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  Research Manager/Epidemiologist II

September;20, 2018

Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), the research institute of Sinai Health System, is dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of committed and energetic epidemiologists, SUHI uses community-driven approaches to assess community health status and related inequities, develop innovative community-driven interventions, and evaluate effectiveness of health interventions. SUHI has been at the forefront of health equity research in Chicago for nearly 20 years.

We are seeking an Epidemiologist II to serve as Research Manager for the Community Health Innovation (CHI) strategy team and our Community Health Worker (CHW) Center for Research, Outcomes and Workforce Development (CROWD). SUHI introduced the CHW model in 2000 and continues to test innovative ways to employ this model to improve management of asthma, diabetes, complex medical conditions and HIV, as well as proactively to improve breast health, screen and educate residents about lead prevention and healthy homes. Under direction from SUHI’s Senior Research Director and Director of CHI, the Research Manager/Epidemiologist II oversees intervention research, including design, analyses, reporting and dissemination. The Research Director directly supervises a team comprised of an Epidemiologist I, Research Assistants and Research Specialists.

The Epidemiologist II/Research Manager position entails these responsibilities:​

  • Support, facilitate, and coordinate daily intervention research activities;
  • Develop and maintain study protocols and standard operating procedures;
  • Organize, manage and analyze data gathered through our intervention trials; and
  • Contribute to grant writing and research dissemination activities (i.e., publications, presentations).

The required qualifications and skills include:

  1. Educational and workforce preparation, specifically
    • An MPH or MS with concentration in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field;
    • Three plus years of public health, project management, and other work experience that required proficiency in quantitative methods, research writing and dissemination; and
    • Demonstrated project management experience, including timeline, budget, and staff oversight. 
  2. Quantitative skills in epidemiology and statistics, including
    • Wide knowledge, and proficiency in application, of epidemiologic and statistical methods to assess health-related data;
    • Knowledge of intervention research methods and program evaluation;
    • Command of epidemiologic concepts needed to guide analyses and assist with developing studies;
    • Proficient use of statistical software such as Stata, SAS, and/or R; and
    • Proficiency in creating and maintaining epidemiologic database systems.
  3. Scientific writing and research presentation, suitable to professional and community audiences
    • Writing articles and reports for professional journals;
    • Identifying funding opportunities and assist with grant writing;
    • Organizing and presenting study findings and epidemiologic information; and
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, translatable to multiple audiences and settings.

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Nazia Saiyed at nazia.saiyed@sinai.org by October 15. We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.

     
      Health Equity and Assessment Research Epidemiologist II

    August 30, 2018

    Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), the research institute of Sinai Health System, is dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of committed and energetic social epidemiologists, SUHI uses a community-driven approach to document community health status and related inequities and assess the effectiveness of health interventions. SUHI has been at the forefront of health inequities research in Chicago for nearly 20 years.

    We are seeking an Epidemiologist II to work under the direction of a Senior Epidemiologist on our Health Equity and Assessment Research (HEAR) strategy. S/he will function as a versatile epidemiologist, with responsibilities including data analysis, project management, grant reporting and writing, assisting with and leading publications for peer-reviewed journals, and presenting research findings to local and national audiences.

    Specifically, the Epidemiologist II will initiate and conduct action-oriented public health research across a range of application areas, including:

    • Analyzing and packaging Sinai Community Health Survey data for dissemination to a variety of stakeholders, including public health advocates and policy makers
    • Extracting, analyzing, and compiling data from secondary sources such as the U.S. Census, CDC’s 500 Cities, and the Chicago Health Atlas to create usable research products
    • Leading aspects of Sinai Health System’s Community Health Needs Assessment
    • Mentoring Chicago Medical School interns in epidemiologic research methods
    • Assisting with IRB maintenance including application, modification, and renewal submissions
    • Contributing to grant writing and the preparation of manuscripts for publication

    The successful applicant will have the following qualifications and skills:

    • An MPH or MS with concentration in epidemiology, biostatistics, or closely related field
    • At least three years of relevant public health, project management, or other work experience
    • Strong project management capabilities for performing tasks and advising junior staff with minimal supervision
    • Highly proficient knowledge of and ability to use epidemiologic and statistical methods to assess health-related data
    • Firm command of epidemiologic concepts needed to guide analyses and assist with developing studies
    • Proficient use of statistical software such as Stata, SAS, and/or R
    • Ability to write articles and epidemiologic reports for professional journals
    • Considerable skills in presenting epidemiologic reports and data to large audiences
    • Proficiency in creating and maintaining epidemiologic database systems
    • Ability to search for funding opportunities and assist with grant writing
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    If interested, please send a CV and cover letter to Kristin Monnard at kristin.monnard@sinai.org. We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible.