The GEIS Portfolio Manager/Junior Epidemiologist will support the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) section. The GEIS partner network supports early detection, prevention, and response to infectious disease threats of military relevance for key Department of Defense and public health stakeholders. They provide timely, relevant, actionable, and comprehensive health surveillance information to promote, maintain, and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations. These surveillance activities are directed and managed from within the GEIS Program Office at AFHSB.
Management of activities related to infectious disease surveillance across the global DoD GEIS laboratory network will be central to this role. The Portfolio Manager/Junior Epidemiologist will support a senior government Focus Area Lead in one or more of the following portfolio areas: 1) antimicrobial resistant infections and sexually transmitted infections, 2) enteric infections, 3) febrile and vector-borne infections and/or 4) respiratory infections. The Portfolio Manager/Junior Epidemiologist manages and advises on the programmatic and scientific aspects of the portfolio. Programmatic duties may include: annual proposal review, routine review and compiling of programmatic and data reports from partners, project monitoring and evaluation, and collaboration with partners to ensure quality performance is maintained. Technical and scientific duties may include providing subject matter expertise in epidemiology and infectious disease surveillance in support of the GEIS Program Office and funded partners.
In this role, a typical day will include:
Providing support to government staff through portfolio management, including: annual proposal review, quarterly scientific evaluation and budget tracking, and monthly data reporting collation and dissemination
Providing programmatic support to the GEIS Program Office through project monitoring and evaluation, and epidemiological analysis of program-level infectious disease surveillance data with a focus on generating actionable data for improving force health protection
Serving as a subject matter expert in epidemiology and infectious disease surveillance in one or more focus areas, including: antimicrobial resistant infections and sexually transmitted infections, enteric infections, febrile and vector-borne infections, and respiratory infections
Serving as the point of contact for Principal Investigators with GEIS-funded activities, including: requesting reports, providing feedback on proposals and reports, coordinating annual proposal submissions and assisting with coordination of multi-site surveillance activities
Collecting, monitoring, interpreting, and summarizing surveillance information and data for the purpose of supporting the data-to-decision initiative and to inform relevant stakeholders, specifically the Geographic Combatant Commands
Providing subject-matter expertise to advance collection, harmonization, analysis, evaluation, collation and translation of scientific data from funded partners
Disseminating the results of surveillance summaries and partner resources via reports, briefings, presentations, manuscripts, websites, and other mediums based on target audiences and the guidance of senior team members
Assisting with evaluation of GEIS surveillance network activities, including occasional site visits to DoD partner laboratories and national/international professional conferences
Other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in epidemiology or public health (or related field)
5+ years experience in the field
Experience in infectious disease surveillance, detection, prevention, and/or response
Experience in summarizing and reporting information to support public health decision-making
Great communication skills, to include both verbal and written
US Citizenship required
Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance
Experience in portfolio and/or project management
Awareness of DoD and USG work in infectious disease surveillance, detection, prevention and/or response
Familiarity with the Military Health System (MHS) and DHA
Experience in statistical analysis software packages, such as SAS or R
Laboratory and/or field experience with infectious disease surveillance experience
Active Secret clearance
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