Public Health Foundation Enterprises, In
Research Assistant (R&D)
The California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) is a program administered by Heluna Health. It is one of ten EIP sites nationwide, which serve as a national resource for surveillance, prevention, and control of emerging infectious diseases. CEIP functions under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is a collaborative effort involving the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, and several local health departments.
The successful candidate will be assigned to work on the monkeypox vaccine effectiveness project. The candidate will assist the project coordinator by interviewing, data collection and data entry, as well as contacting clinics in order to schedule and enroll cases and controls. It will be very helpful if the candidate has had experience working with clinics offering services to persons with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They will be contacting STI clinics to obtain case and control information, and conducting standardized telephone interviews of cases and controls using standardized forms. Study protocols may require interviews to be conducted in the evenings or on the weekend. These may be conducted from home using a program-provided cell phone.
If hired for this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date or have a valid religious or medical reason qualifying you for an exemption (that may or may not require an accommodation).
Please note: Applicant must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.
The candidate must have a keen interest in infectious disease epidemiology, excellent communication skills, and strong attention to detail.
Educational Requirement: College degree in related area such as Biology, Health Science, Public Health or Microbiology.
Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled
It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)See job description