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Senior vacancies in chronic disease
27 Aug 2009 | ICDDR,B and CDC both seeking exceptional candidates
| 27 August 2009

1. Head of the Chronic Disease Programme at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)

Bangladesh is going through a demographic transition with a marked decrease in child mortality and thus increasing the incidence of chronic disease in a growing population. ICDDR,B needs to strategically orient itself in line with this demographic change to engage in chronic disease research.  The Head of the Chronic Disease Programme will to lead this effort and must also understand the state of this science globally.  ICDDR,B is working in partnership with a number of organisation and have received a combined total of US$3.6 million in donations from United Health and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLB/NIH) to develop a number of projects in the area of Chronic Disease and get them operational as soon as possible.

The appointed individual will be a scientist with exposure and experience in the public health domain.  He/she will provide leadership to the development of the chronic diseases programme within the Centre by enhancing the understanding of chronic diseases and by testing public-health interventions for both primary and secondary prevention. He/she will be responsible for the overall management of all research and associated activities, and will be expected to provide research leadership for ongoing projects, and to develop new research initiatives based on the Centre’s strategic goals. 

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Note that this is a readvertisement for a post advertised in November 2008.

2. Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Director of the NCCDPHP serves as a principal adviser on a national programme for the prevention of premature mortality, morbidity, and disability due to chronic illnesses and conditions and promotes the overall health of the US population.  He/She not only serves as an adviser to the Director of CDC on matters relating to chronic disease and health promotion, but also serves as principal spokesperson for Department of Health and Human Services on these matters. In addition, the Director provides scientific advice and consultation as a nationally and internationally recognised consultant and expert on chronic disease prevention and is responsible for providing leadership in policy formulation, programme operations, strategic direction, and fiscal oversight for all activities related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

The post is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and the closing date for applications is 8 September 2009.

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