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Job Title: Poison Data Analyst
Job Number:
Organization: American Association of Poison Control Centers
Posted: 9/20/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Alexandria,  VA    USA
Compensation: Salary Range: $47,000 - $52,000, depending on experience.
Position Description: This position is responsible for analyzing numerous aspects of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ (AAPCC’s) poison control data services portfolio. The incumbent will perform duties related to the review, assessment, and development of poison case level data related projects. The role combines public health and “big data” components and is ideal for a junior-level public health professional with an interest in assisting with the utilization of data (in particular, poisoning data) to positively impact public health.

The analyst will utilize the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to facilitate data related to federal and industry data services projects. NPDS contains over three decades of data on calls to all of the nation’s poison centers (with over 60 million case records and information on over 400,000 products, it is updated every 8 minutes and has been lauded by the CDC as outstanding for its timeliness and specificity in identifying public health threats).

The analyst will analyze and translate clients’ requirements into tangible deliverables and act as a change agent to help facilitate effective application and business process deployment. In addition, the analyst will be responsible for transferring data among environments, including external file transfer, internal databases, and various file systems. This position reports directly to the Director of National Data Services.

Primary assignments include:

• Processing and analyzing poison case data using databases and statistical processing • Performing data quality assurance tasks, including data validity, consistency, and completeness checks • Spearheading multiple and parallel projects while effectively representing AAPCC in dealings with clients and the public • Writing logical, comprehensive, concise meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence • Supporting a myriad of government and business users in addition to data management needs • Improving project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements • Monitoring project progress by resolving problems, submitting status updates, and recommending actions • Seeking grant funding from various funding sources • Maintaining edits to the AAPCC website (e.g., editing content related to poison information and relevant public health activities)

Qualifications: Position Minimum Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or higher from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Public Health, Physical or Life Sciences, or related field

• Attention to detail and methodical approach to work

• Ability to organize and take initiative when indicated

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a project team

• Public health database experience preferred but not required

• Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel and Access preferred but not required

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to understand the needs of the AAPCC and the organization providing grant funding

Organization Description: The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) represents the nation’s 55 poison control centers (PCCs), which provide free, expert information and treatment advice, 24/7/365, through the national Poison Help line: 1-800-222- 1222. The Poison Help line covers 100% of the U.S. population and can provide assistance in 150 languages. Calls are answered primarily by certified specialists in poison information (e.g., specially trained pharmacists and nurses with medical toxicology and clinical toxicology oversight). PCCs annually answer about 3 million calls.

Data from each call is fed into the National Poison Data System (NPDS) operated by AAPCC -- the only near real- time, comprehensive poisoning surveillance database in the U.S. Located in scenic Old Town, Alexandria, VA (just outside of Washington, DC), AAPCC also accredits the nation’s poison control centers, certifies their specialists, provides legislative support to centers, and provides extensive educational and prevention outreach.

Closing Date: 12/20/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Michael Fraser,  Poison Data Analyst
Contact Location: 515 King Street
Suite 510
Washington   DC  20016
United States
Contact Location: 515 King Street
  Suite 510
  Washington   DC  20016
  United States
Contact Phone: 703-894-1861 
Contact Fax: 202-362-3240
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Michael Fraser at: No phone calls, please.

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