Career Opportunities

Fellowships

UMass Medical School Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Postdoctoral

UMass Medical School Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Fellowship, PRACCTIS (Prevention and Control of Cancer: Training for Change in Individuals and Systems)

To apply see https://umassmed.edu/pracctis or contact barbara.estabrook@umassmed.edu 

Application Deadline: 2020-04-13

Brief description of position responsibilities:

PRACCTIS is an NCI-funded training program designed to prepare the next generation of scientists to conduct implementation research that addresses critical cancer prevention and control care delivery issues across the cancer continuum, including primary prevention, cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. UMass Medical School in Worcester is the lead institution. Partnering institutions include UMMS-Baystate Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Research, UMass Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Healthcare Delivery Institute, and the Veterans Health Administration Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research.

Eligibility

  • Trainees must be interested in pursuing a career focused on cancer prevention and control implementation research. All applicants must pursue independent research in this area.
  • Eligible trainees will have with doctoral degrees (MD, DO, Ph.D., Sc.D., etc.) and a primary mentor affiliated with one of the partnering institutions.
  • Applicants, per federal policy, must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. UMass Medical School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Deadline: April 13, 2020
Posted: 2 days 12 hours ago

University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Health and Demography

 

The University of Pennsylvania is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on a 5-year, NIH-funded study in Malawi to examine the role of adverse childhood experiences in shaping divergent HIV risk trajectories during adolescence. This project builds on the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLFSH). In order to create an adolescent cohort, the project is collecting new rounds of prospective data directly from over 2,000 MLSFH children as they move through adolescence.

The fellow will work under the co-supervision of the two Principal Investigators (Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Rachel Kidman at Stony Brook University). Baseline data on adolescents and their caregivers was collected in 2017-2018; follow-up data collection is planned for summer 2020. The fellow will travel to Malawi to help oversee the 2020 wave of data collection and liaise with local research teams. After data collection, the fellow will assist with data management and linkage; will contribute substantially to longitudinal data analyses; and will be expected to prepare research manuscripts and presentations. The fellow is encouraged to develop his/her own research questions within the scope of the project, and may be involved in future grant writing.

The successful candidate should have recently been awarded their PhD or equivalent in Epidemiology, Demography, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health or a related field; have a scholarly record of publication; and have strong quantitative skills and familiarity with standard statistical packages (Stata preferred). Special consideration will be given to those with prior experience working on the MLSFH; those with experience conducting large scale population surveys in low-income country settings, and those with a scholarly background in childhood adversity and/or adolescent development.

The starting date will be Spring/Summer 2020, depending on the candidate’s availability. The position is for one year initially, and may be extended to two years contingent on performance and funding.

 

The following application materials are requested:

     • Curriculum vitae

     • 1-2 page statement of interest

     • Writing sample

     • Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the email address below

Please send application materials by March 15, 2020 to:

hpkohler@pop.upenn.edu and Rachel.Kidman@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Deadline: March 15, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Translational Biomedical Optics)
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine/Department of Pathology
The Hariri Optical Imaging Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group at Massachusetts General Hospital. The focus of the laboratory is on the design, development and clinical translation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the detection, diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary diseases, including lung fibrosis, lung cancer, and inhalational lung diseases.
A highly motivated, independent, innovative and organized individual with an interest in translational optical imaging and medicine is sought for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position. The appropriate candidate will work in a highly collaborative research environment that aims to translate optical imaging devices for the detection, diagnosis, and assessment of pulmonary diseases. The position will involve planning and conducting in vivo clinical imaging studies in patients, ex vivo and preclinical validation studies, image processing for data analysis, and device development using polarization-sensitive OCT for diagnosis and longitudinal assessment of lung disease.

Requirements:
- A doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Bio-Optics, Biophysics, Biology, or related fields
- Experience with pre-clinical or clinical imaging, with an interest in translational research.
- Experience with optical imaging and/or similar imaging modalities. Experience with fiber optic systems and components is preferred.
- Experience with image processing is desired, but not required
- Experience with Matlab and Image J or other image processing software is desired, but not required
- Experience with pre-clinical or clinical imaging processing and data analysis is desired.
- Applicant should be self-motivated, independent, organized, and able to work well in a multidisciplinary collaborative hospital research environment.
All interested candidates are encouraged to submit their detailed CV accompanied by a cover letter addressed to Dr. Lida Hariri at hariripulmopticsmgh@gmail.com. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Jobs

Youth Health Coalition- Partnership for Youth

Youth Health Coalition seeks Community Engagement and Programs Associate

Are you passionate about positive youth development, public health, and social justice? Are you an excellent communicator, a team player, and a people person?

