Senior Epidemiologist

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General summary

This is a professional senior or lead epidemiologist responsible for providing expert epidemiologic, scientific, and technical leadership in designing and conducting epidemiologic investigations. Employees conduct advanced professional analytical work in the surveillance, detection, research, and prevention of diseases and injuries. Employees are responsible for overseeing and conducting advanced-level professional epidemiologic work by developing and designing methods of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data and performing appropriate research in areas important to public health. Employees perform advanced and specialized professional work, including extensive applied research in a specific field, such as chronic disease, infectious disease, maternal and child health, environmental health, injury clusters, trend analysis, geographic distribution of disease, or other specific epidemiology program area.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of epidemiologic investigations, disease prevention, disease surveillance, and public health risk assessment. Ability to implement and evaluate program activities relating to the prevention and control of injuries and communicable, chronic, or environmentally induced diseases.

Typical qualifications

Master’s degree and 4 or more years of experience, or a Doctorate degree and 2 or more years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.) 

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