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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number: 17FA1303
Organization: Rutgers School of Public Health
Posted: 9/19/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Trenton,  NJ   
Compensation: $72,055
Position Description: Rutgers School of Public Health, partnered with the Communicable Disease Service at the New Jersey Department of Health, is hiring a field epidemiologist with the necessary education, training, and experience to investigate and respond to communicable diseases in New Jersey and provide guidance and support to local health departments regarding disease surveillance and outbreak management. This position is a member of an eleven-member team and will be stationed in Trenton, NJ. Periodic travel throughout the state will be required with an expectation of at least 20% time spent working in the field. Epidemiologists will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and summarizing communicable disease information reported within a specific region of the state.

Duties of the epidemiologist include developing collaborative relationships with health professionals at the local, state, and federal level regarding issues related to communicable disease. The Epidemiologist will support and provide guidance to local health departments with respect to communicable disease surveillance and response, and will assist in the education of public health care partners, primary health care providers, public health officials and the general public regarding communicable diseases. Other anticipated duties include:

• Provide region-wide monitoring and consultation with local health departments (LHDs) on communicable disease investigations. Review Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) for completion of appropriate fields for investigations for region-wide assessment. Close out and finalization of disease reports in CDRSS under the guidance of the Communicable Disease Service (CDS) Subject Matter Expert (SME). • Provide epidemiologic assistance and consultation in all outbreak investigations within a specified region and outside the region when directed by CDS staff. This assistance may include: descriptive analysis, development of tools (e.g., questionnaire, line list), development of analytical study (case-control, cohort) methods, implementation of data collection, and provision of guidance to LHDs on submission of outbreak summary reports. • Perform regional routine and enhanced surveillance activities as prescribed by CDS. Report anomalies to LHD for follow-up investigations and provide assistance, if requested. Coordinate follow-up investigations of surveillance anomalies that affect multiple jurisdictions. • In coordination with LHDs, identify and liaison with important public health stakeholders, especially with respect to surveillance and investigation activities. • Provide or ensure delivery of relevant communicable disease training to appropriate LHD staff within specified region. • Attend regional meetings related to Communicable Disease reporting and investigation. • Prepare responses to inquiries pertaining to designated communicable diseases. • Provide on-call coverage for after-hours CDS emergency service on a rotating basis.

Qualifications: Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology or other relevant Master’s degree in the health field. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in applied epidemiology, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working as part of a team. Proficiency in statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, Excel, Access) and experience with communicable disease investigations preferred. Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle transportation is required.

Organization Description: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent public institution of higher education.

Closing Date: 12/19/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Irene Karmazsin,  Coordinator, Faculty Personnel Administration
Contact Location: 683 Hoes Lane W; Room 233

Piscataway   NJ  08854
United States
Contact Location: 683 Hoes Lane W; Room 233
  Piscataway   NJ  08854
  United States
Contact Phone: 732-235-9734 
Contact Fax: 732-235-9755
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: Applications will be received and reviewed until the positions are filled.

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