Genomic Epidemiology Data Analyst
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Genomic Epidemiology Data Analyst

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases)


The Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD), part of the Division of Disease Control, is composed of seven units/programs which are responsible for monitoring and investigating 73 infectious diseases including viral hepatitis, foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. BCD also monitors and analyzes trends in disease data and provides consultation to the medical community and the public on the recognition, prevention and control of communicable diseases. BCD is currently supporting the citywide COVID-19 response under the DOHMHs Incident Command System.




We are seeking to fill one position in the Epidemiology Data Unit which will provide data analytic support for outbreak investigation of COVID-19 clusters and in community and residential congregate settings. The position will work under supervision of senior genomic epidemiologist to analyze epidemiologic and laboratory data in support of public health needs. The position will support outbreak investigations and phylogenetic analysis of emerging infectious disease pathogens including COVID-19 variants. It is expected that the analyst will work up to 35 hours per week, with the potential need for evening and weekend hours as scheduled. This position requires familiarity with epidemiologic and/or molecular data analysis tools, methods and protocols.




  • Create, merge and analyze large epidemiologic datasets containing case information using a scripting language, preferably, SAS/SQL.
  • Merge, clean and analyze epidemiologic and phylogenetic data to generate a combined dataset for subsequent analyses
  • Generate reports containing summary statistics, tables and charts that communicate complex information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues and collaborating epidemiologists, bioinformaticians and laboratory scientists to achieve collective goals.


  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and two years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  • Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above. A masters degree is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in a programming language including SAS or SQL to the qualifications section.
  • Experience in quantitative analysis of public health, medical or laboratory data.
  • Familiarity with Public Health laboratory data and terminology preferred


FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $75,504-$86,830 and is commensurate with experience.



This position requires residence within one of the five Boroughs of New York City at the time of hire and meet other DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.