Junior Epidemiologist

New Mexico /
State Funded Programs (SFP) – New Mexico- SFP /
/ Remote
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1.9 billion and launched more than 1,300 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 90 countries last year. Visit www.cdcfoundation.org for more information.  

The CDC Foundation is seeking a full time Junior Epidemiologist. This position will lead and coordinate work efforts across teams. Under general supervision, plans, develops, and conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control. This position collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares epidemiologic reports. 

Job Highlights

    • Position Title: Junior Epidemiologist
    • Location: Remote
    • Position End Date: 06/30/2023
    • Salary: $50,000-$80,000 plus benefits


    • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred and at least two years of experience directly related to the position, or
    • Bachelor's degree in a closely related science or nursing degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years epidemiology experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
    • Organizational skills demonstrating high attention to detail and the ability to organize multiple priorities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills required for teamwork and interaction with people across Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with other external partners.
    • Knowledge of SAS, R, SPSS, STATA, or other statistical software.
    • Excellent written and oral communications


    • Assists with planning and conducting investigations of diseases.
    • Conducts medical record abstraction to complete case reporting forms.
    • Enters information on laboratory reports (this may include transposing data from other formats, such as faxed records and emailed results) into relevant databases at New Mexico Department of Health (NM DOH), such as the New Mexico Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NMEDSS), the EIP database, eHARS and REDCap).
    • Conducts surveillance data management and data quality control activities.
    • Contributes to the design, implementation, and maintenance of disease surveillance.
    • Provides telephonic support to facilities, organizations, and the public with guidance on surveillance activities and for prevention and control measures to reduce the spread and severity of priority infectious diseases. 
    • Contributes to various epidemiologic reports.
    • Contributes to data submissions and other required reporting activities.
    • Contributes to the development of policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs.
    • Contributes to content creation and presentations for NM DOH and external stakeholders.
    • Stays abreast of updates to CDC guidance.
    • Attends regular CDC, DOH, and University of New Mexico (UNM) calls and participates in training opportunities.

Special Notes

    • This role is involved in a dynamic public health program. As such, roles and responsibilities are subject to change as situations evolve. Roles and responsibilities listed above may be expanded upon or updated to match priorities and needs, once written approval is received by both the CDC Foundation and the New Mexico Department of Health, in order to best support the State of New Mexico in their public health programming
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.
This position is currently a remote position. CDC Foundation retains the right to make adjustments to this as required. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.