CDC Division of Oral Health seeks team lead for surveillance, investigations and research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 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 team lead will serve as a national expert in oral health science and lead others responsible for conducting national surveillance and other studies related to oral diseases, conditions and behaviors. Other duties include providing specialized expertise to analyze epidemiologic studies and other data and applying this knowledge to complex and critical problems in surveillance, program evaluation and community-based research, as well as overseeing the division's activities supporting dental infection prevention and control and the Dental Public Health Residency program.

Basic requirements for the position include a dental degree from a school approved by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, as well as a current, full and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the U.S.

Other qualifications include:

  • A current knowledge of principles, concepts, methods and techniques used in oral health research, surveillance, epidemiology, biostatistics, and dentistry and dental care services.
  • 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.
  • The ability to lead a team that provides expert scientific advice and collaborates 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.

The salary range for the team lead position is $93,907-$122,077.

Applications are available for both current and former federal employees and  the general public. The application period ends May 14.

Questions can be directed to the CDC's human resources office at 770-488-1725 or

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