Career Opportunities

Assistantships

Teaching Assistantship - Health Communication/Junior Year Writing

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teach a section of a newly designed undergraduate Public Health course  – Health Communication/Junior Year Writing. Must have a masters degree in public health and be enrolled or accepted into a doctoral program in public health. Strong facilitation and writing skills required. Knowledge of core public health areas required. Experience with health communication a plus. This position requires a monthly one-hour teaching and pedagogy meeting with other course instructors.

Position is available for Fall 2017 with continuation in the spring 2018 contingent upon successful completion in the fall semester. Continuation is also contingent upon good academic standing within the student’s department.

Teaching experience and classroom management skills preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Indicate the course title in your cover letter. This is a 15-hour assistantship. Review of resumes will begin April 27th.

Deadline: April 28, 2017
Posted: 2 days 7 hours ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

A Teaching Assistantship position is available for the Fall 2017 semester to support the undergraduate course PUBHLTH 129: Health Care for All: Myths and Realities. The course meets the General Education requirement for Social and Behavioral Science and also carries the Diversity (SBU) designation. This course has an enrollment of 120+ students and two graduate and one undergraduate teaching assistants. One of the current teaching assistants is continuing his position into the next academic year. A topical description of the course can be found on the other side of this announcement.

Teaching assistants will be primarily responsible for grading written exams and papers; assisting in lectures as appropriate; helping to facilitate discussion in the lecture, and having regularly scheduled office hours. Proficiency in both written and verbal English is required. The time commitment is 10 hours per week. The course is scheduled for Tues-Thurs 1:00-2:15. TAs must be available to attend the lectures during that time period.

All interested students are encouraged to apply. Please remove and complete the attached form and return it to the mailbox of Prof. Michael Begay, 323 Arnold House by 5PM Friday, April 28. This application and related materials are also posted on the Schools’ website. If you complete the application on the web, you may email it to begay@umass.edu.

Deadline: April 28, 2017
Posted: 5 days 3 hours ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

A teaching assistantship is available for the Fall 2017 semester to support the undergraduate course PUBHLTH 200: Introduction to Public Health. This course has an enrollment of 120+ students. The Teaching Assistant (TA) will be responsible for grading exams and assignments, assisting with media during class sessions, facilitating class discussions, and holding regular office hours. The TA must be available to attend class sessions (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:15). The time commitment is 10 hours per week. The TA will be paid the standard graduate assistantship salary.

Applicants must be graduate students with proficiency in written and spoken English. A strong background in public health is preferred. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and completed application form to Dr. Michael E. Begay by 5:00 PM on April 28, 2017. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to begay@umass.edu or hard copy to Dr. Begay in 323 Arnold House.

Deadline: April 28, 2017
Posted: 5 days 3 hours ago

Teaching Assistant - My Body, My Health (PH 160)

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teaching Assistants (10 hours/week) needed for PH 160 - My Body, My Health. As a TA you will:

  • Be a leader and an active presence at your assigned tables in the classroom helping to facilitate the discussion activities among students and clarifying student questions on homework and other assignments
  • Learn how to navigate Blackboard both from the perspective of a student and of a grader. While Blackboard is an easy website to navigate it is vital that you get a good grasp on of how the site works so that you can help your students use the site
  • Give the students to whom you are assigned their attendance and electronic policy grade points during each class, and load both of these grades onto Blackboard at the end of each week
  • Grade your student’s written work on Blackboard offering positive, constructive feedback within the given time frame for each assignment
  • Answer your student’s emails within 24 hours (except on weekends)
  • Occasionally give students extra help and/or meet with them outside of class (when necessary)
  • Work together with other TAs, undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) and instructors in handling questions or concerns from the students
  • Attend a weekly TA meeting from 12:15 to 1:15PM on Wednesdays, in Arnold House
  • Shadow a TA in another section and meet with MBMH TA responsible for supporting instructional staff (once a semester or as needed)
  • Attend a training workshop from 9-12 am on the first Saturday of the semester
  • Be flexible and helpful. Each semester we are improving and experimenting with new ideas so it is very important that you be open, flexible and willing to help us learn how to better support student learning in a collaborative setting.

Please submit a completed graduate assistantship application to Andrea Ayvazian.

Deadline: April 25, 2017
Posted: 5 days 3 hours ago

Jobs

New York New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

The posted Epidemiologist position will serve to complement the HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy by adding additional resources dedicated to addressing the opioid epidemic by summarizing and analyzing drug death-related data sets, program implementation and policy recommendations. The position will be supervised by the NY/NJ HIDTA but will report directly to the First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

Duties will include: - Database management and file creation - Data analysis and reporting - Identification and presentation of trends - Preparation and dissemination of statistical briefs - Statistical modeling of substance abuse-related (alcohol and drug) morbidity and mortality focusing on postmortem data obtained primarily by the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner - Identification of early morbidity and mortality indicators to better define and implement more effective prevention and treatment programs - Facilitation of the collaboration between public health and public safety entities in New York and on the RxStat Work Group, including data sharing, joint initiatives, and policy options or considerations - Gathering, organization, maintenance, and analysis of indicators of illicit and prescription drug use from public health and public safety sources such as hospital encounters, drug treatment records, birth records, survey data, emergency medical services files, Syringe Access Program data, death records and youth incarceration information.

