This position is open to current Colorado residents This position is term-limited and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond August 31, 2020.
This announcement will close on December 1, 2019 or when an adequate pool is reached (adequate pool is defined as 30 candidates who meet minimum qualifications or 50 applications total), whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
This position serves as a drug epidemiologist and statistical analyst for the VIP-MHP Branch, with a focus on conducting descriptive and inferential analysis of datasets that provide information on fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses and substance use disorders. The goal of these analyses is to inform program planning and prevention efforts, monitor trends (surveillance) and evaluate programs. In addition to analysis, the drug epidemiologist will collaborate with other state agencies, task forces and local grantees or local coalitions to improve data quality and to better use the analysis results to drive change and evaluate the outcomes of their prevention efforts. Working collaboratively with the prescription drug epidemiologist, this position is responsible for using existing and new data sources to measure short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term outcomes. This position creates and executes analysis plans using multiple data sources and is responsible for reporting the CDC's required outcome indicators for the new CDC funding to address drug overdose.