Public Health Job Opportunities

Multiple Positions, Kansas Department of Health & Environment

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a number of positions open, which may be of interest to COPH graduates. There are multiples jobs in the areas of health promotion, epidemiology and environmental health, but all concentrations are encouraged to take a look:

View all of their open positions here.

Injury Prevention Research/ORISE Fellowship

One ORISE research opportunities are available with the U.S. Army Public Health Center, located at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.  This opportunity is seeking recent graduates with a Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology, Exercise Science, or related field within the past five years.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  The opportunity is scheduled for twelve months and can be renewed up to a total of five years of research participation.  This opportunity includes, but is not limited to the following:

An appointment is available at the Army Public Health Center (APHC) in the Injury Prevention Division (IPD).  The individual will participate with APHC IPD scientific teams to collect and analyze information on injuries, fitness, and related programs centered around members of the Armed Services.  The candidate will assist with literature review, study design, data collection (which may require travel), data management, statistical analysis with SAS and SPSS, and production of technical reports, publications, and other products.  The candidate should have  knowledge of descriptive and analytical statistics and their use in SAS and SPSS.  S/he must be able to analyze, interpret, write up, and publicly present results.

View the full job description and apply online via the ORAU website here. 

Kansas Dept of Health & Environ, multiple positions

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has several open positions which would be great for COPH graduates:

Epidemiologist (10/4)

Arthritis Program Manager (10/2)

Public Health Educator (9/27)

Public Service Executive for Birth Defects Program (9/27)

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Enteric Surveillance Epidemiologist II

Description of Work

Design, implement, integrate, and administer complex statewide epidemiology surveillance systems. Coordinate and conduct active, laboratory-based surveillance for foodborne and waterborne bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases. Manage enteric disease portion of the Nebraska Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) including data mapping, variable determination, and page building. Develop data management systems for identification of enteric disease clusters in routine surveillance. Collaborate and communicate with local health departments, States and CDC to increase foodborne/waterborne outbreak response. Design, develop, implement, and conduct complex epidemiological studies involving enteric foodborne and waterborne diseases. Provide epidemiological leadership and direction in preparation for all response to foodborne and waterborne disease and/or infection outbreaks. Coordinate hospitals, local health departments, and environmental health programs (Department of Agriculture, DHHS drinking water program, etc) during outbreak investigations. Serve as the Nebraska OutbreakNet Enhanced, CaliciNet and CryptoNet coordinator. Manage health surveillance specialists to assist with the foodborne/waterborne disease program.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination. Continue reading “Enteric Surveillance Epidemiologist II”