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Job# 6071 - Director of Syndromic Surveillance Unit, Bureau of Communicable Disease (Queens, New York)
Full Time
Posted: February 27, 2013
Closes: April 26, 2013

The Bureau of Communicable Disease tracks over 73 infectious diseases and investigates disease outbreaks in New York City. The bureau is looking for a highly qualified epidemiologist to direct the Syndromic Surveillance Unit responsible for the processing and analysis of surveillance data.

  • Supervise City Research Scientists who conduct daily operations of the Bureau's syndromic systems.
  • Maintain, refine and implement the Bureau's syndromic systems to: detect and respond to statistical signals, provide situation awareness and advance the use of data for non-infectious disease surveillance.
  • Administer current grants to enhance systems and disseminate data.
  • Seek new grant funded opportunities and assist with co-writing proposals.
  • Collaborate with other local, state and federal agencies and academic experts on outbreak detection methods and infectious disease modeling.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for technical assistance on the use of syndromic data systems.
  • Serve in an emergency response role, with a focus on data management and analytic needs for the Department in the event of any public health disaster.
  • Review abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Mentor staff and students

Preferred Skills

Knowledge and experience with communicable disease epidemiology, outbreak investigations, advanced statistical and epidemiologic methods to detect disease aberrations; public health informatics with ability to interact and provide input on issues related to information systems and software application development; significant administrative and supervisory experience, including grant writing, project management and supervising technical staff; ability to coordinate interdisciplinary workgroups and the ability to implement, interpret and assess agency and programmatic objectives and plans. Excellent writing and speaking ability, strong interpersonal communication skills and time management and organizational skills.

How to Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 116345. The City of New York/DOHMH is an equal opportunity employer.

For more info please see https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

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