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Epidemiologist III - ICH

Category: Research
Commerce Place, Malden, MA

Department: Institute for Community Health
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 8:30am-5:00pm
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 03/05/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-87044

Job Details

  • The Institute for Community Health (ICH) is a non-profit consulting organization that provides planning and assessment, participatory evaluation, applied research and data services to help local communities create sustainable health. The cornerstone of our mission is a commitment to community engagement in all aspects of the planning, evaluation and research processes, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences and values that communities contribute to health improvement.

    ICH has extensive experience working across sectors and with a broad array of organizations and institutions, including community-based organizations, city and state governments, hospitals and community health centers, and academic institutions. Our work spans a wide variety of topic areas, including chronic disease, health systems, youth development, health disparities, substance abuse, and mental health, among others.

    Job Duties:

    Evaluation and Research Project Management:

    Function as principal investigator on mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) grants and contracts. Manage project team (staff, interns and volunteers) to meet project goals

    Work with project team to develop scope of work, workplan, and timelines

    Manage project activities, including evaluation and research plan development, instrument design, data collection, analysis, and reporting

    Manage project scope to ensure project is on budget and on time and deliverables meet ICH standards for quality

    Participate in the collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data as appropriate

    Effectively manage relationships with ICH partners including communicating and negotiating with community and interdepartmental partners

    Quantitative Data Analysis:

    Perform epidemiologic and statistical analysis of various data, including, but not limited to data from electronic health records, claims databases, national survey sources, and project-specific surveys or other instruments

    Provide mentoring and oversight to other staff performing analytical design and quantitative analysis, including SAS programming assistance

    Provide leadership to ICH staff on study design and instrument development to ensure that analysis and data collected will be valid and appropriate


    Disseminate results of projects (through journal articles, reports, presentations, etc)

    Revenue Generation and Partnership Development:

    Develop grants and contract proposals both as PI and as a collaborator with other ICH staff

    Identify new partnership opportunities and maintain and/or develop community, academic and inter-agency relations

    Identify personal business development goals and work to achieve them each year

    Find ways to increase revenue


    PhD or master's degree (PhD preferred) in public health, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology or related field

    At least 7 years of progressively responsible research and/or evaluation experience, including project management/ coordination, required

    Extensive experience developing research and evaluation plans and instruments, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and writing reports

    Strong knowledge of research and evaluation methods, including extensive knowledge of research design and quantitative analyses required, including descriptive analyses, interpreting data, multivariate analyses, and explaining results to all types of audiences

    Advanced knowledge of SAS

    Experience supervising staff and managing project teams

    Experience with community-based participatory research and evaluation, including working with community organizations

    Grant writing and revenue generation experience

    Excellent writing, facilitation and presentation skills

    Good organizational skills and attention to detail

    Ability to balance multiple projects and be flexible in day-to-day work tasks

    Ability to work collaboratively with other ICH staff

    Ability to interact respectfully with community partners and community members

    Strong computer skills, including knowledge of MSOffice

    Ability to independently travel to meetings locally and statewide


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