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Job Title: Data Management and Analysis Fellowship - CDC
Job Number: CDC-NCHHSTP-2017-01
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 4/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is available with the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( (CDC).

This fellowship offers the opportunity to be involved with high-priority, high-impact issues in domestic HIV surveillance. With 22 participating metropolitan project areas throughout the United States, the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system collects and reports data on three populations at increased risk for HIV infection: men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs and heterosexuals at increased risk in the United States. NHBS data are used to monitor issues affecting these populations, which include describing racial disparities, reporting HIV prevalence and awareness, exploring the prevalence HIV-related risk behaviors, such as drug use and sex, and examining access to HIV testing, care and prevention. NHBS collects data through personal interviews and HIV testing and is the only national source of data on HIV- negative populations and HIV-positive individuals unaware of or not in care for their infection. This fellowship will focus on conducting data analysis, project management of data processes and and assisting with dissemination of NHBS data.

Fellows may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities: • Assisting in the analysis of data collected using respondent driven sampling (RDS) and venue- based sampling (VBS) methods. • Assisting in the development of data documentation, reports, analysis, and questionnaire data quality for NHBS, which incorporates the use of RDS and VBS methods. • Writing SAS programs to conduct data analyses. • Aiding in the development of analysis guides, data documentation, and data management procedures for a national surveillance program. • Participating in data analysis and dissemination using surveillance data including co-authoring surveillance reports or peer- reviewed journal articles. • Researching data and technical issues that a arise from the NHBS questionnaire. • Maintaining a data crosswalk database for NHBS variables. • Tracking changes and decisions for the NHBS questionnaire and variables. • Meeting with external and internal stakeholders.

Qualifications: • A Master’s degree or higher in a health, behavioral science, or statistical field. within the last five years • Experience using statistical software is required (SAS preferred). • Experience using and designing relational databases (e.g. MS Access) databases is required. • Knowledge of HIV prevention and infectious disease is preferred. • Strong oral and excellent writing skills are required.

Organization Description: 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.

Closing Date: 7/28/2017
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Contact Name: Melissa Cribbin,  Data Management and Analysis Fellowship - CDC
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