Empleo, biologo, CDC San Juan (Vector–Borne Diseases)

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Jueves, 25 julio 2013

Job Title:Biologist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
SALARY RANGE: $81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
DUTY LOCATIONS: San Juan, PR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This position is located at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector–Borne Diseases (DVBD), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizenship is required.
Background investigation required.
Transcript is required with application
Ability to communicate in Spanish orally and in writing is desirable

DUTIES:

Incumbent plans, conducts and collaborates on research and public health projects focused on the identification of ecological and epidemiological factors that place humans at risk for exposure to vector-borne diseases such as dengue; evaluates the efficiency of transmission of diseases, and determines their movement in human and vector populations; provides expertise in mathematical and statistical modeling as applied to research onthe prevention and control of dengue and other vector-borne diseases; performs studies that apply mathematical and statistical models of diseases, mosquito vectors and prevention measures to interpret the dynamics of these diseases in human and vector populations, uses quantitative analysis and mathematics to develop mathematical and statistical models to describe, estimate and predict vector-borne disease and pathogen dynamics, in particular dengue and dengue virus (DENV) in populations of vectors, humans, and non-human vertebrate hosts in areas where transmission is either sporadic, epidemic, or endemic; develops models that include estimating the burden of disease attributable to selected arboviral infections and determine the effect of various prevention strategies on arbovirus transmission, infection and disease outcomes, including the effects of different vector control and vaccination strategies; provides consultation on interpreting quantified information on various scientific and public health issues and programs; and produces reports, manuscripts, and presentations.

More details: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/347037300

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