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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Epidemiologist, Department of Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Assistant Epidemiologist will work on several projects in The Prevention Epicenter of Emory and Collaborating Healthcare Facilities (PEACH II), a 5-year CDC-funded program addressing healthcare-associated infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) across the healthcare delivery spectrum. PEACH II includes a portfolio of research that can influence or change standard practices and fill gaps in current infection prevention guidance. Projects advance transdisciplinary research incorporating human factors engineering, microbiome therapeutics, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics. Activities will occur in the largest healthcare system in metropolitan Atlanta, GA (pop. 5 million), utilize Emory Healthcare’s Clinical Data Warehouse as well as established research ties to a multi-state network of nursing homes, long-standing research collaborations with other Prevention Epicenters, Georgia Emerging Infections Program and Georgia Department of Health.


  • Under limited supervision, the epidemiologist would have knowledge of advanced statistical methods to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges in a clinical research environment.

  • Designs, manages, and evaluates large, state-level (group-randomized) controlled trial.

  • Thoroughly understands and executes study protocols and procedures to ensure accurate and consistent collection of data.

  • Provides technical expertise and advice on study design and data analysis using a variety of statistical methods.

  • May provide assistance with interpretation of statistical analysis for peer review.

  • Contributes to grant proposals, protocols, data analysis plans and management, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings.

  • May participate in peer-reviewed manuscript authorship and occasional travel to scientific conferences.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A master's degree in public health (epidemiology) or related research intensive field from an accredited school.

  • At least one year of related experience, which could be classified as fellowships, research assistantships, or part-time research activities, is preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 84928

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor