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Graduate Assistantships: Trachoma Control Program

  • The Trachoma Control Program is marking its 20th anniversary in 2018. The program works with ministries of health in six African countries to eliminate blinding trachoma, the world's leading cause of preventable blindness. (Photo: The Carter Center)

The Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program seeks a qualified graduate student for the 2018-2019 session. To meet program objectives, the Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program has supported a graduate assistant (GA) to investigate characteristics of population-based trachoma surveys. The findings and lessons learned from the assessment can inform positive program modifications and highlight innovative approaches to more effectively and efficiently survey trachoma-endemic areas, ultimately leading the program closer to achieving elimination targets.

The requested GA will take the lead on a critical, secondary review of collected data from multi-stage, population-based surveys in order to inform program decision making. The review and analysis of the data will result in multiple internal project reports to be circulated among our national and international field staff offices, and may result in manuscript drafts to be considered for publication. The GA will work closely with staff in the Carter Center's Atlanta office as well as have some interaction with field staff in the six countries in which the program currently works.

The GA will have two deliverables:

  • Present final project to The Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program Team.
  • Write up report, potentially a manuscript for publication, or final project. This final project may also be presented at The Carter Center's Trachoma Control Program Review in March 2019.


  • Must be a current second-year Master of Public Health student focused on biostatistics or epidemiology.
  • Must have strong knowledge of trachoma and the SAFE strategy.
  • Must have experience analyzing and interpreting quantitative data, and managing study databases.
  • Must be motivated to work as part of a dynamic team.

Compensation: $14/hour

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Graduate Assistantship


(August Start)
Application Open: Feb. 1-March 30

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