Entomologist or Biologist – 931

Staff Type
Field
Job Type
Full Time

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

Position Description

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time Entomologist or Biologist position to support the BEI Resources Vector Group and the Malaria Research and Reference Reagent Resource Center (MR4) Vector Activity. The Entomologist or Biologist will assist in the culture of medically important vectors, perform molecular and morphological authentication of these stocks, and assist in preparing and distributing living and preserved specimens to registered users. A high premium is placed on persons who are responsible, communicate clearly, and can manage their time and effort to ensure high quality materials are produced. This position is full time (works 40 hours a week) and requires occasional part-time weekend and holiday work. The Entomologist or Biologist will be hired by the CDC Foundation and assigned to the Entomology Branch at the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria housed within the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a term-limited 1 year contract position, with the possibility to extend past the initial term.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC and most likely to be placed at a CDC location.

Responsibilities

  • Apply molecular techniques in handling and rearing of insects
  • Perform bioassays as well as molecular and morphological authentication of mosquito stock
  • Assist in preparing and distributing mosquitoes to collaborators
  • Plan and manage time and effort to ensure high quality materials are produced
  • Make efficient judgments regarding priorities and be largely self-directed

Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in entomology, biology, public health or related science field (or minimum two years equivalent experience)
  • Candidates with laboratory experience in molecular techniques or the handling and rearing of insects are preferred.
  • Proven ability to compile and analyze lab data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Proficient use of different computer programs (Microsoft office and lab analysis software)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success as a team player
  • Ability to interact with individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Highly capable of tracking, summarizing and reporting lab activities
  • Experience in performing laboratory maintenance activities

To apply:

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and two references (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: FEapply@cdcfoundation.org. Please put “Entomologist or Biologist – 931” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered resumes or resumes sent through any other source other than directly to the FEapply@cdcfoundation.org email address will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted through March 2, 2018.

When applying at the above mentioned email address, the auto-reply message will contain a Pre-Offer Voluntary Self-Identification Form. In an effort to comply with requirements regarding government recordkeeping, reporting, and other legal obligations, which may apply, we invite you to complete this applicant data survey. Although this information is voluntary we hope you choose to complete it in order to help us fulfill our requirements. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. See further details on form.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.
 

Department

PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST – 994

Staff Type
Field
Job Type
Full Time

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

CDC Foundation is looking to fill a position to be placed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in Rockville, Maryland for a Public Health Analyst on our Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Law and Health Policy project, a collaborative effort between ODPHP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Since late 2013, this project uses the best available data to inform and advance the discussion about how laws and policies can impact health. Project leadership work with subject matter experts and federal partners to create products and materials, including developing a series of reports and other products (e.g. brief reports, research and analyses, webinars, conference abstracts and presentation, web materials) focused on specific HP2020 topic areas and objectives. These products will provide practical information to a broad audience — including public health officials and associations, health-related industries, legal practitioners, non-profit organizations, and community leaders — about how best to leverage law and policy to address health factors. These reports and other products will be shared and disseminated widely to encourage a national dialogue about the potential impact of legal and policy interventions in improving the health of communities. The development of the Healthy People objectives for the next decade, Healthy People 2030, is now underway, and the Public Health Analyst will also be involved in learning about and supporting this effort as the project works to provide resources and information around legal and policy strategies and interventions, as needed.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC and HHS.

Responsibilities:
The current position will support ODPHP and work with the Project Director to support national subject matter experts and partners by:
• Reviewing the evidence on the effectiveness of public health law in promoting health and analyzing related data for impact.
• Creating summaries, reports, and other products that focus on how law and policy can help meet the national Healthy People goals.
• Support the development, writing, editing, and dissemination of evidence-based products and tools that highlight strategies, lessons learned, and examples from the field.
• Participating in efforts around the development of Healthy People 2030 to assist in identifying strategies and resources to better integrate knowledge about law and policy where possible.
• Organizing and facilitating conference calls and in-person meetings, and assisting in identifying the focus and content of the Project’s products and activities (brief reports, research project, presentations, and webinars).
• Working with Healthy People topic area workgroup leads and external subject matter experts in law, practice and research.
• Developing and monitoring timelines and products/materials to ensure that project goals and deliverables are met.
• Disseminating and translating reports and products including helping to implement a new webinar series focused on Law and Health Policy, and
• Conducting research and analysis related to other Healthy People topics as preparations are made around the development of Healthy People 2030.

The Public Health Analyst must be able to develop a strong understanding of the subject matter – Healthy People and related legal and policy strategies - for the variety of focus areas under review simultaneously, which may range from Chronic Disease Prevention, Substance Abuse, Infectious Diseases or Social Determinants of Health.

Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in public health, policy and/or law.
• At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
• Strong organizational management and prioritization skills to help manage the various project components: the progress of specific reports and materials including organizing and facilitating conference calls and in-person meetings, and assisting in identifying the focus and content of project products and materials.
• Experience with successful collaboration among internal and external partners. The project’s external partners include project funders, experts in law and public health practice, academia, and research; authors and report-specific working groups.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills to successfully develop, disseminate, and translate project reports and other products across various audiences.
• Ability to quickly develop expertise in a wide range of public health issues/topics and have the ability to translate scientific findings into programmatic strategies.

To apply:
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: FEapply@cdcfoundation.org. Please put “Public Health Analyst-994” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered resumes or resumes sent through any other source other than directly to the FEapply@cdcfoundation.org email address will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted through February 24, 2018.

When applying at the above mentioned email address, the auto-reply message will contain a Pre-Offer Voluntary Self-Identification Form. In an effort to comply with requirements regarding government recordkeeping, reporting, and other legal obligations, which may apply, we invite you to complete this applicant data survey. Although this information is voluntary we hope you choose to complete it in order to help us fulfill our requirements. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. See further details on form.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.

Department

Entomologist, Biologist or Cryobiologist, Post Doc - 941

Staff Type
Field
Job Type
Full Time

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.
 

Position Description

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time post-doctoral entomologist, biologist or cryobiologist position to assist with the development of techniques for the cold storage and cryopreservation of mosquitoes. Such techniques may including preparation of egg or larval stages for cryoprotectants permeation, analysis of cryoprotectant toxicity, and vitrification in liquid nitrogen or nitrogen slush. Ancillary methods will include retrieval from cryopreservation, insect rearing and the effects of thermal history on storage success. This laboratory position works 40 hours a week, some of which may consist of part-time weekend and holiday work. The post-doctoral entomologist, biologist or cryobiologist will be hired by the CDC Foundation and assigned to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.
 

A high premium is placed on persons who are responsible, communicate clearly, are meticulous, and can manage their time and effort to ensure high quality materials are produced. The post-doctoral entomologist, biologist or cryobiologist will be required to plan their work, make judgments regarding priorities and will largely self-directed. This full time exempt position is privately funded by donors through the CDCF. The position is one year term-limited with the possibility to extend past the initial term.
 

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC and USDA and placed at a USDA location in Fargo, North Dakota.
 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with development of techniques for cold storage and cryopreservation of mosquitoes
  • Prepare egg or larval stages for penetration by cryoprotectants
  • Perform analysis of cryoprotectant toxicity
  • Use ancillary methods for retrieval from cryopreservation and insect rearing
  • Plan and manage time and effort to ensure high quality materials are produced
  • Make efficient judgments regarding priorities and be largely self-directed

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in entomology, biology, developmental biology, or a related science field (or minimum two years equivalent experience).
  • Candidates with experience with mosquito husbandry or laboratory experience in cryobiology or stress physiology are preferred.
  • Proven ability to compile and analyze lab data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Proficient use of different computer programs (Microsoft office and lab analysis software)
  • Highly capable of tracking, summarizing and reporting lab activities
  • Experience in performing laboratory maintenance activities

To apply

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: FEapply@cdcfoundation.org. Please put “Entomologist, Biologist or Cryobiologist, Post Doc - 941” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered resumes or resumes sent through any other source other than directly to the FEapply@cdcfoundation.org email address will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted through March 9, 2018.
 

When applying at the above mentioned email address, the auto-reply message will contain a Pre-Offer Voluntary Self-Identification Form. In an effort to comply with requirements regarding government recordkeeping, reporting, and other legal obligations, which may apply, we invite you to complete this applicant data survey. Although this information is voluntary we hope you choose to complete it in order to help us fulfill our requirements. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. See further details on form.
 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.

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