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Epidemiologist | Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination

Job Number
58589
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Affiliated Organizations
Department
Task Force for Global Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Laboratory
Location : Name
Task Force for Global Health
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Decatur

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The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) is a non-governmental organization affiliated with Emory University located in Decatur, GA. TFGH and its programs work globally to eliminate diseases that have plagued humankind for centuries and build the systems necessary to protect the health of entire populations. In 2016, TFGH received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize – the world’s largest award of its kind – in recognition of its contributions to alleviating human suffering.

Description

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus cause 1.3 million deaths per year and over two million new infections occur annually. Because hepatitis B vaccination, curative therapy for hepatitis C and other interventions can effectively prevent viral hepatitis transmission and mortality, the 2016 World Health Assembly endorsed goals for hepatitis elimination and preventing over 4.5 million deaths by 2030. However, to eliminate hepatitis, access to effective interventions must improve. In 2019, to help countries build effective programs and accelerate progress toward hepatitis elimination, The Task Force for Global Health launched the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE). CGHE, www.globalhep.org, builds capacity for hepatitis elimination globally through delivery of technical assistance, knowledge generation and dissemination, and advocacy among partners united in a community of practice.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:


The Epidemiologist will provide technical and scientific support to the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination and Coalition partners in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies to assess the burden of viral hepatitis, public health evaluations of the impact of hepatitis programs, and operational research projects. Working with program partners, the Epidemiologist will design study protocols, support in-country partners in study and program implementation and monitoring activities, analyze findings, and communicate results to key partners. In collaboration with technical partners and other staff, the Epidemiologist will develop reports, publications and presentations to facilitate dissemination of evaluation outcomes.

The Epidemiologist will support Coalition activities for about 66% of their time.


The Epidemiologist will also develop and implement research projects with Hiroshima University, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima Japan. About 33% of the Epidemiologist’s time will be spent on joint research projects and teaching with of Hiroshima University. For this work, the Epidemiologist will receive an appointment of Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University.

 

Responsibilities with the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination:

  • In collaboration with Coalition partners, design study protocols for multiple research projects
  • Lead development of data analysis plans and management of data analysis activities
  • Act as project lead for multiple research projects, which includes the development of study protocols, budgets, contracts, and IRB approval; conducting technical trainings in the field as needed; tracking project deliverables; and approving the final technical report.
  • Coordinate closely with national hepatitis and EPI program staff and other partners to facilitate the accurate and efficient implementation of research studies and evaluations
  • Communicate results from research studies and other projects to key partners, including the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, national programs, and other partners
  • Develop solutions to technical assistance requests from Coalition partners, such as reviewing and summarizing the literature on a given topic, advising on statistical methodologies and data interpretation, editing manuscripts and abstracts, and providing training
  • Create new standing technical resources for Coalition partners, including syntheses of systematic reviews, guidelines and protocols, and summaries of high-level meetings
  • With partners and other CGHE staff, develop statistical reports, publications, and presentations to disseminate the project results at scientific meetings, conferences, and in scientific journals, as appropriate
  • Work closely with the Director and Associate Director to develop reports for Donors, case studies, grant applications, and reporting requests as they arise
  • Represent the Coalition at meetings and conferences and external committees, as appropriate
  • Perform related responsibilities as required

Responsibilities with Hiroshima University:

  • Identify joint research projects on viral hepatitis to be conducted in collaboration with Hiroshima University
  • Design study protocols and manage study implementation
  • Lead data analysis of research projects
  • Prepare at least one manuscript with colleagues from Hiroshima University
  • Conduct at least 2 lectures seminars (virtually)

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities and initiatives as requested by management

TRAVEL:
10-20% International travel; At least 1 month per year at Hiroshima University in Hiroshima, Japan (COVID-19 permitting)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A doctoral degree in a field related to area of research or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    International travel required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years’ experience in applied epidemiology with publication(s) in the scientific literature
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Strong analytic skill set and expertise in SAS programming (or similar statistical software)
  • Experience working directly with health ministries, the World Health Organization, and other international partners
  • Experience working in low- and middle-income countries
  • Experience teaching epidemiologic methods
  • A track record of writing and contributing to scientific publications
  • Fluency in Japanese, French, or Spanish

 

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

 

The Task Force hires staff through the Emory University Human Resources office. Want to learn more about The Task Force for Global Health, visit our TFGH Video Gallery

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