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Job Title: Legionellosis Epidemiologist
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Organization: MPHI
Posted: 2/9/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Okemos,  MI   
Compensation: Salary $50,000-$65,000
Position Description: Purpose: The mission of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health, MDHHS, is to promote and protect the health, wellness, and safety of all Michigan residents. The Legionellosis Epidemiologist will assist the SIDE section by performing year-round statewide surveillance, reporting, and prevention activities for legionellosis diseases in Michigan. The individual in this position will serve as a subject matter expert in legionellosis diseases and liaise with local health departments.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Meet the objectives of the CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant with respect to legionellosis surveillance, reporting, and prevention 2. Monitor the Michigan Disease Surveillance System and the laboratory surveillance system for legionellosis activity in Michigan 3. Provide consultations on Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever to Michigan local health departments and healthcare providers as required 4. Conduct/coordinate legionellosis outbreak investigations in conjunction with local health departments 5. Provide education and guidance on legionellosis prevention and control measures 6. Coordinate legionellosis activities with other MDHHS staff working in related activities (e.g., with the MDHHS Industrial Hygiene/Environmental Health Consultant, Bureau of Laboratories staff) 7. Complete and submit CDC supplemental case report forms for legionellosis 8. Liaise with federal and state public health partners on legionellosis disease surveillance activities 9. Evaluate effectiveness of policies and public health approaches to the implementation of industry standards for primary prevention of legionellosis (e.g., ASHRAE guidelines) 10. Prepare analyses and present oral and written reports related to legionellosis diseases as required 11. Participate in writing grant applications for legionellosis disease related funding opportunities as required 12. Participate in state-level preparedness activities to respond to any public health emergency; contribute to the updating of emergency operations and all hazards plans 13. Report/update on a regular basis to Supervisor 14. Maintain a positive, credible, professional relationship with all parties relevant to MPHI and MDHHS projects, and represent the best interest of MPHI and MDHHS at all times

Qualifications: Education: Master’s degree with a major in epidemiology or in public health with a minimum of 12 combined graduate level term hours or 8 semester hours in epidemiology and biostatistics

Experience: Two years working as an epidemiologist or equivalent preferred.

Important Skills and Characteristics: Knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology. Proficient in working with large data sets, Microsoft Office applications, such as Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and is familiar with email/internet browser software. Works well in team situations, is self-motivated, meets deadlines, and handles multiple tasks at one time with minimal supervision. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to present scientific and technical information to audiences.

Organization Description: The Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation created by the state of Michigan in 1990. MPHI is a full-service research, development, and educational organization and has a unique blend of public and private sector resources working together toward a common goal; to improve the health of Michigan’s citizens. The Institute has four founding partners; Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the Michigan Department of Community Health. It is governed by a board of directors, representing government, the partner universities, foundations, and others.

Closing Date: 5/9/2017
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Contact Name: Tracy Thompson,  Legionellosis Epidemiologist
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Contact Phone: 517-324-8300 
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How to Apply: All applicants must apply online on the Careers page of, no emailed, mailed or faxed resumes will be accepted. MPHI is an EEO/AA employer and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. MPHI participates with E-Verify.

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