May 21, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1. Position: Data Analyst for Child Health

Organization: Sci Metrika LLC
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
SUMMARY: Data Analyst for Child Health JOB ID: 190463 Job Description: We are currently seeking a Data Analyst for Child Health who will be based at a client site in Atlanta, Georgia. The Data Analyst will assist in the management and analysis of related data.
Responsibilities/Accountabilities: •Manage data to include data collection, data entry, validation and analyses of datasets, •Conduct ongoing analysis of trends, prevalence and risk factor prevention using a variety of primary and secondary data sources, •Review data for epidemiologic impact of Child Health services •Design surveys and analyze survey data, •Collect and evaluate statistical data or reports to identify program trends, •Assist in conducting research and basic analyses that frequently have statewide impact, •Organize and tabulate program data using a variety of techniques including database software spread sheets, statistical tables, charts and graphs, •Identify barriers to quality services, compliance or ineffective processes, •Use findings of analyses to prepare factsheets, presentations and publications, •Present epidemiological data to a lay audience.
Technical competencies: •Advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel to create graphs and PowerPoint to present findings •Skills using statistical software (SPSS, STATA, R, or SAS) to analyze data •Ability to use job-specific tools to review data •Ability to prepare reports tailored to program needs.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: SciMetrika is a population health consulting firm whose mission is to provide innovative scientific, technical, and logistical solutions that advance human health. We serve federal, state, and local agencies, commercial companies, educational institutions and private research organizations.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required Experience: Minimum Requirements: •Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and two years of relevant experience
Preferred Qualifications: •Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and/or Access •Intermediate skills in at least one statistical software package (STATA, SAS or R) •Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written •Intermediate understanding of basic statistics (e.g. Statistics I and II) •Professional and positive attitude •Excellent customer service skills •Able to work effectively in a high stress, changing environment •Knowledge about autism among children. Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
How to apply: Please go to the SciMetrika website at www.scimetrika.com/careers and apply for position # 190463
For further information: Please contact msmith@scimetrika.com.
2. Position: Senior Health Manager-STD/HIV Investigations and Outreach

Organization: Mecklenburg County Health Department
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
SUMMARY: The Sr. Health Manager for STD/HIV Investigations, Outreach, and HIV Case Management is responsible for the overall assessment, planning, implementation, supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the STD/HIV Investigations Program, STD/HIV Outreach and Education Program, HIV clinic based testing, and the HIV Case Management Program. Specific accountabilities for this position include, but are not limited to, assessing work process methods and implementing best practices; coordinating HIV/STD community services throughout the Community Health Division and Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD); coordinating and supervising surveillance and legal control measure enforcement activities; monitoring, correcting and submitting STD/HIV disease reporting data utilizing the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NCEDSS); providing professional and technical expertise and guidance to staff and leadership; providing performance management activities according to Mecklenburg County policies and procedures; providing assistance and leadership related to Health Department accreditation activities; representing the service area in inter and extra-departmental committees, planning teams and community activities; developing and implementing interventions and departmental goals for HIV and STDs; providing data and reports to County executive leadership and elected officials; and strong and effective networking and relationship building with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) personnel, multiple community agencies and service partners. May provide backup assistance to other managers within the Division.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Mecklenburg County Health Department is an accredited agency and the largest of 86 Health Districts in North Carolina. With a county population of 716,407, the Health Department provides 32 different clinical, educational and regulatory services through seven full-time and one part-time service sites to the entire community. Official website of Mecklenburg County Can be visited at: www.meckhealth.org
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Licensing: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina (Nurse Licensure Compact) by the NC Board of Nursing. Valid North Carolina or South Carolina driver’s license and personal vehicle for use at work. Ability to obtain a county operator’s permit Experience: Five years public health or related experience, including three years supervisory experience required.
How to apply: Complete application and attach resume on Mecklenburg County’s job website: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/HR/Pag es/ApplyOnline.aspx
For further information: Please contact
Carmel.Clements@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

3.Position: Senior Public Health Analyst

Organization: SciMetrika, LLC
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
SUMMARY: We are currently seeking a Senior Public Health Analyst who will be based at a client site in Atlanta, Georgia. The qualified applicant will develop data management systems, including computer programs, to monitor data quality and will communicate with project areas regarding study activities and protocols. Responsibilities/Accountabilities: •Develop data management systems, including computer programs, to monitor data quality. •Develop statistical and mathematical models to describe findings and describe current trends. •Analyze data for reports, presentations and publications. •Assist in the review of study data for data quality. •Organize study files, including data and correspondence files. •Perform scientific, medical and research literature searches in fields including but not limited to Behavioral and Social Sciences, Epidemiology, and Laboratory and prepare slides for scientific presentations. •Provide analytic support to multi- disciplinary teams in order to accomplish public health research and program goals.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: SciMetrika is a public health consulting firm whose mission is to provide innovative scientific, technical, and logistical solutions that advance human health. We serve federal, state, and local agencies, commercial companies, educational institutions and private research organizations.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required Experience: Minimum Requirements: •Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare and Science or related field with a minimum of 9 years of experience. •5 years of specialized experience in the areas of public health promotion and prevention utilizing public and private partnerships. •3 years of experience in the design and analysis of surveys of randomized controlled trials and risk factor assessments of reproductive health outcomes. •3 years of experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, SUDAAN, MS ACCESS, and SPSS •Ability to work in a dynamic team environment. •Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
•Master’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare and Science or related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience. •Experience supporting Public Health related projects •Knowledge of CDC culture, mission, and IT environment Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
How to apply: Please go to the SciMetrika website at www.scimetrika.com/careers and apply for position # 190776
For further information: Please contact
msmith@scimetrika.com

4.Position: Research Coordinator

Organization: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Bronx, NY
SUMMARY: This position is located in the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Duties include but may not be limited to the following: • Assist in the completion of institutional and IRB paperwork. • Screens, recruits and schedules subjects for research protocols. • Coordinates study visits to ensure that the study protocol and regulatory requirements are followed. • Works with large and multi-level databases. • Completes the informed consent process with each subject. • Assists the Principal Investigator with educating and counseling patients. • Performs other duties assigned as related to the position.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people – our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country’s service. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or higher preferred); • managing a multi-site team of other research staff and investigators; • supervision of research staff (both onsite and remotely); • management of weekly and monthly meetings for staff and investigators; • experience (preferred) using Microsoft SQL Server, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, SPSS, RedCap,R, SAS • using research protocol methods to recruit, screen, interview, and consent human subject participants into health services studies; • maintaining research study records in compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB); • entering research data into databases using automated software packages such as Microsoft Office, Word, Power-Point, Excel, SQL, RedCap, and R. • preparing monthly reports about study project status;
For further information: Please contact ulahwang@yahoo.com
5.Position: Health Scientist

Organization: Center for disease control and prevention
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
SUMMARY: This is an ORISE Fellowship Position not to exceed 4 years: The MPH- level epidemiology fellow will serve in the branch’s Surveillance and Epidemiology Team. The fellow will be involved with various projects within the team, including GeoSentinel, an international sentinel surveillance network with 48 travel medicine clinics, epidemiologic studies involving other networks or travel clinics, and studies using data involving travelers. In this role he or she will train with medical officers, epidemiologists, a statistician and a database manager on the team, staff and subject matter experts in other areas of the CDC and professionals from outside CDC. All research conducted by ORISE/ORAU fellows while at CDC will be governed by CDC THB policies and procedures. CDC understands that participant fellows are not to be considered employees and as such cannot render advisory or expert advice, nor are they considered performing a job. Technical Requirements: In this capacity, the fellow applies epidemiologic training to the design, development, conduct, and analysis of research and surveillance into the incidence, causes, risk factors and medical treatment of diseases affecting travelers. The ability and desire to manage databases, run statistical programs (SAS software) and to analyze data is required for the position. Good communication and writing skills and the ability to work within a team is also required. The fellow should also be detail-oriented in order to identify and resolve data inconsistencies. The Traveler’s Health Branch (THB) works to keep U.S. residents safe and healthy while traveling and living overseas. The branch is responsible for evaluating risk, monitoring disease outcomes, developing interventions, and reducing the risk for travel-related illness in U.S. residents. THB is also primarily responsible for the “CDC Health Information for International Travel” or the Yellow Book, and interacts with travelers, the travel industry, travel medicine specialists and other health care providers who see travelers. The Surveillance and Epidemiology Team is made up of 6 professionals whose focus is to investigate U.S. travelers and the health risks they face overseas.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
QUALIFICATIONS: MPH level Must have been received within last 5 years, proficient in SAS, Excel and
Word.

How to apply: Please send resume to Email address. No phone calls please
For further information: Contact
mps6@cdc.gov

