• Public Health Program Associate

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Public Health
    SPH: Epidemiology
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Business Operations
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Under limited supervision, uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges. Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research. Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions. May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, web-based resources, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues. May work with clinical study sites on patient recruitment and data collection standards. Assists with data collection and data analysis. Contributes to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings. May assist in designing, developing, and conducting targeted training initiatives. May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives. Performs related responsibilities as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school.

    Additional Details

    Preferred Qualifications


    • Master’s in Public Health or related field from an accredited school.
    • Experience with international research projects is preferred.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a geographically dispersed team.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail is required.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
    • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in teams.
    • Knowledge of research study design, epidemiology and biostatistics.
    • Must have the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
    • Ability and desire to travel internationally multiple times per year to study sites, to support the needs of the project.
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite applications.

     Position Information

    This position is 1 year in duration. This position reports to an Atlanta-based Principal Investigator (PI) and requires approximately 15% travel to India, South Africa and Baltimore, MD for monitoring project progress. The employee will interface with research and administrative staff at Emory Rollins School of Public Health and with collaborating partners based at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, USA), Byramjee-Jeejeebhoy Medical College (Pune, India), National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis (Chennai, India), and Perinatal HIV Research Unit/Wits Health Consortium (Johannesburg, South Africa). Specific job responsibilities include:

    • Provide principal administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator in the administration and implementation of multiple NIH funded projects and their completion
    • Be responsible for communication across research sites and collaborating agencies based in the U.S., India and South Africa, including daily emails, and monthly teleconferences
    • Prepare agendas for and lead project team meetings and monthly conference calls with site staff; write and distribute minutes from meetings/calls
    • Serve as a point of contact and interact with the study personnel at the study sites to ensure smooth integration of the study into the clinical and programmatic setting
    • Work with on-site project staff to ensure site compliance to all aspects of the project protocols and national and international regulations
    • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for activities at each site
    • Track screening, enrollment and follow-up visits of study participants
    • Prepare and present periodic progress reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and action items to document project progress and next steps in regular team meetings with the Study Investigators and other Key Personnel
    • Develop and monitor implementation of project work plans
    • Review study database and develop data reports to track study progress
    • Work with the site study staff to monitor accuracy and completeness of data collection and data entry to ensure quality data management
    • Meet with study staff and visit recruitment sites in India and South Africa to discuss project progress
    • Prepare and send daily notes to the Principal Investigator and other Key Personnel during trips to India and South Africa, detailing study activities and meetings with local collaborators
    • Prepare and submit ethics applications, including amendments and annual renewals to the Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB); oversee ethics applications at all relevant site IRBs
    • Review project ledgers and track expenses
    • Complete additional research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and Key Personnel


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