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Recruitment #181130-UNCX-428



The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Epidemiologist providing support to HIV/STD Service. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma State Department of Health.  
OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].
The annual salary for this position is up to $61,458.33 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
This position acts as the lead epidemiologist for the HIV surveillance and Ryan White programs for the Oklahoma State Department of Health within the HIV/STD Service. This position conducts passive HIV surveillance activities, trend analysis, outbreak investigation, and coordinates data analysis of HIV surveillance and care data for the entire state of Oklahoma. This position is responsible for supervising surveillance staff including eHARS manager (statistical research specialist I), and one statistician (statistical research specialist II).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Participates in research activities, special investigations and descriptive and analytic studies relating to specific diseases; interprets results and adapts to epidemiology programs and related programs. Prepares technical reports and scientific articles and participates in grant writing activities. Designs and implements epidemiological studies and surveillance systems. Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data. Interacts with the media and conveys information to the public. Provides consultation to health care professionals, community organizations, and others on specific disease, injury, or conditions. Lectures for various organizations on diseases, injuries, or conditions; prepares educational materials for public distribution.
Interprets data to determine risks from exposure to chemicals or biological agents.

Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Epidemiology and one year of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological research, investigation, and analysis or a doctorate in epidemiology; and three years of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological techniques and analysis; or a doctorate in epidemiology and one year of qualifying experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, human biology, laboratory methods, environmental analyses interpretation, parasitology, toxicology, immunology and pathology; of medical terminology; of statistical analysis, biometry, and demography; of epidemiological or statistical software; of social and economic conditions; and of current epidemiological developments and techniques. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to meet with the public and conduct public information programs; to write technical and non-technical information material; and to use a personal computer and applicable software. Plus knowledge of environmental toxicology, intervention strategies, diagnostic laboratory methods, and medical microbiology. Ability is required to manipulate large databases, and to develop and implement intervention and prevention strategies as identified through data analysis. Plus knowledge of grant writing, and quality assurance methods for data collection and analysis.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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