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Job Title: Epidemiologist or Medical Officer
Job Number:
Organization: Tuberculosis Branch (GTB) in the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT)
Posted: 7/24/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings:
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: The Global Tuberculosis Branch (GTB) in the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT) is seeking an exceptional candidate for a full- time position as an Epidemiologist or a Medical Officer. The incumbent will serve as an Epidemiologist or a Medical Officer on one of the teams. He/she will join a diverse group of scientists to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of studies and programs to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TB among groups disproportionally burdened by TB (e.g., mine workers, people in prison, children, people living with HIV, people using drugs, etc.). He/she will also be asked to contribute to a diverse portfolio of TB and TB/HIV technical, programmatic, and research activities to inform TB program, policy, and strategy globally. Specific duties of the position will include: • Develop, implement, and evaluate TB and TB/HIV research and programmatic activities to strengthen surveillance, improve measurement of TB burden, monitor progress towards PEPFAR, national, and global TB targets, and build capacity for data-driven decision making globally. • Design epidemiologic studies and conduct analyses to assess impact of TB and TB/HIV policies and practice. • Provide expert scientific advice, consultation, and leadership in designing, coordinating, and conducting TB and TB/HIV research and programmatic activities. Provide technical assistance to government, financial, private and nonprofit agencies, and organizations. • Provide mentorship in study design, data management and analysis, and scientific writing both within the branch and to external partners. • Provide project and budget management and oversight for TB and TB/HIV activities that are being led by the incumbent. • Work closely with PEPFAR data and systems to make recommendations to improve TB programs within PEPFAR. • Write, review, and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present at conferences and internal and external meetings as a key representative for GTB. • Conduct all CDC business in a professional manner, utilizing tact and diplomacy. This position will require building and maintaining close collaborations with key global health partners at the highest levels within Ministries of Health, U.S. Embassies, and with large international agencies such as the WHO, IUATLD, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Global Aids Coordinator, and others.

Travel Required: 20% Domestic 5%; international travel 15%.

Qualifications: Interested and qualified applicants should possess the following skills and abilities:

• Expertise in the field of TB, HIV/AIDS, and health systems in resource-constrained settings • Epidemiological experience and/or formal training • Knowledge of USG agencies (especially CDC and USAID), WHO, and other partner organizations • Demonstrated effective diplomatic, communications, and interpersonal skills • Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required

Organization Description: The Global Tuberculosis Branch (GTB) in the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT)provides technical assistance to over 75 countries through its country and regional offices and with headquarters support. DGHT, through its partnerships with Ministries of Health and local and international partners, works to implement integrated HIV/AIDS clinical and preventive services and systems; develop and strengthen laboratory services; and provide epidemiologic science, informatics, and research support to develop sustainable public health systems in resource- constrained countries. Contractors are not eligible. No promotion is available.

Approximately a quarter of the world’s population is infected with M. tuberculosis, and TB disease is the leading infectious disease killer across the globe, responsible for over 1.4 million deaths in 2015. The GTB in DGHT is committed to reducing the burden of TB and TB/HIV in the world by conducting innovative, impactful, and programmatically relevant research and by providing direct technical assistance to national TB programs across the globe, and to international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (IUATLD), and the Global Fund. GTB is structured as three teams, reflecting the focus of our work: TB Prevention, Care, and Treatment; High Risk and Vulnerable Populations; and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Impact Measurement.

Closing Date: 10/24/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HR Customer Service ,  Epidemiologist or Medical Officer
Contact Location: 4770 Buford Highway

Atlanta   GA  30341
United States
Contact Location: 4770 Buford Highway
  Atlanta   GA  30341
  United States
Contact Phone: 770-488-1725  770-488-12
Contact Fax: 770-488-197
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Visit website.

USAJobs Announcement Number: Epidemiologist HHS-CDC-OD-16-1949747 (External) 8760400

USAJobs Announcement Number: Medical Officer HHS-CDC-DH-17-1971846 (External) 2127800

Additional Information: U.S. Citizenship is required. Background investigation required.

This announcement is intended for personnel in the 0601/0602 job series at the GS-12 or GS-13 level and Commissioned Corps Equivalent.

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