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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Biostatistics & Epidemiology Department in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong quantitative background and formal training in statistics, machine learning, computational epidemiology, or a closely related field. The post-doc will join the Reich Lab In the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, The Reich Lab currently has 7 trainees (1 post-doc, 3 PhD students, 1 MS student, and 2 undergraduates) and 2 staff programmers. Current lab members have a range of prior academic backgrounds including evolutionary biology, computer science, statistics, engineering, and business. The lab fosters a collegial and dynamic research environment.

The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to develop and apply ensemble methods for forecasting infectious disease outbreaks. This will involve developing and applying ensemble methods themselves and also developing new stand-alone forecasting models to feed into the ensemble. Areas of particular interest include integrating external biological data sources (e.g. laboratory tests) into forecasting models, including hierarchical spatial structure to improve forecasts for multiple locations, and looking at whether digital surveillance data can improve forecasts when the primary data source has reporting delays. With active collaborations focusing on forecasting influenza in the US and dengue fever in Thailand, the Reich Lab is currently leading the FluSightNetwork effort to create and disseminate ensemble forecasts for the US Influenza season in 20I7/2018. This effort has assembled 22 models from 5 different institutions in the US.

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Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 20 hours 41 min ago

Decision Resources Group

Decision Resources Group is seeking an Associate Epidemiologist to join our world-renowned global epidemiology team to develop bespoke epidemiological projections and forecast models, provide on-demand epidemiological insights, and play an advisory role in the capacity of an epidemiologist for key stakeholders within the client organization. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with interpretation of epidemiological data and a genuine passion for the use of epidemiology in business-critical decision-making.

Responsibilities

  • Perform fully documented systematic reviews of both published and grey literature on the epidemiology of assigned diseases and their risk factors to estimate incidence/prevalence over a 10-30 year period.
  • Produce analyses for pharmaceutical drug developers on the descriptive epidemiology of major drug indications in mature and developing markets.
  • Conduct research using online grey literature datasets such as NHANES, HCUP, literature, cancer registries, government survey data, and other resources to summarize current information on prevalence, and to forecast numbers for a variety of diseases.
  • Suggest use of proxy data sources or develop imputation or extrapolation models when country-specific sources are not available.
  • Support other programs and units within Company, for instance, by helping to maintain and enhance a sources database and by contributing to new products and proprietary consulting projects globally.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree (PhD/MBBS preferred; MPH/MSc acceptable with relevant experience) with a focus on epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field
  • Some relevant work experience analyzing epidemiological datasets, modelling patient populations or making epidemiological projections strongly desired.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Strong English communication skills and the ability to communicate complex or technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Comfortable delivering presentations to colleagues and/or clients.

Benefits

Decision Resources Group is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed, knowledgeable decisions.

With over 1,100 employees worldwide, Decision Resources Group provides the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, financial services and managed care industries with the analytics they need to compete and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Through both organic growth and an aggressive acquisition strategy, Decision Resources Group has become the premier provider of healthcare analysis and data in the world. Please visit us at: http://decisionresourcesgroup.com.

Decision Resources Group offers a competitive compensation package and medical, dental and life insurance programs from first day of employment. We also offer a 401(k) retirement plan after two complete months of employment. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Epic Systems Corporation

As a project manager, you'll work side by side with our customers to install our software, help them to lead and manage change, and ultimately transform the way they provide healthcare for over 50% of Americans. Project managers develop creative strategies to achieve a common end goal while collaborating with smart and innovative colleagues from all roles. Customers will see you as the face of Epic, and you'll form long-lasting relationships with your teams. No two days are the same - you'll never stop learning and growing. You'll have the autonomy to make important decisions while receiving support and guidance along the way. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest. Are you looking for a client-facing role that’s more technical? Check out our Technical Problem Solver team. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. You'll earn competitive wages and receive benefits befitting a leading software company (401k match, great health insurance, life insurance, performance bonuses and stock appreciation rights). Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others.

