• Full Time
  • Remote

Website CDC Foundation

Informatician (Nationwide Talent Pipeline)

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 billion and launched more than 1,000 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 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year. Learn more at

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time Informatician to support state and local health departments in their vaccine program.  The Informatician will focus primarily on developing public health strategies and will work with  a coordinated informatics team to streamline COVID-19 response and immunization efforts. The informatics team will be responsible for linking CSRS data with other data sources (e.g., vital statistics, mental health, etc.) with the eventual goal of creating a data warehouse that would be used as a public health tool to prevent and respond to emerging public health threats particularly Covid-19. Core to this work will be co-designing dataset linkages; Extract-Transfer-Load operations (ETLs); documentation of CSRS queries, reports & table; and visioning & implementing data quality control and assurance reports; and automation of these activities to provide a sustainable, consistent flow along the data-information-knowledge-wisdom (DIKW) spectrum.

These positions are available nationwide.


  • Support the informatics team (data architect & informatics epidemiologist).
  • Streamline surveillance efforts related to the CSRS and the creation of the data warehouse to be used as a public health and public policy tool. May require similar automation of links to related datasets (e.g. vital statistics, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Masters of Computer Science, Data Science, Informatics
Masters of Public Health, Masters of Public Administration
Doctoral-level Public Health Degree, preferred but not required
Degrees in both disciplines (public health etc. and Informatics etc.)

3 – 5 years of informatics experience required
2+ years of experience in public health practice
Familiarity with informatics concepts like relational databases, ETLs, data warehouses, and Public Health 3.0 is required.
Required competency in one or more ETL operation capable languages (e.g. SAS, Python, R, Java, Ruby, etc.) and required familiarity with SQL and relational database principles. Environment will likely be SAS and SQL heavy, but skilled programmers of other ETL languages with a background in the underlying data science and informatics concepts can adapt.
Highly detail oriented, works well within a diverse team, demonstrates a high degree of initiative and flexibility, able to communicate effectively in a positive and professional manner, able to prioritize activities when under tight deadlines, and possesses analytical skills.
Strong technical skills, including practical experience in some or all of database management, entity resolution/linkage, ETL operations, report generation, data visualization, and automation.
Strong office technology skills including word processing, spreadsheet development, and email, with an emphasis on proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to link these office systems to database actions (e.g. automating the email of a report) a plus.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience reviewing and editing documents.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial; energetic; and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.

Job Highlights
Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000
Position End Date: 07/31/2022
Position Type: Limited Term Position
Full Suite of Benefits Offered
Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote or Hybrid

Notice to Applicants:

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.

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.

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