Epidemiologist Senior

Lexington, KY
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Serves as a team leader, performing a full range of coordinating and supportive duties and responsibilities, ensuring the work of the team is carried out. Personally conducts the most complex or specialized work assignments. Oversees the work of HIV Surveillance epidemiologists and research analysts by making and reviewing work assignments, establishing priorities, coordinating activities, and resolving related work problems. Provides subject matter expertise on HIV disease detection and surveillance systems, investigations and related activities involving HIV/AIDS. Performs advanced and/or specialized professional work which includes extensive research and analysis in the HIV field. Supports overall program planning and implementation of strategies to control HIV/AIDS disease in targeted groups, as necessary.

Job Title
Epidemiologist Senior

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for extended periods of time, occasional lifting up to 10 pounds, occasional work related travel.


Days M - F Extended hours may be necessary during peak times.


Office setting and travel to healthcare facilities in Kentucky to investigate outbreaks and conduct or attend training. Use of the phone/computer, carry resources/references up to 25 lbs. Travel out of state for training.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience as an Epidemiologist or in providing Epidemiological functions. Master's of Science. Doctoral degree preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid work experience do you have completing Epidemiological investigations?
    • none
    • more than 0, up through 1 year
    • more than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • more than 3 years up through 5 years
    • more than 5 years
  2. * Tell us about your experience working in public health. What types of epidemiologic studies have you worked on? Tell us about your experience tracking disease progression in geographical areas based on viral load studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Tell us about your experience working with HIV/AIDS. Have you ever worked for a non-profit organization, medical program or medical school in the areas of HIV care or data collection? Have you worked with persons that are HIV+ that come from all a variety of ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Tell us your experience working with public health departments, medical colleges and other medical organizations that collect clinical data. Have you ever worked with Departments of Infectious Disease or other HIV Professions? Have you ever participated in “Grant Rounds” on any disease data collection or disease prevention topic?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • HospitalCareers.com
    • Indeed.com
    • LinkedIn.com
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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