease surveillance in general, notifiable enteric disease surveillance conducted by the OutbreakNet Enhanced will be the focus.

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake! 

 


Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

***REAL or Non-REAL Position***

 

Position Description

The Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) seeks a part-time Graduate Research Assistant (15-20 hours/week). The position includes the opportunity to work on both Communications for the EPRC as well as the BreatheEasy Georgia Homes Program (BreatheEasy). BreatheEasy promotes smoke-free housing by recognizing apartment communities in Georgia that adopt smoke-free policies. GRA tasks include developing infographics to communicate EPRC research in plain language for a broad audience and managing social media for the EPRC and BreatheEasy Program, including developing content, scheduling posts, and evaluating analytics. Other Communications tasks include reviewing and assisting with the EPRC website and quarterly newsletter. The GRA will also assist the BreatheEasy program manager in planning and hosting meetings for stakeholders across the state, developing educational content to promote smoke-free housing, and managing the BreatheEasy Recognition Program and website.

 

Background

The EPRC conducts research and evaluation on chronic disease prevention and promotes evidence-based cancer prevention and control. The research and activities of the EPRC are planned with the participation and input of our community partners, in the spirit of community-based participatory research. Our cancer projects are funded by NCI and the CDC to promote the use of evidence-based cancer prevention practices. Click here for more information about the EPRC. Information about Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1 is available here.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on communications, research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Prior work experience preferred. Experience with social media campaigns and analytics; Clear Communication or Plain Language practices; graphic design; program coordination; website development; and the ability to write in Spanish. Experience with the following software is preferred: Social media platforms and analytics functions (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite); Piktochart; Microsoft Office (esp. PowerPoint and Excel); Constant Contact.  

 

How to apply 


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