Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CDC Medical Officer

Here's a public health job description for a CDC Medical Officer:

Title: Medical Officer, GS-602-13/14/15 (Direct - Hire)
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department Of Health And Human Services
Salary: 87093.00 to 153200.00
Open Dates: 10/01/2009 to 03/31/2010
Pay Grade: GS-0602-13/15
Location: US-NJ-Throughout New Jersey (New Jersey )
The incumbent will provide medical advice and consultation on critical problems in the medical/public health field; evaluates the data collection, quality control and/or data utilization methods used to study a medical problem or issue; and applies new methods, approaches, and technology or extends, revises, and adapts existing methodology to new and unusual situations. He/She provides scientific and/or technical guidance to Federal, state, and local health-related organizations, private and public foundations, etc., in the development, extension and improvement of public health studies, programs, systems, strategies and/or services. Specialty areas for consideration and duties performed include but are not limited to: medical/scientific research of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, reproductive health, infant morbidity/mortality, tobacco research, nutritional and physical activity, aging diseases and racial disparities in medical care/treatment; research in HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis treatment and prevention; and consultations on epidemiology and surveillance activities with Federal agencies, state and local health departments. Other areas and duties may include: promotes the development of field epidemiologic training programs; provides medical leadership for the implementation of integrated programs of epidemiology and surveillance; conducts research in toxicology and environmental health; and provides advice and consultation necessary to develop and execute specialized medical and epidemiologic studies or program evaluation related to vaccine preventable diseases. Conducts research/medical studies related to birth defects and other developmental disabilities/disorders; designs, directs, conducts, analyzes, and interprets epidemiological research focused on occupational respiratory and related diseases; designs, monitors, and evaluates surveillance data for bacterial vector-borne infectious diseases; and ...
Does this sound interesting to you? If you choose to work for the government, you may not get the highest salary (especially when you compare against private practice), but you'll get some great benefits. Notice the broad salary range listed for this job position. A salary range from $87k to $153k is huge!

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