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. This person will conduct epidemiological investigations of viral hepatitis, emerging pathogens, zoonotic diseases, food borne and waterborne diseases Cryptosporidiosis and respiratory diseases.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain communicable disease surveillance systems by reviewing case investigations and laboratory reports submitted by local and state health professionals and the public regarding same.
  • Communicate to health professionals and to the public regarding the risks, prevention, and control measures associated with communicable diseases. Interpret the General Laws and Regulations regarding communicable diseases and advise health professionals and the general public regarding same.
  • Keep informed of current trends and data in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, by reviewing the professional literature and by attending, when feasible/appropriate, seminars, courses and conferences. Assist other agencies in conducting and maintaining communicable disease programs.
  • May be required to respond to infectious disease emergencies on a 24 hours/7 days per week basis by determining appropriate control methods in order to alleviate the crisis.
  • Work on projects related to the surveillance and control of antimicrobial resistance (AR) and healthcare associated infections (HAI). Serve as a liaison between the AR and HAI teams within the Epidemiology Program.

 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.*

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