The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Continuing Education Specialist 2. The Continuing Education Specialist (CES) will be an integral member of the University of Washington Public Health Capacity Building Center (UW PHCBC), a consortium of individuals and organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide free training and technical assistance to U.S. health departments interested in increasing their skills, infrastructure, and resources necessary to implement high impact HIV prevention (HIP) strategies in their jurisdictions and achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The CES will be responsible for the Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Training Program and will work with consortium partners, CDC, and subject matter experts to develop, maintain, conduct, evaluate, revise and promote in person and online trainings on topics such as HIV testing and integrating linkage to care, re-linkage to care, and PrEP delivery into existing HIV partner services. In addition the CES will coordinate 1-2 learning collaborative-type projects per year with groups of 6-8 health departments interested in improving specific aspects of their HIV prevention programs. Projects will focus on topics such as improving linkage and re-linkage to care activities, increasing HIV testing among high risk populations, and integrating HIP strategies into STD clinical services. The CES will be responsible for scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, outlining project timelines, organizing in-person and video-based meetings, providing technical assistance prior to and following the meetings, and capturing project activities in CDC documentation systems. This position will include approximately 10% travel to locations throughout the United States.
Three vacancies in: Detroit, Michigan; San Francisco, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Austin, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia.
Epidemiologist up to GS 13 (Title 42)
The Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, is hiring a total of three GS-13 epidemiologists to be placed in one of five federally-funded STD programs in: Detroit, MI; San Francisco, CA; Memphis, TN; Austin, TX; and Richmond, VA. The epidemiologists will assist CDC with multi-center research analyses and assist the state/local programs with data analyses. They will be stationed in programs that have a publicly-funded STD clinic and significant STD morbidity. Each epidemiologist will be expected to devote 80% of their time to national-level studies and 20% to studies of interest primarily at the state or local level. Possible activities include: investigations to identify factors associated with increases in STD morbidity; data analyses to detect emerging trends in STDs, education on STD prevention and control to local staff; investigations of disease clusters and outbreaks; and data analysis to evaluate programmatic activities and interventions.
The epidemiologists will work closely with staff in the local health jurisdiction, as well as seasoned CDC field-epidemiologists. The position will be supervised by CDC staff in Atlanta and by a local supervisor within the STD program.
Candidates should have at a minimum a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or similar field; and must be proficient in SAS, Stata, or similar data analysis software. Candidates with a PhD degree and/or experience in surveillance and epidemiologic research are encouraged to apply. Experience working with STDs is preferred, though not required.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should specify which programs they are applying to work with (and a ranking by order of interest if there is a strong preference), and send their CV and a cover letter by May 31 to: Tom Peterman (email@example.com).
Assignees will be selected by CDC with input from the host STD program. Official supervision will be by the DSTDP (Epidemiology and Statistics Branch); day-to-day direction will be provided by a host supervisor. These positions will be hired under title 42, Public Health Service Act, are proposed for 3 years, and are renewable in 3 year increments, not to exceed 10 total years. No funds are available for moving expenses.
As an Epidemiologist you will:
1. Serve as a technical expert with respect to all phases of statistical interpretation relating to epidemiologic topics under consideration.
2. Conduct analyses of large databases.
3. Provide scientific advice and technical assistance to various public, private, and/or non-profit and/or health related agencies and organizations, including assistance in the development and implementation of procedures, methods, and strategies for obtaining and using scientific data.
4. Write comprehensive statistical and analytic reports from major studies and continuing projects; and disseminates results of research projects in a wide range of venues including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, and special reports.
5. Present results to scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.
Epidemilogist positions available (2):
As a Supervisory Health Scientist, you will
Represent the agency on the phone, in person, and by mail in a way that reflects the agency’s
mission. Establish strong, solid communication with colleagues, including Executive Director
1. To research educational grant opportunities, write grants, and ensure grant compliance of funded proposals.
2. To create a comprehensive prevention education program, inclusive of both primary and secondary prevention, targeting the most affected portions of the population.
3. To engage existing agencies already providing services to this population, including UAB, medical providers, Jefferson County Health Department, area churches, and other key organizations, businesses, and persons.
4. To document the program as a targeted prevention model to be used statewide.
5. To build new collaborative relationships with other community-based organizations and institutions.
6. To oversee the proper utilization and care of the Mobile HIV Testing Unit.
7. To oversee the proper implementation of the HIV Antibody Test and other screenings.
8. To understand and promote effective bio-medical tools of prevention, such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP)
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The Director is responsible for organizing and managing significant functions or programs of NACCHO, including the supervision of professional and support staff. The Director is responsible for the effective day-to-day operations and outcomes of the program, developing and implementing initiatives to support the program’s strategic direction, and overseeing program resources (fiscal and human), in collaboration with the Senior Director or Senior Advisor.
Positions at the director level typically report to a Senior Director or Senior Advisor and require advanced knowledge and experience in an area of specialization as well as significant management capabilities. This position may also require the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with internal and external stakeholders across various levels.
Program Specific Information The Director for Infectious Disease and Immunization will be responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of projects that aim to improve local health department capacity to prevent and control infectious diseases. Specific topics that this portfolio addresses currently include core infectious disease prevention and control, vaccine-preventable diseases, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, and newly emerging infectious diseases (e.g., Ebola, Zika); however, may expand and encompass other areas as well.
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