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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA.

This position is located in Region 1, Office of Environmental Stewardship, Office of Technical Enforcement, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and Federal Programs Unit, Boston, MA. For more information on this office, visit their website,

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Deadline: June 5, 2018
Posted: 6 days 4 hours 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: 1 week 5 days ago

Internships

Museum of Science, Boston

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Museum of Science Facilities Department manages the daily and long range operations of the Museum's Facilities to provide a safe, clean, and pleasant work environment on an economical and timely basis. Operations include electrical and mechanical building systems, and building/structure components. Responsible for overseeing all construction and renovations, permits, licenses, and compliance with governmental regulatory requirements pertaining to the operation of the building.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Intern will assist the Environmental, Health & Safety Program Manager with implementing the Museum's safety & health program and routine safety & health activities such as documenting job hazard analyses and lockout/tagout procedures; personal protective equipment (PPE) selection; chemical inventory and updating of safety data sheets; safety & health inspections; and training.

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

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.

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 2 months 6 days 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

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 4 months 2 days ago