Epiconcept is hiring – full-time Epidemiologist

About Epiconcept

A French company based in Paris, Epiconcept has been providing expertise in epidemiology and IT for public health programmes for more than 20 years.
Epiconcept is a: Certified research organisation, Certified datacenter for hosting personal and medical data, Certified training company.
Our current partners are institutions and organisations in charge of Public Health programmes: WHO, ECDC, Ministries of Health, NGOs, Foundations, etc.

The Epidemiology Department
The epidemiology department runs applied research, training, scientific communication and service activities mainly in the field of infectious diseases.

Applied research:
Epiconcept conducts research activities in the field of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) aiming at measuring vaccine effectiveness and impact of vaccination programmes. VPD of interest so far include: COVID-19, influenza, rotavirus, pneumococcal diseases, HPV, pertussis, Ebola, meningitis. Epiconcept is in charge of the coordination of European epidemiological networks.

Training activities:
Epiconcept develops training curriculum and training material in the field of applied epidemiology and runs related training activities. Epiconcept conducts short- and long-term face-to-face and virtual training sessions, based on interactive sessions, computerised case studies, and long-term training programmes (FETP).

Services
Epiconcept provides support to public health partners for the development and management of surveillance systems, data analysis, monitoring systems assessment, long-term programme management for surveillance of communicable diseases (protocol, laboratory, information technology and statistics).

Scientific advice
Epiconcept critically appraises studies at the request of various partners (e.g. malaria/Ebola vaccines, narcolepsy studies etc.). Epiconcept evaluates various drugs/devices (e.g. artesunate, meningitis rapid tests). Epiconcept also supports its partners in the field of written and oral scientific communication.

Team
This department is supported by 8 full-time epidemiologists and a network of international consultants.

Job purpose

Epiconcept is looking for an epidemiologist to work on a new and innovative European multidisciplinary project (involving epidemiologists, virologists, data analysts, data scientists, IT specialists, risk communication experts) that aims at strengthening pandemic management. He/she will work in the team contributing to the surveillance (traditional epidemiological and laboratory surveillance systems, social media, participatory surveillance) and data analysis component of the project. The epidemiologist will contribute to other team activities including training, research and international missions.

What you will bring

Educational & Experience
Former EPIET, FETP, EIS or similar type of learning by doing training preferred, minimum 4 years of experience in epidemiological surveillance and data analysis.

Skills
Sciences / technical
Ability to develop scientific activity (protocol development, data collection and analysis and report writing) compliant with highest ethical standards,
Understanding of the current challenges in epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases, outbreak investigations, and applied research evolving methods and context,
Excellence database management and data analysis skills,
Proficient in R and Stata,
Vision and creativity in the field of surveillance,
Excellent oral and written communication skills (congress, scientific articles, report, etc.),
Knowledge on ethical and legal aspects of health
Experience in facilitating courses, developing training materials
Desirable: Understanding concepts of relational database.
Desirable: Understanding of how to expose data from systems (e.g. APIs) and link data from
multiple systems.
Desirable: Ability to work with IT specialists to understand different types of data models.
Team management
Excellent planning and organizational skills; capacity to coordinate activities with the other Epiconcept departments and Epiconcept partners, capacity to integrate into a multi-disciplinary, multi-national, highly motivated and competent team of epidemiologists.
Strong leadership skills.
Intercultural skills.
International context
Knowledge of European Union and international institutions.
Ability to create and coordinate scientific networks.
Excellent level of English (oral, written).
Desirable: Good level of French.
Fluent in other languages will be an asset.

What you will get

Integration into a multinational team of motivated field epidemiologists, Full time position, Long term contract and Healthcare coverage.
Based in from France, UK, Spain and Portugal. Position to start 1st of February 2021 at the latest. The epidemiologist can be based in France, UK, Spain or Portugal.

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