The CDC Division of Oral Health is searching for a Dental Officer to fill the role of Team Lead on the Surveillance, Investigations, and Research Team.
The Surveillance, Investigations, and Research Team Lead serves as a national expert in oral health science, and leads other scientists responsible for planning, designing, developing, and conducting epidemiological and other studies related to oral diseases, conditions and behaviors. The Team Lead applies oral health expertise to address complex and critical problems in the important areas of surveillance, program evaluation, and community-based research. The Team Lead provides oversight of the Division’s activities supporting infection prevention and control in dentistry, as well as the Dental Public Health Residency program.
A qualified applicant would possess:
Current knowledge about the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques used in oral health research, dentistry and dental care services, epidemiology, and biostatistics;
The ability to provide expert scientific advice and consultation on creative solutions to critical problems by generating new hypotheses, approaches, and standards;
The ability to communicate research findings to decision makers, oral health stakeholders, and the national public health community; and
The ability to lead a team who provide expert scientific advice and collaborate in conducting epidemiologic and other studies that assess oral disease burden and public health impact of interventions designed to improve the nation’s oral health status.
To meet the basic position requirements you must possess a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from a school approved by the American Dental Association or the Commission on Dental Accreditation, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the US.
Internal Number: HHS-CDC-D2-19-10490875
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