26 March 2013

Job Opportunity: Director, OSELS, CDC

The following job opportunity is brought to you from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting for a Deputy Director for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. The incumbent will be the central focus to coordinate, complement, and extend program-specific epidemiology and surveillance activities; strengthen the national public health laboratory systems through partnerships between CDC and state and local health departments, and tribal and territorial governments; and expand policies and procedures throughout the Agency for informatics and electronic health systems.

The incumbent will serve as Director for the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) and will have broad operating authority for overall planning, direction and management of OSELS. S/he will (a) participate in overall management planning sessions in which program direction, feasibility of program changes and expansions, and allocation of funds are considered, (b) evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations in relation to objectives and in relation to legislative, budgetary and program planning, and (c) collaborate with other top agency management officials on the development and implementation of long range plans and their budget impact. H/she will be responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of quality medical, scientific and technical competence in OSELS for assuring that actions and programs reflect scientific integrity and operational effectiveness.  H/she will serve as spokesperson for CDC on matters related to OSELS' mission.  Learn more about OSELS at www.cdc.gov/osels.

Degree requirements: MD, PhD or equivalent degree.
Applicants should also possess proven, senior-level experience leading and directing the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects in surveillance, epidemiology or laboratory services.

To be considered, apply before midnight EST on April 19, 2013 at:

Physicians, PhD’s and equivalent (AD-601): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338999900                       

Physicians only (AD-602): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/339000300                                                                    

Physicians, PhD’s and equivalent (ES-601): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338838600 

We encourage you to share this information with any of your professional colleagues who might be interested in this opportunity. 

Questions may be directed to Vicki Hunter at vhunter@cdc.gov or 404.808.8321

20 March 2013

Job Post - Director of Syndromic Surveillance Unit, NYC DOHMH

Director of Syndromic Surveillance Unit, Bureau of Communicable Disease
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The Bureau of Communicable Disease tracks over 73 infectious diseases and investigates disease outbreaks in New York City.   The bureau is looking for a highly qualified epidemiologist to direct the Syndromic Surveillance Unit responsible for the processing and analysis of surveillance data.   

  • Supervise City Research Scientists who conduct daily operations of the Bureau’s syndromic systems.
  • Maintain, refine and implement the Bureau’s syndromic systems to: detect and respond to statistical signals, provide situation awareness and advance the use of data for non-infectious disease surveillance.
  • Administer current grants to enhance systems and disseminate data.
  • Seek new grant funded opportunities and assist with co-writing proposals.
  • Collaborate with other local, state and federal agencies and academic experts on outbreak detection methods and infectious disease modeling.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for technical
  •  assistance on the use of syndromic data systems.
  • Serve in an emergency response role, with a focus on data management and analytic needs for the Department in the event of any public health disaster.
  • Review abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Mentor staff and students

Preferred Skills
Knowledge and experience with communicable disease epidemiology, outbreak investigations, advanced statistical and epidemiologic methods to detect disease aberrations; public health informatics with ability to interact and provide input on issues related to information systems and software application development; significant administrative and supervisory experience, including grant writing, project management and supervising technical staff; ability to coordinate interdisciplinary workgroups and the ability to implement, interpret and assess agency and programmatic objectives and plans. Excellent writing and speaking ability, strong interpersonal communication skills and time management and organizational skills.

How to Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 116345

The City of New York/DOHMH is an equal opportunity employer.

15 March 2013

DTRA Request for Proposals: Disease Surveillance

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DTRA/DTRA01/HDTRA1-14-CHEM-BIO-BAA/listing.html. For a list of proposal topics, visit the link above and scroll to Attachment 9 on the right hand side of the page. Please note that this call ends on Wednesday, March 20th.
The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to solicit proposals for the Chemical and Biological Technologies Department Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-FY2016 Program Build

This solicitation is an extramural endeavor focused on seeking optimum approaches to meet technology objectives within the following areas: Diagnostics, Detection, and Disease Surveillance, Physical Science and Technology, Translational Medical, Advanced and Emerging Threats, and Information Systems Capability.

The purpose of this BAA is to solicit research proposals for Chemical and Biological Defense Program, DTRA requirements for the Chemical / Biological Technologies Department BAA for the FY2014-2016 program.

The Chemical / Biological Technologies Department (CB), in its continuing mission, seeking new and innovative ideas for experimental and theoretical development of technologies to fill DoD requirements for chemical and biological defense. The goal is to identify and select science and technology projects that can be transitioned to joint acquisition programs. Proposals may only address the current topics presented in Attachment 9 of this solicitation.

Solicitation Approach and Overview:
This BAA remains effective for proposal selection for three years from the initial date of issuance with the ability to award contracts for four years. Multiple calls for proposals may occur in conjunction with this BAA. The topics and milestones (Attachment 9) published in the initial issuance are firm. In the future, ongoing, new or emerging requirements may necessitate amendment of the BAA to include new or different topics. At any time when new topics are added, Attachment 9 will be amended to incorporate new topics and milestones associated the time period for submissions. These amendments are expected periodically throughout the effect date of the BAA.
Proposals will be accepted and considered that combine Basic Research with Applied Research, Applied Research, and/or Advanced Technology Development as specified in each topic. This BAA will not consider Advanced Component Development and Prototypes under Section 819 of Public Law 111-84. However, offerors may propose efforts necessary to evaluate integrated advanced development to expedite technology transition from the laboratory to operational use under a final option and limited to a period of one year while a new competitive effort can be awarded. Depending on the nature of requirements and/or available funding, each of these research categories may or may not be included in the most current List of Topics. Attachment 9 may be amended to add new topics throughout the requirement period. Each subsequent amended Attachment 9 requesting submissions for new topics will incorporate new milestones specific to those topics.
The Government encourages proposals that span a wide spectrum of possible technical and business solutions in response to the specific technology topics stated in Attachment 9. The Government reserves the right to award any combination of approaches which offer the best overall value to the Government, and to oversee any and all processes and approaches once ongoing.
A full range of flexible acquisition related statutory authority arrangements available to DTRA are possible results from this announcement, including but not limited to, Contracts, Task Orders, and Other Transaction Agreements (OTA). The Government does not intend to award grants or Cooperative agreements under this solicitation. Each of these procurement instruments offers different advantages, liabilities and responsibilities for the Government. Except for OTAs, the Government actions under this BAA shall adhere to the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
All questions (administrative or technical) related to this BAA must be e-mailed to CB-FY14-16BAA@dtra.mil.

14 March 2013

2014 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government

Dear Colleague:

The deadline for applications for the 2014 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government is fast approaching.

We are looking for candidates with strong public health credentials who are interested in spending one year in Washington, D.C., working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to health, the environment or other public health concerns.

The fellowship will begin in January 2014 and continue through December 2014. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience for a public health professional to gain practical knowledge in government and see how the legislative and public policy process works. 

Electronic applications, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, are due to APHA by April 8, 2013. 

Apply now online
All candidates:
1. must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents;
2. must be APHA members;
3. must have five or more years of experience in a public health setting, not including internships, graduate assistantships or residencies; and
4. must have a master’s degree or doctorate in a public health or related discipline.  

Please forward this email to anyone who you believe may be eligible and interested. For more information, visit the fellowship Web page or contact me at susan.polan@apha.org.

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Susan Polan, PhD
Associate Executive DirectorPublic Affairs and Advocacy
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