Clinical Project Director

CDC Foundation

About the organization

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.


The Director will set objectives of the core project teams and contact tracing task force according to dhhr's contact tracing strategy and approach, as well as effectively communicate and assess performance. The contact tracing clinical project director will collaborate with other dhhr and state stakeholders to support milestone achievement and to manage study issues and obstacles. The Director will monitor progress and prepare/present project information proactively to all stakeholders, internally and externally. The Director will achieve project quality by identifying quality risks and issues, respond to issues raised by project team members, and plan/implement appropriate corrective and preventative action plans, and drive consistency of operational delivery across contact tracing projects. The Director is responsible for managing cross-collaboration of the core team and for overall project delivery to support milestone achievements. The Director will identify opportunities to enhance performance of contact tracers, identify and communicate strategic lessons learned and best practices to promote continuous improvement.


• A doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in epidemiology, public health, veterinary medicine, preventive medicine, medicine, biological, physical, behavioral or environmental sciences including at least two courses in epidemiology covering additional epidemiology principles, methods and design concepts or at least two courses in statistical design and methods courses for the behavioral sciences, or at least two publications in two different peer-reviewed journals, and at least once course in biostatistics or other research-oriented statistics course;
• five years full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in epidemiology.
• Or a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in epidemiology, public health, nursing, biology, physical, behavioral, natural, or veterinary sciences, preventive medicine, or medicine including two courses in epidemiology and one course in biostatistics or certification in infection control (cic); and ten years of full-time or equivalent part¬time paid professional experience in epidemiology, including five years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience in management of an epidemiological program. substitution: completion of centers for disease control and prevention, epidemic intelligence service or public health prevention specialist training; and five years of full-time or equivalent part-time p



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