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This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Epidemiologist reports to the Senior Epidemiologist and duties will support collection and analysis of epidemiological data from a variety of sources, and provide interpretation that will help advance the promotion and protection of the health of Nunavummiut. Utilizing the territorial health surveillance mechanisms and resources, the epidemiologist will provide quality surveillance data to support the Health Protection Unit of the Department of Health (DH).
The Epidemiologist participates in communicable disease surveillance, disease prevention and control activities. The position will assist the Senior Epidemiologist conduct epidemiological investigations and field studies to understand a variety of public health issues such as disease outbreaks, emerging infectious diseases, and environmental health data. As well as provide input towards population health status and health status indicators, to inform policy and program evaluation.
Preference is given to those with 3 years of hands-on data analysis experience, and experience in writing technical reports and papers on health analysis, and clear understanding of research methods and epidemiological and statistical principles. However, as little as 1 year of experience will be considered for this position. Minimum of 3 years of experience working with statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, STATA, SAS) in the context of data formatting, cleaning, validation and analysis is required. An understanding of conceptual and operational frameworks, including pathways between socio-economic determinants and health outcomes are also required. Ability to write succinct reports; and ability to translate technically complex concepts into plain language for lay audiences. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders with varying needs and agendas
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in epidemiology, Biostatistics or Statistics, with an emphasis on quantitative methods, up-to-date training and knowledge of statistical and analytical approaches in social epidemiology and measurement issues addressing inequalities in health. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies