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Epidemiologist, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline May 18, 2012

Temporary Full-time until December 31, 2012
 
The Middlesex-London Health Unit has a temporary opportunity for a full-time Epidemiologist until December 31, 2012, with a possible extension to March 31, 2013. The Epidemiologist will work within Oral Health, Communicable Disease, and Sexual Health Services and is responsible for increasing the Health Unit’s ability to monitor and manage infectious diseases and outbreaks. The Epidemiologist analyzes relevant data and supports staff members in appropriately managing and understanding epidemiologic information related to communicable diseases, sexual health and oral health and supports the Service in the application of computer data bases.
 
Requirements include:

  • Masters in Epidemiology and experience in applied epidemiology; previous experience in public health would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of current public health issues, particularly those relating to oral health, communicable diseases and sexual health would also be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated skills in the theory and application of epidemiological concepts, trend analysis, forecasting and quality assurance principles
  • Knowledge of health data sources and statistical packages
  • Experience using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, Epi-Info, Strata and familiarity with other software packages and programming languages currently used to collect, analyze and report epidemiological data in Ontario; good skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to communicate effectively, prepare written reports, and make oral presentations, including the ability to summarize complex data into understandable, user-friendly explanations and formats
  • Effective project management skills and experience
  • The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset

Please visit http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services. We thank all applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
Please apply by Friday, May 18, 2012, quoting posting #EPIFTOPP-0512/01, to:
 
Human Resources
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street
London ON N6A 5L7
Fax: 519-663-5086
E-mail: [email protected]
 
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.
 
The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.