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    The incumbent will participate in specific phases of behavioral, epidemiologic, and evaluation research, including the design and development of research initiatives, funding documents, research and IRB protocols, management and analysis of data and publication of scientific articles.

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    As an Behavioral Scientist you will:

    • Participate in the design and implementation of birth defects, developmental disabilities, and pediatric genetic conditions behavioral research projects, including structural, community, and individual level interventions.
    • Work closely with federal, state, and local agencies and international and private partners to coordinate activities and recommend development of capacity in birth defects and developmental disabilities surveillance, epidemiology and prevention.
    • Develop research protocols, questionnaires and other data collection instruments, and conduct extensive literature review of published literature.
    • Collaborate with medical, behavioral, social scientists, health educators, health communication professionals, epidemiologists, and staff from state and local prevention programs and community based organizations in the design and evaluation of prevention interventions for targeted groups.
    • Review relevant literature from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, health education, health communication, evaluation, statistics, epidemiology, and health policy.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected at least 10% of domestic travel for this position.

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    0101 Social Science

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