Emerging Infections and Research Program Manager

Posted: 07/13/17 | SHARE:


The incumbent will provide oversight and critical coordination of eight (8) funded focus areas including general infrastructure and cross-cutting activities, Active Bacterial Core (ABC) Surveillance (including pertussis), Food Net, influenza activities, healthcare-associated infections activities, HPV vaccine impact monitoring, Lyme and other tickborne disease surveillance, and arboviral disease surveillance research and special projects; manage the research agenda for the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control (BCDC) and Division of Epidemiology; coordinate emerging infectious disease activities among the Bureaus in the Division; develop and implement surveillance and disease reporting and research activities that are consistent and comply with State rules, protocols, and regulations; and actively pursue and foster collaborative relationships with a variety of public health partners to expand the NYS EIP model.

This position will take lead on the organization, development, and analysis of communicable disease research studies for departmental epidemiological reports, presentations at conferences, and publications in peer reviewed journals. The incumbent will also develop and disseminate policies and recommendations related to the prevention and control of emerging communicable diseases in New York State; provide technical guidance and expertise regarding urgent/emerging diseases and diseases of public health significance, including vaccine preventable diseases, healthcare associated infections, foodborne diseases, Ebola, and Zika virus; and provide strategic development of education programs for a broad range of health care professionals.


Minimum Qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree and seven years of relevant communicable disease experience including five years of program management or supervision of staff in a health, public health, health regulatory or human services or public policy program. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of relevant experience. A Doctorate degree may substitute for two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications :

Master's degree in Public Health.  Epidemiology experience at the state or county level. Experience in strategic planning, managing multiple priorities, conducting communicable disease case/outbreak and infection control surveillance and research studies. Experience with SAS, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience working with and integrating large data sets and the analysis and interpretation of communicable disease data. Experience managing a public health communicable disease program, including direct supervision of program staff. Experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for both grant related activities and policy issues. Excellent organizational and communication skills, including public speaking and preparation of written materials including reports, technical guidance and published papers.  Able to work independently and as part of a team.

To Apply

Please visit HRI’s web site and apply to Job ID 2017-3664https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ 

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