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The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) @ National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum taking place May 30–June 1, 2018, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Approximately 80 individuals will be selected to participate. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 12, 2018.

This 2.5-day practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigation to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. It is an educational opportunity open to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject.

The practicum is open to:

  • Full-time academic faculty and doctoral-level students in health-related disciplines such as nutrition, food science, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, exercise science and kinesiology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and complementary and integrative health
  • Health care providers and scientists with a master's degree or higher whose work involves dietary supplements
  • Master's-level students in health-related programs
  • Students in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing.

There is no cost to attend the practicum; however, room, board, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of each participant.

For more information about the practicum and how to apply, please visit the practicum website: https://odspracticum.od.nih.gov.

Deadline: March 12, 2018
Posted: 5 days 6 hours ago

Human Impact Partners

We're on the search for 2-3 graduate-level interns to support our research, advocacy/mobilization, and communications projects based out of Oakland, California this summer.
We're accepting applications now through March 2, 2018.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature reviews and collect baseline conditions data.
  • Collect and analyze data using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Write up research findings for reports, issue and policy briefs, and other materials.
  • Translate HIP’s research findings into materials for public health professionals to advocate around social determinants of health, including criminal justice, economic security, immigration, gentrification/displacement, and other policies.
  • Support efforts to engage and mobilize public health advocates in Public Health Awakened, an emerging movement organizing for health, equity, and justice.
  • Participate in lobbying and direct advocacy efforts with decision makers.
  • Develop content for HIP’s communications channels, including website, email campaigns, and social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook).
  • Write blog posts on the intersection of public health, health equity, and social justice issues for our Medium channel.

Qualifications

  • Working towards a master’s degree in public health or other field with connection to social policy
  • Strong research, writing, communications, and/or advocacy skills
  • Understanding of social justice, health equity, and social determinants of health
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal relations

Hourly rate: $15-$18/hour, depending on experience
Internship timeframe: 3 months in the summer of 2018 (we are flexible on start/end dates)
Time commitment: Full-time
Location: Oakland, CA

For more information click here

Deadline: March 2, 2018
Posted: 5 days 7 hours ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an intern to support its Diversity and Inclusion program. This internship will provide valuable experience and skills development opportunities in the field of Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resources. This internship is unpaid.
Primary Tasks:

  • Work closely with the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) team to drive internal and external (D&I) programs.
  • Conducts research and presents information in an effort to enhance our diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Assist DPH’s Employee Network groups with their event coordination and communications.
  • Assist with presentations and materials for employee events.
  • Research and analyze market data, surveys to create reports. Prepare and facilitate presentations of findings and recommendations.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, recruitment and diversity efforts as needed.

Preferred Skills:

  • Communication: written and verbal ability to articulate technical information in a compelling and easy-to-understand manner, strong listening and verbal communication skills; excellent writing, editing and presentation skills.
  • Data Analysis: Critical ability to draw and present accurate findings from gathered information, familiarity with numbers, statistics, charts, graphs and tables
  • Organization: experience prioritizing tasks, keeping timelines, maintaining accurate records, electronic and hardcopy files and confidential information
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, MS Word and Excel essential. Experience with Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Spark, etc.) and web publishing helpful.

Preferred Candidate:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and actively pursuing a BA/BS or graduate degree in human resources, business, communications or related field.
  •  Must be highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized and resourceful  Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, as well as motivated to work as a team player .
  • Available to work on site (250 Washington St. Boston MA) approximately 14 hours per week between Monday and Friday, 9am and 5pm. 10 week period in Spring/Summer/Fall semester.

Application:
To apply for this internship please email your resume and statement of interest to Nahomi Carlisle, Director of Diversity & Inclusion: nahomi.s.carlisle@state.ma.us

Click here for more information. 

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Two fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Rockville, Maryland.

OAH coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across HHS and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improve the health of adolescents.

The fellows will join a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who oversee national grant programs to prevent teen pregnancy and provide support services to expectant and parenting teens, as well as several research and evaluation studies aimed at furthering the evidence of what works to prevent teen pregnancy. The team provides a wide range of support to grantees to ensure their programs and evaluation activities are of the highest quality, including ongoing programmatic and evaluation training and technical assistance, monitoring through the use of uniform performance measure data, assistance disseminating program successes and results, and support for program sustainability.

The fellows will have opportunities to be involved in the following activities:

  • Designing and administering a survey to current OAH grantees to assess the adequacy and quality of support services provided by OAH, analyze survey results, and develop recommendations for OAH.
  • Assisting in developing and supporting a grantee advisory committee to provide feedback to OAH on program direction, grantee needs, technical assistance products, and OAH guidance.
  • Conducting assessments on various topics to determine how OAH grantees are meeting grant expectations.Topics may include, but are not limited to, assessing what OAH grantees are doing to ensure their programs are trauma-informed and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth; identifying best practices from grantees for serving expectant and parenting teens; and assessing how grantees establish effective linkages and referrals for youth-friendly healthcare services.
  • Assisting OAH project officers in managing a portfolio of grantees to prevent teen pregnancy and support expectant and parenting teens.
  • Conducting literature reviews on topics related to enhancing the effectiveness of OAH grant programs.
  • Assisting with special projects such as disseminating grantee successes, and developing publications and presentations to showcase program outcomes.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of HHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

For more information and how to apply, click here

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking applicants for the Public Health Student Intern Program (PHSIP).  Public Health Interns will complete a one-semester rotation within one of HRSA's Bureaus or Offices. This public health program offers unpaid experience for current graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at schools of public health and public health programs in the United States. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Program Objectives

The PHSIP aligns with HRSA's strategic plan and supports the individual student's progress toward a career in public health. To this end, the program will:

  1. Develop the public health workforce
  2. Strengthen HRSA's partnership with schools of public health and the pipeline of public health professionals
  3. Orient the future public health workforce to HRSA's mission, programs, and leadership
Description of Duties

Although specific projects will depend on initiatives within the office of placement during the volunteer's appointment, the following list provides an idea of the scope and breadth of the volunteer's work at HRSA.

Support the management of grants and programs at HRSA.

  • Plan and coordinate meetings of public health experts/practitioners
  • Shadow and conduct informational interviews with key HRSA staff
  • Apply skills to goal-based projects in the range of competency areas specified by the student's school's curriculum

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

UMass Amherst

Opportunities at Center for Women & Community
Volunteer, Internship, Work-study, & More….
Make a difference in your community & receive professional training 
Positions available for 5-college students, staff, & Hampshire County community members 

Benefits of Getting Involved:

Build your resume & increase employment opportunities
Develop counseling skills & crisis intervention experience
Gain experience developing educational materials, providing human services & project coordination
Earn class credit for training & working at CWC
Network with professionals in the field, community agencies, & campus programs
Enhance your understanding of empowerment, social justice & peer advocacy

Join Our Team:
Information & Referral Specialists
provide information, referrals, & resources to those in need.
Educator Advocates develop educational initiatives such as events, campaigns, & videos to prevent & address sexual violence. Topics include consent, bystander intervention, & healthy relationships.
Counselor Advocates provide individual peer counseling & support & help staff our 24-hour hotline.
Women of Color Leadership Network staff provides programming & services for & about Women and Non Binary People of Color. This includes: outreach, workshops, events, staffing the office & more.
Mandatory Training Requirements Weekly sessions throughout the fall semester in addition to one weekend training in September.

Click here for more information. 

Deadline: March 23, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

THE PROGRAM: The student(s) will gain clinical research experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. They will be trained in several aspects of research including telephone interviewing, research protocol development, and data collection and management. Students will primarily be involved with our National Emergency Department Inventory studies.

The Fellowship will run for 10-12 weeks during the summer months, with a stipend of $4,625 - $5,550. Food and lodging are not provided.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION: The EMNet Student Research Fellowship is open to all US-based premedical, medical, and public health students who have an interest in clinical research. Applicants must have excellent organizational and computer skills and be able to work well with others. Several applicants will be selected.

CANDIDATES ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT:

  • A cover letter (including your immediate and long-term objectives)
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation (including one from your academic advisor)
  • A copy of your transcript (official transcripts are preferred)

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: The program will be based at Massachusetts General Hospital. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 2, 2018. Award decision(s) will be announced in April 2018.

INQUIRIES: To learn more about this research opportunity, click here

Deadline: March 2, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) has central management and administrative responsibility for the Smithsonian Institution’s academic appoint programs including internship, fellowship, and research associate appointments. OFI works to strengthen, diversify, and develop these programs.

 Towards these ends, OFI is interested in facilitating scholarly interactions between SI experts and students/scholars at universities, museums, cultural organizations, and other research institutions around the world.  OFI administers Institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes, and research offices in the development of additional fellowship, internship, and research associate appointments.

Click here to search internship opportunities. 

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago

Tobacco-Free UMass

Tobacco Free Umass seeks student interns to assist with programmatic efforts in educating the campus community of tobacco harm, encourage policy compliance, and evaluating tobacco use. The student intern will champion health promotion efforts and seek to develop new avenues for delivery in order to further engage the campus community.

For more information click here. 

Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 4 weeks 7 hours 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: 1 month 2 days ago

The National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training and is the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about scientific insights underlying cancer research, new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.

The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects at NCI. Interns are placed in host offices at one of the three NCI campuses in Maryland.

Additional information about this program, including an online application can be found by visiting https://hcip.nci.nih.gov/.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov. If you are no longer the contact person for this program at your university/organization, please let us know and provide updated information.

Thank you for your support of the NCI Health Communications Internship Program!

Deadline: February 26, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

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 2017.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization has hosted the Local Health Internship Program since 2004, annually matching 30-35 students to local health departments. Selected students work on a wide range of topical projects at the local level including environmental health, communicable disease case investigation, substance abuse, needs assessments, emergency preparedness, health education, data analysis, and health policy.

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Journey Forward

Journey Forward is a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) through an intense exercise program. Our facility applies the latest in research for those with SCI as well as other neurological disorders. Our staff is trained to work with our clientele in aspects of Locomotor Training, balance training, functional electrical stimulation (FES), and much more. They are taught how to apply their skills and backgrounds in kinesiology and exercise science.

Our programs success is due to our knowledgeable and innovative staff. In order to maintain such a strong staff Journey Forward needs recruits from colleges and universities whose high academic standards produce extremely motivated and energetic individuals that are perfect candidates for employment. We have started to do this by offering academic internships to introduce students to our program.

Our internship program is designed to accommodate academic schedules and promote a positive and safe learning environment. Interns are trained in safety procedures, equipment operation, and application of exercise routines. They are under the close supervision of Journey Forward Specialists and will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in different phases of recovery. In addition, they are exposed to a variety of training techniques and gain invaluable job experience for careers in exercise science or related fields.

Send resume and cover letter to John Walters: johnw@journey-forward.org

Deadline: March 8, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health Summer Analysts will spend 10 - 12 weeks working in our New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC offices. The program will commence in May/June and run through August. The objective of the program is to provide summer analysts with diverse experience with healthcare consulting projects and to identify exceptional candidates for full-time Consultant positions upon graduation.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be enrolled in an advanced degree program with a focus on public health, business administration, public administration, public policy, health administration, or health care management from a leading institution.
• 2-3 years of relevant experience in the healthcare industry with demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for healthcare issues and trends.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a variety of settings and media.
• Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• A self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others in a fast-paced environment. • Candidates must complete their advanced degree by Spring 2019.

To learn more about the position, click here

Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

The Carter Center

Peace Programs
The Carter Center's peace programs strengthen freedom, democracy, and access to information in nations worldwide, securing for people the political and civil rights that are the foundation of just and peaceful societies. 

Health Programs
The Carter Center's health programs fill vacuums in global health, helping to prevent needless suffering and build hope for millions of the world's poorest people. 

Operations
An essential element of the Carter Center's work is the operational area, which acts as a partner with the staff in the peace and health programs

For more information about these opportunities and how to apply, click here

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

Full Circle Adoption Agency (Northampton, MA)

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Full Circle Adoption Agency is looking for an intern to join our fast-paced, energetic, and growing office. Full Circle is a fully Hague accredited and licensed domestic and international adoption agency (meaning we handle anything from domestic infant adoption to international adoption from orphanages and the adoption of relatives from other countries). Though we are licensed in Massachusetts and Maine, we also work with both expectant parents and prospective adoptive families nationwide.

As an intern at Full Circle, you will learn the basics of the law and best practices in adoption, have a sense of what it might look like to work for a nonprofit, and generally gain some great office work experience. All interns must understand and commit to the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism. Past interns have assisted with creating conference presentations/co-presenting at major adoption conferences, completing initial drafts of useful adoption documents, editing and filing adoptive parent documents, creating marketing and fundraising content for our agency, and managing the agency social media accounts, along with gaining knowledge about the day to day work of an adoption agency.

We’re open to any majors (from public health, psychology, or social work, to communications, English, pre-law, computer science, or graphic design), as our past interns have varied and we’ve found everyone’s different skills are helpful in our work environment. Despite your major, applicants should be very organized, detail-oriented, self-starters, who are well-written and are articulate about what skills you can bring to our agency and what you’d like to learn from interning with us.

This internship position is part-time and unpaid. The internship may, however, be offered in exchange for college credit, but you must make arrangements with the UMass internship office in order to qualify.

Read the full post on the CareerConnect website.

Deadline: March 17, 2018
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago

Jobs

Communicate Health

We are looking for a user experience geek with a strong interest in health
communication and designing for behavior change. You have conducted in-person and
remote usability studies with diverse audiences. You are an experienced moderator
who is passionate about the user-centered design process. You are able to evaluate a
variety of products — from full websites to web widgets to mobile apps. You excel at
translating usability research findings into meaningful content strategy and product
development recommendations. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively,
have experience giving and receiving feedback, and have outstanding organizational
skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier
to understand and use.

Responsibilities:
Support public health and healthcare organizations in developing easy-to-use digital
products
• Keep project teams and clients focused by advocating for users and their goals
26 Market Street, Northampton, MA 01060 | 413-582-0425 | www.communicatehealth.com
• Define product requirements and specifications and adjust as necessary based on
client feedback and user research findings and recommendations
• Develop research protocols including screeners and moderator’s guides
• Coordinate recruitment and testing logistics, particularly for remote and field-testing
activities
• Conduct usability research with consumers and professionals, including usability
testing, card sorting, prototype testing, etc.
• Stay current on UX and usability best practices
• Perform heuristic reviews of digital products based on established usability best
practices
• Conduct website analytics analysis and make specific recommendations based on
findings
• Integrate user research findings into product development
• Write clear, concise reports (from top-level summaries to detailed technical reports)
for delivery to clients
• Work with designers and writers on information architecture, user interaction, and
content strategy recommendations

Required Qualifications:
• Degree in a related field such as communication, human-computer interaction,
information design, or other related social science
• Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant professional experience
• Experience conducting usability research with diverse audiences, including
moderating and creating recommendations
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a usability researcher task lead role, with an ability to
establish and document processes
• Experience providing high-level editing and writing with limited supervision
• Experience working with writers, graphic designers, and web developers
• Experience drafting and finalizing client-facing reports and deliverables
• Familiarity with best practices in usability and UX design
• Ability to “think on your feet” and come up with creative and appropriate solutions
26 Market Street, Northampton, MA 01060 | 413-582-0425 | www.communicatehealth.com
• Ability to work well in teams with other highly-qualified professionals in a relaxed,
culturally-diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications
• Masters degree in a related field such as communication or human-computer
interaction, information design, or other related social science
• Experience evaluating content and tools in the health care or public health sector
• Familiarity with federal plain language guidelines, and Section 508 compliance
• Familiarity with IRB, Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Act,
and nuances of the federal research clearance processes
• Experience developing products for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to admin@communicatehealth.com by March 2,
2018.
This is a full-time salaried position. We offer highly competitive salaries and full
benefits.

Click here for more information. 

Deadline: March 2, 2018
Posted: 5 days 7 hours ago

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is recruiting a Research Data Manager to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic investigations using large, complex health data to address Veteran health issues.

The Center is recruiting a full-time position that will support the large, national epidemiologic research studies within the ERIC as well as smaller-scale, investigator-initiated studies. The Data Manager will work closely with the Center’s Senior Data Manager, Biostatisticians, and scientific and administrative personnel to conduct observational epidemiologic studies that address environmental/occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, and genetics/genomics.
Primary responsibilities are to document and organize existing data sets as well as to extract data from VA data warehouses based on specifications, creating data sets to be used for research purposes.

Key duties may include:
• In conjunction with investigators and staff, identify key data elements from national and local VA data sources and create analytic files for staff epidemiologists and biostatisticians
• Design and create databases, tables and files to meet the needs of study staff
• Manage, administer, and ensure security of data files
• Troubleshoot data accuracy issues
• Validate incoming data from field sites
• Work with tracking data, addresses, IDs for geocoding, assist in populating tracking databases and QC checking data
• Write and organize data summaries for internal use and for dissemination to Center website and to public and VA-facing interfaces
• Work with Data Team and Project Managers to ensure quality data documentation is maintained and complete
• Update and maintain data from past epidemiologic studies

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a bachelor degree in a scientific field and 3 or more years of relevant health research or health data programming experience or equivalent professional experience. Applicant must be proficient in standard Microsoft Office products including Excel and Access, as well as MS SQL. Experience with either R or SAS is preferred. Excellent data organization, programming and communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Desired qualifications include 3 or more years of experience and familiarity with VA data systems, files and data security policies.
Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-9 to GS-11 range.

Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to materials received by March 1, 2018.

Click here for more information. 

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 5 days 7 hours ago

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is recruiting a Research Data Analyst to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic investigations using large, complex health data to address Veteran health issues.

The Center is recruiting a part or full-time position that will support the large, national epidemiologic research studies within the ERIC as well as smaller-scale, investigator-initiated studies. The Research Data Analyst will work closely with the Center’s Senior Data Manager, Biostatisticians, and scientific and administrative personnel in the conduct of observational epidemiologic studies addressing environmental/occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, and genetics/genomics.
Primary responsibility will be to identify appropriate data elements from VA data sources, extract the items needed and create data sets to be used to answer specific research questions. Additional responsibilities may include mentoring staff, consulting with investigators about available VA data resources, and keeping abreast of new technologies needed to support the ERIC’s future scientific and data needs.

Key duties may include:
• In conjunction with investigators and staff, identify key data elements from national and local VA data sources and create analytic files for staff epidemiologists and biostatisticians
• Design complex data extract systems and write supporting documentation
• Create data specifications and mentor less-experienced staff as required
• Design and create relational databases, tables and files to meet the needs of study staff and support ongoing national projects
• Curate large genomic datasets, and extract study data from these as required
• Manage, administer, and ensure security, maintenance and operations of data files and database systems
• Validate incoming study data from field sites
• Troubleshoot data issues uncovered by staff
• Update and maintain data from past epidemiologic studies

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a minimum of a masters-level degree in a scientific field or equivalent professional experience working with relational databases. Applicant must be proficient in SQL and either R/Bioconductor or SAS, and have experience working with healthcare data. Excellent data management, programming and communication skills are required. Also imperative are the ability to work effectively in a team setting and be flexible and adaptable as needs, priorities, and timelines change.
Desired qualifications include 3 or more years of health data analysis and/or programming experience, including working within a Unix/Linux environment. Familiarity with VA data systems, files and data security, knowledge of genomic data and formatting, and experience with Hadoop environments and Python programming are all pluses.

Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-11 to GS-12 range.
Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to materials received by March 1, 2018.

Click here for more information. 

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 5 days 7 hours ago

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is recruiting a master’s level Biostatistician to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality, epidemiologic research using large, complex health data to address Veterans’ health issues.

The Center is recruiting for a part or full-time position to support the core research mission of the ERIC, which is to coordinate and conduct large observational, epidemiologic research studies of Veterans and Veteran twins, addressing deployment, environmental, genetic, and clinical exposures. The position provides data management and statistical support to Center studies under the supervision of the PhD Biostatistician and/or the Senior Data manager. Primary data and scientific responsibilities will be to extract, merge, and manipulate data from national and local VA data warehouses and to apply statistical methods to support observational health research including the design, analysis, interpretation, and documentation phases.

Key duties may include:
• Collaborate with Principal Investigators, the PhD Biostatistician, and other scientific staff in the development of appropriate study designs and analyses to address research on Veteran-related health issues
• Design and create databases, tables and files to meet the needs of the Center and to support ongoing national VA Cooperative Studies projects
• Conduct statistical analyses of observational data from multiple sources including VA administrative data, pharmacy data, genetic and genomic data, and correlated data from twin studies
• Curate large genomic datasets, and extract study data from these as required
• Prepare statistical and scientific reports and work with other scientific staff to publish the findings in peer-review journals
• Collaborate with biostatisticians and other scientific staff at other VA epidemiologic research centers.
• Validate incoming study data from field sites
• Troubleshoot data accuracy issues

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s-level degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field. Applicant must be proficient in SQL and one or more statistical packages such as R/Bioconductor, Stata, or SAS; other languages, such as Python, are a plus. Excellent communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Familiarity with VA data systems, health care data, statistical genetics, and with genomic data resources are also desired qualities.
Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-11 to GS-12.
Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials will be considered starting March 1, 2018.

Click here to find out more. 

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 5 days 7 hours ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Biostatistics and Epidemiology department in SPHHS is seeking applicants for a campus based, online Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. This is a one year, renewable, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and will teach all courses 100% online. Responsibilities include teaching 8 courses per year, 4 courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: March 9, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc

Provide support for health communication, content development, website maintenance, and formative research projects. Tasks may include: • Writing content for print and interactive tools • Helping to maintain content and images for large federal health websites • Conducting Internet research and environmental scans • Providing support for research projects such as scheduling research participants

Coordinate day-to-day activities of projects. Tasks may include: • Supporting multi-disciplinary teams of writers, designers, researchers, and web developers • Scheduling client and team meetings • Drafting meeting agendas and taking meeting notes • Maintaining project schedules and timelines Support internal CH work. Tasks may include: • Onsite administrative tasks • Interfacing professionally with high-level clients • Picture Public Health maintenance and research

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Deadline: February 23, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 3 hours ago

CommunicateHealth

CommunicateHealth seeks an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. The candidate must be able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. The applicant should enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail, and be passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

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Deadline: February 23, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 3 hours ago

Johns Hopkins

At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. We have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors.

The starting salary for instructors ranges from $2,400-$3,000 per 3-week session, depending on education and experience. Teaching assistants earn $1,200 per 3-week session, and residential assistants earn $1,400 per 3-week session. Salaries for administrators vary by position. Room and board are provided at residential sites.

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Deadline: June 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a campus-based, online Lecturer; the successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Health Promotion & Policy. Responsibilities include teaching the following courses in the Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice degree program; all courses are to be taught online:

Fall Terms:

  • HPP 525-Ethical Issues in Public Health
  • HPP 690SJ-Social Justice in Public Health
  • HPP 698P-Practicum
  • HPP 691S-Capstone

Spring Terms:

  • HPP 602-Community Development and Health Education
  • HPP 690DS-Health Disparities
  • HPP 698P-Practicum
  • HPP 691S-Capstone

In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the faculty member will provide service to the department. Specifically, assisting the Program Director and Academic Director in building and expanding the online MPH programs and SPHHS CPE is required.  Duties may include serving on new faculty search committees, new course and new program development, and serving as a member of the PHP advisory committee. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: February 26, 2018
Posted: 4 weeks 5 hours ago

Research Technician

Boston Children’s Hospital

    We seek a highly motivated and organized individual to join our efforts to investigate the molecular basis of blood
cell development and to study novel genetic treatment approaches for blood disorders. Our approach combines
functional genetics and molecular biology in cellular and animal models of hematopoiesis. We are particularly
focused on applying genome editing technologies to develop novel treatments for blood disorders. The selected
candidate will work on experimental research projects and also spend effort on lab management duties. A highly
motivated and productive technician may get the opportunity to lead an independent research project within the
lab.

   A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular and cell biology, genetics, biochemistry,
gene therapy, hematopoiesis, systems biology, structural/chemical biology, and/or bioinformatics/computational
biology. The candidate must be a responsible individual with strong communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills. Previous experience in scientific research would be an asset. Experience with hematopoiesis
research is not required, but enthusiasm for learning modern molecular genetic techniques is essential.
40 hour/week full-time position with flexible hours and competitive salary/fringe benefits. Anticipated start date is
summer 2018. A 2-year minimum commitment is strongly preferred. Previous Bauer lab technicians have
coauthored peer-reviewed original research articles:

1. Lessard S et al. J Clin Invest. 2017;127:3065.
2. Hodonsky CJ et al. PLos Genet. 2017;l13:e1006760.
3. Midic U et al. Hum Mol Genet. 2017;26:2678.
4. Canver MC et al. Nat Genet. 2017;49:625.
5. Canver MC et al. Nature. 2015;527:192.
6. Yien YY et al. J Clin Invest. 2014;124:4294.
7. Canver MC et al. J Biol Chem. 2014;289:21312.
8. Bauer DE et al. Science. 2013;342:253.

Please send inquiries with cover letter, resume, transcript, and contact information for three references to
principal investigator.

Job Function: Research technician.

