Public Health Epidemiologist – Missouri

July 7, 2008 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Health Epidemiologist

Salary $2069.50-$2956.00 bi-monthly

Section for Epidemiology and Public Health Practice (EPHP)

Chronic Disease and Nutritional Epidemiology Response Team

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is recruiting a senior public health epidemiologist.  The position will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the Missouri Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Missouri Cancer Registry, and direct the Chronic Disease and Nutritional Epidemiology Response Team. This team generates key chronic disease burden reports, health disparity reports and other focused analysis that are crucial in targeting public health resources to improve the health status of Missourians. The team also works with the Bureau of Health Informatics in the development of on-line data tools providing chronic disease risk factor data.

The successful candidate will manage a staff of ten that include doctoral-level analysts, epidemiology specialists and a co-team leader who shares supervisory responsibilities.

This position identifies public health problems specific to target populations and investigates chronic conditions for selection population groups, performs study design, data collection and dissemination, and legal (IRB) compliance; performs biostatistical analysis of data from state surveillance, epidemiologic investigations and studies; determines validity of epidemiologic data and interprets data for application to state and local populations and evidence-based interventions and control measures in response to epidemiologic findings; ensures and supports the evaluation of programs and exhibits strong community/cultural diversity dimensions of epidemiology practice; leads epidemiologic studies, public health programs, and community public health planning processes at state and local levels; and conducts demographic variation and health disparity analyses.

The successful candidate must meet the qualifications for the Missouri Merit System classification of Public Health Epidemiologist.  To review the qualifications go to http://oa.mo.gov/pers/ClassSpecs/0933.htm.

The Department of Health and Senior Services is unable to sponsor candidates or employees in their application for work visa through INS.

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