Epidemiologist (Hybrid Eligible)

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Hybrid (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Nov 09, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Epidemiologist (Hybrid Eligible)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Epidemiologist (Hybrid Eligible)

Job Profile Title
Data Analyst C

Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for researching, monitoring, and analyzing diseases. The epidemiologist will educate Public Health and Wellbeing, Student Health and Counseling, and the larger division of Wellness at Penn on ways to promote wellness, control outbreaks, and prevent disease. The functions of this position include Collecting and analyzing data through field research, observation, questionnaires and studies, Identifying disease patterns to create and influence interventions; Using statistical software to analyze the information and reporting out the findings; Monitoring and reporting various communicable conditions required by the City, State and Federal public health authorities; and Supporting ongoing health and wellness programs.

This position will allow for involvement in numerous activities such as assessment, programming (including outreach), education, intervention, grant writing and research.

Job Description

Duties:

  • Build and manage databases for disease surveillance; regularly report trend analysis.
  • Perform routine analysis from multiple data sets, including electronic medical record systems, and national and university-based surveys.
  • Write reports and present findings to inform University and Wellness colleagues, and outside agencies, on public health response for, and overall health of, Penn students.
  • Provide in-service training for faculty, staff and administrators as it relates to disease prevention.
  • Investigation, surveillance, and reporting of a wide variety of conditions that negatively impact the well-being of the Penn community.
  • Assist in the management of contact investigation and intervention activities.
  • Identify grant and research opportunities for health and wellness initiatives.
  • Write applications and apply for identified grants and funding sources at the local, state and national level.
  • Support research activities for Public Health and Wellbeing and other departments within Wellness at Penn.
  • Author manuscripts, abstracts, and scientific posters to report findings that would benefit the broader scientific community.
  • Act as liaison to a variety of campus partners, UPHS, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Participate in relevant on-campus committees, and public health professional organizations.



Qualifications:

A Master's degree in Public Health or related field with a minimum of 1-2 years' of relevant experience is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, ability to work well in a team setting and utilize new technologies. Ability to be a self‐starter is essential. Demonstrated background in prevention work, with a high degree of multicultural awareness required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with data management/analysis software (SAS, SPSS, Stata, Tableau, or comparable) and data management software (MS Access or Excel) preferred. Experience and comfort with clinical and interdisciplinary collaboration is a plus. Candidates with medical record system experience preferred.

Application Requirement:A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Targeted Pay Range:$64-70K commensurate with education and experience.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Health and Wellness

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $109,535.33
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.




To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay


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