Experienced Public Health specialist in infectious diseases
Experienced Public Health specialist in infectious diseases
We are looking for a full-time public health specialist to join us at Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infections (CHIP) – as soon as possible for a 3-year project position. We offer a challenging and meaningful position in an exciting and inspiring international research environment.
The position is focused on managing projects commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on infectious disease data collection and monitoring of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The position requires comprehensive understanding of infectious diseases as a public health issue and strong experience in the field of infectious disease programmes (HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs). We seek a person with very solid data collection, statistical analysis, and database management skills, and a proven ability to write scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations. Excel expertise is a requirement and experience with data collection in REDCap is an advantage.
The position is in CHIP’s Public Health team, which that works with collaborating partners from different national and international organisations across Europe (ECDC, WHO and others).
Your tasks will involve, but not necessarily be limited to the following:
- Lead and support implementation of ongoing ECDC commissioned projects and other public health projects, collaborations, and research outputs.
- Elaborate plans and maintain updated status for the ongoing ECDC monitoring project in collaboration with the team leader.
- Lead and support survey design and development, data collection, cleaning and analysis, manuscript and report writing.
- Prepare and take part in project related steering committee meetings and in medical conferences when relevant for the activities
- Participate in applying for scientific research grants and other funding opportunities
- Communication and dissemination activities.
- Assist with other tasks as defined by the team leader.
We expect you to have the following qualifications and competencies:
- Master’s degree in public health or related area.
- 5+ years of project management experience in the field of infectious disease programmes (HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs).
- Solid understanding of epidemiology and public health research methods, indicator/survey development, data collection, statistical analyses, and database management.
- Excellent ability to understand, analyse, manage, and communicate data, results and projects and perform evaluations.
- Documented report and manuscript writing skills.
- Comprehensive understanding of infectious disease public health issues and an understanding of the landscape of the international and European stakeholders in HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs.
- Good communication skills.
- Ability to collaborate with many and different international stakeholders.
- Proficient user of Microsoft Office, with strong skills using Excel being a requirement. Experience with REDCap and EndNote is considered an advantage.
- Full proficiency in English both oral and written (Danish is an advantage).
We value and expect you to be an independent, systematic, and service minded team player with a collaborative mindset. You demonstrate drive and proven ability to deliver within deadlines, are solution oriented, open, curious, and respectful towards partners from other professions. In return we offer a dynamic environment with dedicated colleagues who seek an atmosphere of trust and transparency and like to have fun.
Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infectious (CHIP) is an international academic research centre at Rigshospitalet. We are a dynamic multidisciplinary group of 80 full-time employees working within medical and public health research, IT and data management, statistics and bioinformatics, clinical trial management and research administration. CHIP is a leader in the field of developing and coordinating international clinical trials and observational cohort studies involving patients with HIV and other infectious diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis, and COVID-19.
In the Public Health team, we work on ensuring that the scientific results generated at CHIP and elsewhere are applied to inform both clinical practice and policy and guideline development in the European region. In collaboration with both international and national organisations, we manage several European projects related to implementation of integrated testing for HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs (www.eurotest.org). CHIP is working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they pertain to HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and TB in the EU/EEA and neighbouring countries. CHIP is also a WHO Collaborating Centre on HIV and viral hepatitis (www.chip.dk/Collaborations/WHO-CC).
As a research organization CHIP participates in many international collaborations and you will be working with people from all over the world. As a result, English will be a natural part of your workday. You can read more here: http://www.chip.dk
Salary and employment conditions
The position is a full-time 3-year project position with possibility for extension. Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with current public agreements in the Capital Region of Denmark. You will become an employee of Region H. The place of work is CHIP, Rigshospitalet with reference to the Public Health team leader.
For queries related to this vacancy, please contact Public Health team leader Anne Raahauge, Direct: +45 3545 5792, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to reflect the surrounding society and encourage everyone regardless of personal background to apply.
Your application containing information on education and previous work experience must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2024.
Interviews will be conducted during week 9-10, 2024.