Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DIRECTOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY - Cook County: Department of Public Health

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JOB SUMMARY                                                                                                                         
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Health Programs or designee. The Director of Epidemiology directs and oversees all aspects of health status assessment and health planning for use in agency and community based strategic planning and program development. Applies principles of epidemiology, health informatics and planning.


  • Master's degree or higher in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, or Master's degree or higher in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology,  Biostatistics, or Infectious Diseases is required
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience working in community epidemiologic analysis of population health data is required
  • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience is required
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in disease surveillance and control; chronic disease assessment and prevention; demography; public health informatics; or community health assessment and planning is required
  • Must obtain NIMS FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications within six months is  required
  • Must be able to travel to locations throughout the Cook County area is required

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.  

CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.

The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Open Research Project Coordinator Position

Laboratory for Human Neuroscience
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Laboratory for Human Neuroscience, under the direction of Dr. Joel Voss, is seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator. Current research in the laboratory involves neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, and eye-tracking methods for studying memory. The successful candidate will contribute to an ongoing, large-scale study on the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation on memory brain networks in human research participants, supported by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Mental Health. We are a large and vibrant team of full-time research staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty seeking someone who is motivated, detail-oriented, conscientious, and adept at solving novel problems to join our team. Our research protocols evolve with our findings and so we are particularly interested in individuals who can creatively find solutions to challenges associated with implementing new procedures and technologies as they are developed.

Primary responsibilities involve working in a leadership role within a large team to: oversee and manage data collection operations, contribute to the development of new and revised study procedures, oversee recruitment and retention of research participants, manage study equipment and resources, assist with the preparation of data summaries for federal reporting requirements, and assist with data collection operations.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or a related field
  • A master’s degree in a field related to scientific project management and/or at least five years of experience in a research leadership role 
  • Experience in cognition and/or neuroscience experiments with humans (especially EEG or MRI)
  • Strong organization abilities and experience with IRB procedures
  • Experience in planning and coordinating recruitment of research participants
  • Experience DBMS (SQL, Access, etc.)
  • Ability to problem solve in a collaborative and dynamic working environment

For more information about the laboratory, please visit:
Northwestern University is committed to fostering diversity. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, please 

  1. Send your application to
  2. Visit: and respond to job posting: 32378

Please include with your application a cover letter, your C.V., and names of three reference providers. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Position with Flint Lead Registry

A job posting with the newly forming Flint Lead Registry. -

Master's Degree in project management, epidemiology, psychology, education or related field is preferred.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Learning from Ebola and the Future U.S. Role in Global Health – October 18

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Rollins School of Public Health/Emory University (Emory), and the Association of Schools and Programs for Public Health (ASPPH) are co-hosting a free global health symposium, Learning from Ebola and the Future U.S. Role in Global Health, to discuss two important 2017 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports on Wednesday October 18 from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA.
The first panel on the Ebola report will include a review of provider experiences in the Atlanta region during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and the second panel on the global health report will include an exploration of the current state of U.S. investments in global health and implications for the future.

Speakers include Drs. Gerald Keusch (Boston University School of Medicine), Dr. Inger Damon (CDC), Dr. Bruce Ribner (Emory University School of Medicine), Michael Merson (Duke University), Dr. Dionisio Herrera-Guibert (TEPHINET), Dr. Anne Schuchat (CDC), and Dr. Carlos del Rio (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine). Co-sponsoring principals, Dr. Victor Dzau (NAM), Dean Jim Curran (Emory), and Dr. Laura MagaƱa (ASPPH) will moderate and invite participants to engage with each other and the speakers.

The symposium will be webcast. NOTE: Chrome browsers may need an update to access the link (see instructions here and a tutorial here); Internet Explorer and Safari users may access the event directly but, unfortunately, Firefox will not work.

Three hours of CPH CEs are available for participating in this event. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EPIDEMIOLOGIST IV Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Epidemiologist IV Communicable Disease Control & Prevention

Location:        Dept. of Public Health 7556 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park, IL 60130

JOB SUMMARY                                          
The Epidemiologist IV functions as the lead epidemiologist in the surveillance and control of general communicable diseases (GCDs), i.e., diseases excluding sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) within suburban Cook County. Coordinates investigative and control activities for any GCD outbreak that may arise. Develops protocols for reducing infection risk and coordinates the investigation and response activities associated with outbreaks as necessary. Responsible for surveillance activities, staff supervision and training, and program
development. Responsible for developing educational materials, fact sheets, guidance documents, investigational questionnaires and other such tools pertaining to communicable disease control, as appropriate. Responsible for the preparation of periodic reports on the incidence of GCDs, outbreak response summaries and responses to requests for investigational summaries under the Freedom of Information Act. Assists in the development of program-specific policies and procedures pertaining to communicable disease control. Responsible for meeting performance standards established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and for enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to timely reporting of reportable communicable diseases. Provides information and training to healthcare providers on reporting requirements and control measures for communicable diseases. Keeps the management fully informed of pertinent information and follows through on assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.


·         Master of Public Health, Master of Science or equivalent with concentration in epidemiology or epidemiology and biostatistics.
·         Proficiency using SAS.
·         Two (2) two years of work experience, including administrative/supervisory/leadership roles in one or more of the following public health programs: communicable disease control, immunizations/vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases/infections, or HIV/AIDS.
·         Position requires travel throughout Cook County for which the employee must possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle.
·         Must be available for “on-call” duty as required.
·         Must participate in assigned trainings, including on-line training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain the following certifications:
o   Within 6 months of employment: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800
o   Within 12 months of employment: ICS 300 and ICS 400

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