Pillar Chief

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Updated: April 6, 2018
Job ID: 212546
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Pillar Chief to support the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSB) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to AFHSB.


  1. Assist the Director, GEIS Division, with the identification and definition of GEIS biosurveillance program initiatives and selection of proposals for annual funding.
  2. Identify government and non-government sources of finding, and allocate resources according to priorities.
  3. Conduct at least quarterly review of partners' activities, but more frequently if needed because of problems or poor performance.
  4. Independently formulate hypothesis and study concept from epidemiologic problems; design methodology; analyze data; and present results.
  5. Communicate with the partners in order to facilitate project completion, including periodic site visits, as requested by the GEIS Director.
  6. Publish GEIS-related work in government and peer-reviewed publications.
  7. Lead and work with multidisciplinary project teams.
  8. Competently direct and guide multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.
  9. Provide mentoring and informal and formal teaching to junior GEIS staff.
  10. Define, implement, and oversee specific procedures for monitoring the expenditure of fiends and the progress of the funded proposals (i.e. funding and progress reports).
  11. Provide periodic, pillar-specific updates and reports to the GEIS leadership and prepare presentations for a variety of government and non-governmental audiences.
  12. Monitor and support the coordination of pillar-specific projects and the coordination of these projects with GEIS partners and other stakeholders.
  13. Determine new surveillance needs by identifying gaps in knowledge and partner capabilities and providing suggested plans for action.
  14. Complete other tasks and duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of drug, vaccine, and medical device research.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and perform job duties in poorly developed settings.
  • Excellent written oral and written communications skills.
  • Team player and collaborates well with professionals.
  • General knowledge of DoD medical research, development, and acquisition processes.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • Desires a Master degree in epidemiology or public health (or related field) and Doctoral degree (DVM, DO, MD, PhD, DrPH or equivalent)

Minimum Experience:

  • OR Desires a minimum of 5 years of public health experience since receiving the Master degree.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.