Interested applicants may apply via email to Annette Caunedo at acaunedo@nynjhidta.org. A complete application requires a resume/CV, cover letter, and three references.

Read the full job description here.

Deadline: June 11, 2017
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

You are a motivated and web-savvy graphic designer with a passion for UX and a zest for the user-centered design process. You can expertly drive a project from brainstorm through finished product — utilizing a flexible, iterative design process. You enjoy a wide variety of visual projects, including web design, interactive tools, infographics, traditional print, animation, and more. You thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and enjoy working with a variety of personalities. Excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication are a plus.

Read the full description here.

Deadline: April 30, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago

Fund for Public Health NYC

The Fund recruits staff for its central office as well as for positions on grant-funded public health projects that are implemented in partnership with the NYC Health Department.

Deadline: August 31, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago

UMass Amherst Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. Upward Bound is a social justice-based program; we acknowledge the barriers that face our students due to issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and other differences. Upward Bound is an intentionally inclusive program that recognizes and celebrates diversity. Our program is committed to providing our students opportunities to access higher education.

The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes and workshops, college positive student panels, development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members June 26th – August 11th. Training will be provided.

Read the full description here.

Deadline: May 12, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

UMass Amherst Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. Upward Bound is a social justice-based program; we acknowledge the barriers that face our students due to issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and other differences. Upward Bound is an intentionally inclusive program that recognizes and celebrates diversity. Our program is committed to providing our students opportunities to access higher education.

The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes and workshops, college positive student panels, development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members June 26th – August 11thTraining will be provided.

Read the full description here.

Deadline: May 12, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

UMass Amherst Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. Upward Bound is a social justice-based program; we acknowledge the barriers that face our students due to issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and other differences. Upward Bound is an intentionally inclusive program that recognizes and celebrates diversity. Our program is committed to providing our students opportunities to access higher education.

The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes and workshops, college positive student panels, development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members June 26th – August 11th. Training will be provided.

Read the full description here.

Deadline: May 12, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including lentiviral knockdown and genome editing tools. He/she will test the model systems in immuno-compromised mice for their ability to form tumors and to test for drug responses. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 3 days ago

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aiming to delineate epigenomic aberrations in cancer and discover novel therapeutic targets. The candidate will assist in the development of cancer models from primary human tumors and human cell lines that represent different cellular lineages and drug-resistant states. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize the chromatin state of these tumors and modern functional perturbation techniques including lentiviral knockdown and genome editing tools. He/she will test the model systems in immuno-compromised mice for their ability to form tumors and to test for drug responses. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 3 days ago

MassMutual

MassMutual’s Data Science group is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated and self-directed senior data scientist. In this role, you will perform data-driven research, problem solving, and algorithm development through the systematic application of mathematics, statistics and computer science as well as cutting edge data technologies. Results of this work manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including interactive visualizations, presentations, publications, web applications, predictive algorithms, and APIs.

This is an opportunity to join a small but growing high performing team with diverse backgrounds in applied math, computer science and physics that have been tasked with developing, maintaining and extracting knowledge from a strategic data asset. Our work revolves around studying fundamental and high impact business questions that directly impact the direction of the company and industry at large.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

This position will report to the Central Regional Health Office in West Boylston, however it will cover different regions within the state.
The Human Services Coordinator (C) works with families, medical, and health care providers, schools, and providers of community and state agency-based services to assure that children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families receive high-quality, family-centered, and community-based, coordinated services grounded in the Medical Home Partnership (MHP) approach. Core activity areas include:
* Assessment of medical practice service delivery systems, and CSHCN and their families.
* Education, training, and care coordination services with families and providers of CSHCN.
* Direction and ongoing program development in support of the concepts of a Medical Home with health and medical care providers and their staff, community-based organizations, and state agency staff.
* Advocacy at the family, practice, and community levels.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 1 day ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Director of Local Public Health Initiatives located at the DPH Northampton site (DLPHI – Northampton) provides direction and leadership for Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH) initiatives to strengthen local public health capacity with particular attention to rural communities throughout Massachusetts. The DLPHI-Northampton establishes and maintains effective relationships with 1) local boards of health, local public health officials, and other municipal government leaders in rural communities; 2) OLRH and other DPH staff in a team environment; and 3) external stakeholder groups in support of the achievement of DPH objectives to strengthen the capacity of the local public health system in rural communities to provide core public health services.

Responsibilities include 1) development and implementation of local public health workforce development initiatives; 2) technical assistance in collaboration with municipalities, public health trade associations, and others to promote cross-jurisdictional sharing, 3) contributing to regular communication between DPH and local public health officials and other partners; and 4) development of tools and other resources that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health service delivery at the local level. The DLPHI-Northampton also 1) provides direct supervision to OLRH staff located in the DPH Northampton Office and 2) manages day-to-day operations at the Northampton site including maintenance of building and equipment, car pool management, standard operating procedures, security, utilities, and service contracts.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 2 days ago

Fellowships

U.S. PIRG

We’re hiring Fellows to work on big problems: whether it’s stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, checking the influence of billionaires and Super PACs over our elections, giving consumers the right to know if GMOs are in their food, passing new recycling laws, or promoting smart transportation options for a 21st century economy.

