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Jobs

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty. Successful applicants will be doctoral level biostatisticians or epidemiologists, or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory and intermediate biostatistics and epidemiology.  Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Courses may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, graduate-level introductory biostatistics, introduction to epidemiology and selected electives, the latter determined in consultation with our Curriculum Committee.  Additional position responsibilities will include student advising, university service, and professional development.

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Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 2 days 14 hours ago

MA Department of Public Health

The Population Health Information Tool (PHIT) Epidemiologist I is an essential member of the team and will act as a Data Steward within the PHIT system. The Epidemiologist I will work with other data stewards and data owners across the Department and with the PHIT data Visualization Specialist to ensure that data included in PHIT from DPH programs is accurately presented. The Epidemiologist is also responsible for ensuring the presentation of the data are responsive to the needs of DPH stakeholders and partners, and that technical requirements are met for data and messaging preparation and data uploading and presentation. 

The Epidemiologist I’s main responsibilities are to maintain and update the data dictionary and data use agreements; work with data stewards across the Department to prepare their data for PHIT (pre-calculated, aggregated, or record-level datasets for in-system calculation) in accordance with PHIT requirements; perform quality control of the datasets received, as necessary; and implement PHIT’s statistical dataset. The Epidemiologist I’s secondary responsibilities are to evaluate the system’s efficacy. This individual will obtain feedback on data utilization and utility, and will inform the PHIT team of any emergent trends or data needs of stakeholders. This will include providing technical assistance to local health partners and users of the PHIT tool in the areas of querying the system for information as well as interpretation of the results. This role includes administrative responsibilities, such as setting up work group meetings with data stewards and PHIT leadership, and providing clear written and verbal reports on the status of all stages of tool development, data processing and management, and outreach activities.

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Deadline: September 30, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology seeks three (3) tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include research, advising students and teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, and departmental, school and university service. Tenure track positions at the University of Massachusetts receive nine months of committed salary support.

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Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Internships

Generalist Public Health Intern

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

The Generalist Public Health Intern provides administrative and programmatic support to the Department of Health and Human Services; which focuses on   has a broad mandate to provide population based care, health education and preventive programs and environmental health services. The programs of the department are: Citizens with Disabilities; Community Health Nursing; Environmental; Health Education; Health Services for the Homeless; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mediation; Tobacco Control; Oral Health; and Office of Preparedness and Response , Substance Abuse Prevention Services, Mass in Motion, 1422.

Work is performed under supervision from the Deputy Commissioner and program staff. No supervision is exercised over other employees. The intern will work between 10-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship that will begin in the fall academic semester.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with training exercises and drills.
  • Assist the office director with preparedness research.
  • Work with the staff to provide health and human services.
  • Research current and updated protocols.
  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the evaluation of programs and new curricula.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work in community oriented organizations, especially the ability to work with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
  • General knowledge of public health and human studies.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role within training settings.
  • General knowledge of evaluating the effectiveness of programs and curricula.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Education

  •  Student currently pursuing a Graduate degree in public health, health policy health education, or a related field.
  • Undergraduate senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in public health, health education, or a related field.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Soloe Dennis at SDennis@springfieldcityhall.com.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Internship

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

Students will comprehensively work with data information in topics including, but not limited to, health education, preventive programs and environmental health services. The programs of the department are: Community Health Nursing; Environmental Health, Health Services for the Homeless; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mediation; Tobacco Control; Oral Health; and Office of Preparedness and Response, Substance Abuse Prevention Services, and Mass in Motion.

All work will be performed under supervision from the Deputy Commissioner and program staff. No supervision is exercised over other employees. The intern will work between 10-15 hours a week.  This is an unpaid internship and will begin when a candidate is chosen.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with data collection and survey development
  • Assist with data cleaning and management, SQL software
  • Summarize findings and communicate effectively via presentation or written assignment
  • Maintain confidentiality of data information and abide by University HIPAA/Human subjects policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of at least one data software (ex. R, STATA, SAS, SPSS)
  • Ability to work in community-oriented organizations, especially the ability to work with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
  • General knowledge of public health and human studies.
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Education

  • Students currently pursuing a Graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics
  • Undergraduate seniors in a 4+1 program pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology or biostatistics

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Soloe Dennis at SDennis@springfieldcityhall.com.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago