Rutgers School of Public Health, partnered with the Communicable Disease Service at the New Jersey Department of Health, is hiring a field epidemiologist with the necessary education, training, and experience to investigate and respond to communicable diseases in New Jersey and provide guidance and support to local health departments regarding disease surveillance and outbreak management. This position is a member of an eleven-member team and will be stationed in Trenton, NJ. Periodic travel throughout the state will be required with an expectation of at least 20% time spent working in the field. Epidemiologists will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and summarizing communicable disease information reported within a specific region of the state.

Duties of the epidemiologist include developing collaborative relationships with health professionals at the local, state, and federal level regarding issues related to communicable disease. The Epidemiologist will support and provide guidance to local health departments with respect to communicable disease surveillance and response, and will assist in the education of public health care partners, primary health care providers, public health officials and the general public regarding communicable diseases.

Minimum Education and ExperienceMaster of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology or other relevant Master’s degree in the health field. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in applied epidemiology, strong interpersonal skills, and experience working as part of a team.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesProficiency in statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, Excel, Access) and experience with communicable disease investigations preferred.

OverviewA valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle transportation is required.

StatementRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent public institution of higher education.