Emory Healthcare/Emory University Public Health Program Associate (Wastewater Monitoring Program) - Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia
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WastewaterSCAN is a national effort to monitor wastewater for pathogens to improve infectious disease surveillance across the country. The project is led by Emory faculty Marlene Wolfe in partnership with Stanford professor Alexandria Boehm. Wastewater has been used extensively as a composite biological sample representing the inputs of a whole community. As such, a single sample can be used to infer information about the health of populations up to millions of people. Dr. Wolfe has worked extensively to apply this approach to SARS-CoV-2, influenza, RSV, monkeypox, and more. WastewaterSCAN is now expanding this process both to more sites across the country and to more pathogens to be monitored. There are also opportunities for additional projects building on this effort to expand the field of wastewater monitoring. The project will provide opportunities to interact with colleagues in public health, clinical virology, genetics, medicine and environmental engineering. We are seeking a Public Health Program Associate to support this and other wastewater monitoring related efforts. This role will focus on program management and coordination, data management and acquisition, document preparation and handling, data analysis, communication of results to stakeholders, and supporting manuscript development. Some involvement in managing basic laboratory needs (e.g. ordering, shipping, organization) may be required but this is not a laboratory focused position.
Under limited supervision, uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges.
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 provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, web-based resources, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues.
May work with clinical study sites on patient recruitment and data collection standards.
Assists with data collection and data analysis.
Contributes to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings.
May assist in designing, developing, and conducting targeted training initiatives.
May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives.
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.
Proficiency in statistical software (preferably R).
Experience with community based and health equity oriented work.
Experience with public health communication to agency and community stakeholders.
Experience with scientific writing.
Experience with administration of large research programs, including relationship and data management.
Familiarity with microbiology/molecular biology wet lab work (e.g. membrane filtration, PCR).
Familiarity with wastewater treatment systems.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a large, multi-institution collaborative team.
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 101414
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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