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Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 3 months 4 weeks ago

Assistantships

Tobacco Free UMass Graduate Assistantship

University Health Services

University Health Services provides a tobacco control program, inclusive of clinical cessation services; tobacco prevention through health education; community engagement; and social norms change of tobacco use on campus. These efforts aim to: increase knowledge to the dangers and misperceptions of all forms of tobacco use; foster attitudes intolerant to tobacco use; promote policy compliance on campus; increase utilization of UHS cessation services; as well as to reduce overall tobacco influence among the UMass Amherst community.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Karen DeSalvio at karend@stuaf.umass.edu or call 413-577-5060. Submit any supporting documents such as educational materials developed and/or a brief relative writing sample.

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

Research Assistant

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Summer RA position available with Katherine Reeves. Student must have CITI certification and excellent statistical programming skills (SAS, Stata) and writing ability. Please submit a CV to Katherine Reeves (kwreeves@umass.edu) to apply.

Deadline: April 24, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Teaching Assistantship (Health Communication/Junior Year Writing)

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teach a section of a newly designed undergraduate Public Health course  – Health Communication/Junior Year Writing. Must have a masters degree in public health and be enrolled or accepted into a doctoral program in Bio/Epi, HPP, or EHS. Strong facilitation and writing skills required. Knowledge of core public health areas required. Experience with health communication a plus. This position requires a monthly one-hour teaching and pedagogy meeting with other course instructors.

Position is available for Fall 2018 with continuation in the spring 2019 contingent upon successful completion in the fall semester. Continuation is also contingent upon good academic standing within the student’s department and available funding.

Teaching experience and classroom management skills preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Indicate the course title in your cover letter. This is a 15-hour assistantship.

Deadline: April 24, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Teaching Assistantship (Public Health 200)

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teaching Assistant needed for PH 200. Assist with the teaching of the Introduction to Public Health (PH 200) undergraduate course. Must be enrolled in the MPH or doctoral program in public health by Fall 2018. Strong facilitation and communication skills wanted. Knowledge of core public health areas required.

Position is available for Fall 2018 with continuation in the spring 2019 contingent upon successful completion of fall semester and available funding. Continuation is also contingent upon good academic standing within the student’s department.

Teaching experience and classroom management skills preferred. Must be free T/Th from 1-2:15pm. Student will be required to hold office hours.

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Indicate the course title in your cover letter. This is a 10-hour assistantship.

Deadline: April 24, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Internships

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization is seeking up to 35 graduate students to intern in local health departments during the summer of 2018. Cities and towns currently seeking interns are listed in this posting. The positions to be filled are Local Public Health Interns. The selected students will work on various projects within local health departments that may include environmental health, communicable disease case investigation, needs assessment, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, health education, data entry/analysis, health policy, food safety, substance abuse, and other duties as determined by the local health department in collaboration with the student.

Accepted students will also be offered the opportunity to spend time shadowing epidemiologists and health educators at the MDPH Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention and Laboratory Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, and the Division of Global Populations. The applicant must have completed at least one semester of graduate level public health course work preferably including, but not limited to, one course each in epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics. Students should be able to work independently and have basic computer skills. Clinical experience and/or prior work experience is a plus, but is not required. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English. Most students will need access to a vehicle; however, some cities/towns have public transportation. The student will be required to attend both an orientation program and the closing session held in Boston. On the closing day, each student will be required to provide an oral or poster presentation for fellow interns, local public health agents and MDPH representatives summarizing his or her experience.

Upon completion of this internship each student will have an excellent understanding of the various roles of local health departments in Massachusetts and will have obtained hands-on experience in the practice of public health. Estimated number of hours required per week: 15-20 (Hours are flexible in most communities) Students must commit to a minimum of 160 hours during the summer (Estimated time frame: 5/23/18- 8/15/18). At this time, listed opportunities are unpaid internships.

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago

Public Health Institute of Western MA

This position will give the Research and Evaluation Intern (R&E Intern) an opportunity to learn about research and evaluation in a real world setting. The R&E Intern will analyze and summarize population-based youth survey data, including drafting a summary report of survey findings. The R&E Intern will also get experience understanding how to use data to improve and/or inform local programs and initiatives.  The anticipated timeframe for this unpaid position is 3-5 months.

Learning Objectives

  • Strengthen data analysis skills.
  • Strengthen data communication and writing skills.
  • Gain a better understanding of survey research.

Requirements

  • STATA and Microsoft Office
  • Graduate student in public health
  • Writing skills
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently. 
  • Applicants must have transportation to and around Springfield. 
  • Ability to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to this intern program.

About the Public Health Institute of Western MA
The Public Health Institute of Western MA (PHIWM), providing skills, expertise and experience to create successful public health campaigns and sustainable system changes to improve health and well-being in the region.  Through partnerships, we build on community assets and build community capacity to positively impact social determinants of health.  Our services include Research and Assessment, Coalition-building, Program Evaluation and Health Policy Development. PHIWM is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit with a 20-member Board of Directors and relies on state, federal and private grants and contracts. PHIWM contracts with Baystate Health for Human Resources services.  For more details, visit www.PublicHealthWM.org

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (preferably demonstrating your ability to interpret data) to info@partnersforahealthiercommunity.org with the subject line “R&E Intern”.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Two fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Rockville, Maryland.

OAH coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across HHS and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improve the health of adolescents.

The fellows will join a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who oversee national grant programs to prevent teen pregnancy and provide support services to expectant and parenting teens, as well as several research and evaluation studies aimed at furthering the evidence of what works to prevent teen pregnancy. The team provides a wide range of support to grantees to ensure their programs and evaluation activities are of the highest quality, including ongoing programmatic and evaluation training and technical assistance, monitoring through the use of uniform performance measure data, assistance disseminating program successes and results, and support for program sustainability.

The fellows will have opportunities to be involved in the following activities:

  • Designing and administering a survey to current OAH grantees to assess the adequacy and quality of support services provided by OAH, analyze survey results, and develop recommendations for OAH.
  • Assisting in developing and supporting a grantee advisory committee to provide feedback to OAH on program direction, grantee needs, technical assistance products, and OAH guidance.
  • Conducting assessments on various topics to determine how OAH grantees are meeting grant expectations.Topics may include, but are not limited to, assessing what OAH grantees are doing to ensure their programs are trauma-informed and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth; identifying best practices from grantees for serving expectant and parenting teens; and assessing how grantees establish effective linkages and referrals for youth-friendly healthcare services.
  • Assisting OAH project officers in managing a portfolio of grantees to prevent teen pregnancy and support expectant and parenting teens.
  • Conducting literature reviews on topics related to enhancing the effectiveness of OAH grant programs.
  • Assisting with special projects such as disseminating grantee successes, and developing publications and presentations to showcase program outcomes.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of HHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

For more information and how to apply, click here

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the launch of the next round of our Internship Challenge! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has facilitated the placement of over 3,300 internships at more than 680 companies across the Commonwealth!

We kindly request that you and your institution assist us in notifying students about this opportunity.

This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 500 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. Studies have shown the value and necessity of providing students with paid internships, and we hope that this opportunity to explore a career path in life sciences will enhance the students' academic training.
We accept applications from eligible students via our website year-round, but the new application for internships taking place this summer is now open. There is no application deadline but students are urged to apply between February and April for increased opportunity to secure a summer placement.
Companies that register with us to host interns are given access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC is offering to reimburse companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $8,160 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $17/hour for 12 weeks).

Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply, provided that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 2-year/Community College/Certificate students must be enrolled in an Associate's Degree or Certificate program or have completed one within the past year.
  • 4-year college or university students must have or will complete(d) at least their freshman year the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master's Degree program or have received their Master's Degree within the past year. Other advanced degree candidates are not eligible

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 3 months 14 hours ago