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Job Title: Epidemiologist/Statistician/Ecologist for Arboviral Analytical Studies
Job Number: CDC-DVBD-2019-0124
Organization: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow
Posted: 4/30/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Juan,  PR   
Compensation: maximum equivalent to GS-11 step 1 (around $65,000 per year)
Position Description: Skill development in the following areas: •Perform analyses of complex data. •Participate in the design, plan, and i implementation of original research. •Assist in the conduct of research projects, b by providing support to field staff or c conducting field activities when necessary. •Present research and surveillance findings a and methods at internal and external m meetings. •Assist in the write up and publishing of s scientific manuscripts communicating f findings. •Specific research projects will consider the interests of the trainee, the needs of the Division of Vector-Borne Disease, and t the potential public health impact.

Qualifications: •A minimum of a Masters Degree in e epidemiology, statistics, ecology, or r related field. Doctoral degree preferred. •Experience in epidemiology and infectious d diseases •Experience with the statistical software R o or SAS •Demonstrated skill in analyzing data from s studies and projects •Experience in writing and communicating r research or surveillance findings •Demonstrated skill in successful c communication and collaboration with m multidisciplinary team •Demonstrated ability to collaborate in team projects and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced research environment

Organization Description: The CDC, DVBD, Dengue Branch Epidemiology Unit has a history of innovative research with broad implications for prevention and control of these diseases locally within Puerto Rico, in the continental United States, and internationally. The Unit played a central role in the Zika response, for example, implementing cohort studies to determine the duration of Zika virus RNA detection in different body fluids, conducting cohort studies to determine incidence at the community levels, analyzing the risk of severe disease, and identifying effective surveillance strategies. The Dengue Branch provides a unique opportunity for learning the skills needed to conduct interdisciplinary applied public health research in an endemic setting including studies of vectors, interventions, clinical management, and surveillance.

Closing Date: 7/30/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Janice Perez,  Epidemiologist/Statistician/Ecologist for Arboviral Analytical Studies
Contact Location: 1324 Canada Street

San Juan   PR  00920
United States
Contact Location: 1324 Canada Street
  San Juan   PR  00920
  United States
Contact Phone: 787-706-2399 
Contact Fax: 787-706-2496
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To be considered, apply through Zintellect ( using position number CDC-DVBD-2019-0124 or send a current CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing your relevant experience and your interest in this position to the attention of Janice Perez-Padilla at by May 10th, 2019.

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