Research Assistant-CGC GA
Chenega Corporation - Atlanta, GA

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Functions as a research assistant in epidemiology, general health science or public health policy activities. This position will provide assistance to higher level specialists in the principles, theories, techniques and methods of health science specifically related to the programmatic assignment area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

Support Policy Team needs on a variety of programmatic and legislative activities that will help promote the importance of patient safety and the elimination of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and related programmatic priorities. Integrate programmatic and policy objectives for the laboratory, surveillance, outbreak investigations, prevention, and education components of the Division's work.

Support and coordinate work with partner groups, such as ASTHO, and other federal agencies

Maintain and analyze database of state legislation to assist in public and Congressional queries

Develop responses which translate scientific data into plain language to communicate division priorities to a wider audience

Assist policy staff in support of grantee requests for technical assistance

Coordinate Outpatient Safety Workgroup activities, such as organizing conference calls, developing meeting agendas and tracking action items to ensure appropriate follow-up

Assist policy staff in developing reports on key outcomes for workgroup activities related to state HAI legal evaluation

Research federal and state policies related to program activities as needed (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare policies related to payment and their impact on HAIs or patient safety adverse events)

Assists with the collection, processing, compilation, computation, analysis, editing, and/or presentation of research and survey data. Develop tables, reports, and presentations for these projects as needed.

Support to senior level specialist charged responsibility for conducting projects focused on the prevention of healthcare associated infections, specifically related to injection safety practices, and healthcare settings such as dialysis and long term care.

Coordination and project management activities will include a variety of tasks related to research and project coordination on these topics.

Non-Essential Duties

Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team

Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and prioritize work to meet all needs in a timely manner

Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment during a public heath response or other high profile public health issues

Excellent communication and writing skills

Excellent organizational skills

Previous experience with healthcare associated infections is preferable

Proficiency with SAS preferable

Proficiency in Microsoft Applications preferable

Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation is an EOE. AA/M/F/D/V. Native preference under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college. Master’s degree in Public Health degree is preferable, but not necessary.


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Primary Location

United States-Georgia-Atlanta


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