Saturday, February 6, 2010

CDC Job Opportunity (Associate Deputy Director for Behavioral and Social Science)

I got this job post through my alumni connections at UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences:

Associate Deputy Director for Behavioral and Social Science

Office of the Director
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the senior leadership team in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. CDC is soliciting applications from internal and external candidates to serve as the Associate Deputy Director for Behavioral and Social Science in the Division of HIV/AIDS, Office of the Director. In this role, the incumbent will serve as a senior advisor and report to the Deputy Director for Behavioral and Social Science (Dr. Richard Wolitski). The person in this position will work closely with the Deputy Director to coordinate and support programmatic and research activities conducted in 4 branches: (1) Prevention Communication Branch, (2) Prevention Research Branch, (3) Program Evaluation Branch, and (4) The Quantitative Sciences and Data Management Branch.

The individual will take on special projects and have the opportunity to play leadership roles in activities designed to improve quality, efficiency, and impact in a number of areas including communications, intervention research, implementation science, program monitoring and evaluation, mathematical modeling, statistical analyses, and cost studies. The individual will be expected to help guide the field in one or more of these areas by publishing reviews and commentaries or presenting at national and regional meetings. The individual in this position will participate in meetings with senior CDC leadership, other federal agencies, and external partners. When the Deputy Director is unavailable, the incumbent will serve as acting Deputy Director for Behavioral and Social Science. This is a permanent full-time position. The salary range for the position is: 101,035.00 - 131,343.00 USD per year.

Additional information about salary and benefits, qualifications, and application procedures can be found at: USAJOBS.GOV by searching for the following position announcements:

• HHS-CDC-D3-2010-0193
• HHS-CDC-T3-2010-0144 (for current and former federal employees)

This position closes on February 18, 2010.

Questions about the application process, qualifications, and compensation should be directed to the contacts listed in the position announcement. Informal inquires about the work of the Division and the nature of the position may be sent to Richard Wolitski, PhD at

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