Senior Public Health Scientist (Epidemiologist, Social or Behavioral Scientist, Demographer

Company: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Compensation: $85,000 - $95,000/yr plus 29% benefits
  • Educational Requirements: Doctorate Degree
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Duties and Responsibilities


The person in this position serves as a contractor for the CDC Foundation. The CDC Foundation connects the CDC with private-sector organizations and individuals to build public health programs that make our world healthier and safe.  The contractor will be assigned to the CDC.  The contractor brings knowledge in the fields of epidemiology, social or behavioral science, or demography, and particularly expertise in survey research, public health surveillance, and statistics to advance CDC’s work in conducting the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in priority countries funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  The contractor has primary responsibility for analysis of VACS data and scientific writing using survey findings to document the problem of violence against children and inform strategies for prevention.  As a member of a team responsible for implementing VACS, the contractor also provides technical assistance and consultation on various aspects of survey design and implementation.


Specific duties include the following:


·        Data Analysis

·        Formulates hypotheses regarding violence against children and its outcomes and conducts analyses and interpretation of VACS data with extensive use of SAS or other statistical software and other appropriate statistical methodologies and techniques.

·        Generates ideas for future research and analysis, and identifies areas to improve the methodology for future surveys.


·        Scientific papers and reports

·        Writes reports and scientific papers for publication in peer reviewed journals, in collaboration with other scientific staff and partners, that include a discussion of substantive issues, research objectives, assessment of the adequacy and quality of data used in the analyses, and explanation of the methodologies, results, and relevance to issues related to violence against children globally. 

·        Disseminates results of research projects in a wide range of venues, including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, special reports, and presentation at scientific conferences.

How to Apply: Send resumes via e-mail to Annie Howerton (