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Job Title: Epidemiologist
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Organization: Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence
Posted: 8/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Diego,  CA   
Compensation: $94,707 to $123,117 / per year
Position Description: Serve as the technical expert and authority in data collection and epidemiology analysis of the demographic characteristics to include risk factors for extremity trauma and amputation population for the DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE). The mission of EACE is to serve as the nation's premiere center for promoting excellence in the mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation and research for our Service members and Veterans with traumatic extremity injuries. You will advise and assist the EACE Chief of Research and Surveillance Division in the planning and execution of investigations of focused surveillance projects, and comprehensive health outcomes research in the extremity trauma and amputation population to provide data for the ongoing debate on amputation versus limb salvage (LS) treatments and improvement of rehabilitation and reintegration programs. The work encompasses providing injury rates and trends, identification of risk factors, design of epidemiological investigations, complex multi-source statistical data analyses, interpretations, conclusions, and development of reports and peer-reviewed journal articles to assess the long-term surveillance of health outcomes, medical care and costs, significantly affect the context, interpretation and development of policies or programs concerning extremity trauma and limb loss health matters throughout DoD and potentially the VA. As an Epidemiologist, you will: •Investigate long-term surveillance of health outcomes for combat amputee and limb salvage patient populations to provide quantitative results. •Design focused surveillance projects and comprehensive health outcomes research. •Track quality of life outcomes of extremity trauma and amputation patients in order to provide relevant guidance. •Develop recommendations regarding injury and illness reduction techniques in order to give consultative assistance as needed. •Document relative impacts of injuries and secondary health effects among the population being studied to prepare results to facilitate decision making

Qualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized experience is defined as: mastery of the professional concepts, principles and practices of epidemiology and disease surveillance, and knowledge in resolving epidemiologic problems found in the extremity trauma and amputation population. Mastery of retrieving, analyzing, organizing and arraying data and must have in-depth knowledge of Statistical Analysis System (SAS) software. Must possess track record of manuscript preparation for publication in peer-reviewed journals as evidenced by publications list on resume.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

•Care Management •Patient Intervention •Research

Applicants must have successfully completed a full four-year of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions. •Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. •You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. •Two year trial/probationary period may be required. •Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination. •Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. •25% Business Travel may be required. •Secret Security Clearance is required for this position.

Organization Description: This position is located in the Naval Health Research Center, Point Loma, California near San Diego. The Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence has a congressionally mandated mission to conduct research to develop scientific information aimed at saving injured extremities, avoiding amputations, and preserving and restoring the function of injured extremities.

Closing Date: 11/28/2017
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Contact Name: Jane Cronk,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 2748 Worth Rd

Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston   TX  78234
United States
Contact Location: 2748 Worth Rd
  Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston   TX  78234
  United States
Contact Phone: 210-221-8540 
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How to Apply: This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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