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Epidemiologist Senior

Company: State of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Who May Apply: Open to all bidders of MDH and all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be accepted through 07/25/2022 Date Posted: 07/18/2022 Closing Date: 08/17/2022 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health / Health-MAPE Division/Unit: Public Health Laboratory / Newborn Screening POC Staff Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am-4:30pm Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: No Salary Range: $30.24 - $44.86/hourly; $63,141 - $93,667/annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes Job Summary This position exists to provide epidemiological expertise for the Newborn Screening Program - Point of Care Unit (Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) & Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)). Epidemiological expertise will be utilized to collect, extract, analyze, and summarize data in written reports, published papers, and presentations. This position is responsible to ensure that data and evaluation results will be translated into meaningful action. This position will include work to develop, track, and direct the implementation of a wide variety of routine data metrics in screening, follow-up, and outcomes and use data to improve follow-up processes. This position leads the epidemiologic work of the Point of Care Screening unit (EHDI & CCHD) within the Newborn Screening Section of the Public Health Lab Division. All positions within the MDH Public Health Lab will work to cultivate an inclusive work environment for all, with respect to diversity and equity. Telework (Within Minnesota or Neighboring States) and flexible hour options may be available. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Bachelor---s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or closely related field. AND Three years of professional Epidemiologist experience. The three years of experience must include and be clearly stated on your resume to be considered: Experience with data analysis and data visualization Managing large data sets including data cleaning, merging, and performing relevant analyses in order to summarize, interpret, and communicate public health data. Proficient with software such as ArcGIS, SAS, Tableau and SQL or REDCap databases. A Master---s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or closely related field will count for 18 months of Epidemiologist experience. Applicants must provide proof of completion of Master---s degree (coursework and project/thesis) The following is required to be considered a candidate and will be assessed during the interview process: Extensive knowledge of statistics and statistical methods sufficient to collect, organize, and interpret data from newborn screening, CCHD, and EHDI programs Demonstrated experience with written and verbal communication of data analysis and data visualizations, i.e., reports, posters, presentations, publications Demonstrated experience with program evaluation and quality improvement Have an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and how they can be applied in the workplace to promote an inclusive work environment for all Ability to encourage a positive, collaborative, welcoming team environment Preferred Qualifications Professional experience must include responsibility for designing and conducting a variety of investigations of health conditions or related professional experience, such as surveillance Ability to maintain surveillance systems and experience with database development Knowledge of newborn screening or other public health screening and surveillance Experience with grant requirements in order to help write and prepare grants Excellent interpersonal and organization skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to relay data and epidemiologic information and work Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners and have an understanding of health equity and how it pertains to public health Ability to prioritize and organize projects and requests while adhering to work plans, timelines, and strategic program initiatives Experience establishing culturally competent public health programs and working with diverse populations Additional Requirements This position requires successful completion of a background check. Applications must include transcripts to be considered. Copies of transcripts will be acceptable for applying. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. (To include required transcripts, applicants must upload in the same file as either the resume or cover letter document.) Application Details Why Work For Us Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction. We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more How to Apply Applicants must apply to the MN Careers website Job ID 56468. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Elizabeth Huckins at If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job Posting ID number to Elizabeth Huckins at by the position close date. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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