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Job Title: Staff Epidemiologist – Behavioral Health Concentration
Job Number:
Organization: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
Posted: 11/14/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Albuquerque,  NM    USA
Position Description: This position reports to the Director of the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) located at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board (AAIHB). The Epidemiologist’s primary responsibility is to provide a wide range of epidemiologic assistance to AASTEC related to its behavioral health initiatives, including public health surveillance of substance abuse and mental health among the American Indian/Alaska Native population in New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.

Qualifications: • Applicant must have at a minimum a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology, Doctorate of Public Health (Dr. P.H.) degree or Ph.D. in Epidemiology, or M.D.-M.P.H. combination preferred, with two years experience in epidemiologic investigation and analysis. • Prior work experience with Native American populations and tribal settings preferred. • Must demonstrate a solid understanding of the state of the art of epidemiology and statistics. • Must demonstrate knowledge of disease surveillance systems including design, implementation, and evaluation. • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of standard epidemiologic computer software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or Epi Info. • Must understand the requirements for and methods of ensuring protection of human subjects in research. • Must demonstrate leadership qualities in identifying medical, statistical, surveillance, public health, and research needs, planning and conducting projects, and in reporting results and findings. • Must demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal, and other professionals and facilitating participation and partnership in the activities of the program. • Must be able to communicate effectively medical, statistical, and public health concepts to medical and non- medical persons. • Must be highly organized and able to carry out all responsibilities of the position with minimal day to day supervision. • Must be sensitive to cross- cultural differences, and able to work effectively within their context. • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. • Proficient public speaking skills. • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license.

Organization Description: Must be able to perform, but not limited to the following: • Frequently involves sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. • Occasionally involves light work; exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to move objects. • Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks. • Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time. • Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. • Drive company-leased vehicle for company related business. A moderate to high level of travel may be required at times. • Noise level is usually minimal.

Closing Date: 2/14/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Delrae Peterson,  Staff Epidemiologist – Behavioral Health Concentration
Contact Location: 7001 Prospect Place NE

Albuquerque   NM  87110
Contact Location: 7001 Prospect Place NE
  Albuquerque   NM  87110
Contact Phone: 505-764-0036 115
Contact Fax: 505-764-0446
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Send CV/Resume, list of three professional references, salary requirements and cover letter to or regular mail to: Delrae Peterson, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., 7001 Prospect Place, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. No phone calls.

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