6.Position: EPI II – FoodNet Coordinator

Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
SUMMARY: The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Epidemiologist II-FoodNet Coordinator within the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology Section.
This position is responsible for surveillance of various infectious diseases encompassed by the Georgia Emerging Infections Program, in particular the FoodNet component. The position develops and implements communicable disease surveillance systems. Participates in investigations of outbreaks of notifiable diseases under the guidance of senior epidemiologists. Also works with public health partners, including laboratories, clinicians, and healthcare facilities to improve public health surveillance. Job Responsibilities: Coordinates all FoodNet surveillance activities, including assurance of data quality and completeness and works closely with CDC to ensure adherence to protocols and standards.
Participates in special surveys and research projects related to notifiable disease epidemiology, specifically the Emerging Infections Program
Participates in, conducts and, as required, directs notifiable disease surveillance and outbreak investigations and epidemiologic studies under the guidance of medical epidemiologists
Organizes and operationalizes specific studies and/or data collection
Ensures that appropriate district and local public health officials are informed of potential outbreaks and/or diseases identified within their jurisdiction. Offers consultation and assistance for proper follow-up
Analyzes data from surveillance system and/or special studies; presents information and works closely with stakeholders from the Acute Disease Epidemiology Section, other areas of the Department of Public Health, federal agencies, District and County Public Health staff, and healthcare providers. Provides consultation and technical assistance as needed
Assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of disease surveillance systems
Assists with the development of policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs
Performs various duties in support of section operations
The incumbent will also assist in the preparation of reports of findings; work closely with district and county health jurisdictions; and maintain knowledge of epidemiologic methods and of current developments in the area of acute disease epidemiology.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Georgia Department of Public Health 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a Masters degree in Public Health or a closely related field and two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field OR Completion of a Bachelors degree AND three years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field OR Two years at the lower level or position equivalent.
How to apply: PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ON THIS SITE. YOU MUST APPLY AT www.dph.georgia.gov TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on “About DPH” and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov
For further information: Please contact: Pamela.Hudson@dph.ga.gov
7.Position: Epidemiology Contractor/Consultant

Organization: UCB BioSciences, Inc.
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Raleigh, NC USA
SUMMARY: The responsibility is to provide epidemiology subject matter expertise in the context of observational studies, collaborating in a cross functional setting. The responsibilities are to: •Support the Benefit Risk Team (BRT) and the Missions within the Patient Value Teams (PVT) •Support the Benefit Risk Board (BRB) by providing appropriate background epidemiological data to help inform decisions. • Propose and lead ad hoc analyses, systematic literature reviews and/or additional pharmacoepidemiological as well as general epidemiological research using a variety of sources (databases, prospective and retrospective observational studies, registries, etc.) which would further inform decisions and issues. This research will be conducted using both internal and external resources. • Issue reports and papers that will inform strategic decisions with specific diseases and compounds. • Develops solutions without active supervision and requires oversight only in complex and/or business-critical situations • Demonstrates initiative and an ability to help the team and others solve problems creatively and practically implements risk based approach • Takes initiative to identify and deal with issues within area of expertise •Reviews and maintains up-to-date knowledge on pharmacoepidemiology.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company present in approximately 40 countries focusing on disorders of the Immune and Central Nervous Systems.
How to apply: Please send your CV via email (or fax) to Kaija.Qvistorff@ucb.com with subject line: Epi Contractor.
For further information: Please contact Kaija.Qvistorff@ucb.com
8.Position: Active Surveillance Data Collection Officer

Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
SUMMARY: The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Active Surveillance Data Collection Officer within the Division of Acute Disease, Epidemiology Section. The Operations Analyst I (Active Surveillance Data Collection Officer) position supports the surveillance activities of the Georgia Emerging Infections Program (GA-EIP). The GA-EIP is a collaborative project with the Georgia Department of Health (DPH), Emory, and, CDC that conducts active surveillance and initiates research studies related to foodborne and invasive bacterial pathogens and other emerging infectious diseases. The duties performed by this position are critical in improving the completeness and data quality of Georgia’s notifiable disease surveillance and also aid in the detection, investigation, and control of food- and waterborne disease outbreaks in Georgia. Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 1. Contacting clinical laboratories to assure complete accurate reporting of conditions under GA-EIP surveillance, including FoodNet and Active Bacterial Core (ABC) organisms. 2. Gathering and verifying demographic, laboratory, clinical, and exposure information on all cases of infection involving organisms under active surveillance. 3. Ensuring that active surveillance data are immediately and accurately entered into the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SENDSS). 4. Ensuring appropriate epidemiologists are notified of immediately reportable conditions, outbreaks, and potential public health emergencies. 5. Conducting semiannual audits of cases reported by clinical laboratories. 6. Visiting clinical laboratories and hospitals to improve and maintain reporting and isolate submission. 7. Serving as liaison with laboratory staff and infection control practitioners. 8. Assisting in physician and laboratory surveys, special studies, and outbreak investigations. 9. Reviewing case-specific medical records. 10. Supporting other GA-EIP activities as needed.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Georgia Department of Public Health 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND one year of related experience, OR One year of experience at the lower level or position equivalent (GSP011), OR Five years of related experience.

