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Data Analyst Epidemiology

Category: Professional and Management
Cambridge, MA

Department: Epidemiology
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Type: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 9am-5:30pm
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 06/06/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-73487

Job Details

  • The mission of the Cambridge Public Health Department is to improve the quality of life for all who live, learn, work, and play in the city by preventing illness and injury; encouraging healthy behaviors; and ensuring safe and healthy environments.

    The Cambridge Public Health Department protects and promotes the health of everyone in Cambridge through services, information, policies, and regulations.

    The department's Division of Epidemiology and Data Services monitors the health of the city of Cambridge by tracking disease and identifying emerging health issues. The division provides epidemiological, data management, and analysis support to all Cambridge Public Health Department divisions, as well as outside groups.


    Job Purpose:

    The Data Analyst, Epidemiology (DA) assists the Division of Epidemiology and Data Services (the Division) with the design, configuration, and ongoing implementation of data collection systems. The DA is responsible for the ongoing management of databases for both the Division and public health department designed to measure health status throughout Cambridge. Assists the Division in analyzing data under the supervision of the Manager and Lead Epidemiologist.  The DA supports data functions and health care improvement initiatives for the public health department as required by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Performs a wide range of concurrent data processing, epidemiologic investigation, and administrative functions for the Division. Maintains the highest level of confidentiality around sensitive records and other data. The position provides effective cross-departmental support to all public health department divisions by performing a number of regulatory and contractual duties in support of public health regulatory requirements for the City of Cambridge.  Participates in cross-departmental initiatives, work groups and staff recognition/celebration efforts. Works collaboratively with other public health department staff as well as key partners in the city and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.





    Bachelor's degree required with a demonstrated capacity for quantitative analysis required. Coursework in public health, statistics, and/or computer science preferred.  


    Work Experience:

    A successful candidate will demonstrate experience with data entry and basic data analysis,, either through previous work experience or coursework.. Public health experience a strong plus. Excellent computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Vizio) for word processing, editing spreadsheets, and creating presentations. Experience with GIS and SAS a plus. Excellent writing, verbal and communication skills. Polite, friendly, and personable individual able to interact positively with the general public and multiple department staff.  Able to balance multiple tasks with excellent organizational skills.


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