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The Carter Center: Epidemiologist | River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, & Malaria Programs

Job Number
63712
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
The Carter Center
Department
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Laboratory
Location : Name
Carter Center
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

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The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center. 

 

Description

A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases - Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria in Hispaniola - by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve maternal and child health in Sudan and Nigeria and improve access to mental health care globally. 

 

These efforts have brought to resource-limited countries better disease surveillance and health care delivery systems. Because communities often are burdened by several diseases, the Center also is pioneering new public health approaches to efficiently and effectively treat multiple diseases at once. 

 

In all our work, an emphasis is placed on building partnerships for change among international agencies, governments, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, national ministries of health, and most of all, with people at the grass roots. We help acquire the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to transform their own lives, building a more peaceful and healthier world for us all. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The Epidemiologist provides lead technical expertise for monitoring and evaluating River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Schistosomiasis elimination and control activities. The Epidemiologist maintains direct communication with and travels to program countries to support activities, meetings, and program oversight. This position is Atlanta-based with international and domestic travel required approximately 25% of the time. The Epidemiologist will report to the Director of the River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Malaria Programs. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.

 

  • Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology.
  • Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials.
  • Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact.
  • Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports.
  • May write publishable articles and papers.
  • Serves as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.
  • May travel internationally to supervise field operations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

 

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:

 

  • A doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM) in epidemiology, statistics, medicine or a related public health field.
  • At least five years of experience, including work in Africa would be preferable.
  • Strong quantitative skills (Excel) and proficiency in statistical software (Stata, R, or SAS).
  • Strong writing and communication skills, ability to work in a matrixed team environment, and competency with Microsoft-suite computer applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated record of scientific publication.
  • Experience in program monitoring or implementation for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is highly desirable.

 

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.

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