Additional Details: Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the top pediatric research centers in the world, and a
major research and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Application Method: Please apply by email to laboratory principal investigator:
bauer@bloodgroup.tch.harvard.edu

Deadline: February 28, 2018
Posted: 4 weeks 6 hours ago

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

The Cooperative Public Health Service, a health dis-trict based at the Franklin Regional Council of Govern-ments, is seeking a new Regional Health Agent.
Our innovative health district protects the health of 15,000 people in 11 rural towns, and the agent is an important local leader who works closely with mem-ber Boards of Health to create, implement, and en-force public health regulations and sanitary codes.
The FRCOG is a creative, professional, family-friendly, regional governmental agency whose 45 staff work on numerous shared services, state and regional ad-vocacy, and planning functions for our member towns. The Health Agent works closely with col-leagues in public health, planning, and building in-spection to improve health in the district’s towns.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmen-tal Science or similar science.
  • Five years’ experience in environmental health field: food service inspections, housing inspec-tions, condemnation procedures and court en-forcement.
  • State Licensed Soil Evaluator, Title-5 System Inspector, Lead Determinator, Food Protection Manager and Certified Pool/Spa Operator.
  • Certification as a Registered Sanitarian.

Equivalent combinations of education and experi-ence will be considered! Salary range starts at $31/hr, Full Time, based in Greenfield, full bene-fits. Full job description at www.frcog.org.

Resume & cover letter by March 7 or until position filled to: CPHS Search, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield MA 01301

The FRCOG is an equal opportunity employer and is particularly interested in candidates from a diverse range of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, and who are well-suited to understanding and addressing the needs of the diverse population we serve.
For more on the CPHS, click here

Deadline: March 7, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

Epic Systems Corporation

As a project manager, you'll work side by side with our customers to install our software, help them to lead and manage change, and ultimately transform the way they provide healthcare for over 50% of Americans. Project managers develop creative strategies to achieve a common end goal while collaborating with smart and innovative colleagues from all roles. Customers will see you as the face of Epic, and you'll form long-lasting relationships with your teams. No two days are the same - you'll never stop learning and growing. You'll have the autonomy to make important decisions while receiving support and guidance along the way. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest. Are you looking for a client-facing role that’s more technical? Check out our Technical Problem Solver team. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. You'll earn competitive wages and receive benefits befitting a leading software company (401k match, great health insurance, life insurance, performance bonuses and stock appreciation rights). Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others.

To learn more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 2 months 1 day ago

Bierman ABA Autism Center

We are seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team. Individuals will receive extensive training in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis and be responsible for providing 1:1 therapy to children with autism and other intellectual disabilities. All programs are directed by a BCBA and ongoing training will be provided. Career advancement opportunities are available.

Visit the Bierman ABA Autism Center website for more information.

Deadline: March 2, 2018
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago

Fellowships

Centers for Disease Control and Prep and Prevention (CDC)

A fellowship opportunity is available in the Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch ( Branch (PDQIB) in the Division of STD Prevent Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral He Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prep and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Qualifications:

•Applicants should have a Master’s or Do Doctoral degree in Behavioral and Social Sc Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Public Ad Administration, Business Administration, in informatics, or a related field received wi within the last five years.
•Experience using data visualization so software (Tableau, Microsoft Excel, Mi Microsoft BI) is required.
•High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Ac Access for quantitative data collection and an analysis is strongly preferred.
•Experience with basic program evaluation da data collection and analysis methods (i (including document reviews, logic models, ke key informant interviews and evaluation re reporting) is strongly preferred.
•Experience analyzing and interpreting bu budget and financial data is preferred.
•Familiarity and experience applying quality im improvement and systems thinking to improve pr program practice preferred.
•Experience in communicable disease, sexual he health or reproductive health is preferred.

Click here for more information.

Deadline: April 16, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

An opportunity is available in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), Applied Research and Evaluation Branch, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The opportunity is with the Applied Research and Translation (ART) team’s portfolio of policy research. The ART conducts applied research and translates research to practice through the development of tools, guidance documents and resources, and evidence-based policy analyses for practitioners in the field. Much of the applied research and translation work is conducted in support of CDC-funded state and community programs.

Qualifications: •Master’s degree with an interest in chronic disease prevention and health promotion earned within the past five years required is is required.

•Law degree and a background in public health, health policy, program evaluation, and performance measurement also desired

 

For more information and how to apply, click here

Deadline: April 11, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago

Generation Teach

ABOUT US:
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.

