Epidemiologist Lead Public Health Specialist

The Mitre Corporation Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 1 week ago

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both.

That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do.

The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values.

We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

Through the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare(CAMH), MITRE exclusively serves in the public interest and helps to bring world-class expertise to bear on key challenges facing the nation. MITRE operates the CAMH federally- funded research and development center (FFRDC) on behalf of US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). MITRE serves as an objective, independent, not for profit advisor supporting many of the complex analysis and critical thinking requirements that encompass business, policy, technology, and operational interests across HHS.

The CAMH FFRDC is growing rapidly, particularly through increasing engagements with the Centers for disease control and prevention(CDC), The National Institutes of Health(NIH), and the Administration for Children and Families(ACF). These efforts are exceptional opportunities to have a substantial impact on health matters of national and international importance. MITRE is seeking additional staff with experience in Epidemiology and Public Health to work on CAMH engagements that will have a marked and long-lasting impact on the health of the American people. Please note that while this position is requires field experience in Epidemiology and Public Health, the position is for an advisory/consulting role.

Key Functions:

The successful candidate will be part of MITRE teams that advise federal (and state) stakeholders as these agencies seek to employ methods to better exchange, integrate, and utilize disparate public health data sets, and apply broad principles of public health, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics appropriately to improve public health studies. In this role, the candidate will analyze and evaluate existing processes and data sources to derive actionable recommendations to improve operational efficacy in the public health domain.

They will create reports and presentations for both lay and professional public health audiences that disseminate finding and promote recommendations to improve efficacy. They will also support and coordinate multi-site, multi-agency, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to help advance key national public health objectives. Some survey design support work may also be required, on an ad hoc basis.

Required Qualifications:

Specialists in both chronic or infectious disease are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in Epidemiology or Public Health or at least 5 years of applied epidemiological experience at the state, tribal, local or territorial level investigating disease outbreaks, recommending policy changes to prevent and control chronic and/or infectious diseases, advancing public health through health education, and/or applying evidence-based interventions. This may include experience producing statistical or analytical reports that require use of sociological behavior science, demographic, and/or epidemiologic techniques related to conditions and issues of public health concern (e.g. infectious diseases, chronic conditions, environmental health). Knowledge of the data standards and mechanisms used for data analysis, exchange, and storage is also desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will also have some of the following experience:

  • Experience creating and/or leveraging resources through collaborative public and private partnerships to advance public health goals.

  • Knowledge of public health efforts, especially as concerns disease outbreak investigations, or public policy development and/or advocacy for infectious or chronic disease issues.

  • Knowledge of critical public health internal and external stakeholders at the state, tribal, local or territorial levels and/or working with CDC.

  • Experience working with the Federal Government in a consulting or advisory role is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of state and federal public health laws, including public health reporting.

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods used in cutting-edge epidemiological work is desirable, but not required.

  • Knowledge of public health information systems is desirable but not required.

Desired education: The successful candidate will have a master's or doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field(MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH)

Minimum Qualifications:

BS and 5 years related experience.



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