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Job Title: Epidemiologist - Surveillance
Job Number: 0518EPI
Organization: Marion County Public Health Department
Posted: 5/16/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Indianapolis,  IN    USA
Compensation: $48,000 to start
Position Description: The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) is seeking a full time Surveillance Epidemiologist that will be responsible for organizing and providing epidemiological support to the position’s assigned areas within the health department and to collaborating organizations. A majority of the employee’s time will be centered on surveillance support and will be responsible for documenting and conducting syndromic surveillance in Marion County. This person will assure that the current data feeds’ structure and quality conform to Meaningful Use and the National Syndromic Surveillance (NSyS) Platform, while working to increase the public health value of the NSyS Platform by developing and evaluating tools, improving functionality and information gathered. This position will collaborate with state epidemiologists to standardize queries and work to maintain data provider’s engagement by assuring that their participation in public health surveillance provides them value. This person will be a co-lead on the Public Health Surveillance Workgroup. The remainder of the employee’s time will be spent on other projects within epidemiology related to surveillance, including program evaluation, development of reports and summaries, presentations to staff, partner agencies and the public, while also assisting with the evaluation section of grant applications pertaining to surveillance activities. This position is supported by a federal four year CDC grant and is based on renewal of the grant each year. This position combines data management, analysis, evaluation, and reporting skills. Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to communicate technical information to both professional and lay audiences are crucial in this position. This person should work well both independently and in a team setting. Relationship building and networking are important in this job setting.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Public Health or related discipline. A concentration in Epidemiology is preferred. Training or experience in syndromic surveillance is also preferred. Experience with electronic data analysis and data management is required. Experience using SAS is highly desirable. Knowledge of R is also preferred.

Organization Description: Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County’s Division of Public Health is known as the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD). MCPHD has served the residents and visitors of Marion County, Indiana for nearly 100 years. The area that MCPHD covers includes the City of Indianapolis, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway, and Southport. The mission of the department is to promote physical, mental, and environmental health, prevent and protect against disease, injury, and disability. The health department operates two service bureaus: the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH), the Bureau of Population Health (BPH) and Public Health Administration. It is enabled through Indiana Code 16-22-8.

Closing Date: 8/16/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Steven Jacobs,  Epidemiologist - Surveillance
Contact Location: 3901 Meadows Drive
Indianapolis   IN  46205
United States
Contact Location: 3901 Meadows Drive
  Indianapolis   IN  46205
  United States
Contact Phone: 317-221-3355 
Contact Fax: 317-221-4404
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please submit resume/CV, writing sample, sample of written SAS code, and cover letter to

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