Opportunity for an Associate/Senior Service Fellowship position, CDC Dengue Branch at San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Seeking DVM-MPH, MD/DO-MPH, PhD, or RN-MPH Epidemiologist:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dengue Branch, are seeking qualified candidates with a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine with a Masters in Public Health, or Medical Doctor with a Masters in Public Health, or PhD Epidemiologist, or a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Public Health. This person will be responsible primarily for using established scientific and technical methods and practices to identify and evaluate a wide range of health conditions related principally to Dengue, West Nile virus, and other arboviruses; provide assistance and consultation in the development and implementation of procedures, methods and strategies for obtaining and using scientific data; be responsible for directing and managing on-site epidemiologic investigations of public health problems, including acute outbreaks and clusters of human illness; principally concerning Dengue, West Nile Virus, and other arboviral outbreaks; analyze study or project implementation procedures to maximize performance, and will work with program specialists and/or scientist as appropriate; provide scientific consultation for large and difficult programs or projects that have unusually demanding scientific problems or issues; identify and analyzes public health issues and strategize for the development of appropriate public health policies; be responsible for justifying defending, negotiating, and resolving issues in scientific and public health policy through participation in seminars, conferences, meetings, hearings, and presentations involving problems or issues of considerable importance; review and edit manuscripts for professional publications for technical content and policy considerations; participate in and lead seminars and programs in scientific settings, including national and international scientific meetings; collaborate and provide scientific consultation with Dengue Branch colleagues, Division level and CDC colleagues, and with external partners; assist in directing the design and management of infectious disease surveillance systems, including continuous ongoing surveillance as well as specialized short term surveillance.
a. Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine (or equivalent) with a Masters in Public Health (or equivalent) or
b. MD/DO with a Masters in Public Health or
c. PhD in Epidemiology (or equivalent) or
d. Registered Nurse with a Masters in Public Health
2. Project management skills: Substantial experience in epidemiologic study design and management; surveillance management; and personnel mentoring and supervision.
3. Analytic skills: Substantial experience conducting in-depth descriptive, and multivariate and regression analysis.
4. Writing skills: Experience in writing scientific manuscripts
5. Policy skills: Experience with public health policy research and development
6. Language skills: Spoken and written proficiency in English (and Spanish preferably)
7. Computer skills: Proficiency in STATA or equivalent (e.g., SAS, SUDAN, R, etc.), MS Excel and MS Access.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience ($59,383-$91,801) plus 13% COLA). For consideration, applicants are advised to submit a resume or curriculum vitae by April 3, 2009 to the following address:
Dengue Branch, DVBID, CDC
1324 Calle Canada
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920-3860
Telephone: (787) 706-2399 or (787) 706-2496 (FAX)