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National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System Information Management Fellowship Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA CDC-NCHHSTP-2014-0034
Assisting the Lead for Reporting to develop and implement and information management process, including the development of a database, for internal tracking of changes and decisions to the questionnaire and other NHBS activities
Assisting the Lead for Reporting with coordination, information management and preparation of priority publications
Assisting with the coordination of NHBS questionnaire activities
Collaborating with web developers to provide updated content for NHBS external website
Collaborating with external and internal stakeholders
A Master’s degree in a related field received within the last five years.
Experience and/or skills in information management/data modeling, MS Access or a similar software, and SAS is necessary.
Experience in informatics, questionnaire development and program coordination is preferred.
Qualifications: How to Apply:
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With 20 participating metropolitan project areas throughout the United States, the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS) collects and reports data on three populations at increased risk for HIV infection: men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDU), and heterosexuals at increased risk (HET) in the United States. NHBS data are used to monitor issues affecting these populations, which include describing racial disparities, reporting HIV prevalence and awareness, exploring the prevalence of HIV-related risk behaviors, such as drug use and sex, and examining access to HIV testing, care and prevention.
NHBS collects data through personal interviews and HIV testing and is the only national source of data on HIV-positive individuals unaware of their infection, HIV-positive out of care and HIV-negative populations. In 2013 and 2014, a large-scale evaluation and improvement of the NHBS questionnaire was conducted. This fellowship will focus on information management and documentation related to the NHBS questionnaire and will assist with dissemination of NHBS data. Specific opportunities may include:
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing your relevant experience and interest in this position to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-NCHHSTP-2014-0034 in all communications.