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Job Title: Staff Consultant Epidemiologist Full Time
Location: Boston, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/12/2020
Expire Date: 03/12/2020
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other
Job Description
Staff Consultant Epidemiologist Full Time
JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI), a leading public health research and consulting organization, seeks a highly motivated candidates for a full-time Staff Consultant Epidemiologist position for its Health Services Division based in Boston, MA.

The candidate will be based at the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH), Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP), 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA.

The candidate will support the Injury Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) and the Injury Surveillance Program (ISP) in the Bureau of Community Health and Development as these programs collaborate to carry out the CDC Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP). The epidemiologist will support IPCP and ISP programming and statewide initiatives to prevent, manage, and reduce injuries.

The candidate will perform data collection and analysis, present data, findings, and recommendations for the design and quality improvement of surveillance and prevention activities. The candidate will support IPCP and ISP in the following
analytic projects/activities:

  • Surveillance Quality Improvement data analysis and assisting with report writing
  • Traumatic Brain Injury & Youth Sports Concussion data collection and analysis
  • Core SVIPP Annual Reporting
  • Injury data requests, report development, and data dissemination
  • Other injury-related project needs as they arise

    Candidates will work under the supervision of an MDPH Epidemiologist and will collaborate with JSI and Department staff to meet project deadlines and state and federal reporting requirements.

    Ideal candidates will be flexible and enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to support JSIís mission of promoting and improving health for all, with a focus on vulnerable populations. Candidates must be comfortable collaborating in a dynamic team setting.


    Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide dedicated statistical, epidemiological and other injury data support
  • Develop analytic methodology for Surveillance Quality Improvement projects, conduct data analysis and assist with writing reports of study findings
  • Oversee data collection, management, and analysis of year end school sports concussion reports
  • Collect and submit long term and intermediate indicators for the Core SVIPP annual report
  • Respond to injury data requests and requests
  • Support the production of injury surveillance reports and dissemination products
  • Participate in quantitative data collection, data entry, data quality management, database management, data aggregation and submission, and statistical analysis to support program surveillance and reporting needs. Extract and analyze data from state and national databases and from other supplemental datasets. Respond to inquiries for data per client guidelines
  • Perform data manipulation and statistical analysis of state and local data using MS Excel, MS Access and SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
  • Synthesize results of analyses and assist with preparation of reports to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Leverage metrics and data and write analytic reports that ground professional publications and communications to lay audiences, advise senior staff on policy design, and support outcome analyses.
  • Gather, review and utilize multi-source data in collaboration with MDPH and local programs, develop methodologies and data frameworks to identify data issues and solutions, and health disparities.
  • Participate in data improvement initiatives for continuous quality improvements; recommend opportunities to enhance data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Work on projects with tight and evolving timelines, including: development and production of deliverables and maintenance of client relationships.
  • Manage time with high level of organization and capacity to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Contribute to JSI business development, including: proposal organization and writing.
  • Support other analytic projects and evaluation needs as requested.
  • Attend relevant meetings that may require travel.
    Qualifications & Requirements

  • Masterís degree in public health or related field with a focus in Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics and/or Program Evaluation and 0-5 yearsí experience;
  • Commitment to field of public health and/or health services delivery;
  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of program evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics and public health;
  • Experience working with databases, particularly relational databases, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) process and data cleaning;
  • Solid aptitude in statistical methodology, and process improvement experience and skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to determine the applicability of epidemiological data, to draw conclusions and make effective recommendations and changes, and demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft products including Access, Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform well in team-based and fast paced environment with competing deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively with minimal supervision, and to participate in team-based project work;
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills; and,
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of audiences including, health policy professionals, technical audiences, and lay audiences; proven skills in presenting complex information in an understandable and compelling manner; and ability to explain data analysis to non-technical audiences.

    Additional desirable qualifications:

  • Experience conducting univariate and multivariate data analyses;
  • Knowledge in: injury prevention, traumatic brain injury, violence prevention, and or social determinants of health; and,
  • Desire and willingness to learn.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 02/24/2020. Apply online here: https://careers.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Careers/jobdescription.cfm?id=126927&intern=0
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    JSI is a public health research and consulting firm dedicated to promoting and improving health around the world. JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at 617-482-9485.
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