Category Archives: Alumni

Epidemiologist Supervisor, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Category : Alumni

JOB SUMMARY:
Supervises, guides, and/or instructs the work assignments of subordinate staff. Supervises epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, and interventions with significant impact on public health and the agency`s resources. Supervises the collection, analysis, and interpretation of complex statistical data and the preparation of epidemiologic reports.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervises and plans work of assigned staff.
• Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares reports.
• Provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services regarding epidemiology and the control of diseases.
• Serves as a point of contact for various personnel regarding moderately complex epidemiologic issues.
• Develops policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs. Designs and leads, from conception to completion, long-term epidemiologic projects with significant impact on public health and the agency’s resources.
• Functions as principal investigator for investigations of diseases and oversees formal case control and cohort studies of complex health issues.
• Oversees the design, implementation, and maintenance of disease surveillance systems. Provides related training, mentoring, and consultation to departmental staff and others. Oversees epidemiologic programs for the control of communicable and/or chronic diseases.
• Develops presentations and publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctorate degree in public health, Epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field OR Master`s degree in public health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field OR Bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university AND Six years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field OR One year of experience at the lower level Epidemiologist 3 (HCP182) or position equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess two or more of the following:

1. Doctorate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics.
2. Author of research article in a peer reviewed journal addressing problem in public health, epidemiology or biostatistics.

To apply, click HERE.


California Department of Public Health EIS Fellowship Program, due 11/1

Category : Alumni

Mission: To prepare epidemiologists for public health leadership positions in California.

Goals:

To provide experience in epidemiology and public health practice during placements with governmental health agencies.
To produce well-trained epidemiologists for employment in California public health agencies.
To assist local health departments in emergency outbreak and other field of epidemiology investigations, if the opportunity arises.
California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) is a one- or two-year program for promising but green epidemiologists to gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologist preceptor in either local or state health departments in California.

Established in 1989 in response to the California Conference of Local Health Officers’ need to employ qualified epidemiologists in California’s health departments, Cal-EIS provides one year of training in applied epidemiology for epidemiologists who have recently graduated from a Master’s degree program. Occasionally, there is the opportunity to extend the Fellowship for a second year.

Cal-EIS takes pride in public health workforce training. It is a unique program; very few states have a training program designed to train Master’s-level epidemiologists.

For more Information and to apply, click HERE.


CDC Spatial Epidemiology and Statistics Fellowship, due 10/28

Category : Alumni

A research opportunity is currently available with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB), Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch monitors heart disease and stroke patterns and trends through the timely collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of programmatically relevant data.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will have the opportunity to gain experience in advanced spatial and spatiotemporal studies of heart disease and stroke morbidity and mortality. These activities may include:

Creating, updating, analyzing and managing very large datasets
Participating in advanced spatial and/or spatio-temporal analyses of heart disease and stroke morbidity, mortality and risk factors using Bayesian and frequentist approaches
Writing summaries of methods, results and interpretations for use in government reports and peer-reviewed articles
Conducting literature reviews
Presenting the results to internal and external audiences, including professional meetings and/or conferences
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: October 28, 2019

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Qualifications
The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

Experience analyzing spatial and/or spatiotemporal data
Experience in the management and analysis of large data sets
Knowledge/Awareness of Bayesian statistical methods
Experience using statistical software, such as SAS or R, for data analysis
Experience using ArcGIS or other mapping software package

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


TPMG Consulting Services

Category : Alumni

The TPMG Consulting Services department at Kaiser Permanente provides analytic and business consulting support to the executive leadership of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in Northern California. We are currently seeking talented analytic consultants with a strong mix of technical and consulting skills for roles based in our Oakland, CA office. With a range of experience levels, our analytic consultant positions include:

• Consulting Data Analyst

• Senior Consulting Data Analyst

• Data Consultant

• Senior Data Consultant

These positions are part of a large, collaborative team of highly skilled analytic programmers who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that primarily uses SAS and SQL. Our team delivers data-driven insights to TPMG clinicians to inform and influence strategic performance improvement initiatives. Day to day, this means our team members scope projects, consult with clients, explore data, and write code to generate—and automate—actionable reports and intuitive dashboards via the latest data visualization tools.

To express interest, refer a candidate, or request additional information, please contact TPMG-Consulting-Services-Analytic-Recruiting [at] kp [dot] org.


BRFSS and Data Manager position, due 9/20

Category : Alumni

The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC) is responsible for directing the data team through a dynamic portfolio of projects which facilitate healthy lifestyles for Marylanders, with a focus on diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention, including data management and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) program. This position will report to the CCDPC Deputy Director and be responsible for overseeing and coordinating operations of the data collection and management for all CCDPC activities. This position will manage all aspects of the Maryland BRFSS program, including the program budget and at least one federal grant supporting the program, as well as other surveillance projects (e.g. MENDS).

