Epidemiologist

Epidemiologist

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Expected Start Date: September 30, 2016

Expected End Date: December 31, 2018

Apply by: September 15, 2016

JOB DESCRIPTION: To serve as Epidemiologist to strengthen capabilities to address Zika related programs.  The incumbent will work closely with the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) and CDC Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) focusing on activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will serve as Epidemiologist or Medical Officer for Zika response in Latin America and the Caribbean in providing substantial input in the day-to-day technical and scientific planning, implementation, and analysis of the medical aspects of scientific research studies conducted by other scientists. Collaborates on contracts, grants, awards or cooperative agreements with responsibility for fulfilling supervisory technical assistance to FETPs.  Designs, plans and initiates epidemiologic studies, surveys, and investigations related to Zika Virus Disease.  Participates in various aspects of the study or survey design process, including conducting a search or review of the existing literature and data in a specialty area, and preparing and/or presenting summaries for a variety of purposes.  The incumbent would serve as a national or internationally recognized consultant and expert on epidemiological issues on critical problems in the field of epidemiology. 

Project Implementation:

  • Evaluates data collection, quality control, and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.
  • Serves as a project coordinator and recommends resources for epidemiologic projects.
  • Reviews and approves the substance of reports, decisions, case documents, contracts, or other action documents to ensure that policies accurately reflect the position of the organization.

Resource Management:

  • Serves as technical consultant on contracts for scientific services.
  • Creates, submits, and processes invoices.

Collaboration:

  • Meets regularly with the project team to review all current projects.
  • Builds and nurtures relationships with consultants and external customers by interacting through email, phone calls, meetings, and/or personal visits.

Staff Development:

  • Attends conferences/meetings and reviews literature in order to stay abreast of current knowledge and issues.

LOCATION: The preferred location for this position is Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

TRAVEL: 25-50% domestic and/or international travel is required to countries in the Americas or elsewhere.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree or higher in field related to specific program as indicated and six years’ program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Spanish language skills are required for this position
  • Global public health experience is recommended
  • MD or PhD (or MD with an MPH) with significant work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Prior experience in donor and partner relations
  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills; high attention to detail and quality
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Previous experiences working on international projects

If you have any questions related to this position, please contact Mariana Mansur at: mmansur@tephinet.org

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the personnel so classified. The start date for the position will be subject to funds availability.

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