Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Epidemiologist

Posted: 11/28/2017 (Employment)

The CDC is accepting applications for a GS-13 epidemiologist in the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. This position will close on December 5, 2017.

The overarching mission of the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch is to guide HIV prevention and care by identifying, monitoring, and reporting the drivers of the HIV epidemic. This position has two vacancies that will be situated in the Behavioral Surveillance Team and will support the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system and other team projects. NHBS is CDC’s comprehensive system for conducting bio-behavioral surveillance among persons at highest risk for HIV infection in the United States. NHBS is implemented in metropolitan statistical areas with the highest disease burden. NHBS survey and testing activities are conducted in rotating annual cycles of surveillance among men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs and heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV infection.

Desired qualifications include experience designing, overseeing, implementing, and conducting major scientific surveys/surveillance for HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases and providing technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and other organizations. In addition to technical expertise, the position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and preference for working in a team environment.

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Deadline: 12/05/2017

Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention