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Silver Thread Public Health District

If you are passionate about exploring a career in public health, consider the mountains your playground, and love working with young people this could be the position for you!

While all Community Health Workers will get broad public health experience, the two full-time positions at Silver Thread will be working in close partnership with our school district and focusing on youth social and emotional wellness and addressing health challenges for youth and families coming out of the acute phase of a pandemic. Lake City is a true historic Colorado mountain town that retains its close community feel, is surrounded by some of the state's tallest mountains and most incredible backcountry, and is nestled far away from the more congested tourist centers.

Please click Here to learn more about us. If you'd like to join us in Lake City, Colorado, please click Here to apply. 

Deadline: December 31, 2022
Posted: 6 days 18 hours ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), Department of Health Promotion and Policy is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Community Health Education at the Assistant Professor level.

We seek a colleague with a background in community health sciences whose teaching and research interests include social justice, health equity, and racial-ethnic health disparities. This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track position.

Duties include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates should have experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and strong research skills with a proven track record of, or excellent potential for, securing extramural research funding from federal and state funding agencies, foundations and other sources.

Research areas of particular interest include substance use disorder, place and health, sexual and reproductive health, racism and health, and research about the health of Latino and Black populations in the U.S. We are especially interested in candidates who apply mixed- methods and participatory approaches to understanding these topics.

Candidates whose lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities will contribute significantly to campus goals of greater equity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree (PhD, DrPH) in public health or related field of study.
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Read the full position description and apply here.

Deadline: October 15, 2022
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), Department of Health Promotion and Policy is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Health Policy and Management at the Assistant Professor level.   

We are seeking candidates with interest and experience in developing an extramurally funded research program and teaching in health policy and management or health services research. This is a fully state funded (9 month) tenure track position.

Duties include an active program of research, teaching, and service as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates should have experience with graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and strong research skills with a proven track record of, or excellent potential for, securing extramural research funding from federal and state funding agencies, foundations and other sources.

Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: (1) health care administration, including health care organizations, institutional management, organizational behavior, or financial management; (2) health services research, including health care quality and equity, health economics, comparative effectiveness, outcomes research or technology assessment; (3) health equity, including but not limited to structural racism, stigma/prejudice/bias/discrimination in healthcare, social determinants of health, women’s health, disability, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ+ health, or health across the lifespan; (4) health policy analysis, including evaluation of health programs, health services, and/or public health programs.  

Candidates whose lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities will contribute significantly to campus goals of greater equity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Requirements

Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) in public health or related field of study.
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Read the full position description and apply here.

Deadline: October 15, 2022
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)

The Public Health program seeks one or more public health planners to contribute to a broad scope of dynamic and complex public health programs for the Berkshire region. These positions will provide staff support for the planning and implementation of a range of significant public health projects, that may include:

  • Equity and Wellness Planning
  • Community Health Improvement Planning
  • Public Health Emergency Planning and Response

In addition to assisting with planning and implementation activities, the planners will work with other staff to support community outreach and engagement, grant writing, meeting support, updating and maintaining contact and training lists, and updating social media accounts and websites.

The successful candidate is a highly engaged and creative problem solver, familiar with a variety of current issues in public health, especially related to the social determinants of health, and should demonstrate an understanding of public health planning and implementation, be familiar with public health and health research and adaptation of recommendations at the community level and possess effective communication and writing skills. The candidate must also have familiarity working within the Microsoft Office platform.

Minimum requirements: Master's degree in Public Health, Community Health, Planning, or a closely related field. Six years' relevant experience may be substituted instead of a Master's. Experience in implementing public health initiatives at the local community health level, equity and wellness, or emergency planning is a plus. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and access to a private vehicle.

The starting salary range is $49,894-$56,475 with a very attractive benefits package. The minimum workweek is 35 hours with flex time available. Currently, employees must work in BRPC's Pittsfield, Massachusetts office two days per week. Telework is permitted at other times.

Submit a cover letter and resume to info@berkshireplanning.org by email only.

Position description can be found here 

Please include the phrase Public Health Planner in the subject line of your email. No telephone calls. Position available immediately until filled. EOE/Smoke and Drug- free Workplace.

 

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago

Silent Spring Institute

We seek a versatile research assistant to contribute to innovative environmental health studies in a community-engaged context. We study chemicals linked to breast cancer, including PFAS and other hormone disrupting chemicals in consumer products and everyday environments. 

Great opportunity to learn about public interest science! We are proud to train a new generation for careers in environmental health.

Responsibilities:    

Our research assistant positions require great versatility in support of the Institute’s transdisciplinary research and our communications, community engagement, and policy programs. Specific responsibilities are tailored to the particular qualifications of each individual.  Examples of activities:

  • Support ongoing studies: develop and follow study protocols, operate environmental sampling equipment, develop sample tracking systems, interact with co-investigators and study participants, schedule meetings, and prepare meeting summaries.
  • Provide research support, including literature review and assistance in preparation of presentations and manuscripts.
  • Help to prepare presentations, manuscripts, and proposals for federal and foundation grants.
  • If you have data analysis skills: Use R for data management and quantitative analysis for environmental exposure data and environmental health literacy studies 
  • If you have software engineering skills: Use Python to support AI projects to discover chemicals that match the biological activity of endocrine disruptors, or use Ruby on Rails or React to develop tools for exposure science.
  • For applicants with chemistry and biology skills: Compile and analyze toxicity information from a variety of sources. 
  • If you are an excellent science writer: Develop individual exposure reports for study participants using the Digital Exposure Report-Back Interface (DERBI). 
  • Opportunities to author peer-reviewed articles.
  • Speak about environmental health issues with community audiences.  

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with excellent academic record in a relevant field. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High energy, creativity, curiosity, attention to accuracy, ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to careful and impartial research in a context of partnership between scientists and the public.

Learn more and apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago

Silent Spring Institute

Job overview:

We are a collaborative multi-disciplinary team with expertise in exposure science, epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, social science, and communications. We lead studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collaborate with investigators at Harvard, UC Berkeley, the Environmental Protection Agency, and elsewhere. Our current research initiatives focus on drinking water contamination, environmental links to breast cancer and asthma, exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds, high-throughput chemical toxicity testing, and community-engaged research. This study coordinator/research assistant position will focus on study coordination, data management, data analysis, and community engagement for novel studies of chemical exposures and toxicity. This position will also involve public communications and proposal development. Our research positions require great versatility in support of the Institute’s transdisciplinary research.  

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate recruitment and data collection for study of PFAS health effects in young children in communities with a history of water contamination: develop and follow study protocols, develop sample tracking systems, and interact with study participants.
  • Provide support for other ongoing studies on household exposures.
  • Conduct data management and quantitative analysis for environmental exposure data in a range of environmental media, for instance to support a crowdsourced biomonitoring study and novel metabolomics analyses.  
  • Compile and analyze results from nationwide drinking water data to evaluate environmental justice disparities in contaminant exposure related to drinking water quality.
  • Compile and analyze toxicity information from a variety of sources. 
  • Develop novel approaches to data exploration and visualization and help develop web applications to communicate findings.
  • Provide research support, including literature review, assistance in preparation of presentations and manuscripts.
  • Opportunities to author peer-reviewed articles.
  • Speak about environmental health issues with community organizations.  
  • Support proposal preparation for federal and foundation grants.
  • Some travel.  Some evening and weekend responsibilities, for example, at public events.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or MPH/MS in public health, environmental health (or related field) and/or equivalent work experience. 
  • Proficiency in using computer applications for word processing, data entry and storage (such as REDCap), spreadsheet preparation, and statistical analysis (such as R).
  • Excellent academic record; math, statistics, biology, chemistry, and public health coursework an asset.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High energy, creativity, curiosity, attention to accuracy, and ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team.  
  • Commitment to careful and impartial research in a context of partnership between scientists and the public.

Learn more and apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago

Silent Spring Institute

Job overview:

Silent Spring Institute is hiring a study coordinator for a major study of health effects associated with PFAS exposures from drinking water in two communities in Massachusetts. This is a full-time position (around 15 months) with effort initially focused in Hyannis, MA, and expanding to include Ayer, MA, in summer 2022. The study is part of the PFAS Multi-Site Health Study, funded and coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Silent Spring is partnering with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Eastern Research Group, and community partner organizations. The results of this study will be combined with results from six other states. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in a major public health study that will advance our understanding of PFAS health effects.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a leadership role on a nationally-recognized, multidisciplinary team as we investigate the health effects that may occur in communities with a history of PFAS drinking water contamination.
  • Contribute to and oversee recruitment of 1,300 participants (adults and children) and data collection in field offices in Hyannis and Ayer.
  • Implement standardized techniques for collecting biospecimens, body measurements, and interview data and train research staff on study protocols.
  • Conduct interviews and neurobehavioral assessments with study participants.
  • Oversee data management in REDCap and implementation of data entry protocols.
  • Assist the principal investigator with updating human research ethics approvals and writing progress reports. Opportunity to contribute to writing manuscripts and developing presentations for diverse scientific, policy, and lay audiences. 
  • Coordinate regular communications and meetings among members of the study team and with community advisory boards, and help organize community events.
  • Responsibilities will include some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate would be a team player with demonstrated leadership skills, well-organized, detail-oriented, comfortable with diverse types of people, have excellent communications skills, and share a dedication to rigorous science in the public interest.

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Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago

LAMOUR Clinic

JOB SUMMARY:

The Human Resources Assistant, under supervision, performs a variety of tasks in the human resources department. The HR tasks include the receipt, distribution and processing of personnel documents, maintaining personnel files, tracking employee compliance with supervision as well as training requirements, filing periodic training reports and collecting data to report to managers. The Assistant is responsible for general operational duties and administration for the company’s human resources needs. Will assist with a variety of general administrative duties including maintaining social media, assisting with recruiting and marketing, credentialing possible new employees and re-credentialing current staff, new hire orientation, and additional duties as needed for the day to day operation of the Human Resources Department and to provide support to the manager in the Human Resource Department. Must be a team player and able to work independently.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE:

Preferred Degree: BA OR BS in Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, and experience with Healthcare Administration experience, having both would be helpful. Minimum 2+ years of recent administrative support experience. 

Must be culturally and linguistically competent, bilingual a plus; Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian 

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Deadline: October 30, 2022
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago