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Epidemiologist I – Atlanta, GA  (#14794)

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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We are seeking an Epidemiologist I to provide supportt to National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases (DVD), Viral Gastroenteritis Branch (VGB) within the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The DVD prevents disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory, enteric, and related viral diseases.


The Viral Gastroenteritis Branch (VGB) is responsible for (1) providing epidemiologic and laboratory assistance studies and related activities to better understand the evolution, (molecular) epidemiology and immunity of rotavirus, norovirus and other gastroenteritis viruses; (2) providing consultation on the safety and impact of rotavirus vaccination and other prevention programs (rotavirus, norovirus); (3) providing consultation and technical assistance to state and local health departments to monitor the burden of disease and epidemiology of gastroenteritis virus infections (rotavirus, norovirus); (4) providing consultation and support on the research and development of new rotavirus vaccines and other prevention technologies; (5) providing consultation and support and/or participates in investigations of national and international outbreaks of viral vaccine preventable and other enteric viral diseases, and recommends appropriate control measures; (6) providing scientific leadership and advice, analyzes available data, and develops science-based statements for rotavirus vaccines to the ACIP and other groups to support the development and evaluation of immunization practices and policies in the U.S and internationally; provides and supports public health training; (7) responding to and assisting internal and external partners on other public health problems of national and international significance, as needed; (8) serving as the National Reference Laboratory (rotavirus and norovirus) and other agents of viral gastroenteritis; (9) serving as the WHO Global Reference Laboratory for Rotavirus and other agents of viral gastroenteritis.



The contractor will be responsible for carrying out a range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases related to VGB. The contractor will work as a team or project member, under the direction of a Senior Epidemiologist, conducting routine epidemiologic functions comprising surveillance, data collection, data analysis using basic epidemiologic methods, and assistance with epidemiologic investigations. The contractor will apply specialized skills to conduct work including one or multiple of the following tasks:


1) become familiar with study protocols, and provide input into developing new ones as needed to include providing input into the development, review, and revision of data collection forms; 2) analyze study or project implementation, and measure the outcomes of projects; 3) perform basic statistical analyses with a statistical package such as SAS, SPSS, Epi-Info, or Stata. This may include generating tables and figures summarizing epidemiologic analyses suitable for presentation/publication as needed to support Branch activities; 4) participate in the design and implementation of research and epidemiologic studies. This may include field/site visits, patient/subject enrollment and interviews, database creation, data entry, and management, and other tasks crucial to the success of the study; 5) prepare regular reports and newsletters to update partners and sponsors on activities; 6) communicate with staff at CDC and those at remote sites as needed to ensure compliance with protocol, secure data transfer and processing; 7) contribute to manuscript preparation, as needed; 8) attend weekly conference calls with sites, monthly coordinator/nurse calls, weekly CDC team meetings, annual meetings, and other ad hoc meetings when necessary to provide information on current activities or to become familiar with current activities; 9) communicate information for technical and other study information/requirements in a clear manner to and between project site staff, CDC technical support staff, statisticians, and epidemiologists; 10) manage or perform routine functions in epidemiologic databases to include conducting weekly downloads and analysis of data and contribute to preparation of scientific articles; 11) prepare, summarize, and present data in tables, figures, and graphs. This may include preparing weekly summary reports to be distributed to CDC management and officials. Management of data shall be in a database management system such as SAS or Microsoft Access; 12) assist with IRB submissions/revisions, as needed, and collaborate to develop joint analyses and publications; 13) participate in scientific discussion groups as an audience member or presenter to enhance epidemiologic analyses conducted.




No supervisory or management authority.



  • Degrees: Master’s Degree or higher in related field
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) and CDC experience required.
  • 1.5 years of experience working in epidemiology in a professional setting required.
  • Base SAS Programmer certification required.
  • Familiarity using SAS, EpiInfo, ArcGIS, and Stata required.


Previous experience working in a similar role.


Work will be performed in a climate controlled office environment.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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