Supervisor Public Health Researcher - Military HIV Research Program

Silver Spring, MD
Mar 15, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Full Time
This position is for a Supervisory Public Health Researcher in the Department of Epidemiology and Threat Assessment (DETA) in the Military HIV Program. DETA conducts studies to characterize the epidemiology of HIV, STIs (sexually transmitted infections), BBIs (blood borne infections) and other pathogens in the US Military and military associated populations. In addition, DETA conducts threat assessment studies assessing HIV, STIs and BBIs threats to the military blood supply, and also performs translational research to provide knowledge products to inform policy related to prevalent and emerging pathogens of interest to the US military. The supervisory public health researcher should have experience conducting all phases of public health research and managing multidisciplinary public health research team. Knowledge and experience executing military relevant HIV/HIV-related infections military research is also essential.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Design and perform epidemiologic studies on emerging and prevalent pathogens of interest (e.g. HIV, STIs, BBIs, TTIs).
  • Develop appropriate recruitment strategies and enrollment plans for studies.
  • Develop retention strategies to minimize subjects dropout.
  • Oversee primary data and biological sample collection, management and analysis.
  • Design of studies evaluating current policies and practices related to screening, prevention and clinical treatment of these pathogens.
  • Oversee and mentor junior staff performing data collection, recruitment, data analysis, and other research activities.
  • Write manuscripts, white papers, and reports to disseminate findings of studies in the peer reviewed literature and to military and givernment stakeholders.
  • Present findings in national and international scientific forums.

  Education Doctoral Degree in a scientific,public health or related discipline. (PhD, ScD or Dr PH or MD with MPH)

  • 10-15 years of related experience in medical or public health research.
  • Experience executing military HIV research and/ or research in other STIs and BBIs.
  • Record of publication in the peer reviewed literature.
  • Supervisory experience, preferably of multi- disciplinary teams
  • U.S Citizenship / Must be able to obtain to National Security Clearance

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