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Job Title: ORISE Fellow: Enteric Disease Epidemiology Research Assistant (ERA)
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Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted: 9/3/2019
Type: Part-time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: The ERA will work closely with epidemiologists to support national surveillance systems (80%). These duties include answering phone or email inquiries, assisting with data entry and records management, regularly transmitting data to partner agencies, serving as a back-up database manager, and cleaning and descriptive analysis as needed. Technical and administrative duties (20%) include preparing meeting agendas, taking meeting minutes, coordinating responses to Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIA), coordinating meetings between other public health or industry partners and CDC, maintaining internal and external Microsoft SharePoint sites to include project tracking and maintaining user permissions; and liaising with the communications team about scientific publications and public messaging. Additional duties may include other special projects, such as analysis, writing, public health communications, efficiency improvements, policy, and surveillance informatics support depending on need and candidate’s interest and abilities. The ERA will meet regularly with supervisors to discuss their work and will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from professionals at various stages in their public health careers.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree in a science-related field, have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills, be very detail-oriented and efficient, be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Access), have the ability to work independently and as a team member, and have a passion for public health. Experience in Adobe Pro, SharePoint, and project management software a plus. Experience and eagerness to learn statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, or other) a must. This is an entry-level, bachelor-degree position. Candidates MUST have received their degree within the past 5 years. Candidates with an advanced degree (master or doctoral level, including MD and DVM) will NOT be considered.

Position will be funded through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Position is a one-year fellowship. Renewal beyond 1 year may be possible. Health insurance provided.

Organization Description: The Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch (EDEB) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, bachelor- level candidate for an exciting position with the National Surveillance Team (NST), which conducts surveillance of multiple enteric conditions including listeriosis, botulism, salmonellosis, shigellosis, campylobacteriosis, cholera, vibriosis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, and E. coli. The position is planned to start in August 2019. The ERA will provide technical assistance to support programmatic activities of the team and EDEB as needed. In addition to providing administrative and organizational support, the ERA will have the opportunity to observe and participate in many aspects of a busy surveillance team, including data collection and management, analysis, communication with public health partners (e.g., state public health departments, federal agencies), public health informatics, communications, and policy.

Closing Date: 12/3/2019
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Contact Name: Erin Stokes,  ORISE Fellow: Enteric Disease Epidemiology Research Assistant (ERA)
Contact Location: 1600 Clifton Rd NE
MS H24-9
Atlanta   GA  30329
United States
Contact Location: 1600 Clifton Rd NE
  MS H24-9
  Atlanta   GA  30329
  United States
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How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to Erin Stokes, Acting Team Lead, by Friday, 9/13/2019, 5pm (ET) at, with the following subject line: “ORISE Fellow: Enteric Disease Epidemiology Research Assistant (ERA)"

Additional Information: Please note this position is part-time. Anticipated hours are 20/week.

Web Site Delete Date: 12/3/2019