The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health has an opening for the position of Senior Epidemiologist to work in the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Senior Epidemiologist will function as a liaison between the Maryland MDH ARLN Mid-Atlantic Regional Lab and its regional public health partners and client healthcare facilities. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining regular bi-directional communications between the Regional Lab and its internal and external partners and clients, and the CDC. The Senior Epidemiologist assists in the development and implementation of regional antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance and response activities and specimen collection/ submission procedures. The position facilitates seminars and meetings conducted to train laboratorians to perform new AMR testing methods; educates health care providers on specimen submission procedures and reporting protocols; and assists and guides regional public health partners as they detect and respond to AMR in their respective jurisdictions. The Senior Epidemiologist will review AMR data and submit regular reports summarizing key findings about emerging or changing trends, key resistance mechanisms, and outbreak response investigations.
This is a contractual position that offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Reviews AMR laboratory date, ensures timely data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and submits reports to CDC and other public health entities.
Participate in the development and implementation of regional AMR surveillance and response activities, and procedures for specimen collection/submission and test request authorization.
Establishes and maintains bi-directional communications between the Regional Lab and its internal and external partners.
Facilitates seminars and meetings conducted to train laboratorians in AMR testing methods, educate health care providers about Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN) specimen submission procedures and reporting protocols, and guide regional public health partners in AMR detection and response.
Analyzes and presents AMR data including written and oral summaries of project findings for local, regional, and national partners and other audiences, including scientific audience .
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education : Master's degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an epidemiologist subsequent to receipt of the Master's degree.
Preferred : Coursework in infectious diseases, microbiology, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of SAS, Stata, R and other statistical software, preferred.
Ability to communicate through public speaking, teaching and/or conducting in-person, distance learning, or hands-on training sessions.
Ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas both verbally and in writing to a lay audience and an audience of healthcare professionals; writing samples may be requested.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - E3323E
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Epidemiology & Public Health
Job Posting: Jun 11, 2018
Unposting Date: Jul 3, 2018, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 93021
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