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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Lead Public Health Program Asc in Atlanta, Georgia



Provides technical and supervisory oversight to projects, programs, or studies. Uses specialized knowledge of, and experience with, public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote solutions to public health issues/problems. Works effectively with study, program or project teams and/or study sites, and successfully manages related activities to achieve goals within required timeframes and budgets. Assists in the design, implementation, and maintenance of program or study related systems and procedures. Supervises and provides guidance, clarification and feedback to staff. Develops process improvements to enhance efficiency and quality. Provide consultative resources to principal investigators or to project, program or study managers and coordinators. Prepares proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings.

Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research. Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions. May coordinate clinical study sites to ensure compliance with patient recruitment and data collection standards. May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, websites, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues. May design, develop, and conduct targeted training initiatives. May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives. Identifies new potential projects, studies or partners. May co-author papers for publication and presentation at professional meetings or conferences. Performs related responsibilities as required.


A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school and five years of relevant applied public health experience. Extensive data management and analysis experience. Grant development, management, and administration experience.

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We are seeking a Program Associate to work on multiple projects within our research group. The Levy Research Team currently has two longitudinal cohort studies in Ecuador and Mozambique examining interactions between environmental conditions, enteric pathogens and the gut microbiome. This person’s time will be dedicated to helping coordinate field work in both countries as well as providing logistical support to students and collaborators working on these projects. Some responsibilities for these projects will include coordinating specimen management and flow for the project, developing field and lab protocols, coordinating with and training of field and lab teams in Ecuador, procuring lab supplies, shipping samples and materials, coordinating with other project staff (e.g., database manager).

The other half of this person's time would be dedicated to managing Levy Lab members and supervising other projects within the group. This person will be responsible for data tasks (data cleaning and management); laboratory management tasks (purchasing research supplies; management of laboratory environmental health and safety compliance; laboratory trainings, troubleshooting protocols); administrative tasks (project budget tracking, website maintenance, management of human subjects protocols); and academic tasks (carrying out literature reviews, formatting manuscripts for submission, assistance with the submission of grant proposals). The position involves coordination with colleagues at Emory and other institutions (in particular Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, CDC, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia), and involves supervision of student researchers.

More information about the lab can be found at. This position is located in Atlanta, GA. The Program Associate will have the opportunity to participate in activities of theandat Emory, and to take advantage of other resources available at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), one of the nation’s leading schools of public health. RSPH has the benefit of being located directly adjacent to the U.S. CDC.

The successful candidate will have project management experience, in particular experience managing and collaborating with students and staff, overseeing lab projects and assay development, developing standard operating procedures, managing sample flow for research projects, and managing databases. Candidate must be highly organized; have excellent time management skills; have the ability to manage several different projects at the same time; have the ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision; have research experience (preferably with multiple different research projects); have excellent written communication skills; and have excellent computer skills. The ideal candidate would have experience carrying out international field research, have experience and understanding of molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extractions, have training in statistics and epidemiological analysis, and have some working knowledge of enteric pathogens. The preferred candidate would be fluent or proficient in Spanish and/or portugese.

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Job Number 33614

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Environmental Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Business Operations