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Job Title: Epidemiology Research Associate
Job Number: 50593678
Organization: Pennslvania Department of Health
Posted: 9/16/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Harrisburg,  PA    USA
Compensation: 65,937.00-100,128.00
Position Description: Assist in the collection, analysis, interpre interpretation and reporting of environm environmental health epidemiologic data using SA using SAS/SPSS/STATA to provide accurate, complete complete, and timely data for products such as GIS m as GIS maps, abstracts and presentations.

Design or revise data capture, manipulation, and an and analysis systems using data management and pr and programming skills as required. Analyze data, data, formulate conclusions, and prepare report reports for community, medical and scient scientific organizations.

Working with the epidemiologist/s, plan, prep prepare, and deliver presentations and scie scientific posters. Lead consultation, outr outreach, and education on public health and envi environmental/occupational health issues. Pres Present, publish, and report epidemiologic find findings and professional experiences via prof professional journals, national and regional conf conferences, and other means as appropriate, to d to disseminate information and advance scie scientific knowledge. Assist the toxi toxicologist/s in conducting environmental heal health risk assessments as needed.

Report key findings and ensure that planning an and design of surveillance systems complies wi with and supports regulations, policies and pr procedures. Compare data elements with na national position statements. Update and im improve data systems and databases. Provide de definition of database requirements/data el elements. Develop evaluation tools and me methods for quantitative and qualitative da data. Develop and use quality assurance da data tools, all to ensure surveillance and in investigation data meets published quality, ti timeliness and accuracy standards and pr protocols for the environmental/occupation ep epidemiological program.

Interpret data concepts such as Lifetime Health Advisory Levels (LHAL), Maximum Containment Levels (MCLs), Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs), Cancer Risk Evaluation Guidelines (CREGs), Health Comparison Values (CVs), no-observed-adverse-effects levels (NOAEL), lowest-observed-adverse-effects le levels (LOAEL) for environmental media and th their relationships to environmental public he health practice.

Assist in maintaining and updating all environmental/occupational health fact sheets and other contents on the division’s web page web page.

Participate in workgroups, conference calls, confer conferences, etc. to build awareness of Pennsy Pennsylvania environmental/occupational epidem epidemiology programs and contribute to the public public health infrastructure. Participate in dis in district level or quarterly epidemiology meetin meetings and public health preparedness events events as assigned.

Work with epidemiologist/s to plan and carry out out environmental/occupational studies, incl including biomonitoring studies, using acce acceptable principles of envi environmental/occupational health epid epidemiological investigations, to ensure the the quality, timeliness and completeness of each each investigation or study.

Under the guidance of an epidemiologist, pr provide technical assistance and co consultation to Department field staff, co county/municipal health departments, and he healthcare providers to ensure that in investigations and studies are conducted in co compliance/protocol with [state, federal, DO DOH, etc] policies and procedures for the en environmental and occupational health pr program.

Provide reports of epidemiological investigations or studies with conclusions used in planning or follow-up. Participate in developing evidence-based interventions, control, containment, or mitigation measures. Recommend public health or environmental health follow-up steps to further p further protect the health of a community.

Prepare descriptive, narrative, and statist statistical reports using methods common to epidemi epidemiologic analysis. Explain relevance and lim and limitations of data and its application to envi to environmental/ occupational health program programs to protect public health.

Evaluate data collection, reporting, and inves investigation methods and systems, and prepa prepares reports with recommendations for impro improvement. Make recommendations for addit additional training of epidemiological staff staff. Develop and conduct training sessions for f for field personnel on data collection, repor reporting, and methods, to ensure compliance with with accepted principles.

Provide data or program progress measures and and participates in grant writing as req required using assigned guidelines to sup support capacity of the env environmental/occupational health program.

Work requires occasional statewide travel a and irregular/flexible work hours including o overnights, weekends and holidays in a accordance with policy. Employee may travel u using public transportation, private t transportation or carpooling with other e epidemiology investigation team members as a assigned.

Qualifications: MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Eighteen (18 (18) months of professional experience performing ep epidemiologic investigations or studies, or designing and managing a disease s surveillance system and a master’s degree in epidemiology or public healt health;


An equivalent combination of experience and t training which includes a master’s degree in epidemiology or public h health.

Organization Description: This position, in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology, supports the organization’s mission of protecting the public’s health through its responsibility for collecting, manipulating, and ensuring quality of data related to occupational health, environmental hazards and harmful environmental exposures in communities with environmental/ occupational health concerns.

Closing Date: 12/16/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Connie Hocker,  Epidemiology Research Associate
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933

Harrisburg   PA  17120
United States
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933
  Harrisburg   PA  17120
  United States
Contact Phone: 717.787.3350 
Contact Fax: 717.772.6975
Contact Email:
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