- Research Experience
- Data Collection
- Survival Analysis
- Microsoft Word
- Cleaning Experience
Under the direction of the Scientific Director, the Epidemiologist II is responsible for coordinating, managing, supervising and leading epidemiological investigations on chronic and infectious diseases affecting the urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. This includes advanced assessments and analysis of morbidity and mortality, associated risk factors and behaviors, and related social determinants of health that impact the health and well-being of urban AI/AN population. The individual will also assist and provide expert epidemiological, scientific, and technical leadership in designing and conducting scientific investigation, analysis, and review specific to the incidence and prevalence of disease in the urban AI/AN population. In addition, the individual will supervise epidemiology staff to assure the deliverables on specific projects are accurate and completed timely. The information, results, and findings obtained from their work and supervision will expand on current knowledge regarding the public health of urban AI/AN, traditional practices, behaviors, health outcomes, and risk factors. Also, the selected candidate will be responsible for conducting advanced professional analytical work in disease surveillance, detection, research, evaluation and prevention, and interpreting and presenting scientific findings and results to various audiences.
Designs, coordinates, and conducts case control, cohort, longitudinal, or cross-sectional studies and/or surveillance systems to identify and monitor the incidence, prevalence, causes, or correlations of morbidity and mortality for urban AI/AN using a variety of epidemiological and statistical methods;
Manage, supervise and provide guidance to epidemiology staff on various projects to assure accuracy of methods and analysis of data and timely completion of work, and provide ongoing status reports to Scientific Director regarding supervised projects;
Prepares formal written report of studies, assessments, or evaluations of work, including the epidemiology, methods used, statistical findings, and interpretation of results;
Coordinates and leads epidemiological investigation of morbidities and mortalities affecting the urban AI/AN population in the United States;
Adapts and prepares curriculum and other needed health materials;
Performs bio-statistical analyses of data, which include but not limited to variance analysis, trend analysis, multiple logistic regression, survival analysis, correlation analysis, spatial analysis;
Conducts complex or specialized work assignments in scientific investigations of morbidities and mortalities affecting urban AI/AN population under the direction of the Scientific Director using advanced analytic methods, such as mathematical modeling, inferential analysis, predictive analytics, cost analysis, Bayesian estimates, and small area estimates;
Gathers, analyzes, interprets, and presents data, including data from national, state and local surveillance systems, surveys, and clinical data from the network of Urban Indian Health programs (UIHPs) and assures integrity of data;
Identifies, obtains, and evaluates new data sources for use to assess the health status of urban AI/ANs;
Provides epidemiological consultation and technical assistance regarding morbidities and mortalities affecting urban AI/AN populations to various public, private, nonprofit, national, state, and local health agencies and organizations, with a focus on UIHPs and other AI/AN serving organizations;
Prepares responses to requests for inquiries on the health and well-being of urban AI/AN population regarding findings from data and analyses;
Effectively translates and disseminates findings to diverse audiences, including developing reports, manuscripts, and data briefs, and making oral presentations;
Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals and;
Requires specialized knowledge of AI/AN culture.
Health and social issues facing American Indian and Alaska Native population and a desire to promote the delivery of appropriate health services to this population;
Processes needed in planning, implementing and evaluating projects;
Intermediate to advance statistical and analytic skills and knowledge of research methods and design, data collection, and analysis;
Management and supervision requirements for multiple staff to assure deadlines are met;
Experience preparing data for analysis and conducting data analyses with minimal assistance;
Proficient with epidemiological and bio-statistical principles and methods;
Experience managing complex projects;
Advanced experience with spreadsheets and database systems;
Curriculum planning and adaptation and;
Familiarity with national, state, and local surveillance data and/or surveys.
Manage multiple staff effectively and coordinate complex projects;
Write and prepare reports, briefs, and other dissemination materials;
Effectively present information to a variety of scientific and community audiences with varying degrees of familiarity with epidemiological and statistical methods and principles;
Manage multiple ongoing projects in an environment of changing priorities and critical deadlines;
Proficiently use software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and statistical analysis software (Stata or SAS);
Proficiently use software programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint;
Demonstrate cultural competency in working collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native communities;
Develop, facilitate, and coordinate complex morbidity and mortality assessments with minimal supervision, providing recommendations to Scientific Director.
Knowledge of processes involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and/or services;
Communicate medical, statistical, and public health concepts to technical and community audiences;
Excellent writing, speaking ability, and strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to explain methodology and findings in lay terms;
Demonstrate program management, organizational and coordination skills;
Show initiative and work with minimal supervision;
Exercise initiative to assess situations and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization;
Set priorities and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities for reporting;
Work independently or in a team environment, whichever is considered appropriate for the situation;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, colleagues, public officials, representatives of other agencies and organizations, community members and clients;
Demonstrate excellent communication and networking skills, including public speaking, writing, group facilitation, and communicating cross-culturally with diverse partners and interacting with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds;
Work well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing deadlines and;
Ability to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
Graduate degree in public health with a focus on epidemiology or statistics.
A minimum of five years of experience in an applied epidemiology or research setting;
A minimum of 3-5 years supervising epidemiologists/employees and demonstrating the ability to lead a team and provide direction and guidance on research methods and surveillance.
Applicants must demonstrate experience performing both analytical and project management work
Must demonstrate experience accessing, cleaning and using large national datasets
Experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native populations strongly preferred
Training in epidemiological and biostatistical principles and methods;
Experience using standard statistical computer software, preferably R or SAS;
Experience preparing data for analysis and conducting data analyses; and
Experience managing complex projects.
Candidates must complete an acceptable Background Check as part of the hiring process
Candidates who are selected for an interview must complete an epidemiology and analytics exam and provide a writing sample that is a minimum of 5 pages in which they have authored