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Graduate Research Assistant, PRISM

Role Description

ePrEP and PrEP@Home are both mobile app based projects designed to increase the uptake and maintenance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men in the US over 12 months of follow-up with quarterly assessments. Participants will be using home test kits, to self-collect samples and send to us for testing, and telemedicine consultations for visits.

This job is part of the PRISM Health team at Rollins. Through the confluence of behavioral, social science, epidemiology and biomedical research, Programs Research Innovation in Sexual Minority Health (PRISM) undertakes quality science, innovative research, and evidence-based programming to better understand and improve the sexual health of sexual minority populations, with a focus on HIV.

*Remote eligible


Job Duties

GRA would assist with participant recruitment, scheduling visits, and follow-up for retention. The majority of participant contact will be via phone or electronic, with the possibility to assist with one in-person visit for PrEP@Home. Job requires excellent communication skills and attention to detail.


Preferred Qualifications

  • HIV research or service experience
  • PrEP knowledge
  • Experience working with LGBTQ communities


How to Apply 

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


NTD-SC Quantitative RCT Intern, Task Force for Global Health

Role Description

The NTD-Support Center is a program within the Task Force that supports operational research on shared issues confronting 5 diseases. The mission of the NTD-SC is to provide the technical assistance and problem-solving research necessary to ensure a strong scientific base for the massive global public health effort currently underway to eliminate NTDs. The NTD-SC is also the secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).

NTD-SC is seeking a REAL student to support a clinical trial on morbidity management and disability prevention for lymphatic filariasis, the LEDoxy trial. The trial assesses if treatment with doxycycline reduces the progression of lymphedema in those with early stages of the disease.

The student will support the LEDoxy Study in data cleaning, management, and reporting.



  • Cleaning data from the LEDoxy study by:
    • Assessing the degree to which the data is internally consistent in the REDCap system
    • Finding and addressing areas were data is missing or appears implausible
    • Working with Country PIs and Data Managers to ensure data quality and completeness.
  • Utilizing SAS to:
    • Create reports from LEDoxy Study data via programming in SAS
    • Create SAS program to prepare study data for analysis including data merging, reshaping and cleaning variables
  • The REAL student will also perform other duties to assist the program as assigned.


Necessary Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Some experience with SAS


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience manipulating (ie cleaning and merging) data in SAS
  • Proficiency in French
  • Interest in infectious disease or neglected tropical diseases


How to Apply 

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


Student Assistants, Scholarly Communications Office

Position Description

The Scholarly Communications Office seeks a graduate student to assist with the maintenance of the Emory digital repository, OpenEmory, the Electronic Theses & Dissertations Repository, and the Emory research data repository, Dataverse. The student will assist in the creation of new repository records, assessment of journal publisher policies, review of faculty CVs, and the clean-up of existing repository records. The student may be asked to assist with marketing activities, including creating/updating brochures and other promotional materials, event planning, and other clerical projects for the Scholarly Communications Office as needed.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the position is 100% remote until the Emory Libraries are again open at full capacity and members of the Scholarly Communications Office receive sign-off to return to the office.


Position Details 

  • Team: Scholarly Communications Office 
  • Hourly Rate: $11.50
  • Available openings: 2
  • Hours Per Week: 10
  • Work Schedule: At employees discretion during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5pm, remote)



Qualifications (knowledge, skill and/or experience) required:

  • Required: Basic computer skills, particularly web searching, Word and Excel
  • Interest in publishing and/or copyright
  • Interest in research data archiving and sharing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work assignments
  • Attention to detail and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Responsible, personable, and dependable


How to Apply 

If interested in this position, email Melanie T. Kowalski at LITS-studentjobs [at] emory [dot] edu.  

COVID-19 Contact Tracer & Case Investigator, Georgia DPH

Position Summary

The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for students to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. Students will be assigned to assist one of the 18 public health districts according to proximity and will be assigned to a district team for contact tracing in that district. Initially students will work remotely and will need access to a computer and phone. There may be opportunity to also work locally. All students will be required to do a web-based training and will receive training materials for the contact tracing system. The web based provided by the Department of Public Health is required.


