Duration: At least 6 months
Location: Cranston, RI
Surveillance Sub Team Lead
Covid-19 Unit – Epidemiologic Operations – Data Analytics Team Lead
This is a remote position. Seeking a Surveillance Sub Team Lead to support a COVID-19 Unit emergency response and recovery. The objective of this position is to lead data management and analytic duties for public health data related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Candidate must be able to provide support a minimum of 35 hours a week minimum, with ability to work off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed to support COVID-19 Unit response requirements. Length of contract dependent on resource needs and funding availability.
Chosen candidates will be responsible for the following along with any related tasks that might arise during their employment:
- Manage public health-related data, reporting and infights for COVID-19 response.
- Manage the day-to-day responsibilities of team members.
- Facilitate alignment between different COVID-19 Unit workstreams in support consistent, well documented and aligned surveillance definitions
- Provide statistical analysis support by collaborating with Division scientists on requested projects including developing and describing statistical methodology, reviewing output, and developing/presenting data insights
- Conduct regular analysis and interpretation of surveillance data, particularly related to the COVID pandemic and disseminate the information for administrative, program planning and decision-making purposes.
- Recommend interventions and control measures in response to epidemiological findings.
- Assist in developing and improving public health policies related to COVID-19.
- Assist with logistics and scheduling of both personnel and resources.
- Coordinate with Leadership to ensure the goals of the COVID-19 Response Unit are met.
- Take part in leadership meetings to provide input on overall planning for the COVID-19 Response Unit
In addition to team management additional responsibilities include conducting and supporting routine surveillance activities, assuring data quality, performing epidemiological analyses, preparing and presenting summary reports, assisting with outbreak investigations, communicating with the public, collaborating with community partners and clinicians, and other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Epidemiologic investigative principles and procedures
- Knowledge of notifiable disease surveillance/applied epidemiology
- Ability to perform epidemiologic and evaluation study design and methods
- Ability to perform advanced statistical analyses using various software packages
- Experience developing analytic plans
- Experience developing and delivering internal and public-facing reports
- Experience managing team priorities
- Experience translating and operationalizing data requests into actionable/programmable tasks
- Experience with data manipulation/management/reporting within SAS
- Experience mentoring junior colleagues with SAS coding
- Must be able to support occasional weekend/Holiday work on a rotational basis with the team and other members of leadership
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in public health or closely related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field post-graduation.
- 1-2 years project/team management experience
- 1-2 years SAS programming experience outside of a degree program (SAS Certification a plus)
- Experience in the use of video/web conferencing tools (such as MS Teams) and Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Outlook)
- Demonstrated experience in SAS use for public health or population health data required
- Preferred Qualifications: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, preference will be giving to applicants that have a master’s degree in epidemiology or biostatistics, experience in conducting public health surveillance, analyzing epidemiologic data, conducting in-depth outbreak investigations, reporting results of analysis and implementing disease control measures and strategies.
- Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications.
- 1-2 years in project/program management/operational management. OK if that was not the title of the position, but candidate must have had experience in supervision of others and maintaining an environment that guided a project to its successful completion.
- Must have knowledge to guide more junior staff to identify appropriate research designs in SAS with considerations of the scope and limitations of each, conduct appropriate statistical testing to provide mathematical evidence, and interpret statistical results to determine public health influence.
- The ideal candidate sets challenging goals and demonstrates a strong sense of urgency and persistence about accomplishing them, establishes plans that break projects into their component parts, each with its own timeline, seeks and gives performance feedback to others, and addresses performance problems promptly.
- Responds quickly to change and easily considers new approaches.
- Maintains work efficiency and responds positively to a changing environment
- Problem Solving
- Identifies and evaluates many possible causes for a problem
- Notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in information related to problems
- Asks meaningful and relevant questions to understand problems and potential causes
- Breaks down complex problems into their fundamental parts
- Analyzes costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success of potential solutions
- Creatively comes at problems in new and different ways that lead to innovative solutions
- Uses logical, systematic approaches to break down and solve problems
- Epidemiologic Thinking/Public Health Approach
- Ability to interpret findings from epidemiologic reports, including recognition of the limitations of the data and potential sources of bias and/or confounding.
- Experience with “messy” data and developing evaluation measures. Selected candidate will monitor designated metrics for state’s contact tracing/contact investigation programs.
- Ability to apply epidemiologic thinking and a public health approach to a design COVID-19 outbreak
- Knowledge to recommend control measures, prevention programs, or other public health interventions based on epidemiologic findings.
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