1a. Completion of a master’s degree in Public Health at an accredited college or university, with a focus in Epidemiology or related field that includes a minimum of two graduate level courses in Epidemiology or two comparable graduate level classes in advanced research methodology AND two graduate level courses in statistics or biostatistics;
2a. Completion of a master’s Degree program at an accredited college or university; AND
2b. At least two (2) years of work experience within the field of Epidemiology performing study design, evaluation or analysis.
· Knowledge of substance abuse (in particular, drug-related) medical terminology.
· Experience with medical data abstraction.
Knowledge of the principles and procedures of epidemiological research including study design or epidemiological surveys, theory and application of epidemiological methodologies, principles and methods of biostatistics, and preparation of scientific research reports. · Strong analytical abilities using statistical analysis software such as SAS or R.
· Experience with database development (MS Access or similar software).
· Training or experience with mapping software (ArcGIS preferred).
· Ability to analyze data, write project proposals, and technical reports.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to analyze and think critically to apply reasonable judgment and problem-solving skills.
· Experience working and conducting research with health and prevention service agencies.
Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work as part of a team, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to work independently in a high-pressure environment. · Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work;
· Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations.