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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention in the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as an Epidemiologist II focused on tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and response. 

The Epidemiologist II is a supervisory position and the selected candidate will lead a team of epidemiologists responsible for TB epidemiologic surveillance and investigations. 
 
Please note: this position may be required to respond to infectious disease emergencies on a 24-hours/7 days a week basis by determining appropriate control methods in order to alleviate the crisis.

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Deadline: May 25, 2018
Posted: 10 hours 26 min ago

Research Assistant

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Interested in helping enhance the health and care of our United States Veterans? Looking for meaningful work in a collaborative environment that produces innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site cooperative research studies? The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), a component of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), is hiring a full-time research assistant. The position will support the Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans Study (SHADE Study, CSP #595), a 5-year multi-site observational study. Key responsibilities for the position include the following:

  • Provide operational and administrative support to meet research objectives
  • Serve as liaison with investigators, site personnel, consultants, and contractors
  • Assist with development and implementation of standard operating procedures and study materials
  • Assist with maintenance of study databases and files, including data entry and data management
  • Assist with preparation and tracking of IRB submissions and other regulatory documents 
  • Conduct quality assurance/quality control procedures, including consent form audits and data reconciliation 
  • Monitor participant recruitment and data collection activities and prepare reports and presentations
  • Coordinate and facilitate local and national meetings and trainings
  • Track progress and productivity of studies and projects

Ideal candidates for the position will have the following attributes:

  • Must be US citizen 
  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific research-related field
  • Experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research
  • Experience with research compliance and regulations
  • Strong organizational and analytic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with MS SharePoint and Access
  • Experience with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) or other survey application

Salary will be based on the candidate’s experience and education. Salaries for this position range from grades GS-5 through GS-7. For more information about the Center’s research, please visit the Seattle ERIC website, http://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov. For more information about the VA Office of Research and Development and CSP, visit the CSP website, http://www.research.va.gov/programs/csp/default.cfm

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by May 23, 2018 will be considered first.

Deadline: August 8, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 12 hours ago

CommunicateHealth

CommunicateHealth has multiple open positions including Health Writer I, Usability Researcher, Health Communication Manager, Social Media Communication Associate, and Communication Associate. Visit their website to view full job descriptions.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use. We’re committed to making a difference in the world and in the lives of our employees.

Deadline: May 25, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 12 hours ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Communications and Data Specialist coordinates the communication and data functions of the Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH). The position provides strategic direction for the OLRH communication platform that includes OLRH pages on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) web site, monthly electronic newsletters, quarterly Commissioner-led webinars/conference calls, other webinars in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and print and electronic resources developed in response to identified needs. The Communications and Data Specialist collaborates with the DPH Communications Office in developing strategies to promote the OLRH mission within DPH and with external stakeholders. 
 
The position serves as a data and statistics resource for OLRH staff, local public health officials, and other external stakeholders by 1) assisting with the translation of relevant public health data into plain, clear, and actionable language and 2) developing plans to enhance local public health data capacity. The Specialist maintains a collaborative relationship with staff in the Office of Population Health, Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment, and epidemiologists in bureaus and programs throughout DPH to ensure that OLRH data initiatives are well-integrated with DPH data standards and priorities. The position also serves as the Site Coordinator for the DPH site in Canton (about 15% of time is dedicated to this function.)

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 13 hours ago

Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Cardiology

The Heart Center Clinical Research Program in the Department of Cardiology is seeking a biostatistician to work on various single- and multi-center clinical trials and observational studies underway in the Department. The candidate would work under the direction of a senior Ph.D. biostatistician and would consult and collaborate with both clinical investigators (e.g., cardiologists, psychologists) and associated research staff (e.g., project managers, research coordinators). Duties include development of statistical reports, DSMB reports, and other statistical and graphical analyses; contributing to manuscripts, grant writing, and presentations; and participation in study design, forms development, database development and testing, data quality and checking activities, and related research activities.

Some examples of current research projects include the following: The Department is running two clinical trials to assess the effects of a computer game intervention on neurodevelopment and attention in children with critical congenital heart disease. In a series of observation studies, we are evaluating adolescents and young adults following infant heart surgery with a battery of tests from neuropsychology, psychiatry, and magnetic resonance imaging. The Department is running a longitudinal registry of neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants and young children following their heart surgery. Also, we are beginning a new research enterprise involving neurodevelopmental outcomes following infant heart surgery with an international collaboration of sites from several continents.

Work requires basic knowledge of study design, conduct, and analysis typically acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field. Proficiency in R, SAS, and/or other statistical computing skills is desired.  Attention to detail, good team work, and communication skills are essential. Interest from applicants with all levels of experience is welcome.

Please send inquiries to: lisa.asaro@cardio.chboston.org

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 13 hours ago

Internships

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization is seeking up to 35 graduate students to intern in local health departments during the summer of 2018. Cities and towns currently seeking interns are listed in this posting. The positions to be filled are Local Public Health Interns. The selected students will work on various projects within local health departments that may include environmental health, communicable disease case investigation, needs assessment, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, health education, data entry/analysis, health policy, food safety, substance abuse, and other duties as determined by the local health department in collaboration with the student.

Accepted students will also be offered the opportunity to spend time shadowing epidemiologists and health educators at the MDPH Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention and Laboratory Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, and the Division of Global Populations. The applicant must have completed at least one semester of graduate level public health course work preferably including, but not limited to, one course each in epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics. Students should be able to work independently and have basic computer skills. Clinical experience and/or prior work experience is a plus, but is not required. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English. Most students will need access to a vehicle; however, some cities/towns have public transportation. The student will be required to attend both an orientation program and the closing session held in Boston. On the closing day, each student will be required to provide an oral or poster presentation for fellow interns, local public health agents and MDPH representatives summarizing his or her experience.

Upon completion of this internship each student will have an excellent understanding of the various roles of local health departments in Massachusetts and will have obtained hands-on experience in the practice of public health. Estimated number of hours required per week: 15-20 (Hours are flexible in most communities) Students must commit to a minimum of 160 hours during the summer (Estimated time frame: 5/23/18- 8/15/18). At this time, listed opportunities are unpaid internships.

For more information and on how to apply, click here

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the launch of the next round of our Internship Challenge! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has facilitated the placement of over 3,300 internships at more than 680 companies across the Commonwealth!

We kindly request that you and your institution assist us in notifying students about this opportunity.

This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 500 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. Studies have shown the value and necessity of providing students with paid internships, and we hope that this opportunity to explore a career path in life sciences will enhance the students' academic training.
We accept applications from eligible students via our website year-round, but the new application for internships taking place this summer is now open. There is no application deadline but students are urged to apply between February and April for increased opportunity to secure a summer placement.
Companies that register with us to host interns are given access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC is offering to reimburse companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $8,160 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $17/hour for 12 weeks).

Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply, provided that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 2-year/Community College/Certificate students must be enrolled in an Associate's Degree or Certificate program or have completed one within the past year.
  • 4-year college or university students must have or will complete(d) at least their freshman year the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master's Degree program or have received their Master's Degree within the past year. Other advanced degree candidates are not eligible

For more information, click here

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 4 months 4 days ago