Rutgers School of Public Health, partnered with the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program at the New Jersey Department of Health is seeking an Instructor/Epidemiologist.
The Instructor/Epidemiologist will report directly to the VPDP within the NJDOH. This position is based in Trenton, New Jersey. Responsibilities to include the following:
Oversee the reports of hepatitis B in pregnant women within New Jersey.
Oversee case management of infants born to hepatitis B-infected mothers.
Monitor, evaluate and summarize data maintained on any NJDOH Information System database for purposes of perinatal hepatitis B surveillance.
Prepare scientific manuscripts, reports and presentations pertaining to hepatitis B, perinatal hepatitis B and other vaccine preventable diseases (VPD).
Attend meetings related to hepatitis B, perinatal hepatitis B and VPD surveillance.
Assist NJDOH staff in the preparation of CDC Cooperative Agreements deliverable activities and reports.
Develop collaborative relationships with health professionals at CDC and in New Jersey around issues related to hepatitis B, perinatal hepatitis B and other VPD.
Disseminate information about hepatitis B, perinatal hepatitis B and VPD to public health stakeholders, health care professionals, public health and State and local government officials, and the general public.
Prepare responses to inquiries from within and outside NJDOH about hepatitis B, perinatal hepatitis B and other VPD for review by NJDOH Program Management Officer.
Manage outbreaks of hepatitis B and other VPD.
Supervise the day to day operations of the VPDP related to hepatitis B and perinatal hepatitis B surveillance and case management.
Assist the VPDP in activities related to VPD as needed.
Respond to inquiries regarding VPD during work and after work hours.
Provide guidance and oversight to local health departments regarding disease surveillance, investigation and reporting.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology or other relevant Master's degree in a health-related field; minimum of 1 year of experience in public health disease surveillance and statistical epidemiologic methods and the use of software programs.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Valid Driver's License is required.
Posting Number: 19FA2654
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 108405
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