The BRFSS is a statewide telephone survey that collects data from Maryland adults, regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions and use of preventive health services. This position will evaluate efficiency within data collection and management operations. Based on such evaluations, this position will make recommendations of data use to the department, as well as make recommendations for new policies, standards and workflow procedures. Finally, this position will not only provide timely data to internal and external partners, but will also assist partners in understanding and effectively utilizing surveillance data, in order to successfully share such data with public health programs, policies and decisions.

This position will work collaboratively with other Center staff members to inform programs related to chronic disease (e.g. heart disease, diabetes) and associated risk factors (e.g. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity). This position will be located at the Maryland Department of Health’s CCDPC division.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Two years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit; applying rules and regulations; or, exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted, at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations, or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have one year of experience using SAS software and managing large data sets.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience managing and evaluating data

Experience supervising data users

Experience making recommendations of data use when setting new policies, standards and workflow procedures 

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Early Career Professionals, CSTE

Category : Alumni

CSTE is currently accepting applications for interested mentors and mentees for this program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to build relationships and foster shared learning among applied epidemiologists. The goal is to promote the exploration of career opportunities in state, local, territorial, and tribal agencies. A previous participant described their experience:

“The mentorship program was really valuable. I developed a great connection with my mentor and really felt that this was time well spent. I was able to think about my next career steps and reflect on my values and goals.”

CSTE membership is encouraged but not required to participate. The estimated time requirement for mentors and mentees is up to two hours per month.

Consider serving as a mentor: No previous mentorship experience is required, and it is an ideal opportunity for mid-level epidemiologists. Mentors are required to have at least five years of work experience. Click here to REGISTER for the Prospective Mentor Webinar on Wednesday, September 11, at 1:00 pm EDT. During this webinar, we will answer your questions and learn more about the Mentor’s role in our program.

Early career professionals can participate as mentees: Eligible mentees should be entry-level epidemiologists who have graduated within the last five years or current students.

Previous participants: Those who have previously participated in the program are eligible to apply again. If accepted, you will be matched with a new mentee or mentor; however, please note that there have been only minor changes to the program curriculum. 

Start your application today to participate in the 2019-2020 Mentorship Program. All applications are due by September 25, 2019. Please note that all applicants may not be accepted; space is limited based on the number of mentors that apply.

For specific questions about the Mentorship Program, please email Alyaa Altabbaa at aaltabbaa [at] cste [dot] org.


ORISE Opportunity with CDC’s Division of Emergency Operations

Category : Alumni

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION:

An ORISE Fellowship position exists with the Plans Team within the Plans, Training, Exercise, and Evaluation Branch within the Division of Emergency Operations at CDC’s Center for Preparedness Response. The Plans Team is responsible for applying the National Response Framework in the development of all-hazard preparedness and response plans for the agency. As part of the plans development process, the Plans Team develops, writes, coordinates and publishes CDC plans for all public health responses. The Plans Team is looking for an ORISE Fellow who has an interest in training and education in public health emergency response.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the Fellow will support the following activities of the Plans and IMTDP Teams:

Plans Team:

Assist with development of Plans internal processes and SOP development
Assist with development of communication material (e.g., Connects article, marketing, success stories)
Organize and analyzes training data of the National Planners Course and presents results to a variety of key stakeholders

Incident Manager Training & Development Program (IMTDP):

Assist with training and education material development to align future National Planners Course as part of the Responder Education and Leadership Academy
Assist IMTDP education processes and CDC quality training standards
Provides consultation on training evaluation and analysis

Interested candidates should forward resumes to Silvia Trigoso at kje0 [at] cdc [dot] gov by September 13, 2019.


GIS and Data Analysis Specialist

Category : Alumni

ORGANIZATION
PSE Healthy Energy is a non-profit energy science and policy research institute dedicated to supplying evidence based, scientific information and resources on the environmental, public health, and climate dimensions of energy production and use. Our work focuses on oil and gas development (e.g., “fracking” and enhanced oil recovery), power plants, renewable energy, energy storage, and water and air quality. Our positive, dedicated, and high-functioning team is based out of Oakland, CA.

PSE’s mission is to bring scientific transparency and clarity to energy policy discussions and decisionmaking, helping to level the playing field for citizens, NGOs, the media, policymakers, agency staff and elected officials by generating, translating, and disseminating scientific information. No other interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, scientists, and engineers exists to focus specifically on issues of health and sustainability at the intersection of energy science and policy.

POSITION
The GIS and Data Analysis Specialist will work with researchers and scientists across all practice areas at PSE. Typical projects may range from demographic analyses of populations living near fossil fuel infrastructure to managing large environmental and health datasets. The role will require being flexible, working with multiple team members, and responding quickly to changing research needs. Specific initial projects will likely include integrating and cleaning large datasets of air pollutant measurements and effluent and groundwater quality data. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in performing spatial analysis using GIS, operating database management systems, and conducting statistical analyses. The candidate should be self-motivated, willing to adapt to working on multiple projects, ready to bring new ideas to the table, and excited to work in an environment at the science-policy interface where there is always more to learn and there is always a new frame to put on a problem.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Spatial analysis: perform demographic proximity analyses; map environmental, health and energy infrastructure data; create spatial data visualizations for internal and public use; support numerous PSE research initiatives and studies.
Database management and analysis: help clean and manage large health, environment and energy datasets; perform statistical analyses to support research questions; integrate temporal and spatial analyses.


