Epidemiologist Supervisor - Institute for Global Health / Immunizations

LOCATION: Richmond, CA

CLOSING DATE: January 17, 2019


JOB #: 13424

POSTED: December 17, 2018


The Epidemiologist Supervisor receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Organizes and directs research analysis activities and studies and serves as advisor to research professionals. Provides priority setting and work flow analysis.

The Epidemiologist Supervisor provides epidemiological and biostatistical expertise to the Immunization Branch and supervises epidemiologists and other professionals responsible for vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology and surveillance within the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Epidemiology and Surveillance Section. The individual organizes and directs disease surveillance activities and epidemiologic studies, serves as an advisor or consultant to other epidemiologists in the Immunization Branch, and provides subject matter expertise and technical support to local health jurisdictions. 

Please Note: This position is located in Richmond, CA. 

This position is housed within the Immunization Branch at the California Department of Public Health. Immunizations are one of public health’s greatest achievements. Vaccines help prevent diseases and help keep Californians of all ages healthy. Making sure all kids get their routine immunizations on time gives them a healthy start in life. The Immunization program provides leadership and support to public and private sector efforts to protect the population against vaccine-preventable diseases.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in related area and five+ years of related experience; and / or equivalent experience / training
• Experience with web-based disease reporting systems, electronic laboratory reporting, and electronic case reporting
• Strong knowledge of biostatistical methods
• Strong knowledge associated with monitoring staffing levels, recruitment and training procedures
• Strong knowledge and skills relating to database management and statistical software programming
• Solid verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other closely related field
• Experience with CalREDIE
• Experience with vaccine preventable disease surveillance and response activities
• Ability to make time sensitive decisions in complex situations



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