Infectious Disease Surveillance Analyst

Analytics · Toronto, Ontario
Department Analytics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Our team at BlueDot is growing! We are looking for a curious Infectious Disease Surveillance Analyst who is passionate about public health to join our team to help support our ongoing data collection. 


You will work closely with BlueDot’s epidemiologists, clinicians, ecologists, spatial analysts and members of our Data Services team as it relates to event-based surveillance and natural-language processing (NLP) machine learning methods. In addition, you will support ad-hoc research tasks and requests for information as they relate to infectious disease surveillance.


Contributing to our global surveillance using our operationalized early warning system you will be supporting three core activities: 


  • Review of daily infectious disease media reports; 
  • Collating and tabulating data and providing summary reports; and 
  • Evaluating and providing feedback for our internal surveillance user-interface tool


Who we are: 


BlueDot is a digital health company that protects people around the world from infectious diseases using human and artificial intelligence. We’ve combined our medical and public health expertise with advanced data analytics to build solutions that track, contextualize, and anticipate infectious disease risks. Our global early warning system combines more than 100 datasets with proprietary algorithms to deliver critical insights on the spread of infectious diseases. Our team understands the complexity of the challenge in front of us – and that the urgency to solve the problem has never been greater. 


BlueDot’s culture as described by our people is the openness, creativity, respect, intelligence and kindness we share with each other. We are hard workers, motivated by a common purpose, and excited to collaborate with a team who come from diverse backgrounds and schools of thought. 


We are a Certified B Corp, which means we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We have also been recognized as a Best Place to Work for Women, and a top 25 Best Workplace in the country!


Our shared values: 


Our values are not just words on a wall, they are our compass, they are what guide us - in our work, in the decisions we make and in how we treat each other:


  • Driven by Purpose - We are united by a purpose that is bigger than ourselves. We are on a mission to create a healthier, safer and more prosperous world.  
  • Do No Harm - Dealing with lives, we must be intentional, diligent, and precise.
  • Think Without Borders - When we free our minds from conventional thinking, impossible challenges become possible.
  • Strength in Diversity - We’re better at solving complex problems when we draw from our diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are composed of an intentionally eclectic collective of people with varying expertise united in a singular desire to outsmart infectious disease, every voice is heard and valued. 
  • Success from Happiness - We believe that happiness is an essential ingredient for success.


 What you will do in more detail:


  • Critically evaluate and prioritize infectious disease media reports on a daily basis
  • Develop infectious disease events of importance for internal publication and review
  • Provide feedback on our internal Surveillance application and recommend improvements
  • Interpret analytic results and translate results into meaningful outputs (eg. reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations, etc.)
  • Maintain documentation on data and methods as they correspond to established Knowledge Management practices and processes
  • Complete ad-hoc research tasks and requests for information
  • Collaborating with team members with a variety of expertise 


What you bring to BlueDot:


  • Currently pursuing or recent completion of a degree in Biology, Health Sciences, or Public Health (B.A., or B.Sc.)
  • 2 years demonstrated research experience highly preferred
  • General knowledge in infectious disease and public health; clinical attributes of infectious disease; health geography; spatial epidemiology; and/or population health 
  • Confident in the ingestion, categorization, and interpretation of large databases
  • Strong ability to search and critically evaluate primary literature and media reports
  • Some experience in quantitative methods and statistics, exposure to health informatics and basic epidemiological measures an asset
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary environment 
  • Independent problem-solving skills and able to engage in self-directed learning
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


What we offer our team:


  • Meaningful work that truly has purpose 
  • As a smaller, agile team, we offer roles with impact
  • Your contributions are integral, your voice will be heard
  • A competitive comprehensive compensation package
  • Outstanding health, vision and dental benefits
  • Generous vacation and other PTO


We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 until January 2021 or longer, but when we are back, we offer:


  • Fresh fruit and healthy office snacks
  • Downtown office with beautiful lake views, minutes from Union station


Together let’s create a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world. 


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BlueDot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace for all. All qualified applicants will receive fair consideration without regard to race, religion, citizenship, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or other protected characteristics.


BlueDot is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know how we can best meet your needs and advise us of any accommodations required to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.


 We thank and appreciate all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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