Epidemiologist Edmonton

(Full Time Term to March 31, 2022)

The First Nations Health Consortium Ltd. of Alberta (FNHC) is hiring an Epidemiologist. This position will report to the SARF Manager. This position will lead and manage multiple projects related to FNHC Data collection. The Epidemiologist will manage research from the FNHC Database and apply information and conclusions gathered from research. This includes the ability to clearly define information requirements, apply epidemiology principles and research methodologies, communicate findings clearly, and determine and apply statistical analysis to improve programs, services and identify gaps in service and needs for improvement. This recruitment will be positioned in Edmonton. This position is available on a term basis to March 31, 2022 but may be extended.

Working to uphold Jordan’s Principle, the Consortium provides a ‘service coordination’ role in Alberta for all First Nation children living on or off reserve and serves as the link between any First Nation child and the service or program need for the child.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

• Using computer programs to compile, calculate and analyze data
• Collection and analysis of research and statistical data through observations, reports, surveys to investigate health and social issues
• Development of health and social initiatives based on new research data and analysis
• Manage awareness of current trends, new findings, repetitions, etc.
• Presentation of research findings to Management, First Nations leadership, government, communities and organizations
• Development or improvement of research and data methodology
• Plan and direct studies of data to identify challenges, causes, approaches
• Monitor data and analysis to seek ways to improve programs

Education

• Master’s Degree or near completion of in health management, public health or related field from an accredited college or university. 

Qualifications

• Clear and concise communication skills both spoken and written
• A critical thinker who can analyze data to determine how best to respond to findings
• Advanced organizational, analytical, reasoning and research skills
• High level user in databases
• Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
• Experience working with First Nations communities with demonstrated cultural knowledge and competencies
• Position may require occasional travel
• Driver’s License, Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Check and Vulnerable Sector Check required
• Competitive salary to commensurate with education and experience along with a generous benefits package will be provided.

Closing Date: This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Glenda Galger, HR Administrator, First Nations Health Consortium, by fax (587) 391-1362 or via Indeed.

NOTE: From those selected for consideration, three references are required with at least two being current/previous supervisors. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest however only those selected for consideration/interview will be contacted. 

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