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Global Aids Program (GAP) Seeks Health Scientists

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  • Elizabeth Bell
    MessageIf interested please apply through the link in the annoucement below. Stay well all, Liz The Global AIDS Program (GAP), CDC, HHS, is recruiting for
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2006
      If interested please apply through the link in the annoucement below.
      Stay well all,


      The Global AIDS Program (GAP), CDC, HHS, is recruiting for several exciting and challenging positions in many of its 25 country programs and 4 regional offices.  Fifteen of the 25 GAP countries receive substantial new funding through the PresidentÂ’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which involves collaboration among all US Government agencies coordinated by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator in Washington and the U.S. Ambassador in country.  We encourage qualified applicants to apply through the CDC website on the internet http://www2.cdc.gov/hrmo/vsearch.asp or on the CDC intranet http://vaps.hrmo.cdc.gov/.

      CDC jobs can also be located on http://www.usajobs.gov  which lists all HHS positions. 

      GAP welcomes your interest in this unique opportunity to address HIV prevention, care and treatment around the world.  Please also share this with others you think may be interested.

      The following announcement for Pretoria, South Africa opened February 23 and closes March 8. The Health Scientist GS-0601-13/14 positions are announced as HHS-CDC-T3-2006-0204(DE) and HHS-CDC-T3-2006-0172(MP).

      For specific inquiries about the position to the advertisement please submit inquiry via globalAIDSjobs@...

      The Health Scientist position assists the Chief-0f Party on matters relating to laboratory systems analysis and development planning, operational research, and all aspects of laboratory quality assurance to support CDC-GAP and host government priorities in designated GAP) country. Incumbent is an expert in clinical and public health laboratory science, and an experienced clinical and/or public health laboratory director. Conceives, organizes and provides expert consultation laboratory program activities that support CDC-GAP programs in the GAP country and serves as the critical interface to GAP laboratory support activities at CDC-Atlanta. Serves as the direct conduit for laboratory support activities for CDC-GAP bilateral agreements with other countries through the GAP regional offices. Provides expert scientific advice to the Chief-of-Party and other CDC-GAP leaders on matters relating to formulating objectives, policies, plans and organizational structure in the areas of physical laboratory structure and space issues, public health laboratory testing procedures and systems including the evaluation of the new diagnostic technologies, quality assurance procedures, laboratory management and staffing issue, and the provision of training in all areas of laboratory activities. Serves as the lead in identifying and strategically developing pathways to meet short-and long-term laboratory staffing needs. Conceives, implements, and directs laboratory program activities and provides leadership in developing scientific policy as it relates to laboratory practice. .


      The following position for Health Scientist GS-0601-13/14 announcement number HHS-CDC-T3-2006-0186 (DE) and HHS-CDC-T3-2006-0187 (MP) opened February 21 and closes March 7. Duty Location is Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

      The primary purpose of this position is to plan, design, execute, and evaluate the application of public health informatics to the surveillance and health information systems which support the Global AIDS prevention programs in undeveloped countries. The incumbent works as a lead member of an interdisciplinary team (epidemiologists, social scientists, entomologists, laboratorians, computer scientists) to produce information systems that result in highly accurate information being collected in an efficient manner that meets the needs of the public health program or project. Plans designs, oversees, implements and/or participates in those aspects of scientific studies, surveys, investigations, or projects, that develop and establish standards for surveillance and health information systems. Leads the design, implementation, and analysis of significant collaborative studies in the area of data standards with international or national policy or program implications, particularly those focused in an undeveloped country/countries. Serves as technical consultant on internal and external proposals and projects that seek to advance surveillance and health information systems integration.

      This message is intended for personnel in job series 601 at the GS-12 thru 14 grade levels.






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