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Job Ref:  2016-14261
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Maryland
City:  Silver Spring
18/10/2016 05:18
Job Description

Our client; the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) of the Public Health Division of the Defense Health Agency (DHA); is to be the central epidemiological resource for the U.S. Armed Forces. They provide timely; relevant; actionable; and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote; maintain; and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.

We are seeking a Junior Epidemiologist to support the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) section of AFHSB.

GEIS supports infectious disease surveillance and outbreak response to enhance FHP decision making in the future operating environment through direct support to the six Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC) and the global DoD laboratory network that operate in all of their areas of operation to provide early detection, prevention and response to infectious disease threats of military relevance. This strategy is executed through (1) global infectious disease surveillance to inform FHP decision making across the GCCs; (2) laboratory readiness to support global outbreak response efforts to understand infectious disease threats to U.S. forces; (3) coordination and collaboration between the GCCs, GEIS partner laboratory network, the U.S. interagency, and international partners; and (4) efficient and effective program administration and management at all levels.


1) Collect, monitor, analyze, interpret, and summarize surveillance data for the purpose of supporting surveillance program management efforts for the DoD.

2) Disseminate the results of analytical studies via technical reports, briefings, presentations, manuscripts, websites and other media based on target audiences based on the guidance of senior team members.


MPH,MS or equivalent scientific degree in epidemiology; public health; or similar field required


  • Minimum of 0-2 years of work experience in related occupation desired

  • Epidemiology training and experience; including some experience in SAS;

  • Experience in health-data analyses using SAS programming language

  • Solid knowledge in epidemiology; preventive medicine and public health and stays current on public health events

  • Expertise in planning; designing; analyzing; and reporting on long-term epidemiological studies that will help identify risk factors for specific health outcomes in military-related populations

  • Experience with DoD health-related databases to perform longitudinal analyses preferred

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software (MS Outlook; MS Word; MS Excel; and MS PowerPoint)

  • Technical skills to conduct analyses; write reports; prepare briefings; and coherently present results

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and able to collaborate with others on projects and investigations

  • Command of English language and can coherently present analytical results

  • Team player who collaborates well with other professionals

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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