THE SUMMER TEACHING FELLOWSHIP:
• Complete two weeks of intensive training in identity, relationships, practices, and content
• Teach engineering, fitness, math, reading, social studies, or speech and debate to small groups of middle-school students each day for five weeks
• Design and teach an elective, such as art, coding, dance, philosophy, or yoga
• Practice your teaching and reflect on your students’ learning in daily team meetings
• Receive daily feedback and support from your Teacher Coach
• Lead academic challenges, enrichment programming, field trips, and community meetings
• Reflect on your growth in daily staff meetings
• Become an active part of the school and community in which your students live and learn
• Receive a taxable scholarship to offset living costs

To learn more and apply, click here

Deadline: May 5, 2018
Posted: 2 months 1 day ago

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

The Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (Vanderbilt MAGEC) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowship is an individualized didactic training program, tailored to complement the trainee’s background, and includes both core and elective coursework, a multi-disciplinary mentoring team, rotations in the Vanderbilt Molecular Epidemiology Lab and Survey Research Shared Resource, and the conduct of a research project. The fellowship culminates in the submission of a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the program is to assist fellows in launching an independent career in epidemiological research.

The MAGEC program is specifically designed for:

  • PhDs in epidemiology or genetics who have an interest in cancer research
  • MDs who have an MPH degree or working experience in epidemiology

Under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Per NIH requirements for the funding of this grant, candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Please visit the MAGEC website for more information or to apply (acceptance ongoing). 

Deadline: July 5, 2018
Posted: 7 months 2 weeks ago

Volunteers

NGOabroad

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE: Cameroon, Uganda If you are interested in global health, this opportunity provides valuable experience.
85% of malaria deaths in Africa occur in children under five years of age. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
Assess and limit the spread of communicable diseases- malaria, TB, onchocerciasis (river blindness), schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and childhood diarrhea - by training the local population in prevention.

RESEARCH: Uganda
The Ugandan director of this health organization is a Masters in Public Health.
She welcomes students to come do public health research, especially regarding preventing malaria.

POPULATION & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/ FAMILY PLANNING: Uganda, Ghana & Cameroon Due to the lack of family planning, more than half of the world's growth is expected to come from Africa by 2100.
One of our directors in Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon have asked for help with family planning, contraception, sexual and reproductive health.
The people of the community realize that they would not be so poor if they did not have 10 mouths to feed and 8 children's school fees to pay.

MONITORING & EVALUATION: Lebanon
This Lebanese organization, which was started by a doctor during their civil war (1975 to 1990) has a network of clinics & mobile units all over the country. 80% of their beneficiaries are Syrian refugees.
They would like Public Health students or professionals who can evaluate the quality of care at each of their centers.

MONITORING & EVALUATION: Uganda
Work in an excellent organization that has branches all over the world.
Practice what you have learned of Monitoring and Evaluation in their programs in health, education, agriculture, youth, media and conflict prevention.
This position requires that you are in graduate school or already have your MPH.
Work in this position is a helpful step in the door in international development.

NUTRITION: Cameroon
In the rural villages, people only have the food in their fields to feed themselves.
When their harvested food is all used up, they eat "bush meat."
Cameroon's most revered food is fermented cassava root, which is not very nutritious.
Come teach villagers what crops they could plant that would be higher in nutrition, e.g. moringa.
They grow peanuts. Teach them how to complement to make a complete protein.
Cameroon is a tropical country where tropical fruits grow without much coaxing, but the villagers do not take advantage of the fruits. Teach them the benefits.

NUTRITION: Ecuador
Work with the indigenous Andean communities to organize a demonstration garden and to identify the nutritional needs of its community members.
Experience with  nutrition, agriculture and project management needed. Spanish fluency is a must.

MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH: Uganda
Maternity clinic would like public health students to help with ante natal and post natal care.
They would like to know why more high risk moms (e.g. with AIDS) do not come for ante natal care.

NUTRITION: Jordan - Syrian, Iraqi & Palestinian Refugees Busy clinic that serves Syrian, Iraqi & Palestinian refugees welcomes a nutritionist.
The Nutritionist must speak fluent Arabic so that they can do awareness sessions about diet and Nutrition, e.g. about diabetes and hypertension, and provide one-to-one consultations with refugees in Arabic.
You work side-by-side with Jordanian staff to assist their work.

WATER & SANITATION/ WASH: Cameroon
More people in Africa die of fecal water than die of AIDS.
Come teach the villagers how to filter and purify their water; how to build a sanitary latrine and place the latrine far from their water source; and the importance of good hygiene.


Students, graduates and professionals in Public Health are all needed.
Both Bachelor's and Master's level accepted.

Interested?

Please read NGOabroad website
http://www.ngoabroad.com/ 

Send BRIEFLY answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com

These are volunteer opportunities.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

MGH Division for Global Health and Human Rights

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago