Epidemiologist (Consultant - Freely Associated States)
CDC Foundation, Micronesia

1 Year
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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jan 20, 2022
Last Date
Feb 20, 2022

Job Description

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1 billion and launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year. Learn more at www.cdcfoundation.org.
The CDC Foundation is working with the Freely Associated States, including the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, to provide surge staffing that are crucial to the nation’s COVID-19 response. We are seeking independent consultants to fulfill the duties of an Epidemiologist for the Federated States of Micronesia. Under general supervision, an Epidemiologist plans, develops, and conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control of COVID-19. Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares epidemiologic reports. This position works to promote and protect the health and safety.
This position is open exclusively to independent consultants. Compensation is limited to an hourly wage with a limit of 40 hours/week. Benefits are not included and payroll taxes will not be withheld. Additionally, consultants will need to use their own supplies and equipment, be willing to work with jurisdictions in distant timezones, and will not be provided a CDC Foundation email address. While the positions are requested at 40 hours/week, we will also consider applicants who are available to work on a part-time basis.
These positions are remote-based opportunities and qualified applicants will be considered from all locations. #LI-RemoteResponsibilities
  • Assists with the planning and conduct of disease investigation, data collection and analysis, data quality, and reporting of data.
  • Performs formal case control and cohort studies of COVID-19 and public health issues.
  • Designs and implements surveillance systems and outbreak investigation protocols
  • Reviews current public health strategies and approaches, identifies gaps or shortfalls, and suggests improvements
  • Provides related consultation to jurisdictional staff and others.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains disease surveillance.
  • Provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services regarding epidemiology and the control of diseases.
  • Serves as a point of contact for various personnel regarding moderately complex epidemiologic issues and methods.
  • Provides recommendations for quarantine/isolation procedures and travel screening based on current U.S. (CDC/HHS) guidelines
  • Writes various epidemiologic reports.
  • Develops policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs.
  • Prepare technical and non-technical summaries of work, scientific reports and manuscripts.
  • Other epidemiologic support and duties as requested.
  • Master’s degree in public health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field.
  • Possess strong data management and analysis skills.
  • Experience conducting research on epidemiology of infectious diseases.
  • Experience with data visualization (e.g., Tableau) is preferred.
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS) is preferred.
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships Proficiency with Strong understanding of design and implementation of research and epidemiologic studies Microsoft Office Suite
  • Organizational skills demonstrating high attention to detail and the ability to organize multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required for teamwork and interaction with people across CDC and with external partners.
  • Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, STATA, or other statistical software
  • Proficiency in writing comprehensive statistical and analytical reports
  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • Ability to remain calm under intense stress and a fast pace environment.
Job Highlights
  • Hourly Range: $65/hour
  • Position End Date: 07/31/2022
  • Position Type: Independent Contractors / 1099
  • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote
Notice to Applicants:The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effectiveNovember 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of thepre-employment process.*Fullyvaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson amp; Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment. Relocation expenses are not included.

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