Job Responsibilities

Contact Tracer:

  • Understand Contact Interviewing and Contact Tracing in the context of a pandemic
  • Basic introduction into the standardized processes of Contact Interviewing and Contact Tracing
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Documentation of Interviews in a digital system
  • Introduction to Daily Work Flow
  • Response to Common Requests and Referral for Testing

Case Investigator:

The Case Investigator will call, and interview confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for isolation, identify close contacts and answer questions about COVID-19. Case Investigators are required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by DPH, and comply with DPH training regarding confidential information related to personal information.

  • Understand the Case Investigation, testing, and contact tracing process in the context of a pandemic
  • Call and conduct interviews with people with a positive test for COVID-19 to provide instructions and gather information, which is input to the digital system
  • Identify close contacts of cases and input to the digital system
  • Respond to common questions and provide information/recommendations regarding isolation
  • Communicate with cases in a professional and empathetic manner
  • Collect information on symptoms during the call and record into digital system
  • Coordinate with Care Resource Coordinators if necessary, to refer cases to local support resources
  • Exhibit critical thinking during interviews to identify trends, gather additional information, and escalate any risks where necessary
  • Understand daily workflow and collaborate across the team
  • Role may require performing additional COVID-19 response related activities


Minimum Qualifications

Current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate level program from an accredited degree program

  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
  • Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Second or multiple languages a plus
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Proficiency with computers


Additional Information

  • This position will be in locations across the state.
  • This recruitment will fulfill the positions of Contact Tracer and Case Investigator. Recruited candidates will be referred based on education and qualifications.  
  • The candidate selected for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.
  • This experience can count as part of a practicum or applied practice experience requirements.
  • Hours may include evenings and weekends (20-29 hours weekly).
  • Minimum 20 hours; Maximum 40 hours


How to Apply

  • Application deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Click here to read more about this position and apply online!

Graduate Research Assistant, Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance

Opportunity Description 

There is an opening for a temporary student opportunity with the Child Health and Mortality Surveillance Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS). They are looking to hire a student ($13.50/hour) for the fall semester to assist the Lab and Diagnostics team print cassettes for the Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) specimen collection kits. Additionally, the GRA will assist the Site Management team to update COVID-19 response tables, associated metadata tables, and site performance management plans. The GRA will have to be in the office (1599 building) to print the cassettes, but other assigned duties can be conducted remotely.  


How to Apply 

All interested students should email their resume to Dianna Blau at bvv1 [at] cdc [dot] gov.



Student Assistant, Health Services Research Center

Opportunity Description

A team at the Health Services Research centering is currently leading a literature review that will inform a future grant submission, and looking for a student to help. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to assess the effect of electronic clinical decision support tools on increasing adherence to guidelines for evidence-based medicine compared with routine care without electronic clinical decision support tools. Their team has a good track record of publications on systematic reviews, and has identified the search strategy and identified ~200 articles ready for abstraction. They are now seeking a student to get involved in helping with this data abstraction. The student will learn about methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials. The student will also earn co-authorship (2nd author) for this exciting paper.


Contact Information

Please contact Ram Jagannathan at ram [dot] jagannathan [at] emory [dot] edu if you are interested and can commit at least 7 hours per week to this project in the next 2 months. The position starts in September. So, if you can commit time to help out, they would love to have you join the team!

Graduate Research Assistant, Emory-Einstein TB/HIV Research Group

Position Description 

We are seeking 3-4 graduate level students for the Fall-Spring semester 2020-2021. The positions focus on infectious diseases including COVID-19, drug resistant tuberculosis, latent tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS; and Global Health research projects.

Specific student responsibilities include:

  • Assist with research project management
  • Transcribe Lab results accurately on case report forms (CRFs)
  • Conduct quality checks (QC) of data that is transcribed on CRFs
  • Enter study data in the REDCap database
  • Create data reports and resolve data entry queries
  • Review data compare and logic check reports to resolve data discrepancies
  • Assist in the development of primary data analyses using SAS
  • Develop CRFs and CRF instructions sheets
  • Create study participant binders and electronic archives of CRFs
  • Create and update study related standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Prepare project related team meeting agendas and actively participate in meetings
  • Prepare and present progress reports and data analyses in team meetings
  • Participate in COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation activities
  • Assist with research project human resources and finance related activities
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator and Director Research Program
  • The candidate must be a team player who is enthusiastic, meticulous, well-organized with excellent interpersonal skills.


