Mycotic Diseases Surveillance Epidemiologist - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job title: Mycotic Diseases Surveillance Epidemiologist
Organization: CDC Mycotic Diseases Branch
Location: Atlanta, GA
Work experience needed: 1-2 years preferred
Minimum level of education: Masters preferred
Position description: The Mycotic Diseases Branch Epidemiology Team is looking for an epidemiologist to join its invasive mold infection surveillance program. Invasive mold infections include aspergillosis and mucormycosis, and have high mortality among immunosuppressed patients. The candidate will be trained in the epidemiologic techniques and program management skills needed to conduct surveillance for invasive mold infections in Georgia hospitals. The candidate will learn epidemiologic skills to include case report form development, and surveillance database management and analysis using REDCap software, SAS and/or R. The position will include opportunities to influence the development and design of the surveillance system, to interact with diverse programs across CDC and the Emerging Infections Program (EIP), and to gain experience in the growing area of public health mycology. As needed, the position may also include opportunities to assist MDB epidemiologists with acute response to hospital- or environmentally-associated clusters of invasive mold infections across the United States.
Qualifications: A recent MPH/MSPH graduate in the field of epidemiology, with strong data management skills, excellent communication and written skills, attention to detail, and ability to function independently with support from supervisors and team members.
Organization description: The goal of CDC’s Mycotic Disease Branch (MDB) is to prevent illness and death from fungal diseases. We are one of the only public health groups in the world devoted to the prevention and control of fungal diseases. We work with partners to understand who gets fungal infections and why by using epidemiology and microbiology research. We also investigate outbreaks and develop interventions to prevent fungal diseases. The Mycotic Diseases Branch is in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at CDC.