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Job Title: Research Assistant 1 HSS – Epidemiologist
Job Number: 53356BR
Organization: Yale University
Posted: 2/8/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New Haven,  CT    USA
Position Description: The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Healthcare-Associated Infections – Community Interface (HAIC) project coordinator in the Yale Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and will be responsible for the daily activities of the HAIC Candidemia surveillance program and provide support for other HAIC projects as needed (HAI/AU prevalence surveys and C. difficile surveillance).

Primary responsibilities: work with individual clinical and commercial laboratories serving CT residents to receive electronic line lists of all candida isolates using established reporting mechanisms; maintain a reporting schedule; access reports entered electronically into CT Electronic Disease Surveillance System (CTEDSS) and from the CT State Public Health Laboratory; enter surveillance data into a project database developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); review medical records both in office and at hospitals throughout CT to complete the CDC case report form; contact providers to gather required clinical and epidemiological information via FAX and telephone; ensure integrity of data in the database through routine data checks and cleaning procedures; establish routine auditing of clinical and commercial laboratories to verify completeness of case ascertainment; conduct annual laboratory survey to gather data on current testing practices related to candida; securely transmit data to CDC; assist in data analyses, report generation and data close-out; participate in conference calls and face-to-face meetings with CDC, CT DPH, and other EIP site staff to discuss surveillance procedures, including protocol and case report form implementation and standardization of data collection and data entry—this may require travel to Hartford, Atlanta, GA, and possibly other states.

Secondary responsibilities: assist with other activities as necessary to maintain the daily functions of the EIP HAIC Program (C. difficile surveillance and HAI/AU prevalence surveys); assist with other special EIP projects as needed—such activities may include emergency public health response to disease outbreaks (case or control follow-up, chart review, telephone interview, etc.) or special investigations as indicated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Qualifications: Required Education and Experience: Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Qualifications: * Ability to travel for medical chart reviews throughout CT. * Demonstrated intermediate skill level with Microsoft Word and Excel, and data management and database software. * Good verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. * Strong time management skills and ability to independently prioritize tasks. Ability to manage flexible work hours required to accommodate project goals. * Ability to work both independently and as a competent team member.

Preferred Education and Experience: 1. Knowledge and experience with medical chart reviews (paper and electronic). 2. Knowledge of clinical microbiology laboratory procedures. 3. Understanding of infectious disease surveillance methods. 4. Data analysis experience and knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, or Epi Info.

Organization Description: Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically- acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the- art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Closing Date: 5/8/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: JoAnn Gargiulo,  Research Assistant 1 HSS – Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 221 Whitney Avenue

New Haven   CT  06511
United States
Contact Location: 221 Whitney Avenue
  New Haven   CT  06511
  United States
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How to Apply: Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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