Emory-Einstein TB/HIV Research Group Profile

The Emory-Einstein TB/HIV research group housed within the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University has a top notch TB, HIV and Global Health academic research and training program that is recognized both nationally and internationally. Our research projects are in close collaboration with leading stakeholders including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Atlanta, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) – New Jersey, Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, Columbia University – New York, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) – South Africa, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) – South Africa, Amauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) – Ethiopia, DeKalb County Board of Health – Atlanta, and Fulton County Board of Health – Atlanta.


Additional Information

  • Position timeline: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
  • This position is also posted on the Emory Handshake website:
    • REAL 2020-2021 position (posting ID #3928759 and #3928755)
    • Non-REAL 2020-2021 position (posting ID #3928747)


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and updated resume to Dr. Salim Allana, Director Research Program (Email: salim [dot] allana [at] emory [dot] edu) no later than September 10, 2020.


Undergrad Sociology TA Position, Department of Sociology


The Emory College Department of Sociology has an opening for an MPH student to serve as a TA for a Fall 2020 undergraduate class (Introduction to Sociology).  TAs are expected to work 10-12 hours per week (more some weeks, less in others).  A TA is needed for SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology. The course meets synchronously online Tues 2:40-3:55PM and there is a second asynchronous session per week.  The instructor is Tony Healy.

Position Details

  • Duties may include attending class; grading of exams and/or papers; proctoring exams; assisting with classroom activities; leading in-class discussion groups; assisting with administrative activities.
  • The pay is $1500 per course, a one-time payment.  If the enrollment reaches 60 (very likely) the pay is increased to $1800.  Course texts are provided.

How to Apply

If you are interested (or might be in a future semester), and to learn more, please contact Ellen Idler, DGS Sociology: eidler [at] emory [dot] edu

Strategy, Policy, & Communications Intern, CDC

Opportunity Description

This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be current students. This position is located in the National Center for Global Health (CGH), Division of Global HIV, and TB (DGHT), Strategy, Policy, and Communications Branch. This opportunity is remote/telework, with a minimum of 10 hours per week (flexible, based on schedule). 

Scope of Work 

Support writing and editing of content for various Division communication vehicles. Assist in developing and implementing social media strategies. Help coordinate inter-related activities among the various functions of the Branch and serve occasionally as liaison with other Division teams and branches, as well as, with staff from other CDC Centers. Provide response for incoming communications and media requests. Provide graphics and digital media support.


  • Excellent social media skills
  • Skills in graphic design and/or digital media
  • Good organizational skills
  • Attention to detail when working with numbers, including lists
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly time-sensitive environment, while ensuring high quality and efficiency
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals within CDC and with external organizations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying tasking, short turnaround times, and meet or exceed all deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), and SharePoint
  • Demonstrates initiative on assignments and projects, and proactively tackles responsibilities
  • Ability to produce accurate documents and materials with little or no supervision

How to Apply

  • 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 – Strategy, Policy and Communications Intern” no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2020.
  • Students selected for interviews will be contacted, and the student(s) selected for participation will be required to complete additional paperwork.

Health Services Research Intern, American Cancer Society

Role Description

The Health Services Research Program of the American Cancer Society conducts research on health disparities related to cancer, identifies barriers to receiving optimal cancer care, and estimates the impact of health policies on the cost of and access to cancer care at both state and national level, to strengthen the scientific basis to reduce the burden of cancer among patients, caregivers, and their families. 


  • The Health Services Research Intern will prepare and analyze national data using SAS and Stata;
  • Conduct literature reviews, assist in developing research proposals, and some scientific writing;
  • Prepare tables and figures for scientific presentations using Excel and/or PowerPoint;
  • Proofread reports for publication and presentation at professional meetings.


  • REQUIRED: Data analysis experience, strong interest in evaluating health disparities
  • PREFERRED: Familiarity with SAS 

How to Apply 

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


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