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Epidemiologist II

Company: Battelle
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Battelle's Health Research and Analytics (HRA) business line is currently seeking an Epidemiologist II to support our government customer in Portsmouth, VA (telework available). This Public Health (PH) program enables our government customers to maximize readiness through force health protection (FHP) strategies and solutions for current and potential Public Health (PH) threats. The core scientific and technical capabilities and product lines in this program are to conduct Health Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Analysis; Disease and Injury Prevention; and PH Consultation and Support for the benefit of active-duty service members, retirees, and their families. Battelle shall enable these capabilities and product lines by providing Scientific and Technical Information (STI) deliverables, by performing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and other Research and Development (R&D) related analytical services. This position supports the EpiData Center (EDC), which provides data analysis for public health surveillance for Navy and Marine Corps members and dependents in in the following areas in the following areas: Diseases, Conditions and Infections, Reportable Medical Events, Deployment Health Assessments, Occupational and Environmental Exposures, and Information Technology.Job SummaryConducts epidemiologic scientific and technical analysis for the customers disease and injury prevention programs including analyses of health assessments, medical and environmental health data, and surveillance (including biosurveillance) and clinical data to develop studies, reports, and recommendations to prevent disease and injury and to improve health and medical readiness, value, quality, cost, and availability of care.ResponsibilitiesConducts epidemiological analyses to include using in-theater, OCONUS, and CONUS military data systems and similar systems to conduct biosurveillance activities to collect, analyze, and report medical and environmental health data that directly contribute to operational decision support.Conducts epidemiological analyses related to injury prevention, tuberculosis, flu reporting, wounded, ill, and injured populations, healthcare associated infections, infectious disease, mental health/behavioral health conditions, deployment related conditions, and environmental health.Conducts comprehensive investigations to identify and characterize risk factors, assists development of strategies to reduce injury and disease incidence or mitigate health risk, evaluates and recommends methods of control including preventive measures.Conducts studies and develops metrics for evaluation of the effectiveness of public health programs, disease prevention programs, and health promotion activities to support datadriven decisions.Performs a variety of detailed biostatistical analyses and applies knowledge of advanced statistical software (e.g., SAS) to tasks that involve large amounts of data or extensive data cleaning to evaluate epidemiological questions.Facilitates crossfunctional teams of professional and support personnel to conduct routine and nonroutine epidemiologic evaluations.Key QualificationsBachelors in related field Epidemiology, Public Health and 5 years of epidemiology work experience or a masters degree and 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.Two Five years of epidemiology work experience in one or more specific areas of public health to include: health analytics, clinical health surveillance, disease surveillance, biosurveillance, population health, behavioral health, mental health, suicide analysis, deployment health, injury analysis, environmental health, occupational health, Industrial Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, medical readiness, acute and chronic disease and illness, health risk assessment, emerging PH threats, and disease investigation.Bachelors or Master of Science degree in epidemiology with at least 15 credit hours in basic and advanced biostatistics courses OR a Master of Public Health degree with at least 30 credit hours in courses in epidemiology and biostatistics.A minimum of five years experience using statistical programs, specifically Statistical Analysis System (SAS).Advanced experience analyzing heath care data and large, complex data sets.Advanced experience using epidemiological methods for public health surveillance and/or program evaluation.Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance (U.S. citizenship required.)Preferred QualificationsStrongly prefer 3-8 years of epidemiology work experience.Advanced knowledge of public health surveillance monitoring systems.Experience with military heath care system data.Experience analyzing TMDS, HL7, DRSi, eDHA, DMDC, BECIR, PDTS, CAPER, SIDR.Extensive analytical experience in reviewing epidemiological data on issues such as injury prevention, tuberculosis, flu reporting, wounded, ill and injured populations, healthcare associated infections, infectious disease, mental health/behavioral health conditions, possible deployment related conditions, environmental health.Experience with DATA Step Processing, SQL Processing, SAS Macro Language, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, CDISC Standards, Data Management with Large Datasets (ETL).SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9, SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9.Experience in publishing and presenting findings at state and national conferences.Benefits: Live an Extraordinary LifeWe care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.A Work Environment Where You SucceedFor brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanitys most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projectsReceive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discoveryCollaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environmentNurture and develop the next generation of scientific leadersGive back to and improve our communitiesVaccinations & Safety ProtocolsBattelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careersby Jobble

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