Maternal, Child, and Family Health Epidemiologist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The role of the MCFH Epidemiologist is to help ensure the successful completion of research activities in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCFH), such as surveillance, evaluation, and the production of statistical reports. This position is responsible for supporting research by working closely with Program Evaluation and Surveillance Manager to ensure high quality data, useful reports, and to meet the needs of the staff working on various research projects. The MCFH Epidemiologist position requires strong oral and written communication skills, data manipulation skills, and computer skills, including proficiency in the use of analytic software.

Job Specifications

 Responsibilities/Duties: 

  • Maintaining the vital data connection with the state, including downloading, cleaning, and reporting of birth and death data. 
  • Using SAS and/or SPSS to conduct complex data management and data analysis to support the research needs of MCFH. 
  • Ensuring data quality and timeliness of report submission (which may include some data entry).
  • Processing of data requests from external partners, which may involve the de-identification of datasets or the production of data summaries.
  • Conducting data analysis for reports to support Title V and Healthy Start funded programs.  These will include quarterly and yearly surveillance reports and needs assessment reports.
  • Assisting in the creation of data collection tools.
  • Assisting in geographic mapping of data using ArcGIS software.
  • Conduct literature reviews and review research to identify evaluation and research methods. 
  • Assist in the preparation of publications such as conference abstracts, presentations, reports, and peer-review articles.
  • Support grant writing.

Skills/Experience:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong data skills: data collection, coding, cleaning, management, and analysis
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of SAS required
  • Demonstrated experience with SPSS
  • Experience with ArcGIS and Tableau software desired
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • At least two (2) years of demonstrated experience with required skill set. 
  • Skills maybe demonstrated through employment history or academic studies.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting at workstation and periodic use of office equipment. This position will initially be fully remote and will transition to in-person work in accordance with public health guidance. 

Position Type and Work Schedule: 

  • Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or as needed.  
  • Local travel to multiple sites and community meetings, upon request.  

Physical Demands:

  • Transporting materials is limited to travel, if needed.

Education:

  • Master’s in public health with a concentration in epidemiology or biostatistics, or MA/MS in biostatistics or statistics is strongly preferred. 

Salary:  

  • $50,000 - $60,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: 

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life,  AD&D and long term care insurance 
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Contact:

  • Interested applicants should submit an electronic cover letter that expresses the individual’s interest and expertise along with a resume to:  my-phuong.huynh@phila.gov