February 25, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Research Assistantships

Organization: LGBT Mental Health at the Yale School of Public Health
Posting date: January 22, 2016
Location: New York

SUMMARY: The ESTEEM Program, affiliated with the Yale School of Public Health, develops and delivers empirically supported interventions to gay and bisexual men in New York City. We are seeking advanced undergraduate or Bachelors- or Masters-level research assistants to be involved in a National Institute of Mental Health cognitive behavioral treatment study for young adult gay and bisexual men with major depressive, anxiety, and/or substance use disorders. The primary duties for these paid positions will involve administering assessments to research participants, assisting in research protocol implementation, assisting in database programming and management, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Our office is located in downtown Manhattan, easily accessible by public transportation. Competitive salary and fringe benefits.
May be of particular interest to graduate students interested in psychology, LGBT health, social science research, and/or HIV prevention and who are looking for a full-time employment opportunity starting early this summer.

Skills: Excellent communication, organizational, and database management skills are required.

HOW TO APPLY: email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: John Pachankis, PhD; Yale School of Public Health; john.pachankis@yale.edu. Anticipated start date is flexible on or around July 1, 2016. Search remains open until positions are filled.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

 

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Position: Research Assistant

Organization: CUNY School of Public Health
Posting date: February 24, 2016
Location: Harlem, New York

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for data management including collating and analyzing student and alumni related events data for record keeping
• Responsible for data management and analysis of student recruitment and career /writing services
• Provide research support by analyzing data: Quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis
• Analyses of SOPHAS application -CUNY School of Public Health recruitment 2012 -2014 data for quality improvement purposes
• Provide administrative support for student recruitment: Info sessions
• Conduct administrative duties including organizing and preparing develop reports and presentations for student related events
• Provide support in planning of student events
• Assist in researching and updates for job, fellowship and internship postings on the SPH Student resource page.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should please send resume to Chioma.amadi@sph.cuny.edu

 

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Position: Ending the Epidemic HIV Surveillance Coordinator

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posting date: February 16, 2016
Location: Queens, NY

SUMMARY: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents.
The HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program (HEFSP) in the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for monitoring trends in HIV epidemic in NYC and developing programming to improve outcomes among people living with and at risk for HIV based on the latest information about the distribution and demographics of HIV in NYC. The Field Services Unit within HEFSP is responsible for providing HIV partner services and linkage to care to HIV- diagnosed persons in NYC, including the collection, analysis, and dissemination of service data of participating patients. The Surveillance Unit is responsible for data collection, management, and analyses of the HIV surveillance registry. NYC has a large and diverse HIV epidemic, and programming and analyses of data from HEFSP inform public health policy at the local, state, and national levels. HEFSP, along with other programs within the DOHMH, is participating in a range of new activities and programming related to New York State’s Ending the Epidemic (EtE) Initiative. For example, HEFSP, in collaboration with the Virology and Immunology Division of the Public Health Laboratory, is preparing to offer point-of diagnosis genotype testing to clinicians providing primary care to persons newly diagnosed with HIV infection. This project has several objectives, including to conduct consensus sequence-based pairwise concordance analysis of the genotypes to detect clusters and chains of transmission, and ultimately to intervene with the detected transmission networks to provide timely partner notification and linkage to care services to genetically related as well as to named partners.

Additionally, HEFSP is expanding its capacity to provide linkage- and return-to-care services to more HIV- infected persons who appear to have never linked to or fallen out of HIV care. This work seeks to improve the clinical status of individuals living with HIV, and has public health benefit in that it improves viral suppression rates and therefore reduces likelihood of onward transmission. Finally, HEFSP is expanding its portfolio of analyses of surveillance and program/services data to more closely and more comprehensively monitor HIV outcomes in NYC related to EtE goals, including HIV viral suppression and reduction in the annual number of new HIV diagnoses.