How to apply: PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ON THIS SITE. YOU MUST APPLY AT www.dph.georgia.gov In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on “About DPH” and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov
For further information: Please contact Pamela.Hudson@dph.ga.gov.
9.Position: Research Assistant

Organization: Bloomberg School of Public Health
Posting date: May 19, 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD
SUMMARY: The Research Assistant will work closely with Hopkins Investigators in supporting the day-to-day operations of the Study of HIV Infection in the Etiology of Lung Disease (SHIELD) Study. The Research Assistant will work closely with Hopkins Investigators in supporting the day-to-day operations of the Study of HIV Infection in the Etiology of Lung Disease (SHIELD) Study. Research Assistant will provide periodic study reports and exhibit strict adherence to study protocols and data collection procedures. The Research Assistant will be responsible for the recruitment of study participants, obtaining of informed consent, administering face-to-face interviews, performing spirometry measurements, coordinating various study-related procedures, including CT scans and bronchoscopies, as well as performing other research related activities as assigned.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Bachelor’s degree in a Health/Life science or related discipline. Some related clinical research experience. Familiarity/prior experience with spirometry an advantage. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel. Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong organizational skills. Must be comfortable working with vulnerable populations and sensitive to confidentiality issues. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Must be comfortable working with vulnerable populations and sensitive to confidentiality issues.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a Health/Life science or related discipline. Some related clinical research experience. Familiarity/prior experience with spirometry an advantage. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel. Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong organizational skills. Must be comfortable working with vulnerable populations and sensitive to confidentiality issues. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Must be comfortable working with vulnerable populations and sensitive to confidentiality issues.
How to apply: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm? view_req_id=66425&view=sch
For further information: Please contact hramamu1@jhu.edu
10. Position: Research Program Manager / Assistant Scientific Director, ARHMS

Organization: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Posting date: May 20, 2015
Location: Little rock, AR, USA
SUMMARY: The Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System (ARHMS), within the Section of Birth Defects Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Scientific Director of ARHMS. The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for oversight and supervision of staff of the statewide birth defect registry and will collaborate with existing faculty in the design and implementation of epidemiologic studies as well as assist the Scientific and Medical Directors of ARHMS. The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for the supervision of health information management specialists who abstract clinical information from medical records from 43+ hospitals and other medical facilities across the state and will manage the technical aspect of ARHMS activities, as related to medical record abstraction and data entry. The Assistant Director will be responsible for timely ascertainment of cases for each birth year, conduct periodic field visits; ensure and adhere to organizational data quality standards; ensure validity checks are current and completed for key data elements; maintain up-to-date manual of operations, standard operating procedures and other registry documentation; ensure that data quality and control procedures exist and are implemented on an ongoing basis; ensure that HIM staff are adequately trained and re-trained in data collection and data entry procedures on an ongoing basis or as needed, and ensure that data quality audits are conducted on an a regular basis. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Section for Birth Defects Research’s Database Manger, to ensure the ARHMS database is maintained and updated as needed. The Assistant Director will assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of research protocols and grants and will support ongoing and new clinical and epidemiologic research. The position will facilitate the timely collection of data necessary for participant recruitment and enrollment for these studies, as needed and will oversee the abstraction activities as they relate to prioritized research study objectives and communication between the ARHMS staff and clinical reviewers for these research studies. The Assistant Director will work closely with faculty, research and public health partners, community organizations and external organizations (e.g., the National Birth Defects Prevention Network) that collaborate with, or request information from ARHMS and will also work with the ARHMS External Advisory Committee and the Arkansas Department of Health. The Assistant Director may also represent ARHMS and the Section in local, state and national organizations and collaborative public health groups, working to improve healthy pregnancy outcomes.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The UAMS Department of Pediatrics employs over 210 faculty members and over 80 residents. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is among the largest children’s hospitals in the United States. Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Little Rock is an exceptionally family-oriented community, with affordable housing, quality school options, a mild climate, excellent cultural and artistic venues, professional minor league sports, world class hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational opportunities plus extraordinary natural beauty. With a population in excess of 500,000, Greater Little Rock offers the most desirable features of large cities without sacrificing ease of access or convenience. For more information, please see our website: www.uams.edu/pediatrics
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have at least a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health or related field (e.g., health information management specialist, chronic disease, environmental health or genetics) The successful candidate should have a minimum of three years of experience working with population-based birth defects or chronic disease surveillance or working as a health information management specialist. The candidate must possess strong supervisory, presentation, and Microsoft Access skills, for querying data reports and abstracting data for analytic purposes. Qualified candidates must have the ability to advise health professionals and the public on birth defect occurrences, birth defects prevention, and services to families of children with birth defects and must work effectively with interdisciplinary groups. For additional information about the position go to: https://jobs.uams.edu.
How to apply: Interested candidates should submit an application through the UAMS Human Resources Application System at https://jobs.uams.edu.

For further information: Please contact
brockangie@uams.edu