Biological Technician - Surveillance
Ready to put your scientific expertise to work in efforts to detect, treat, prevent, and respond to seasonal and novel influenza viruses? We are seeking a Biological Technician to support research and program objectives related to influenza in the areas Surveillance, Effectiveness Monitoring, Pharmaceutical Interventions, and Epidemiology Data and Reports. This position resides with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.
This position will conduct research in developing and improving surveillance systems to detect and differentiate influenza and other pathogen outbreaks, conduct epidemiologic studies to determine sources of infection, and report on the data and results to CDC. This information will provide public health leadership with information on current and emerging immunization practices and will be used to formulate future vaccine constituent production.
Conduct studies of respiratory infection using statistical modeling and epidemiologic approaches to assess effectiveness of interventions. Specific studies include the evaluation of the effectiveness of antiviral therapy and vaccination in the event of an influenza pandemic and to conduct research studies to describe the epidemiology of influenza virus infection among collaborative partners in the US Flu Vaccine Effectiveness network and other pandemic influenza projects.
Provide data management and analysis for statistical and epidemiologic studies using diverse health data sources, including electronic health record data, insurance claims data, and/or other provider and patient level data (e.g., Truven Marketscan, Healthcare Cost and Utilization project (HCUP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data).
Conduct surveillance and research studies based on modeling from statistical and epidemiologic approaches to monitor circulating vaccine strains and vaccine effectiveness.
Conduct studies of respiratory infection using mathematical and statistical modeling and epidemiologic approaches to assess effectiveness and impact of interventions during influenza seasons.
Develop methodologies to model correlates of protection for microneutralization assays of influenza viruses.
Provide technical assistance to statistical modeling and other epidemiologic approaches to influenza prevention and control. Prepare technical and non-technical summaries of work, scientific reports, and manuscripts for publication.
Provide programmatic, analysis and logistic support to the program for surveillance and research studies.
Review protocols, manuscripts, standard operating procedures, and other materials related to estimating influenza-associated disease burden.
Provide programmatic, analysis and logistic support to the large surveillance systems where ID is a participant or facilitator.
Conduct studies and analyses of genetic factors associated with severe influenza disease and death and response to influenza vaccinations or antiviral medication.
Develop and evaluate surveillance systems used globally, evaluating the prevalence and severity of influenza-associated mortality and hospitalizations to determine virulence and pathogenicity of circulating influenza viruses, the testing capacity of strategic laboratory partners and epidemiology study collaborators and identify deficiencies that may impact performance and develop procedures, training materials, and guidance to support technical transfer of laboratory processes, assay methods, and data sampling, management, and analysis techniques to domestic and international collaborators.
Evaluate data from the GISRS and other surveillance networks and sources (published papers, sequence data) and prepare reports of cleaned data.
Conduct studies involving laboratory surveillance of data generated from serological assays, sequencing and other assays to analyze seasonal and novel human and animal influenza viruses.
Analyze influenza surveillance data using spatiotemporal dynamics epidemiologic approaches to determine trends that can be used in making predictive decisions about prevention, treatment and control prevention, treatment and of influenza epidemics or pandemics.
Develop and conduct surveillance and epidemiologic studies of human, animal, and zoonotic influenza viruses and their relationships at the human-animal interface.
Conduct literature search to stay current on Influenza diagnostics, viral outbreaks and therapeutics.
BA/BS with 3-10+ years' experience, MS with 0-7+ years' experience or PhD with 0-3+ years' experience in fields related to Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Virology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and other related disciplines.
Familiar with SAS statistical analysis
Experience in BSL-2+ and BSL-3+ laboratories.
Familiar and experienced with GLP regulations
Experience with CLIA guidelines
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