At PIRG, we know that a smart policy solution or real change won't just happen. You need to organize, advocate and fight for it. By becoming a Fellow with U.S. PIRG, you will learn how to become an experienced organizer and advocate for the public interest. 

Deadline: May 12, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Additional information regarding the Fellowships and Professional Development courses is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due July 5, 2017; fellowships begin January 9, 2018 at the NIH Bethesda campus.

The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment. This is an intensive two years, immersive experience where Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions.

Program Eligibility:
NBBTP Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Nationals of the United States who meet all federal regulations and policies necessary for working with select agents. Fellows must be willing to relocate to the Bethesda, MD area for two years and be able to travel to participate in multi-week assignments. Additional eligibility guidelines, including information on English proficiency, are posted online at: http://www.nbbtp.org/policies-and-guidelines/#ProgramEligibility.

How to Apply: Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/application/. Resumes/CV’s are required components of the application package. However, applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the additional required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by the close of business on July 5, 2017 including, resume/CV, official transcripts from the university of highest degree and references forms (http://www.nbbtp.org/reference-form/).

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Stipend amounts are based on the NIH IRTA scale.

Deadline: July 5, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Generation Teach

The UMass Amherst College of Education is partnering with Generation Teach to provide a Summer Teaching Fellowship in Western MA. Undergraduate and graduate students from all content-area majors are encouraged to apply.

The Western MA program runs from June 26 - August 11. Teaching Fellows receive a $1,650 taxable scholarship. Fellows who receive GT-subsidized housing receive a reduced scholarship of $750.

Generation Teach provides diverse young people with summer teaching experiences to inspire and prepare them to pursue careers in urban teaching. We recruit college and college-bound students to intensive summer teaching fellowships that introduce them to the complex and intellectually demanding world of teaching. We invite fellows to teach multiple summers and offer differentiated pathways into teaching through local partnerships with schools and teacher education programs. We believe these early experiences in urban education shape talented young people’s decisions to pursue careers in teaching while better preparing them for the rigors of the profession.

Learn more here.

Deadline: May 15, 2017
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

This position is within the ACCORDS (Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science) Dissemination and Implementation (D & I) Program and is supported by ACCORDS, the Center on Aging, and an AHRQ-funded research grant. The D & I Program team includes several D&I scientists with a variety of interests and expertise and the successful candidate will work actively with this team. This position reports directly to Dr. Jodi Holtrop, Senior Implementation Scientist, with assistance from Dr. Russell Glasgow, the Program Co-Director and other core team members. The academic home for the position is within the Department of Family Medicine, but the post-doc will spend the majority of time working at ACCORDS. This is a 1-year fellowship with the opportunity for a second-year renewal. This position is immediately available and open until filled.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago

Internships

Outcomes Data Extraction Internship

Experience Wellness Centers, LLC

Experience Wellness Centers, LLC is looking for someone to collect outcomes data gathering for evaluating our medically-assisted opioid treatment program. In general, the outcomes would be predictors of successful treatment – things like:

  • Frequency of relapse
  • Visit frequency
  • Counseling visit frequency
  • Time in program
  • Time to maintenance phase
  • Overdose frequency
  • Detox admission frequency

The intern would be tasked with researching and extracting patient record data from the electronic medical record system, compiling and perhaps some initial statistical analysis.

To apply: Email a letter of interest and resume to David Sloan at d.sloan@e-w-c.org.

Deadline: April 30, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

UMass Amherst Center for Women and Community

The UMass Amherst Center for Women & Community has various positions available to undergraduates, graduates, and community members. Volunteers are welcome and opportunities for internships and training are available through many of its services. They provide extensive training in a supportive, personal atmosphere.

Read more here.

Deadline: May 13, 2017
Posted: 2 months 5 days ago

Volunteers

Safe Passage

Our Safe Passage volunteers are essential to our efforts to address domestic violence in Hampshire County. Volunteering at Safe Passage is an important and rewarding commitment.

Our volunteer program regularly has 30 active volunteers and interns who provide direct service including hotline and shelter coverage, administrative assistance, and housing, legal, and child care advocacy. Our volunteers have also worked on a number of specific projects on a range of topics, including education and outreach in diverse communities; public awareness and education campaigns; and public policy and legislation around issues of domestic violence.

Read more here.

Deadline: May 12, 2017
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Muscular Dystrophy Association

As part of MDA’s mission to improve the lives of kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases, MDA’s summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 is offered at no cost to families. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who stay by campers’ sides so that they can do all the fun and fully accessible activities that MDA summer camp offers.

Application is online. Please email Katie Macomber for the link to apply.

Deadline: July 1, 2017
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago