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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number:
Organization: The Greater Boston Food Bank
Posted: 9/11/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
Position Description: We seek to hire a skilled team member versed in epidemiology and statistics to help advance the connection between food interventions (at medical or food pantry sites) and improved health outcomes as well as healthcare cost savings. This staff member will also help design studies to aid our understanding of GBFB’s operational impact upon hunger in our service region. Our organization seeks to create collaborative research opportunities with local academic institutions, where the primary bulk of the research work will be the responsibility of external partners with GBFB providing food intervention and research design/analytic support. This team member will work with the Director of Health and Research to identify annual research priorities and communicate these research interests to potential external research partners. In this role, the team member will identify the most promising research partner opportunities and cultivate the relationship. They will act as research liaison to external organizations and actively collaborate in research study design for IRB and grant submissions, representing the interests and logistic capabilities of GBFB.

Additionally, GBFB has invested in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, software from Esri to better understand unmet need and respond with resources accordingly. We hope to take our mapping to the "next level" by incorporating additional data layers and/or enhance current ones to further evolve our understanding of unmet need and high priority geographic areas. The team member will devise a plan to integrate available population health and food/meal data into meaningful mapping layers. This team member will help identify data sources, partner to obtain this data, and will have the technical and analytic skills to translate this data into map features.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work with Director of Health and Research to define research priorities that would advance our organization’s mission to End Hunger Here and demonstrate health/cost outcomes. * Cultivate partnerships with area academic institutions and network of researchers. * Work in conjunction with external research partners to design research studies, collaborate on IRB/grant submissions, and maintain IRB documentation. Help support statistical analysis as needed. * Propose research work that is scalable, sustainable, and can be used in community settings. * Propose research work that enables our organization to understand our operational impact upon hunger in the communities we serve. * Communicate research findings to Acquisition and Operations team in effort to translate learnings into practical guidance for direct distribution community programs. * Work with Director of Distribution Services to communicate research findings to partner agencies (ex. local food pantries) to further enhance their work. * Work with Director of Health and Research as well as Director of Communications and Public Affairs to translate learnings into advocacy positions on specific health policies. * Perform thorough literature reviews on identified priority topics. * Perform statistical analysis of data within scope of partner research projects. * Manage and oversee multiple projects simultaneously. * Work collaboratively with other Health and Research team members. * Communicate research findings in peer- reviewed journals, poster sessions, and professional conferences. * Determine meaningful ways to enhance GBFB’s mapping capabilities, incorporating population health data layers, hunger metrics, and food access information from partner organizations.

Qualifications: Experience and Skills: Well versed in statistical analysis and use of statistical software applications (such as SAS, R, or Stata). Experience in utilizing Esri ArcGIS. Organized with ability to oversee multiple projects at same time. Strong written skills with history of peer-reviewed publications. Able to function both in office and remote office settings. Qualifications:

Graduate degree in epidemiology or public health with emphasis in epidemiology. Candidates should also be well versed in statistics. 3+ years prior experience in research study work (observational and experimental) CITI certification required (or ability to obtain). Willingness and ability to travel off-site to partner sites throughout Massachusetts and conferences/meetings out of state. Proficient use in Microsoft Excel to develop complex spreadsheets, formulas, import data, and create figures. Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members. This may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs. Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment

Organization Description: The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB’s mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

Closing Date: 12/11/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Christina Avillan,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 70 S Bay ave

Boston   MA  02118
United States
Contact Location: 70 S Bay ave
  Boston   MA  02118
  United States
Contact Phone: 6175985094 
Contact Fax: 6174270247
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How to Apply: Please apply online

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