30 August 2012

Syndromic Surveillance Job Posting - North Carolina DHHS

There is a job opening for a Public Health Epidemiologist in the North Caroline Department of Health and Human Service's Surveillance Unit of the Communicable Disease Branch. 

This position oversees the monitoring of the near real time public health surveillance systems data and continues efforts to improve early event detection public health surveillance systems for the state of North Carolina. The primary purpose of this position is to detect bioterrorism and other events of public health significance by monitoring real-time surveillance systems data. Responsibilities include providing surveillance systems training and technical assistance. This position also serves as a consultant to the epidemiologists in the Communicable Disease Branch, local public health staff, and hospital epidemiologists with early event surveillance. The epidemiologist in this position is also responsible for contracts development and monitoring with the partners recruited to build early event detection systems.

Desired knowledge, skills and ability include working knowledge of epidemiology, in particular in the areas of public health and infectious disease, epidemiological surveillance data collection, and analysis and interpretation methods. In addition, applicants should have working knowledge of information technology systems as they apply to disease surveillance, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to effectively coordinate and supervise activities of contractors. 

If interested, you are encouraged to go to the job posting to learn more about this position and how to submit your application online. You may find the job posting here: http://tinyurl.com/9eef5r5

Contact information for this job posting is below: 

Division of Public
Human Resources Office
Shari Emery
5605 Six Forks Road  
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-707-5450

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