Environmental Microbiologist (Cholera) (Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Laboratory)
WDPB Ending Cholera Contractor Position Description
In October 2017, the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC) released a new cholera elimination initiative “Ending Cholera, A Global Roadmap to 2030” with a goal to end cholera as a public health threat by 2030 by reducing cholera deaths by 90% and eliminating cholera transmission in 20 countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a founding member of GTFCC. CDC’s strategic engagement with Ending Cholera will be at the global, regional and country levels, including support for outbreak response efforts and will support the three strategic axes of the Roadmap. CDC will support the regional platforms in West and Central Africa, the Middle East, East and Southern Africa, and South and South-East Asia.
The Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Laboratory in the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA is seeking an environmental microbiologist for a one-year position, beginning September 2020, to assist our program in targeted WASH interventions and laboratory workforce training programs in cholera hotspots. Travel is required as travel-restrictions due to COVID-19 allow. The successful candidate will assist with activities including: development of training materials for water testing, training international scientists in water and clinical testing procedures, cholera diagnostic testing, conducting field and laboratory assay development, conducting WASH assessments in field settings, developing water quality monitoring programs, and performing other cholera-related activities as assigned. Experience in environmental sampling, aseptic technique, and culture-based laboratory analysis of environmental samples is required. Experience with implementing training programs, working in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) or with LMIC populations, and French language proficiency is preferred.
A Master's degree in microbiology, biological science, public health, or another related field is preferred.
Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae to: Jennifer Murphy, PhD,