Antibiotic Resistance Epidemiologist/Analyst (NHSN Lead)
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
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Antibiotic Resistance Epidemiologist/Analyst (NHSN Lead)

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 (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))

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 foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne, zoonotic, and antibiotic-resistant infections. The Bureau 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.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking to fill one position in the Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Unit (ARU) which will provide epidemiologic and analytical support for initiatives related to surveillance of antibiotic-resistant infections, antibiotic stewardship efforts, and infection prevention and control activities in New York City. It is expected that the Antibiotic Resistance Epidemiologist/Analyst (NHSN Lead) will work 35 hours per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Serve as the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) lead for NYC, learning the features and functions of this CDC-hosted national healthcare-associated infection tracking system

· Participate in CDC webinars, liaise with NYS DOH and other partners, support NYC facilities with use, and conduct analyses of NHSN data as requested

· Act as analytical support as needed for various antibiotic resistance/infection prevention and control projects, including surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE)

· Assist with core ARU duties and data needs such as CRE case investigations, data quality assurance activities, whole genome sequencing efforts, etc.

· Present results of data analyses to internal and external stakeholders

· Other tasks may include supporting the Surveillance and Epidemiology (SurvEpi) Emergency Response Group while the DOHMH Incident Command System is activated for NYC emergencies (e.g., COVID-19, Monkeypox).

 

Qualifications

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. 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 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

· Ability to speak, read, and write English

· Must live within commuting distance of New York City; preference given to New York City residents

· Public health, NHSN, and/or antibiotic resistance experience and training

· Ability to coordinate remotely with teams

· Proficiency in navigating computer systems; ability to learn new data systems quickly and to comply with data integrity and security to safeguard all personal identifiable information

· Proficiency in Statistical Analysis Software (SAS)

· Ability to demonstrate a professional, positive attitude and work ethic

· Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds

· Excellent organizational skills

· Critical thinking and sound judgment

· Candidates of highly impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply

 

LOCATION

This position will work remotely. All necessary equipment and internet connection will be provided for staff to work from home. You must have a quiet, distraction-free work environment without any conflicting responsibilities during your scheduled work shift. This position could move on-site to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101 at a later date.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

TO APPLY

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.

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