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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Immunization Program is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Immunization Information Systems Support Associate. This is a unique opportunity to join the programmatic team at MDPH to support the roll-out of the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) and help ensure that all children in the Commonwealth are appropriately vaccinated to protect them from preventable diseases.

Deadline: April 11, 2017
Posted: 3 hours 49 min ago

Maryland PIRG

Maryland PIRG seeks a Public Health Organizer to lead our campaigns to protect public health by reducing toxic chemicals exposure and the misuse of antibiotics on large farms.

The Organizer for the Healthy Kids, Healthy Maryland and Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics campaigns will advocate with legislators and the Governor’s office, meet with state regulators, plan media events and media outreach, run grassroots organizing, recruitment, fundraising, and coalition-building to push for solutions that protect public health.

Deadline: April 10, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative (NSPHC)

The North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative (NSPHC) seeks candidates for the position of Public Health Coordinator (the “Coordinator”). The Coordinator will manage the activities of the NSPHC, which aims to enhance public health programming and improve public health outcomes in the Cities of Revere and Chelsea, and the Town of Winthrop. The key activities of the NSPHC will include:

  • The regular assessment of the public health needs of the Municipalities’ residents, including identification of common public health challenges;
  • The establishment of shared public health objectives and desired outcomes to improve public health, which should be captured in the Collaborative’ s Strategic Plan;
  • The coordination and appropriate expansion of existing public health programming across the three communities to achieve shared objectives; and
  • The communication and coordination of their public health efforts with other regional public health stakeholders,

The Coordinator will be based in the City of Revere’s municipal government, but work under the auspices of the NSPHC’s Board, which is comprised of the Chief Executives of the three municipalities. The coordinator will therefore work on a regional basis to provide a unified voice for the three communities in their interactions with primary care and public health service providers in the region.

Read the full description here.

Deadline: April 15, 2017
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago

Systematic Review Abstractors - Part-time

ICF

ICF seeks graduate students to serve as systematic review abstractors to help review literature related to physical activity and health outcomes. Abstractors will review assigned articles, abstract data, and assess bias in an online database. Abstractors will be required to participate in a 3-phase abstractor training and become a certified abstractor before starting to abstract data. After completing training, abstractors will work as part of a pair of abstractors. As part of the pair, abstractors will be responsible for abstracting information independently and then discussing discrepancies in abstractions with his/her pair. Abstractors will be required to participate in refresher trainings and one-on-one trainings, as needed. Abstractors will not be provided an office space or equipment for this work.

Abstractors will work on a part-time basis and are expected to be available to work a minimum of 16 hours a week, although the number of hours could vary based on workload. Work will start in March 2017 and will go through October 2017. All abstractors will be paid a standard hourly rate.

Results from systematic reviews will be used by the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee to draft an advisory report submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) with evidence-based recommendations. These recommendations will be considered along with public and federal agency comments as HHS develops the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

This is a great opportunity for a graduate student interested in using their literature review skills. 

What you will be doing under the direction of a team of researchers:

  • Participating in a 3-phase abstraction and certification training
  • Assisting with a systematic literature search on physical activity and various health outcomes:
    • Conducting full text reviews of all articles to extract necessary information
    • Conducting quality and bias assessments
  • Systematically documenting relevant information about articles in an online database
  • Discussing abstraction discrepancies with your pair
  • Maintaining contact with the quality control team to ensure high-quality abstractions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have an advanced degree (e.g., Master’s degree) in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and/or nutritional science
  • Must be pursuing an additional advanced degree in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and/or nutritional science through December 2017
  • One advanced degree or component of an advanced degree must relate to physical activity (e.g., exercise physiology, kinesiology, public health with concentration in exercise science)
  • Experience abstracting literature and assessing bias for systematic literature reviews
  • Must be able to successfully complete the certification process

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to select and distill key points from larger scientific articles/documents
  • High proficiency with research management databases
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail

DIRECTIONS TO APPLY

Please submit the following to the contact below:

RUTH CASPI | Recruiter | +1.703.713.8770 direct | ruth.caspi@icf.comicf.com

All individuals interested in applying must submit a:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume demonstrating relevant experience
  • Report/publication/summary of the literature review project(s) that they have worked on 

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Posted: 3 weeks 2 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: 3 weeks 2 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 11thTraining will be provided.

Read the full description here.

Deadline: May 12, 2017
Posted: 3 weeks 2 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: 3 weeks 2 days 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: 2 months 1 week 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: 2 months 1 week 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: 4 months 6 days 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: 4 months 1 week 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: 2 weeks 5 days 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: 3 weeks 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 day 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: 3 weeks 2 days 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: 2 months 1 week ago

Internships

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: 1 month 1 week ago