Job Opening: Statistician/Epidemiologist in STD Control Division, Richmond, CA

Statistician/Epidemiologist in STD Control Division, Richmond, CA

 
Job Summary:

This position is assigned to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch (STDCB) and is under the direction of the Chief of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Section.  Light travel within California may be required.

The Statistician works to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California by providing high quality data on the patterns, trends, and associated key risk factors to statewide partners involved with STI prevention and control.  The incumbent will analyze and organize data from multiple STD surveillance-related systems including STD case-based surveillance, enhanced surveillance, and special projects. Results of analyses are presented to diverse audiences in a range of formats, and will require development of innovative analyses and reporting systems. Responsibilities also include design and oversight of new STD-related surveillance, epidemiology, and research projects.

Specific responsibilities of this position include project oversight, complex database management, data quality assurance, and analysis and reporting for the California Gonorrhea Surveillance System (CGSS), a part of the National STD Surveillance Network (SSuN).

Required Qualifications:
·        MPH/MS/MA or related Master’s level degree, or BS/BA with 5+ years of surveillance-related experience
·        Data management principles including complex dataset manipulation, error checking, merging, recoding, construction of meaningful new variables, labeling, etc.
·        Proficiency in data analysis and data presentation, including simple (e.g. descriptive, distributions) and complex (e.g. multivariable modeling) statistical analysis, report generation, visual display of data
·        SAS expertise, or expertise in other statistical software and demonstrated ability to learn other software application quickly
·        Proficiency (expertise preferred) in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access 2010
·        Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, and enthusiasm for developing collaborative partnerships
·        Expertise in epidemiologic principles
·        Ability to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary group of health professionals
·        Public health experience with a governmental agency or community based organization
·        Must be able to sit in front of a computer monitor for long periods of time
·        Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and reliability
 
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with epidemiological study design and analysis, study/project managementExperience with management and analysis of surveillance data and outbreak response/investigationProficiency with R, Epi Info, and Geographic Information Systems software

 
 
Application Procedure: If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to the UCSF website at:  http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/ and create a UCSF account or use your existing account if you already have one.  Click on ‘Search openings’ and enter in 39757 under the ‘Req number’ field to view the position posting. The final deadline to apply for this position is October 31, 2013.
 
For technical problems, please call the UCSF Campus Human Resources department at (415) 476-1645 and press “0” to speak with an attendant. 
 
Questions about the position can be directed to Lindsey Apodaca, Personnel Liaison: Lindsey.Apodaca@cdph.ca.gov
 

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