Overview

Purpose of Position
THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.  APPLICANT LISTS MAY BE SCREENED MORE THAN ONCE.
Why does the job exist?
The injury epidemiologist studies and analyzes the distribution, incidence, prevalence, severity, and temporal-spatial patterns of injuries as well as identifying factors that make individuals more susceptible to injury. The candidate will design, develop, and conduct complex epidemiological investigations, statistical analyses, and evaluation of injury interventions. The candidate will apply advance analytical skills to analyze injury related datasets and provide injury reports to Office of Injury Prevention Programs, and funders including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This position will work closely with injury prevention program staff to support and provide leadership to injury prevention programs and initiatives including the New Mexico Injury Prevention Coalition. The candidate will maintain databases of injury data, prepare and present reports, use data to initiate and lead prevention efforts, and gain and maintain knowledge of current practices in the field of Injury Prevention for the citizens of New Mexico. The successful candidate will  also raise awareness by presenting injury related information to injury preventionist, medical specialists, and the general public at various venues.
How does it get done?
Advanced analysis of data; epidemiological research; support to communities and partners with data analysis needs.
Who are the customers?
The citizens of New Mexico.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have four (4) or more years of postgraduate experience in public health surveillance, data management and analysis using SAS, STATA and R, as well as experience linking data among multiple data systems. The candidate should be skilled in complex data analysis, interpretation of results and presentation of findings to different audiences.

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About NM Department of Health, Epidemiology & Response Division

Minimum Qualification
Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Sciences, Social Sciences, or Statistics and two (2) years in Public Health to include data analysis and linking methodology. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.
Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

Education

Experience
1
Master's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
2 years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

How To Apply:

The Department of Health has several positions opened at this time. If you are interested in applying for this position or any other job openings, please visit https://careers.share.state.nm.us and complete an online application.