The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.
The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.
Student Epidemiologist - Co-op
Health – Office of the Medical Officer of Health
If you are a forward-thinking student enrolled in a Masters of Epidemiology or related program (e.g., Masters of Public Health with an Epidemiology focus) striving for excellence and seeking new challenges with an award-winning and progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality service, consider this attractive practicum opportunity.
As an integral member of the Population Health Assessment Team in the Office of the Medical Officer of Health, this temporary co-op student position provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, and survey methods in a practical setting. Students will be offered the opportunity to work on projects that could include the following:
* For a more comprehensive list of potential projects please review Appendix A
Compensation: Student Band CS35 - As per Non-Union Salary Structure + 4 % vacation pay
Location: 7120 Hurontario Street in Mississauga
Hours of work: 35 hour work week Monday – Friday
If interested in this position, please apply online at http://www.peelregion.ca/hr/ and select current opportunities. Please complete the attached questionnaire.
APPENDIX A – POTENTIAL PROJECTS
Assist in the development of topic specific reports utilizing data from a variety of sources. Project consists of:
Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) 2015/2016 analysis and report update (pending availability of 2016 data). Project consists of:
Comparative analysis of 1991 and 2011 standard population for calculating rates. Project consists of:
Analysis of selected modules of the Canadian Community Health Survey (pending availability of data 2016 data):
Analysis of emergency department or hospitalization data to better understand the use of and differences between the most responsible diagnosis and all diagnoses. Current practice is to use the most responsible diagnosis code. Project consists of:
Analysis of emergency department or hospitalization data to better understand differences in analyzing the data by visit/hospitalization (multiple records per person) vs. at the individual level. Current practice is to assess the burden by analyzing the data at the visit/hospitalization level. Project consists of:
At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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