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THE TOWN OF HADLEY

This is a part-time non-benefited position for up to 9 hours per week with the Town of Hadley through the Board of Health. Pay range is $15-20.00 per hour. Email resume and letter of interest to hr@hadleyma.org or apply through the town website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete job description is located on the town website www.hadleyma.org.

The Health Inspector performs a wide variety of inspection and  enforcement activities in compliance with State, Federal, and local regulations, and laws to protect the health of the community. The Health Inspector is customer service oriented and will perform food inspections and may assist with complaints and will perform other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidates will have a Degree in Environmental Science or Health or Public Health ; or any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis. Preferred credentials include Registered Sanitarian; Certification in Pool and Spa Operations;  Food Manager Certification; Large Animal Inspector Certification;  HACCP training.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license or obtain one prior to employment and be able to travel independently in the Town. Call 413-586-3354 if you have any questions.

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Deadline: August 31, 2022
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Silent Spring Institute

Silent Spring Institute is a scientific research organization and one of the nation’s leading authorities on cancer-causing chemicals in our everyday environments, with a particular focus on breast cancer prevention. We are a collaborative, high-energy staff of 25, including 20 scientists with expertise in epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, social science, and communications. 

We lead National Institutes of Health-funded research*, collaborating with investigators at Harvard, UC Berkeley, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Silent Spring also partners with environmental justice groups, documenting racial disparities in exposures to pollutants, and supporting impacted communities. 

In addition to conducting scientific research, we work to educate policymakers and the public, and to translate our science into policies that support prevention.

Click here to read about currently open research associate, post doctoral and internship positions available

Deadline: August 31, 2022
Posted: 2 months 3 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.

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Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 3 days 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.

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Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 3 days 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: 3 months 3 days ago

Internships

Life Science Cares

Life Science Cares is an impact focused organization partnering with life science companies to funnel their time, talent, and treasure to nonprofits tackling poverty in the cities in which we operate.

We currently operate in Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, and the bay area. This role would be working with our Executive Director and board in the Philadelphia chapter.

This internship is an opportunity for a student to have a critical role in our chapter's growth here in Philadelphia. This job can be done remotely so you do not have to live in Philadelphia to apply and do this job well although it is a bonus if you are in the area. There will be in person events occassionally.

Students who are interested in impact, community, nonprofits, philanthropy, or the life sciences will find this to be an enriching experience. Interns will get hands-on professional experience with marketing, communications, event planning, volunteer coordination, grant management and networking with life science professionals and companies as well as nonprofits. You will help build relationships that generate impact in our community.

The day-to-day work will include researching nonprofits, providing administrative support to our Executive Director in building relationships with the nonprofits and corporate partners, planning events, and posting to social media among other work.

Ideal candidates will have experience with social media platforms and email marketing tools. Planning events is a plus. Photography experience is a plus. An interest in nonprofits or the life science industry is a must.

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Deadline: January 6, 2023
Posted: 2 months 2 days ago

Fellowships

USARIEM

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is offering a fellowship in musculoskeletal injury research with a focus on public health.

What will I be doing?

You will be part of a multi-faceted research study evaluating the influence of social networks on health-related behaviors and outcomes following musculoskeletal injury among Soldiers in the US Army 3rd Infantry Division.

Why should I apply? 

The study will leverage social network theory and ecological momentary assessment to better inform military leadership and medical providers in understanding how to prevent injury and improve recovery following musculoskeletal injury.

Under the guidance of a mentor you will have the opportunity to expand your skill sets and gain valuable training and experience to further your scientific development and will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Recruiting study participants in a military setting
  • Collecting and analyzing data using R programming software and ecological momentary assessment platforms
  • Proposing, analyzing, publishing, and disseminating research including publications and national presentations

Throughout your internship your mentor will develop learning objectives to fit your personal career development goals, while providing guidance and education that will prepare you for your future.

Where will I be located? 

Fort Stewart, Georgia -Please note this opportunity may include some travel.

What is the anticipated start date? 

Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.

What is the appointment length?  

Appointments are initially for one year with the option to extend the appointment for up to four additional years, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

What are the benefits? 

You will receive a stipend to be determined by USARIEM. Stipends are typically based on academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include:

  • Health Insurance Supplement (Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE)
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have received either a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in public health, kinesiology, exercise physiology, or related discipline.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a Federal Background Check

Highly competitive applicants will have the following knowledge, skills and qualities:

  • Working knowledge of R programming software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (word, outlook, and excel)
  • Experience working with members of the military
  • Two years of experience working with large groups
  • 1-2 years of research experience
  • First Aid/ CPE/ AED Certified

The successful applicant will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the host facility, including but not limited to COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

APPLY NOW: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USAMRMC-RIEM-2022-0019

Questions? Contact ARMY-MRMC@orise.orau.gov

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 2 days ago

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Brief Overview: A research opportunity is currently available within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Research Project: The CDC Arthritis Program within the Division of Population Health, Healthy Aging Branch is now accepting applications for an ORISE research training opportunity. Related training activities will include:

  • Analyzing surveillance data and writing and publishing manuscripts on findings.
  • Translating research findings and scientific content for public health use and application.
  • Developing and using infographics, tables, charts and other tools to convey scientific information and research findings.
  • Presenting scientific content and research findings at meetings and in scientific forums.
  • Developing responses to inquiries and status requests about research findings.
  • Planning, applying, and translating scientific data and research findings to achieve optimal program results and promote positive health outcomes.
  • Conducting environmental scans and literature reviews to address research topics and objectives.
  • Contributing to scientific discourse and the preparation of manuscripts that reflect a thorough knowledge of complex public health issues and use of appropriate research methods

Learning Objectives: The Participant will have the opportunity to train with a senior epidemiologist in the areas of analyzing data, publications, statistical analysis, and epidemiological methodology. The Participant will also receive training in arthritis research topics, primarily using quantitative research methods and state and national health and behavior surveys as data sources. The participant may also engage in research translation projects to benefit state and national programs funded by the CDC Arthritis Program.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

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Find more CDC research opportunities using the link Here

Deadline: August 29, 2022
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago