This posting will be used to fill 2 full-time term positions.
We are looking for a dedicated and skilled epidemiologist who can provide expertise and leadership to the Department of Health and Social Services on population, public health, and surveillance activities, with a focus on improving the health and wellness of all Yukoners.
The Territorial Epidemiologist, as part of the Population and Public Health, Evidence and Evaluation Branch, provides support to the broader mandate of the Health and Social Services Department. The ideal candidate will provide expertise in the appropriate analyses and interpretation of health and social data, and in the identification and pursuit of new opportunities designed to improve data/ information system links for multivariate analyses used to examine comorbidities, risk factors, and complex social and health issues. The position also works with and provides information to other departments and organizations that have a mandate in health, community wellness and public safety programs and services.
To be successful in this role candidates must have a strong client service focus, and excellent communication and collaboration skills, combined with well-honed analytical and problem solving skills.
Consider joining our innovative and inclusive Population and Public Health, Evidence and Evaluation team, and be a key part in helping the department implement the recommendations of the final report from our comprehensive review “Putting People First” found here.
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For more information about the recruitment process for this position please contact Tracy Brandt, Human Resources Consultant at: Tracy.Brandt@Yukon.ca
For more information about this position, please contact Laura Hillier, Director Population and Public Health, Evidence and Evaluation at: Laura.Hillier@Yukon.ca
If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter and resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
Masters of Science in Epidemiology, or Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology.
Extensive experience conducting research, analysis, testing, and in the interpretation and application of health data and evidence, in a population and public health context.
Experience performing surveillance and investigations in a population and public health context with a focus on social determinants of health and disease related trends.
Extensive experience cleaning and managing large administrative and health data sets, designing data collection systems, and assessing and improving data quality.
Experience working with First Nations and northern populations is an asset.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Exceptional communication skills both oral and written.
Exceptional organizational skills with constant attention to detail.
Experience providing professional advice and guidance to senior management and government officials.
Ability to establish successful partnerships through collaboration and cooperation with stakeholder groups with diverse and often competing interests.
Ability to defend and support fact-based findings with evidence, with the ability to make appropriate recommendations to inform health policy.
Demonstrated experience with statistical and epidemiological software packages such as R, Stata, SAS, Fluid Surveys, and MS Office software applications.
Cultural humility and awareness.
Conditions of Employment:
Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector
Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence
Required to spend long periods using a computer.
Periodic travel both within, and outside of the Territory.
12 May 2021
27 May 2021