Public Health Job Opportunities

Epidemiologists w/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has an urgent need for Epidemiologists. MSF Epidemiologists typically work in three areas: outbreak response/control, surveys, and research.

You may be called upon to establish a surveillance system for a meningitis [doctorswithoutborders.org] or cholera [doctorswithoutborders.org] outbreak, while also taking part in active case finding and in the planning of vaccination campaigns or water-sanitation interventions. You might also be asked to conduct a mortality survey or to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan for targeted diseases. MSF epidemiologists develop data collection systems—from chart forms to database management systems—for a wide range of project health services and serve as the data focal point for a project. In conjunction with the medical team, they will problem-solve data collection issues to ensure good quality data that does not interfere with rapid patient care. Your responsibilities may also include the recruitment, management, and training of local staff involved in data collection, data entry, research, and other activities, as well as regular analysis of data and reporting of trends to project coordination staff.

We are URGENTLY recruiting Epidemiologists for our projects in 70+ countries around the world. This could be a great opportunity for anyone who has practical skills in the design, implementation, and evaluation of surveys, and/or in quantitative/qualitative research methods and an interest in giving back to the global community. Below is a flyer and a graphic with some basic information about the job profile and requirements. Any applicants interested in applying should send their CV or resume to Melissa.bieri@newyork.msf.org with the subject line “Epidemiologists”.

ASPPH Fellowships

Since 1995, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Fellowship Programs have contributed to efforts to build an effective public health workforce by placing public health graduate students in federal agency offices in the US and around the world. Under the guidance of mentors, participants experience first-hand how to apply public health theory and knowledge in practical settings. ASPPH fellows train in areas such as monitoring and surveillance, program management, research, evaluation, informatics, statistics, epidemiology, environmental health, and policy while making meaningful contributions to important public health programs.

Assistant Professor of Practice

There are two Assistant Professor of Practice faculty positions(twelve-month, non-tenure track) to teach graduate courses within the Department of Public Health in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.   

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities.

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies to engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in a variety of fields, such as public policy, foreign policy, business administration, engineering, science, technology, public health, cybersecurity, and more.

The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service. 

The selection process for the Presidential Management Fellows Program consists of the following:

  1. Application
  2. On-Line Assessment
  3. Finalist Selection
  4. Agency Placement as a Fellow

More information about application and selection is available on the PMF website, at www.pmf.gov

If you are interested in federal employment, you should consider this program (many fellows go on to secure a permanent position). Recent years have seen a number of public health related positions, and we expect to see even more this year.

The website has a lot of helpful information for applicants on the Become a PMF tab. This year the application will be open from September 30th – October 14th.