Research Epidemiologist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Location
    Denver, Colorado
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Apr-13-2021
  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

The purpose of this position is to initiate, design, conduct, and report major epidemiologic studies. These studies are of marked scientific and public health importance and may have an influence in the development of regulatory standards for the protection of workers occupationally exposed to the hazards under investigation.

Responsibilities

As a Research Epidemiologist, you will:

  • Conduct epidemiologic investigations.
  • Participate in surveillance activities.
  • Provide epidemiologic consultation on scientific and technical issues.
  • Develop and disseminate data and epidemiologic findings.
  • Participate in administrative and program projects and activities related to technical, scientific, and programmatic expertise.

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% domestic for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

 

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Background Investigation is required.
  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and moving expenses: May be authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Position: Spokane: Yes; Denver: No
  • Drug Screening Required: No
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No
  • Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No
  • Research position: Yes, Since this is a research position, an evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition and professional standing of the researcher as they relate to the position being filled will be made to determine qualifications. Candidates should include all pertinent information regarding their research accomplishments, e.g. list of publications and presentations.
  • Promotion potential: Positions filled under this vacancy may be subject to the peer review process which may result in promotion potential. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
  • Supervisory position: No

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home at the time the degree was obtained.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in planning, designing, managing, and collaborating on research projects focused on identification, prevention, improvement, and control of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html.

Application instructions

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