REQUIREMENTS
In addition to an ability to meet the above responsibilities, the position will require:

A Master’s degree or an undergraduate degree with demonstrated experience in Geographical Information Systems, computer science, engineering, energy science, atmospheric science, environmental science, public health, or related field. PhD’s are also welcome to apply.
Experience working with and managing large datasets and statistical analyses
Demonstrated research experience with GIS
Experience with Python, R, Stata, SPSS, Tableau, air quality modeling and/or other analytical and data visualization tools strongly desired
Scientific writing skills
A proven record of being able to work both collaboratively and independently
Scientific and moral integrity
A sense of humor


LOCATION
Onsite in Oakland, CA preferred; Telecommute considered for right candidate.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. We provide a competitive benefits package including health insurance, retirement benefits, paid vacation and sick leave.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and a CV to jobs [at] psehealthyenergy [dot] org by October 1, 2019.

Please put “GIS and Data Specialist” in the subject line.

For more information, click HERE.


Data Analyst (Epidemiology)

Category : Alumni

Description
Under leadership of the Chief Epidemiologist, the Data Analyst – Epidemiology is responsible for supporting the collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of public health data. The Data Analyst – Epidemiology will be part of a team that is responsible for surveillance, program and policy evaluation, data collection and reporting, analysis, and assisting with identification and adoption of evidence-based policies and practices.

Examples of Duties
Collect, analyze, manage, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.
Receive, interpret, and respond to requests for data from Health Department staff and external stakeholders.
Maintain existing datasets and corresponding documentation.
Assist in developing recommendations for data-driven, evidence-based interventions, policies, and control measures in response to epidemiologic findings.
Assist in evaluation of public health programs.
Prepare written and oral reports and presentations that communicate necessary information to agency staff, the public, and partners.
Identify surveillance needs; assist with design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of public health surveillance systems.
Provide epidemiologic input into epidemiologic studies, public health programs, and community public health planning processes.
Participate in development of community partnerships to support epidemiologic investigations.
Conduct epidemiologic activities within the financial and operational plan of the agency.
Apply ethical principles, laws, and policies in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information including Department policies, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and applicable state and local privacy laws.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Computer Programming, Public Health, or related field of study; Master’s Degree preferred.

Candidates with a degree in a related field must demonstrate completion of at least 20 credit hours of coursework in epidemiology, statistics, or computer programming.

Two (2) to five (5) years of experience working in the field of data analysis.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted to meet the education and experience requirement of this position.

Supplemental Information
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time employee.

Valid State of Michigan Driver License required.

Completion of Emergency Preparedness training to include, but not limited to FEMA ISC 100, 200, 700 and 800 and others as required by department staff.

May be required to assist in emergency response.

Candidates considered for placement in this classification will be subject to a FBI Criminal Background Investigation which includes a fingerprint clearance based on the requirements of the position.

PLEASE ATTACH A RESUME TO THE APPLICATION
(INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED)
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EVALUATION PROCESS:
Oral Interview: 70%
Evaluation of Training Experience & Personal Qualifications 30%
Total of Oral Interview & Evaluation of TEP= 100% (Maximum)
Domicile Credit: 15 points
Military Service Credit 1 – 15 points

To apply, click HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Fink at finkl [at] detroitmi [dot] gov


Assistant Epidemiologist

Category : Alumni

Under limited supervision, the epidemiologist would have knowledge of advanced statistical methods to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges in a clinical research environment. Designs, manages, and evaluates large, state-level (group-randomized) controlled trial. Thoroughly understands and executes study protocols and procedures to ensure accurate and consistent collection of data. Provides technical expertise and advice on study design and data analysis using a variety of statistical methods. May provide assistance with interpretation of statistical analysis for peer review. Contributes to grant proposals, protocols, data analysis plans and management, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings. May participate in peer-reviewed manuscript authorship and occasional travel to scientific conferences. Supervises research trainees by orienting, and training. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in public health (epidemiology) or related research intensive field from an accredited school. At least one year of related experience, which could be classified as fellowships, research assistantships, or part-time research activities, is preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of advanced statistical methods to analyze, develop and implement strategies to address chronic health issues and quality of life related to the public health issue of the population with Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD).

Ability to design, apply inclusion/exclusion criteria and analyze case-control studies under limited supervision. Needs to be able to choose appropriate study design and analysis methodology and to have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate findings from these studies with appropriate terms. Two years of related experience.

To apply, click HERE.