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Job Title: Epidemiologist 1
Job Number:
Organization: TN Department of Health
Posted: 4/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Compensation: Salary based on education and experience with a minimum starting rate of $4,973 per month.
Position Description: The Epidemiologist 1 will serve as the HIV surveillance electronic lab reporting (ELR) and data quality assurance manager for the HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Program.

Candidates for this position should be detail-oriented, organized, able to multitask and prioritize, confident in managing projects, and able to self-direct on tasks. Strong data management and analysis skills, oral and written communication skills, a positive attitude, and the desire to collaborate with others are important. Experience analyzing surveillance data for communicable diseases or complex datasets is preferred. Additionally, interested candidates should demonstrate critical and systems thinking to solve problems and innovate. This position may require some in-state and out-of-state travel.

Job responsibilities include: • Routinely processing of HIV-related electronic lab reports • Ensuring quality of HIV surveillance data and developing QA processes using HIV surveillance databases (e.g., eHARS, REDCap) • Managing and assisting with the development of REDCap projects • Assisting with HIV and STD surveillance database linkages • Collaborating with other CEDEP programs to conduct statewide laboratory assessment • Working with laboratories/providers and internal informatics team to resolve data quality issues • Providing technical assistance to regional/metro surveillance field staff • Cross-training with HIV prevention and Ryan White program epidemiologists • Collaborating on analyses and reporting for the HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Program • Cleaning, analyzing, and reporting HIV surveillance data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within established deadlines • Preparing and delivering data presentations to local, state, and national stakeholders • Contributing to grant narratives and progress reports • Collaborating on abstracts and/or manuscripts

Desired Qualifications: • At least two years of work experience in applied epidemiology, public health surveillance, or health analytics • Communicable disease surveillance or epidemiology experience at a local or state public health department • Familiarity with HIV, STD, and/or viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance • Experience working with large data sets and data systems • Proficiency with analytic software such as SAS and/or R • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to uphold data integrity and confidentiality standards set by CDC and TDH

Qualifications: Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, statistics or health informatics.


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in a health science, biomedical science or environmental science field with experience equivalent to two years' work experience in epidemiology.

Degrees must be from an accredited college or university. A transcript evaluation is required for degrees earned outside of the United States. Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Organization Description: The Tennessee Department of Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

The State of Tennessee offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. For more information on this package, visit benefits.html.

Closing Date: 7/6/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Donna Teasley,  Epidemiologist 1
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville   TN  37243
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
  710 James Robertson Parkway
  Nashville   TN  37243
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax: 615/741-3840
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: In order to be considered, you must apply online between April 11-April 17 at: default.cfm and search for Epidemiologist 1, job code 041118-166967.

After submitting your online application, please forward your resume to and reference ‘HIV Epidemiologist 1’ in the subject line

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Web Site Delete Date: 4/18/2018