A GIS analyst is being sought to work on several projects of importance to continued health equity efforts at Michigan State University’s Division of Public Health in Flint. This person will work as the main GIS analyst on the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (FCHES), a CDC-funded grant studying the intersection of alcohol availability and youth violence, and the Flint Lead Exposure Registry. They will work closely with FCHES Methodology Core Director and MSU faculty member Dr. Rick Sadler, as well as a growing team of data analysts, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, physicians, economists, and more. The analyst will be responsible for the mapping and analysis of various local and regional data within the scope of the work of these three projects, including the integration of existing and the retrieval & geocoding of new datasets. The GIS Analyst will work closely with the Data Analyst and Methodology Core Academic PI to aid the Center in gaining a mapped perspective of health policy on populations and communities.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Geography, Environmental Science, or Urban Planning, or a related field, with relevant course work in geographic information science and computer programming (preferably Python); one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in GIS analysis, database management, and/or data collection; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in geospatial statistics and methods (including OLS, GWR, autocorrelation, spatial lag models). Graduate level coursework in GIS. Familiarity with software programs such as GeoDa, R, and Stata. Public health experience or education is a plus. Resourcefulness, ability to work as part of a team, and ability to manage time effectively while working on multiple projects are essential skills.
Required Application Materials
3 Professional References
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding and eligibility ends on May 1, 2018 at 11:55PM
Internal Number: 501034
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