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Job Title: Informatics Epidemiologist
Job Number:
Organization: University of Southern Maine/Maine DHHS
Posted: 11/2/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Augusta,  ME    USA
Compensation: high 40's to low 50
Position Description: This is a grant-funded professional services and scientific work position between the University of Southern Maine and the Department of Health and Human Services providing: (1) support and expertise in Maine’s surveillance systems; (2) epidemiologic expertise for informatics projects and objectives, and (3) participation in routine and outbreak infectious disease monitoring and response activities as a member of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Team. Work is performed under administrative direction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Support Maine’s surveillance systems and provide expertise and training for other staff • Assist with data quality and data management projects • Provide epidemiologic expertise for the onboarding of electronic laboratory reports and electronic case reports • Assist in completing the program’s informatics objectives, including syndromic surveillance by attending regular informatics team meetings within the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program and assisting in informatics grant objectives. • Assist with coordination of statewide surveillance for reportable infectious conditions and provide disease consultation to medical providers and members of the public. • Participate in and contribute to overall Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program planning and evaluation activities. • Participate in the Epi-On-Call and After-Hours-On-Call rotation schedule. • Additional duties as reasonably assigned.

SPECIAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES*: • Ability to provide own transportation (fully-insured vehicle), provide proof of a valid driver’s license, and compliance with Maine law regarding vehicle insurance. • Work on federally funded projects.

Qualifications: Required: • Bachelor’s degree in a health- related field and 4 years of relevant experience, or • Master’s in Public Health degree (preferred) with relevant course work in epidemiology, informatics, microbiology, and statistics, and 2 years of relevant experience. • Ability to provide own transportation (fully-insured vehicle), provide proof of a valid driver’s license, and compliance with Maine law regarding vehicle insurance. • Willingness to travel. License/Certifications: • Valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

Organization Description: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the pubic health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Closing Date: 2/2/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Krista Meinersmann,  Informatics Epidemiologist
Contact Location: PO Box 9300

Portland   ME  04104
United States
Contact Location: PO Box 9300
 
  Portland   ME  04104
  United States
Contact Phone: 1-800-800-4USM 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: usmjobs@maine.edu
Web Address: https://usm.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=44456&job=informatics-epidemiologist
How to Apply: Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2017. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

USM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Web Site Delete Date: 11/8/2017