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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Epidemiologist - Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dr. Ben Lopman’s group in the Department of Epidemiology is seeking a superior candidate to assist with the development and implementation of the Emory Alliance for Vaccine Epidemiology (EAVE). EAVE is a new multidisciplinary effort that leverages Emory’s expertise in vaccines, biostatistics, and epidemiology to further the field of vaccine epidemiology. The primary role of the Assistant Epidemiologist will be to create and manage a dataset catalogue that will be used for vaccine studies, support preliminary data analyses, assist with grant application development and managing a web and social media presence for EAVE.


  • 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.


  • Experience managing data for research projects and creating and enforcing policies for effective data management.

  • Experience performing data analysis.

  • Experience establishing rules and procedures for data sharing with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience troubleshooting data-related problems and seeking out solutions.

  • Experience managing social media accounts including account setup, establishing SOPs, creating content schedules, and managing posts.

  • Experience using Wordpress to manage website content.

  • Experience planning meetings.

  • Interest in vaccines and population health.

  • Analytical thinker — creative problem solver, employs logic, makes decision-based on empirical approach vs. “gut” feelings.

  • A self-starter — proactive and can hit the ground running with minimal direction.

  • Organizational skills — meticulous, thorough, and detail-oriented.

  • Professionalism.

  • Effective communicator — able to interact and communicate cross-functionally with internal and external partners.


  • This is a great opportunity for an early career professional that would like to gain experience working with a dynamic research team at a large research institution.

  • The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and the appointment is for one year.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 85077

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Epidemiology

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

Job Category Information Technology

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor