PHEL has received funding through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Enhancing Detection fund for four (2 year) Fellowship positions for Advanced Informatics in Public Health Laboratory Science. These positions have been funded in support of the grant proposal for a Distributed Public Health Laboratory Infrastructure (DPHLI). The fellows’ expertise is expected to include a background in Public Health, Bioinformatics, Informatics, AI Methodologies, application development, a familiarity in working with IT consultants, network systems, data visualization techniques, and cloud services. The overall goal of the fellowship will be to model and implement a DPHLI with the intended goal of providing statewide near real time actionable information on infectious disease testing, rendered as an integrated information stream to inform public policy while supporting rapid response, enabling mitigation strategies, targeted surveillance, and enhanced surveillance testing.
This is a two-year fellowship position with the Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. Candidates should have a minimum of a master’s degree in informatics, and two years of experience working in public health or healthcare environments or are enrolled in an accredited advanced informatics program of study, doctoral prepared or doctoral candidate. Experience in bioinformatics or supervised machine learning, preferred, but not required.
The fellows will work under the direction of the Laboratory Director and Associate Medical Director and alongside scientists and technical personnel within the public health laboratory services unit. Under direct supervision of Research Scientist 1.
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.