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Job Title: Influenza Prevention and Control Data Analyst
Job Number: CDC-ID-2018-0010
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted: 10/30/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is available within the Influenza Division (ID), Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ID provides the scientific and programmatic foundation and leadership for the diagnosis, prevention, and control of influenza domestically and internationally.

The selected participant will provide support for the Influenza Prevention and Control Team (IPACT), which is responsible for studies describing influenza vaccine effectiveness and studies describing antiviral medication use and effectiveness. Opportunities are available for data management and analysis assistance for several large projects within IPACT including the US Hospital Vaccine Effectiveness Network, a multisite, multiyear project to assess annual influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations among adults. In support of these projects, activities may include •Collaborating with IPACT epidemiologists in the development of analytic strategies for assessing the effectiveness of influenza vaccines and antiviral medications, including but not limited to: developing, testing, and managing data collection and specification requirements and data collection processes; reviewing and summarizing scientific and clinical literature related to analytic strategies or project implementation options •Managing the tracking, receipt, validation, and merging of large datasets, including data from multiple sites and epidemiologic, laboratory, and electronic medical data. This includes monitoring data quality and completeness and providing feedback to project sites, designing and maintaining large databases to house data, creating and maintaining database documentation, and generating datasets for epidemiologic analysis •Assisting with preparation of materials required for review of projects by CDC and other institutional review boards (IRBs) for protection of human research subjects •Performing statistical analysis for vaccine and antiviral medication effectiveness estimates •Summarizing research findings in written reports and presentations (at CDC and local and national conferences); performing primary or secondary technical review of documents; preparing sections of scientific manuscripts for internal and academic audiences; responding to inquiries from partner agencies •Coordinating project-related communication with collaborating research institutions including meetings, workshops, and conference calls •Problem-solving to optimize data collection (e.g., refining methods for collection of information on influenza vaccination status), data management, and data presentation

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment- related benefits.

Qualifications: • A Master’s degree in public health or a related scientific field received within the last five years is required. This must include substantial coursework or experience in epidemiology and/or biostatistics with experience in applying methods of linear and logistic regression. Current students are not eligible. • Experience with data importation, manipulation, and statistical programming in SAS is required. • Experience with data importation, manipulation, and analysis in Excel is required. • Experience with Microsoft Access, Powerpoint, and R is preferred.

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Closing Date: 1/30/2018
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A complete application consists of:

•An application •Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts •A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list •Two educational or professional references

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

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