WHAT IS NIOSH? – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established in 1970 to conduct research and make recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries. NIOSH, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is recruiting for two Health Informatics Scientists to work in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies in Cincinnati, OH.
BACKGROUND – Fellows will work in a multidisciplinary unit of public health scientists responsible for identifying and tracking new and existing work-related diseases and exposures. Scientists also conduct research to evaluate relationships between workplace exposures and disease. This work provides evidence to direct prevention activities and provide information to policy makers, researchers and the public.
There are two fellowship opportunities: The first fellowship provides expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of health informatics systems such as the NIOSH Industry and Occupation Computerize Coding System (NIOCCS). NIOCCS is used to support the inclusion of work information in health surveys and records through data standardization to enable analysis. The second fellowship requires knowledge of database normalization and data warehouse architecture in support of health science research.
DUTIES – The fellows will be responsible for the following duties (and others as assigned):
Manage informatics projects and serve as a subject matter expert in the design and implementation of IT systems integrating epidemiologic and other information from a scientific perspective
Lead or serve on multidisciplinary project teams that analyze work processes, practices and needs to conceptualize and design technical solutions for critical health informatics problems
Perform IT project management duties including project/strategic planning, budget estimates, monthly cost reporting, and system development life cycle stage gate reviews
Coordinate application changes and testing efforts, including development of test cases, change logs and creation/maintenance of system documentation to reflect updates
SKILLS AND ABILITIES –The successful applicant will have at least a Bachelors in the health or allied sciences. A graduate degree with an emphasis in informatics/IT and/or IT experience is strongly preferred. In addition, the selected fellow will have IT project management experience (PMP certification preferred); Strong experience with application development (including machine learning and data visualization) and; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
This is a full time position being offered as part of the CDC fellowship program under Title 42 of the U.S. Code. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible. CDC service fellows are considered federal employees with most of the rights and benefits provided to permanent employees. The initial fellowship appointment will be for two years with potential for renewal. Salary will be based on education and experience. Fellows will be eligible for government health and retirement benefits. Expected start date is summer 2019 (is negotiable).
If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to: Stacey Marovich, MS, MHI, email@example.com. For questions, contact Ms. Marovich by email or at (513) 841-4232.
NIOSH is a premier research institution within the CDC that provides national and world leadership to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries. Approximately 1,500 personnel at its eight U.S. campuses advance the NIOSH mission to create safe, healthy workplaces for all workers. Learn more about our work at the NIOSH website, www.cdc.gov/niosh, or by following NIOSH on social media.
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About National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.