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Public Health Analyst - ICL

ID: 495099
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Health Informatics, Human Factors

Job Description

The Information & Communication Lab is seeking to hire a Public Health Analyst to assist a growing portfolio of applied research projects focused on the design and development of information technologies in support of public health data and technology modernization. The ideal candidate will be adept at applying their analyst skills and experience in an applied research environment, be part of a cross-functional team, and fulfill the following requirements:

Job Description:

  • Translate public health principals, values, needs, and goals into insights that GTRI project leadership, software developers, and data scientists can understand and factor into their technology solutions and strategy
  • Conducts data quality checks to identify potential data entry errors
  • Evaluates existing public health surveillance systems and support technical teams in identifying opportunities for improving data representation and quality as well as data flows
  • Creates and manages study databases, trains users, and develops manuals of procedures to be implemented at data collection sites
  • Summarizes findings in tables, figures and maps and communicates information
  • Conducts systematic reviews of literature
  • Document current/desired state and risks to ensure strong cross-team understanding and alignment of public health objectives to technology solutions
  • Contributes to manuscripts and presentations for internal and external audiences

Job Duties

  • Serve as a bridge between public health stakeholders, technical teams, and data scientists
  • Conduct comprehensive research, review and analysis on a wide variety of public health-related programs to provide actionable insights to GTRI project leadership, software developers, and data scientists can understand and factor into their technology solutions
  • Assist in the development of data sets consistent with funding requirements and national initiatives
  • Be knowledgeable of current public health policies and determine how new/changed policies will generate new data requirements to public health programs, missions and functions.
  • Analyze existing or proposed systems, strategies, services, or other health-related matters, and articulate its relevance and importance to GTRI project leadership, software developers, and data scientists
  • Assist with developing strategies for program promotion, education, communication, and outreach.
  • Independently, or in collaboration with others, prepare statements of work/proposals, briefings for internal/external audiences pertinent to the project.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Research Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) and at least 2 years of experience in public health field
  • At least 2 years of experience demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Office suite through authorship or key contributions to the creation of client-facing deliverables (examples: reports, presentations, graphical representations, etc)
  • Experience on projects necessitating the application of the scientific method to real-world challenges
  • At least 1 year of experience working with federal government policies and programs
  • At least 1 year of experience demonstrating the ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrates comfort and skill in the ability to present oneself in a professional manner to and on behalf of clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with analytic tools and software (e.g., SAS, SPAA, Python, R)
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis software (Atlas.ti, MAXQDA, etc.) 
  • Previous experience working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Clinical or healthcare experience or training
  • Flexibility in work assignments and tasks and having the ability to shift priorities quickly
  • Experience in project coordination/management

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .



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