Epidemiologist

York Region - Vaughan, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Reporting to the Manager, Infectious Diseases Control Division, is responsible for carrying out a broad and complex range of investigative epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases; contributing to applied public health research; conducting statistical analyses to identify trends or outbreaks of diseases and their risk factors used in the planning of health programs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases; and providing epidemiology consulting services to assigned program areas in the Public Health Branch.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and carries out activities to meet the Foundational and Program Standards and the Accountability Agreement, as required by the Ontario Public Health Standards and related protocols and regulations, enacted under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
  • Participates in the design, management, and use of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance. Identifies program surveillance data needs, develops indicators, designs instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data, and implements new or revises existing surveillance systems.
  • Analyzes and interprets data to assess current health status, changes in local population health, health behaviours, preventive health practices and health care utilization relevant to public health and demographic indicators.
  • Identifies and evaluates a wide range of health conditions within the assigned program area to recognize public health problems pertinent to the population and to determine feasibility and approach to epidemiologic investigations as appropriate to the program area and as assigned.
  • Develops survey tools for epidemiologic investigations, plans sampling frame and method, calculates required sample size; adapts or combines a variety of existing statistical methods to fulfil specific project needs.
  • Conducts searches or reviews existing literature and data in a scientific area, determining methodological techniques and processes, and designing questionnaires and other data-collection instruments.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of a Masters Degree in Epidemiology (e.g. MHSc, MSc or MPH).
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience as an Epidemiologist or equivalent experience in a related Public Health setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of public health indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience with various software applications including statistical and epidemiological packages such as IBM SPSS, Stata, FluidSurveys, and MS Office software applications.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.
HOW TO APPLY

Please apply online by April 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.