At the Mayor’s request, the DOHMH in collaboration with other city agencies have developed a plan to support the statewide effort to bring the number of new HIV infections in New York to no more than 750 per year by 2020. The NYC plan to End the AIDS Epidemic draws upon the recommendations made in the Ending the Epidemic Task Force report (health.ny.gov/ete), and includes the following priorities: 1) promote education, distribution, and access to new medicines that prevent HIV; 2) expand delivery of new medicines; 3) support the social and physical health of marginalized populations, disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic; 4) enhance care for New Yorkers with HIV; 5) use state-of-the-art science to improve HIV prevention efforts. With fewer than 750 new infections each year, the City will experience a natural and progressive decline in the total number of people with HIV/AIDS. HEFSP is seeking a City Research Scientist III (HIV Surveillance Coordinator) to contribute to HEFSP’s EtE portfolio related to surveillance and surveillance data activities

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee surveillance for pediatric and perinatal HIV in NYC, including: supervising the pediatric surveillance field team; developing, maintaining and enforcing protocols for pediatric surveillance data collection and management; overseeing data quality assurance activities related to pediatric and perinatal surveillance.
• Conduct analyses of HIV surveillance data related to Ending the Epidemic goals and metrics, including analyses of data on pediatric/perinatal HIV diagnoses and HIV- related care outcomes among perinatally infected New Yorkers.
• Oversee dissemination of information on pediatric and perinatal HIV in NYC, including for the EtE Dashboard and relevant dissemination platforms.
• Carry out routine functions of surveillance analysis unit that support EtE data goals, such as respond to special data requests, generate surveillance tables and slide sets, check the quarterly analytic dataset, prepare datasets for import to eHARS, and other routine tasks.
• Work with surveillance and field services colleagues to improve upon existing protocols related to data collection, case investigation, data management/cleaning, quality assurance and other protocols, and develop and implement new ones.
• Assist with the preparation of reports, presentations, protocols, and other written documents.
• Prepare and deliver presentations of epidemiologic analyses to different audiences, including scientific audiences inside and outside the health department.
• Participate in meetings related to EtE goals, metrics and dissemination, as requested.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

Preferred Skills: The successful candidate will have excellent analytic skills, including expertise in SAS, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, including experience programmatically creating routine reports for distribution.
–S/he will have experience in managing, cleaning and analyzing large surveillance and/or research datasets, and understanding of complex surveillance and epidemiologic monitoring systems.
–Ideally, s/he will have familiarity with the NYC surveillance system and/or similar system of other large jurisdiction(s).
–The candidate will have excellent interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills, and will be detail- oriented with outstanding organizational skills, and able to multi-task in a fast- paced, high-volume environment.
–The candidate will be able to interpret quantitative data, read, interpret and synthesize epidemiologic and other scientific literature, and be able to prepare presentations for diverse audiences.
–The candidate will demonstrate ability to work with a diverse staff of epidemiologists, analysts and public health advisors, and will ideally have supervisory experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/
In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 231107. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact MARGARET PIGGOTT, Ending the Epidemic HIV Surveillance Coordinator , MPIGGOTT@HEALTH.NYC.GOV

 

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Position: Public Health Representative II

Organization: Health Research, Inc.
Posting date: February 24, 2016
Location: Albany, NY

SUMMARY: Salary: $47,329. The incumbent will conduct activities associated with assuring complete laboratory- based reporting and epidemiologic follow-up for viral hepatitis (A, B, and C). The incumbent will monitor hepatitis reporting through electronic surveillance systems and assist LHDs and other partners to enhance surveillance and reporting. The incumbent will communicate with LHDs, laboratories, hospitals, health care provider offices, and other partners to obtain epidemiologic and laboratory data. In addition, the incumbent may participate in outbreak investigations related to hepatitis. The incumbent will perform other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community-based organization, or institutional setting, OR an Associate’s degree and three years of such experience, OR HS diploma and five years of such experience. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may substitute for one year of experience.
Qualifying experience may include communicable disease, mental health, or alcohol/substance abuse counseling. School health offices are considered an institutional setting and health care providers, such as private physician’s offices are considered health care settings; AND/OR performing oversight activities in a health regulatory organization to determine compliance with appropriate laws, rules or regulations; AND/OR conducting epidemiological research including assisting in data collection, conducting patient interviews, abstracting medical records, participating in study design, and developing questionnaires and/or data analysis; AND/OR performing responsibilities as a registered nurse. Research must have involved the study of the incidence, spread, and/or control of communicable or chronic diseases. Laboratory bench research will not be considered qualifying experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in a relevant field. Experience in public health setting. Familiarity with communicable disease reporting requirements and electronic surveillance systems. Experience conducting communicable disease control and surveillance activities. Experience working with medical records and health data. Knowledge of software packages, including Excel, Access, and SAS. Knowledge of statistics, data management, data analysis, and quality assurance activities. Excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): www.healthresearch.org/jobs or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204- 2719. Please include reference code 2016- 3233 on envelope.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Sarah Zalewski, Public Health Representative II sarah.zalewski@healthresearch.org
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

 

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Position: Instructor/Epidemiologist

Organization: Rutgers School of Public Health
Posting date: February 23, 2016
Location: Trenton, NJ

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Rutgers School of Public Health, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health through its Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) within the Communicable Disease Service (CDS) is hiring an Instructor/Epidemiologist with the necessary education, training, and experience to conduct surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases and other programmatic activities of the NJDOH VPDP related to communicable disease issues. This position is located in Trenton, New Jersey.

The Instructor/Epidemiologist will report directly to the NJDOH Program Manager. The Epidemiologist will perform the following duties: • Manage reports of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) within New Jersey. • Provide consultative services for the VPDP. • Provide education, guidance, and oversight to regional epidemiologists, local health departments, healthcare partners, and other public health stakeholders regarding disease surveillance, investigation, and reporting of cases and outbreaks. • Manage and/or participate in communicable disease and/or VPD outbreak response. • Serve as a liaison between the VPDP and commercial, state, and /or regional laboratories. • Respond to night and weekend inquiries from hospitals, providers, and local health departments regarding communicable diseases. • Prepare scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations pertaining to AFM and other VPD. • Monitor, evaluate, and summarize data maintained on any NJDOH information system database for purposes of AFM and VPD surveillance and/or outbreak management. • Participate in the writing and preparation of cooperative agreements/grants and any progress reports related to cooperative agreements/grants. • Develop collaborative relationships with healthcare and public health professionals in New Jersey, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in other states regarding issues related to communicable diseases.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology or other Master’s degree in the health-related field of study and minimum of one year of experience in public health disease surveillance and statistical epidemiologic methods and the use of software programs. Experience with Access, Excel, and other data analysis software. Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle transportation is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent public institution of higher education. For the purposes of benefits administration and payroll, the position listed above has been classified as a Rutgers-legacy UMDNJ position and will be covered by the benefits associated with Rutgers-legacy UMDNJ positions.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be received and reviewed until the positions are filled. Applicants should apply online at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/14928

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Irene Karmazsin, Coordinator, Faculty Personnel Administration at karmazif@sph.rutgers.edu
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

 

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Position: Air Quality Program Director, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posting date: February 23, 2016
Location: New York

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy (BESP) seeks an Air Quality Program Director to direct a range of air pollution monitoring, modeling and policy analysis activities. BESP implements the landmark New York City Community Air Survey (NYCCAS) pollution monitoring effort, now mandated at the RS IVA level to manage an expanded program and set of responsibilities including activities now mandated under Local Law 103. BESP’s air quality program is now playing a critical role in shaping and tracking air quality indicators for OneNYC, the City’s long-term sustainability plan, reviews air quality public health impact analyses of environmental impact studies, and publishes air pollution and health impact data in public and scientific reports and web portals. Reporting directly to the Assistant Commissioner, the Air Quality Program Director will be responsible for managing all aspects and projects of the expanded air quality program including work by contractors, agency representation on air quality policy issues, and the development of mandated public reports. • Managing all aspects of the New York City Community Air Survey, including contract development and oversight, data receipt, QA/QC, and analysis by team members, and annual LL 103-mandated report development.

• Represent DOHMH in all interagency ambient air quality management activities including OneNYC and CEQR and manage all aspects of DOHMH input including indicator development, progress reporting, and report drafting and review.
• Manage DOHMH air pollution exposure study relationships with vendors and collaborators including contract and data use agreement development and oversight.
• Manage air quality program team members.
• Prepare briefing materials on air quality issues for senior agency leadership.
• Contribute to development of presentations, scientific and public reports, web content and other products to disseminate study findings within and outside the agency.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 231155. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Leslie Altman, Administrative Staff Analyst, laltman@health.nyc.gov

 

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Position: Data Analyst IV

Organization: Health Research, Inc.
Posting date: February 22, 2016
Location: Albany, New York

SUMMARY: The Data Analyst IV will support two, four- year NIH funded projects: 1. “Statewide IIS Reminders for HPV Vaccinations” and 2. “Centralized IIS-Based Reminder-Recall to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates”. The DA IV will be responsible for handling all data requests from study collaborators (UCLA and Univ. of Colorado). This includes identifying provider practice characteristics, NYS county characteristics, and HPV and influenza data recorded in the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS). The incubent will become familiar with the New York State Immunization Information System which maintains over 70 million immunization records. Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Epidemiology, Statistics or a related field and two years of experience; OR an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Epidemiology, or a related field and four years of experience; OR six years of experience. A Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with SAS/SAS Toad. Experience in management of large data sets in Oracle and analysis of public health data, biostatistics, and population studies. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method): www.healthresearch.org/jobs or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204- 2719. Please include reference code 2016- 3227 on envelope.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Sarah Zalewski, HR Administrator I at sarah.zalewski@healthresearch.org

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Position: S/C Research Specialist

Organization: UNC Chapel Hill
Posting date: February 22, 2016
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

SUMMARY: The Epidemiology Research Division in the UNC Department of Radiology is seeking a part-time (50%) Social/Clinical Research Specialist to assist with research projects related to breast cancer risk and prognosis. Projects will combine data from epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory investigations. The duties and responsibilities of this position will include conducting literature reviews; abstracting information from patient medical records; data analysis; assistance with grant, scientific abstract, and/or manuscript preparation; and assistance with IRB submissions. Conduct of laboratory work is not part of this position. We are seeking a candidate who is detail-oriented and has excellent writing and communication skills. Preferred candidates will have a MS or MPH in public health, biology or a related discipline and at least two years of research experience; a background in epidemiologic or translational research; experience with SAS or Stata; an interest in breast cancer; and experience with grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data analysis.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Department of Radiology, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is committed to excellence in providing radiological services to the people of North Carolina, training future radiologists and engaging in basic and clinical research. The physicians provide services to patients at UNC Hospitals as well as additional sites across the state. More than one-half of the faculty is also directly involved in research studies with other universities, with other departments in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and with the Department of Computer Science.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please visit our website: www.jobs.unc.edu and reference our position # 20012257 and Department of Radiology when applying.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Ed Raube, S/C Research Specialist; ed_raube@unc.edu

 

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Position: Program Officer

Organization: CDC
Posting date: February 22, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY: The CDC Foundation seeks an experienced program management professional to support the day-to-day implementation of the CDC Foundation’s global tobacco control portfolio by developing monitoring systems, preparing written status and budget reports, preparing legal agreements with CDC and other partners, working with grantees to ensure that sound contracts and procedures are established, monitoring expenses and budgets, and assisting with advancement and evaluation of proposals for funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in public health, public administration, or related field is preferred. The qualified candidate will have experience in program management, project management, non-profit, public health or similar. Must have excellent ability to solve complex problems, analytic and quantitative skills, and experience in developing, justifying, negotiating, and monitoring program or contract budgets. The ability to work with others in a positive and professional manner (particularly in a global high- level governmental context) work as part of a team and handle numerous complex assignments under tight deadlines is key. A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is a must.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Established by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation connects the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with private-sector organizations and individuals to build public health programs that make our world healthier and safer. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has provided more than $620 million to support CDC’s work, launched 800 programs around the world and built a network of individuals and organizations committed to supporting CDC and public health.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply, email cover letter and resume/CV (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: hr@cdcfoundation.org. To be considered all emails must come directly to the indicated mailbox and include “Program Officer” in the email subject line. Packages must include resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements. Incomplete packages will not be considered. No hard copies, phone calls, faxes, or personally delivered resumes will be accepted. The Relocation expenses not included. Resumes/CV will be accepted through March 21, 2016.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Human Resources, Program Officer: hr@cdcfoundation.org CDC Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

 

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Position: Instructor/Coordinator

Organization: Rutgers School of Public Health
Posting date: February 18, 2016
Location: Trenton, NJ

SUMMARY: Rutgers School of Public Health, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) is hiring an Instructor/Coordinator with the necessary education, training, and experience to assess, identify, plan, develop, and evaluate activities to improve immunization rates for adolescents and adults in New Jersey. This person will serve as the Adolescent/Adult Immunization Coordinator. This position is located in Trenton, New Jersey.
The Instructor/Coordinator will report directly to the NJDOH Program Manager. The Coordinator will manage and provide oversight of the day to day operations of the adolescent and adult vaccination program. The Coordinator will also lead a statewide adolescent immunization awareness campaign with a grantee, vendor, and NJDOH/VPDP staff and will serve as point of contact for the immunization program staff, healthcare providers, and/or general public on services for adolescent and adult immunizations schedules, including educational and reporting options offered through the program. In addition, they will provide technical advice and consultation on adolescent and adult immunization program regulations, policies and procedures; and serve as the program lead for the coordination of all immunization-related pandemic emergency preparedness activities and plans.

Other anticipated duties include:
• Monitors program budget and develops budget justifications/requests. • Develops and implements a 5-year strategic plan for adolescent and adult immunization activities. • Develops priorities, goals, and objectives for adolescent and adult immunization education and outreach programs for annual work plan. Assesses current and emerging public health issues related to adolescent and adult immunizations; and ensures program management is advised of all trends and issues, both locally and globally, regarding adolescent and adult immunizations. • Provides immunization education to medical providers and the public through written and oral feedback and presentations at annual and biennial events ( i.e., National Immunization Conference, New Jersey Immunization Conference, National Adult and Influenza Summit, New Jersey School Health Conference). • Creates and/or revises manuals of operations, standard operating procedures and trainings for new initiatives. • Coordinates with field staff, AFIX coordinator, and VFC Program coordinator to implement provider education initiatives. Provides staff timely coverage reports and program materials. • Makes recommendations for the implementation of new immunization requirements and new vaccines for adolescents and/or adults; and keeps abreast of changes in ACIP recommendations and adolescent/adult immunization strategies/best practices. • Collaborates with VPDP Health Educator to prepare and provide adolescent and adult immunization educational materials and programs to immunization staff, local health departments, healthcare providers, parents and adolescents. • Prepares reports and responds to surveys from CDC or the state when requested. Provides information on adolescent and adult initiatives to Program Managers. • Collects and analyzes relevant program data on adolescent and adult immunizations; reviews findings with program management and division leadership; responds to inquiries for data; and shares with state/local agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). • Collaborates with VFC Program Coordinator and Vaccine Manager over the 317-Funded Adult Vaccine Program. Reviews allocation of vaccine resources and determine needs for 317 Program. • Serves on the New Jersey Immunization Coalition and the adolescent and adult subcommittees. • Serves as the representative for New Jersey on the National Adult Immunization Coordinators’ Partnership calls and other function related activities as assigned. • Coordinates/participates in adolescent and adult related activities as assigned by the NJDOH Program manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology or other Master’s degree in the health-related field of study and knowledge and experience in communicable diseases, specifically in vaccine preventable diseases, adolescent/adult health, and public health emergency planning/response is preferred. Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation of public health activities, knowledge of media and communication messaging for use with social media and immunization awareness campaigns, and ability to translate medical information into plain language. Experience with Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint, electronic reporting systems and excellent communication (oral and written) skills. Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle transportation is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent public institution of higher education. For the purposes of benefits administration and payroll, the position listed above has been classified as a Rutgers-legacy UMDNJ position and will be covered by the benefits associated with Rutgers-legacy UMDNJ positions.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be received and reviewed until the positions are filled. Applicants should apply online at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/20760

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Irene Karmazsin, Coordinator, Faculty Personnel Administration karmazif@sph.rutgers.edu

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