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Epidemiologist, Sudbury & District Health Unit

Full-time position

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is a progressive,
accredited public health agency committed to the concepts of workplace
wellness.  With a head office in Sudbury and four branch offices
throughout the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, the SDHU delivers
legislated public health programs and services under the leadership of
the Medical Officer of Health and governance of the Board of Health.
The SDHU is designated as one of five provincial teaching health units
and is affiliated with Laurentian University.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to
our organizational mission: working with our communities to promote and
protect health and to prevent disease.

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for
an epidemiologist to work within an interdisciplinary team involved in
public health research, education and development. This position offers
variety and challenge related to local health unit projects.  As
one of five provincially designated Public Health Research, Education
and Development (PHRED) program sites, the SDHU also offers
opportunities for linkage with a university academic setting, including
the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as well as participation in
provincial PHRED initiatives.

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Evaluation, in the Resources,
Research, Evaluation and Development Division, the Epidemiologist is
responsible for: the planning, administration and reporting of
epidemiological studies for the Sudbury & District Health Unit;
providing consultation to health unit staff and partners; and providing
leadership in applied community health research, evaluation, and data
management systems.  Responsibilities may include participation in
province-wide initiatives such as benchmarking, primary research
projects, evaluations, and student education.

The successful applicant will have a Masters of Science degree in
epidemiology or equivalent and five years experience in community
health epidemiology and research. Experience in a public health setting
is preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computer and
data management, including relevant computer programs and systems such
as iPHIS, SPSS, and Epi-Info, are required.  Well-developed verbal
and written communication skills including presentation and report
writing skills are essential, particularly with respect to the
interpretation and presentation of data and other evidence. 
Experience with communicable disease epidemiology is an asset. 
These skills will be complemented by a demonstrated ability to manage
projects, set priorities and work effectively within an
interdisciplinary team setting. Fluency in both official languages is
an asset.

Resumes will be accepted until July 7, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. and should be sent in confidence to

Ms. Louise Mitchell, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street
Sudbury, ON  P3E 3A3 (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: (705) 522-9200 x430  
Fax: (705) 522-5182

Please include title of the position in the subject line.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The SDHU is an equal opportunity employer.

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