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Data Analyst C
Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for researching, monitoring, and analyzing diseases. The epidemiologist will educate Campus Health, Student Health Service, and the larger division of University Life on ways to promote wellness, control outbreaks, and prevent disease. The functions of this position include: â¢Collecting and analyzing data through field research, observation, questionnaires and studies; â¢Identifying disease patterns to create and influence interventions; â¢Using statistical software to analyze the information and reporting out the findings; â¢Monitoring and reporting various communicable conditions required by the City, State and Federal public health authorities; and â¢Supporting ongoing health and wellness programs
This position will allow for involvement in numerous activities such as assessment, programming (including outreach), education, intervention, grant writing and research.
Build and manage databases for disease surveillance; regularly report trend analysis.
Perform routine analysis from multiple data sets, including electronic medical record systems, and national and university-based surveys.
Write reports and present findings to inform University and Wellness colleagues, and outside agencies, on public health response for, and overall health of, Penn students.
Provide in-service training for faculty, staff and administrators as it relates to disease prevention.
Investigation, surveillance, and reporting of a wide variety of conditions that negatively impact the well-being of the Penn community.
Assist in the management of contact investigation and intervention activities.
Identify grant and research opportunities for health and wellness initiatives.
Write applications and apply for identified grants and funding sources at the local, state and national level.
Support research activities for Campus Health and other wellness departments within the division of the Vice Provost for University Life.
Author manuscripts, abstracts, and scientific posters to report findings that would benefit the broader scientific community.
Act as liaison to a variety of campus partners, UPHS, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Participate in relevant on-campus committees, and public health professional organizations.
A Masterâ™s degree in Public Health or related field with a minimum of 1-2 yearsâ™ of relevant experience is required. Proficiency with data management/analysis software (SAS, SPSS, Stata, Tableau, or comparable) and data management software (MS Access or Excel) preferred. Requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, ability to work well in a team setting and utilize new technologies. Ability to be a selfâstarter is essential. Demonstrated background in prevention work, with a high degree of multicultural awareness required. Experience and comfort with clinical and interdisciplinary collaboration is a plus. Candidates with medical record system experience preferred.
Working Conditions: Office setting
Physical Effort: Typically sitting at desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$50,684.00 - $138,391.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00003093
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.