Under the direction of the Research Scientist 1 or other Supervisory Official, conducts research and participates in the Perinatal Hepatitis B program within the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP). Serves as the Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator for the state of New Jersey and participates in the daily oversight and activities related to perinatal hepatitis B. Serves as a scientific consultant and subject matter expert for topics related to hepatitis B testing, case investigation, and data compilation. Investigates, reviews and provides feedback on case investigations of hepatitis B and perinatal hepatitis B. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with local health departments and health care providers to ensure babies born to mothers with hepatitis B receive appropriate vaccinations, post-vaccination serology testing, and follow up. Interprets raw analytical data and submits conclusions and results to senior staff for approval in preparation of the hepatitis B annual report. Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Under the direction of senior scientific staff, investigates, reviews, modifies, develops and tests new analytical procedures and methodologies to analyze topics related to hepatitis B. Assist with other VPDP projects as assigned.
If you are interested in applying for this position please forward cover letter and resume to PSTEEOH@doh.nj.gov
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in a field appropriate to the position.
NOTE: A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
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The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.