Department Name: 7P210:KY INJURY PREV & RESEARCH CTR
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center is seeking an epidemiologist to provide epidemiological support for an established Drug Overdose Technical Assistance Core.
The epidemiologist will be responsible for 1) analyzing data and producing state and county-level reports; 2) respond to drug overdose-related adhoc data requests from state and local agencies, community organizations, researchers and other stakeholders; 3) analyze drug overdose and drug abuse related data in multiple data sets including emergency department visit, inpatient hospitalization, mortality, prescription drug monitoring program, and other relevant data sets; and 4) meet with stakeholders and provide presentations.
The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in epidemiology and be highly proficient in SAS or R. Previous experience working with administrative claims data or prescription drug monitoring program data is desired.
SAS programming, R programming, MS Office, attention to detail.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
MPH degree plus two or more years related experience with SAS Programming preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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