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Job Title: HIV/STD Epidemiologist
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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) statewide surveillance for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and outbreaks; (2) education and outreach activities focused on prevention of HIV and STD transmission, 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: • Coordinate surveillance for HIV and STDs in Maine. • Monitor and analyze HIV and STD data, prepare reports, and distribute data in a standardized way. • Perform education and outreach activities, and serve as the point of contact for HIV and STDs for local and federal agencies. • Participate in outbreak investigations, conduct epidemiologic analyses, and initiate public health interventions. This includes participating in or leading outbreak investigations as needed with the Infectious Disease Program. • Assist with coordination of statewide surveillance for reportable infectious conditions and provide disease consultation to medical providers and members of the public. • Participate in the Epi-On-Call and After-Hours-On-Call rotation schedule. • Participate in and contribute to overall Infectious Disease Program planning and evaluation activities. • 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, microbiology, and statistics and 2 years of relevant work 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) provide supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public 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,  HIV/STD 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 
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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