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Job Title: Prevention and Assessment Epidemiologist
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Organization: CDC
Posted: 6/28/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $52,204 + benefits
Position Description: The main responsibilities of the position will be to assist with the development, implementation, and assessment of enteric illness and outbreak prevention activities. The incumbent will work collaboratively with a variety of public health professionals including epidemiologists, field staff, and data managers. Principal responsibilities will involve working with a team of epidemiologists to assist with outbreak response and prevention activities within ORPB. The incumbent may help with data management, data analysis, and summarizing investigation findings as needed. Specific activities may include: identifying ways to improve ORPB’s outbreak response work; identifying gaps in national foodborne and animal contact outbreak prevention efforts; designing tools to address prevention gaps; and evaluating performance of outbreak prevention projects. Other activities may be assigned as needed, based in part on feedback from the incumbent.

This position offers an opportunity to work as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team focusing on outbreak response and prevention activities, a primary component of CDC’s mission. The position offers advanced experiential learning opportunities that should complement academic study in public health and related fields. The incumbent will have opportunities to enhance quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) or a related scientific field received within the last five years. Candidates with an MPH degree with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education or Health Behavior and Health Education are specifically encouraged to apply. Candidates with MDs, DVMs, or PhDs will not be considered. Experience with data importation, manipulation, and analysis is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel, and Power Point is strongly preferred. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills, which may include proficiency in SAS and Microsoft Access or other relational database management systems. Candidates should also have excellent time management and organizational skills, the ability to comfortably multi- task, and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific data. Candidates should also be capable of working independently and possess excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

This is a full-time one-year ORISE fellowship position with the possibility of extending for additional years. It is located at the Clifton Road Campus of the CDC in Atlanta, GA.

Organization Description: The Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch (ORPB) in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking an epidemiologist focusing on outbreak prevention activities. ORPB is responsible for multistate outbreak investigations of Salmonella and E. coli infections, as well as other organisms and syndromes, whether transmitted by food, animal contact, or other routes. Detecting and investigating these outbreaks is exciting and often requires shoe-leather epidemiology, design and analysis of epidemiologic studies, close collaboration with a diverse group of investigators, including state and local health officials, microbiologists, regulators, and industry. Increasingly, outbreak response and prevention activities within ORPB have involved application of advanced molecular detection (AMD) techniques to identify clusters of illness. One area of emerging concern is translating outbreak response activities into enteric outbreak and illness prevention measures. For more information on the work DFWED performs, see

Closing Date: 7/26/2018
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Contact Name: ORPB Admin,  Prevention and Assessment Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 1600 Clifton Rd

Atlanta   GA  30329
United States
Contact Location: 1600 Clifton Rd
  Atlanta   GA  30329
  United States
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How to Apply: Send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to ORPB Admin at Please note that only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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