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Senior Epidemiology Advisor II

Essential Functions

  • Provide overall supervision of partner military SABERS studies.
  • Work with DHAPP desk officers and country program managers to identify appropriate budget and mechanism.
  • Review and evaluate proposals for implementing partner (IP) involvement.
  • Provide technical and budget feedback to Desk Officers.
  • Participate in teleconference planning including DHAPP, IP, and military.
  • Oversee modifications and updates to the core survey.
  • Supervise the organization of the study including IP management, tests being conducted, survey items, IRB processes, and data collection scheduling.
  • Oversee data collection and management.
  • Monitor IRB process for all DHAPP protocols requiring IRB review.
  • Read and comment on protocol drafts.
  • Ensure that all protocols complete an internal review.
  • Oversee protocol submissions for human subject determination.
  • Contractor staff management
  • Provide oversight, direction, and leadership.
  • Manage work schedules of contracted staff.
  • Assign epidemiology staff to various SABERS tasks and responsibilities.
  • Oversee workload assignments of contracted epidemiology staff.
  • Track travel schedules of country visits.
  • Approve travel of contracted epidemiology staff.
  • Assign and monitor data analysis procedures.
  • Assign and monitor the summarization of results in technical reports, scientific publications, and presentations.
  • Foster collaboration and professional growth.
  • Coordinate and review final study products.
  • Prepare first draft of each country’s SABERS final technical report.
  • Ensure the final technical report receives internal clearance.
  • Provide support to the desk officer and country program manager on final dissemination of the study to the host military.
  • Review and finalize one-pager document summarizing key SABERS findings.
  • Present SABERS results to DHAPP leadership and at local/national/international meetings.
  • Collaborate with desk officers and other DHAPP branches to utilize SABERS data for HIV programmatic purposes.
  • Take the lead in developing research topics for peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.

 

Capabilities

  • Prior experience conducting epidemiological research in international settings preferred.
  • Prior experience working with military populations preferred.
  • Background and experience in infectious diseases (i.e., HIV) preferred.
  • PEPEFAR prior experience preferred.
  • At least 3 years of relevant management experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of data analysis techniques is required.
  • Proven ability to write and publish scientific manuscripts and reports.
  • Ability to understand, present and convey epidemiological information to different audiences.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position

 

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.

 

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected

 

Experience

  • At least 8 years of epidemiological research experience with a strong background in surveillance and study design is required.

 

Education

  • A PhD in epidemiology or a closely related field is required

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None for this position

 

Security Clearance

Ability to Obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust

 

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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