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Epidemiologist

Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: 10 days ago
  • $67,400 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position: Epidemiologist

Program: Research

Department: Health Services

Reports to: Program Director

Compensation: $67,400 Annually

Status: 100%, Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

Probation: 180 days

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vison; also including Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan

Center’s Mission:

Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Department of Health Services is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of LGBTQ-specialized primary care and related services. Our mission to help LGBTQ people lead healthier, happier lives is supported by our comprehensive array of client-centered services including primary care, mental health, psychiatry, sexual health, pharmacy, case management, nutrition, clinical research, housing services and a food pantry. The Center is one of a handful of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the nation specializing in serving LGBTQ people.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Director of Clinical Research, the epidemiologist is responsible for managing all aspects of epidemiological research, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and identifying and supporting grant applications that further the mission of the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Clinical Research Program Duties:

1) Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Research, the Affiliated Investigator, and other collaborators to write grant proposals for Clinical Research Program;

2) Provide supervision to epidemiology staff in the development and execution of research projects;

3) Conduct literature searches on topics pertaining to current research interests;

4) Assure careful compliance with Institutional Review Board (IRB) standards and policies in all study activities;

5) Maintain at all times the strict confidentiality of study related records;

6) Provide consultation to research team and other professionals regarding study design, methods, and analysis;

7) Analyze patient data using epidemiological/statistical methods to detect trends and patterns in morbidity/mortality in the client population and prepare narrative reports using these analyses;

8) Write abstracts and manuscripts suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals;

9) Provide program evaluation support to other programs and departments across the Center who include the Epi team in their budgets and grant applications;

10) Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Research to guide and implement strategic plans;

Sexual Health and Education Program Duties:

11) Work with the epidemiology staff members to clean data for County, State, and Federal reports each month;

12) Supervise epidemiology staff member on tasks including:

a. Fulfill data requests for both internal and external collaborators;

b. Complete Monthly and Quarterly reports for the County of Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood;

c. Manage logs and alerts for the Gonococcal Isolation Surveillance Project;

d. Work with the Health Information Systems staff to both design queries and provide consultation on query design;

e. Act as a liaison to Phreesia on troubleshooting and streamlining the patient portal experience for both patients and providers;

f. Provide epidemiological consultation to members of the SHEP Operations Team;

13) Assist in the development and assessment of data collection instruments, including online surveys;

14) Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and other meetings as needed;

15) Collaborate with external collaborators on drafting of program-related grants and reporting for these grants;

16) Provide items as needed for audits conducted by the City of West Hollywood, County of Los Angeles, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

General Duties:

17) Interface effectively with other departments and programs (such as Health Information Systems staff, grants and contracts, etc.);

18) Communicate effectively with outside collaborators and agencies;

19) Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings, and other meetings;

20) Other duties as assigned;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

1) Knowledge of or experience working with the LGBTQ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ people;

2) A passion for the Center’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people;

3) MS, MPH, PhD, or DrPH in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field preferred;

4) Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in research design, implementation, and data analysis;

5) Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in database programming and maintenance;

6) Background in epidemiology theory and methods, biostatistics, and/or public health;

7) Experience in disease surveillance and prevention;

8) Grant writing skills preferred;

9) Computer programming skills, including SAS, Microsoft SQL, and Qualtrics;

10) Computer skills and knowledge of word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems;

11) Strong organizational ability, and attention to detail;

12) Ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple concurrent assignments;

13) Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

14) Superior interpersonal communication skills;

15) Ability to work independently with limited supervision;

16) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.

The Center has implemented a policy requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information, please contact tyamato@lalgbtcenter.org



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