Supervisory Health Scientist Fellowship - CDC


CLOSING DATE: August 15, 2020


JOB #: 16152

POSTED: July 28, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), is seeking a Senior Service Fellow to fill an important senior leadership role in its Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP). DEHSP works to improve the evidence-based practice of environmental health in state, local, and tribal public health agencies, to serve and protect the health of all people in the United States. The incumbent will serve as Chief of the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Tracking Branch (LPPEHTB) responsible for planning, directing, and supervising scientific and programmatic activities and staff related to childhood lead poisoning prevention.

Duties include leading and supervising a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, program staff, other public health professionals, and administrative staff; developing and facilitating innovative strategies to address and reduce childhood lead poisoning; determining long- and short-term priorities, objectives, and measures for reducing childhood lead poisoning; directing and overseeing a large, complex childhood blood lead level surveillance system; planning and conducting epidemiological studies and statistical analyses; planning and directing cooperative agreements with state and local health department activities to reduce childhood lead poisoning; identifying and implementing methods to target areas of highest risk and identify lead-exposed children; engaging in national, cross-cutting collaborations and efforts to ensure policies and systems for referral, case management, and access to recommended services for lead-exposed children; and planning and implementing evaluation studies.

A Public Trust-Moderate Risk security is required to perform the responsibilities of this position.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree (e.g. PhD or MD) and at least 1 year of post-doctorate experience in epidemiology, environmental health, medicine, or related health sciences. In addition, the desired candidate will have documented leadership experience in creating a vision and setting the direction in a scientific or public health organization; knowledge and expertise in the field of public health surveillance, epidemiology, and environmental health; demonstrated experience in developing and implementing national, state, or local policies, programs and research related to the field of public health surveillance, epidemiology, and/or environmental health; and scientific expertise, as documented through a combination of: peer-reviewed scientific publications, manuscripts, presentations at major national and international conferences, and membership on advisory boards or committees.

Education Requirement: This position has an education requirement. Upon request, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Failure to submit transcripts or indicated college courses information will cause loss of consideration for this position.” This fellowship is located in Atlanta, GA.

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CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

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