Public Health Job Opportunities

Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Coordinator

The Iowa Department of Public Health is seeking a Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Coordinator.

Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

Under the direction of the bureau chief and functional oversight of the Data Program Manager, coordinates and serves as the lead epidemiologist for the Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Program, including providing functional oversight for surveillance activities for hepatitis B and C. 

Statistician

Statistician position opening at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center [ars.usda.gov] (GFHNRC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  

The position is through the University of North Dakota (UND). UND employees at the GFHNRC support the Center in its mission to better understand how nutrients affect human health. 

With the application deadline fast approaching, would you help spread the word of this great career opportunity for graduate students by forwarding them this email?  

Below is more information about the position: 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics, Bioinformatics or related quantitative field. 
  • Spring and Summer 2021 graduates will be considered for this position, degree must be conferred prior to start date. 

Duties 

  • Providing expert consultation on research design to Center scientists 
  • Completing the statistical analyses of data from human clinical trials, human laboratory experiments, animal experiments, and cell culture experiments 
  • Preparing written reports including tables and figures for Center scientists 
  • The management of databases 

To apply, visit https://campus.und.edu/human-resources/careers/job-openings.html [campus.und.edu]and search for “Statistician.”

Behavioral Health Epidemiologist

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through the Division of Behavioral Health is seeking a prevention and epidemiological surveillance system expert to provide leadership and data oversight to data team members and system partners. This position is permanent full-time and is located at 301 Centennial Mall South 3rd floor in Lincoln, Nebraska.

View the full description and apply online here.

The Application closes 05/24/2021 at 11:59 PM, Central time.

Qualifications / Requirements

Minimum Requirements: • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or other health care related field. Preferred Qualifications: • Additional training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices is required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation. • At least two years’ experience in research and evaluation involving the application of statistical methods and techniques to program, administrative, survey, or demographic data; additional experience in this work can be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

Data & Security Intern

The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) is seeking a paid Data & Security intern.

Job Summary:

The Data and Security Intern is responsible for providing support for the NHA data department through a variety of channels including processing and analyzing hospital claims data and other health information to measure hospital performance, financial and clinical outcomes.  Additionally, this Intern will research hospital-based best practices and procedures to maintain internal data security.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and abilities in the following areas:

  • Will assist with the processing and analytics of hospital claims data.
  • Will process and create data analytics as assigned.
  • Will research best practices for hospital data security.  Will create hospital information materials specific to best practices. 
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.

Epidemiologists w/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has an urgent need for Epidemiologists. MSF Epidemiologists typically work in three areas: outbreak response/control, surveys, and research.

You may be called upon to establish a surveillance system for a meningitis [doctorswithoutborders.org] or cholera [doctorswithoutborders.org] outbreak, while also taking part in active case finding and in the planning of vaccination campaigns or water-sanitation interventions. You might also be asked to conduct a mortality survey or to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan for targeted diseases. MSF epidemiologists develop data collection systems—from chart forms to database management systems—for a wide range of project health services and serve as the data focal point for a project. In conjunction with the medical team, they will problem-solve data collection issues to ensure good quality data that does not interfere with rapid patient care. Your responsibilities may also include the recruitment, management, and training of local staff involved in data collection, data entry, research, and other activities, as well as regular analysis of data and reporting of trends to project coordination staff.

We are URGENTLY recruiting Epidemiologists for our projects in 70+ countries around the world. This could be a great opportunity for anyone who has practical skills in the design, implementation, and evaluation of surveys, and/or in quantitative/qualitative research methods and an interest in giving back to the global community. Below is a flyer and a graphic with some basic information about the job profile and requirements. Any applicants interested in applying should send their CV or resume to Melissa.bieri@newyork.msf.org with the subject line “Epidemiologists”.

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