Epidemiologist I

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center is seeking an Epidemiologist I, dependent upon experience and qualifications for our University of Wisconsin work location.  The Epidemiologist I will serve as an entry-level epidemiologist responsible for carrying out a range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection and prevention of diseases and injuries. Working as a team member, under the direction of the Senior Epidemiologist, conduct routine epidemiologic functions, technical assistance to Tribal Nations, and provide training on the basic principles of epidemiology as well as other important public health matters. Attendance as scheduled is an essential function of this position. Frequent travel is required to meet the needs of the position.

Principal Duties:

·         The Epidemiologist I will provide epidemiologic functions such as analysis, collection, and interpretation of Federal, State and Tribal health information, to the Indian Health Services (IHS) Bemidji service area.

·         Participates in developing epidemiologic investigations/studies using scientific, technical methods and practices to identify and evaluate health conditions.

·         Aids with health data collection, using data for program planning, and program evaluation in areas of chronic disease, infectious disease, maternal and child health, and others as defined by the needs of the service area.

·         Acquire data for, produce, and update community health profiles for the Tribes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.

·         Perform analysis by using epidemiologic statistical techniques to interpret and analyze.

·         Use surveillance systems to collect disease and health outcome data.

·         Present scientific advice in assigned programs or issues, to various partners where required and directed.

·         Conduct literature reviews and assist in preparing reports using behavioral science, demographic and epidemiologic techniques, and evaluation.

·         Make oral presentations to diverse audiences, both scientific and non-scientific.

·         Reacts to requests for information from community partners and follows its progression through to completion including written and oral responses.

·         Work with State public health staff and Indian Health Service staff to acquire data needed for health profiles and to coordinate public health training and initiatives with Tribes.

·         Coordinate with other Epidemiologists serving Tribes in the Bemidji area to produce regional data products, write semi-annual and annual reports, provide training, and coordinate program advisory committee.

·         Participate in development of work agreements with state, county, and local public health agencies and medical providers.

·         Participate in research projects as assigned by the Senior Epidemiologist and the Epidemiology Center Director.

·         Follow direction from senior staff and integrate perspective. The position may work on topic areas including but not limited to breastfeeding support and promotion; COVID-19 mitigation; COVID-19, influenza, adult, and childhood vaccinations; Emergency preparedness; HIV and STIs; Intimate partner violence; Maternal and child health; substance use disorder; Suicide.

This is a full-time exempt position working Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm.  The worksite is located at the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Satellite office, Madison, Wisconsin.  This is not a remote position. This position, based on skills and experience, has a salary range of $56,000-64,000 annually with benefits including Annual Leave, Personal Leave and Holiday Pay; Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 401(k) Retirement Plan. This position requires frequent travel for the purposes of attending community and program related activities. Drug and background screening is required before hire. 


Required: master’s degree in public health with emphasis in epidemiology or analysis and assessment. Preferred: Experience working with Native American Tribal Governments, Tribal organization and/or not-for-profit agency in epidemiology. Ability to work independently and as a program team member.  Evaluation experience is preferred.  Individual must possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups.  Individuals must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, health profiles.)   Requires a high level of confidentiality.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.

To Apply:  See the employment page of our website at www.glitc.org for more information. *Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer that applies Native American Preference as defined in Section 703(i) of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(i).  Consistent with the referenced Native American Preference, it is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538, or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 472-7207.

This position is open until it has been filled.

About Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council office

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs serve a range of functions from Children to Elders. Our Mission is: To Enhance the quality of life for all Native People.