Surveillance Epidemiologist, Department of Infectious Diseases

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
VA Medical Center

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  • The Surveillance Epidemiologist will support Emerging Infections Program (EIP) surveillance programs and special studies in the School of Medicine at Emory University to ensure high-quality epidemiologic data acquisition and quality procedures.
  • The Position will be assigned to one or more specific EIP program areas but will also provide general EIP support.
  • Collects epidemiologic data through laboratory audit and medical record reviews in multiple health system.
  • Enters, manages, and cleans surveillance and study data in databases such as REDCap, SendSS, Access, etc.
  • Analyzes data in software packages such as SAS or R.
  • Produces data, reports, and presentations for external partners, as well as for internal use.
  • Retrieves, transports, and accessions packaged laboratory specimens.
  • Communicates with medical facilities to collect and verify epidemiologic information and specimens.
  • Conducts telephone interviews and supports special studies. Performs related program area responsibilities as required.
  • May act as lead on a specific study activity.
  • Complies with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects' research.


  • Master's degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited school. Epidemiology specialty preferred OR Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program with two or more years of direct experience conducting infectious disease surveillance and epidemiologic analyses.


  • Medical record experience.
  • Database management skills.
  • SAS and/or R experience EIP or health department experience desirable.
  • Experience with study enrollment. 


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 

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