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Epidemiologist, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline November 4, 2016


The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Epidemiologist within the Foundational Standard Division. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, population health assessment, surveillance and outbreak management.


  • Masters or PhD in Epidemiology, and experience in applied communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology.
  • Previous experience in public health with advanced knowledge of current public health issues.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Ontario Public Health Standards.
  • Demonstrated skills in the theory and application of epidemiological concepts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods to support program planning, evaluation and evidence-informed decision making.
  • Knowledge and experience in literature review and critical appraisal, including systematic and/or rapid reviews.
  • Ability to provide direction and project supervision to data analytic staff, supervise graduate epidemiology students and provide program manager coverage as needed. Experience managing staff is preferred.
  • Effective skills and experience in project management.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of public health data sources and experience using statistical packages (e.g. Stata); experience using geographic information software is considered an asset.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to prepare written reports and make oral presentations, including the ability to summarize complex data and facilitate the knowledge translation and implementation of results.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and provide support to front line practitioners, program managers, directors and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to communicate in French, or other language(s) are considered an asset.

To apply to this position, please submit all applications electronically via our Career Opportunities page at by November 4, 2016 quoting posting # FSFTEPI-1016.

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  Should you require accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department at 519-663-5317, extension 2512 or at

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote and protect the health of our community.