Job Posting for DPH: Epidemiologist I

Title: Epidemiologist I

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. DPH seeks a Epidemiologist I .

Responsibilities:

  • Helps to maintain all aspects of the HIV/AIDS reporting system including HIV data in the Bureau’s integrated disease surveillance system.
  • Works with state and federal epidemiologists to integrate information obtained from HIV/ AIDS case reports. Assists in maintaining data collection system. Reviews medical records at agencies across the state and collaborates with all levels of health care providers to insure the integrity of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance database.
  • Prepares routine data reports, including graphs, charts and tables. Maintains confidential HIV/AIDS case reports and data files. Monitors trends in the HIV/AIDS epidemic with particular emphasis given to populations at risk. Performs analysis of HIV/AIDS surveillance data for health care agencies and as a public information tool.
  • Collaborates with other DPH programs and outside agencies in order to support accurate disease reporting systems. Disseminates general and specific information about HIV/AIDS in oral and written form. Presents HIV/AIDS information and surveillance data to appropriate individuals and groups as needed.
  • Keeps informed of current trends and principles concerning the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS by reviewing professional literature and attending seminars.
  • Performs statistical analysis of HIV/AIDS surveillance data for publications used for interdepartmental purposes and for peer reviewed publications.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part- time, professional or technical experience in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, or statistics and (B) of which at least one (1) year must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

II. A Master’s degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology,, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and one (1) year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

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