University of Washington School of Public Health
Manager (Epidemiologist) - Sabin Vaccine Institute
Closing Date: June 14, 2018
Posted: May 14, 2018
Reports to: Vice President, Typhoid Programs
Location: Washington, DC
The Manager will play a key epidemiological role in the Surveillance of Enteric Fever in Asia Project (SEAP), an established surveillance system that enables the systematic collection of data on enteric fever to fill the knowledge gaps related to the burden of enteric fever.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, seasoned and inquisitive epidemiologist to work with our team, as well as our many external partners. The ideal candidate would be someone with the ability to think strategically, work independently to develop statistical aspects of protocol and data analysis plans, conduct analyses and write results. The Manager will consult with investigators to independently design studies and develop statistical analysis plans. More specifically, after gaining background on the study and the research questions, the Manager will help to design optimal studies, refine the research questions, and formulate the corresponding hypotheses. Strong written and oral communications skills with the ability to explain technical information to a lay audience is highly desirable.
- Work with Vice President, Typhoid Programs and SEAP partners to lead review of data collected through SEAP, including hypothesis generation
- Act in subject matter expert role in the area of data analysis and interpretation
- Work with Vice President, Typhoid Programs and SEAP partners in leading academic manuscript writing efforts for peer-reviewed journals related to SEAP to effectively communicate results of analyses
- Create compelling data visualizations for manuscripts, reports, presentations and other project related deliverables
- Assist with dissemination of study results at the global level through meetings, workshops and conferences, including preparation of abstracts and presentations (both oral and written)
- Additional research and analytical duties as needed
- Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent postgraduate qualification in Epidemiology
- 7+ years relevant experience, including 1+ years of advanced training or experience in infectious diseases and/or vaccine-related epidemiology
- Strong data analysis capacity, including but not limited to sample size calculations, rate calculations and risk factor modeling
- Strong skills in using statistical tools and database software (e.g., SAS, Stata, SPSS or other data analytical tool)
- Experience with data collection, data cleaning and database management
- Experience in the principles of epidemiologic study design and implementation and quantitative analytical methods used for epidemiological studies
- Knowledge of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases in developing countries highly desirable
- International field experience implementing research studies
- Extensive experience publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals regarding health, infectious diseases and/or modelling
- Experience liaising with a wide variety of international partners, NGOs, senior government officials, including U.S. government and foundations
- Knowledge of disease modelling methods a plus
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to understand and interpret scientific methods and information and communicate the data to both scientific and lay audiences, in written and presentation formats
- Problem-solver; ability to see solutions to complex, unique situations where the epidemiological principles need to be applied
- Strong attention to detail, ability to manage complex tasks, highly organized, flexible, dependable and able to prioritize competing demands in order to meet deadlines
- Superior service orientation
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and to deal calmly with complex technical issues
- Strong people management and interpersonal skills; excellent at working closely with others over geographical distance
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%
How to Apply:
To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 202-842-7689 or mail to HR Manager, Sabin Vaccine Institute, 2175 K Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20037. Please be sure to reference “Manager” in the subject line. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in this position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities you would bring the Sabin Vaccine Institute. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package.
Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.