Do you want to work in a creative rural region in Western Massachusetts, with dynamic, supportive coworkers?

The Communities That Care Coalition is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of young people in Franklin County and the North Quabbin, and has been recognized nationally for its success in reducing youth drug and alcohol use. We are hiring a Community Engagement and Programs Associate to assist with a variety of programs including a new Parent Leader program and a new Advancing Racial Justice in Schools program. This involves a flexible schedule, with some night and weekend work as well as program administration, working with many partners throughout the region. Find the full job description at www.frcog.org.

This position is based out of the Franklin Regional Council of Govern- ments in Greenfield, MA. The FRCOG is a dynamic, professional, region- al governmental agency whose 45 staff work on numerous shared ser- vices for area towns.

 

Send your resume & cover letter by March 6 or until position is filled to: CE- PA 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 backgrounds. This posi- tion will help guide our racial justice work.

 

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

·  Ability to build rapport, connect, and collaborate with people with a variety of personalities and backgrounds, including youth and adults.

·  Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

·  Organized, creative, outgoing, and motivated.

·  Ability to contribute as a positive team member working towards a common goal.

·  Understanding of racial justice issues and white dominant culture.

·  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

·  Working proficiency with Microsoft Word, Ex- cel, and PowerPoint, as well as ability to use online tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Doodle, Google Docs, SurveyMonkey, and others.

·  Some experience working with volunteers and managing programs.

·  Some experience in project management. Equivalent combinations of education and

experience will be considered.
Salary range starts at $47,000, negotiable. Full-time, based in Greenfield, full benefits.

Deadline: March 6, 2020
Posted: 3 days 12 hours ago

Partnership for Youth

Nationally Recognized Youth Health Coalition seeks Coalition Technical Assistance and Evaluation Coordinator

Are you passionate about helping people succeed in building healthier communities? Are you a data-minded people person?
Do you want to work in a creative rural region in Western Massachusetts, with dynamic, supportive coworkers?

The Partnership for Youth is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of young people in Franklin County and the North Quabbin. We are hiring a Coalition Technical Assistance and Evaluation Coordinator to support prevention coalitions in Western MA and throughout the state, and to coordi- nate the Communities That Care Coalition’s survey and evaluation efforts. This involves working with many partners throughout the region. The position requires regional and statewide travel Find the full job description at www.frcog.org.

This position is based out of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments in Greenfield, MA. The FRCOG is a dynamic, professional, regional governmental agency whose 45
staff work on numerous shared services for area towns.

Send your resume & cover letter by March 6 or until position is filled to: CTAE Search, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield MA 01301

The FRCOG is an equal opportunity employ- er and is particularly interested in candi- dates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

 

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

·  Experience leading or facilitating collaborative efforts across sectors (e.g. health care, juvenile justice, child wel- fare, education) and within/across communities

·  Experience providing trainings to community- level deci- sion makers

·  Experience using a range of computer applications, instruc- tional design, and conducting Internet research

·  Experience with diverse communities.

·  Understanding of racial justice issues and white dominant

culture.

·  Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.

·  Working proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, SPSS and PowerPoint,

·  Skilled in meeting facilitation, public presentation, and coordination. Skill in presenting data visually and verbally.

·  Excellent relationship builder. Knows how to help people succeed. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary range starts at $50,000 negotiable. Full-time, based in Greenfield, full benefits.

· Full job description at www.frcog.org

Deadline: March 6, 2020
Posted: 3 days 12 hours ago

Fund for the Public Interest

Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for some of the nation’s most prominent social change and environmental organizations, such as U.S. PIRG and Environment America. 

The Fund is currently hiring students to join our summer campaign staff right here in Amherst and in 30 other cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, petitioning, canvassing, fundraising, and writing letters to the editor, all while being paid as members of our staff. Our staff typically earn an average of $13-18/hour.

This summer, students will be working to reduce plastic pollution at the state level, and get pesticides out of our food supply. 

Get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, petitioning, canvassing, fundraising, and writing letters to the editor, all while being paid as members of our staff. Our staff typically earn an average of $13-18/hour.

 

PAID SUMMER JOBS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Fill out the form here to set up an interview and hear more about the campaigns and the positions available.

Deadline: April 11, 2020
Posted: 3 days 13 hours ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Criminal Justice Epidemiologist Contractor 

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Office of Population Health (OPH) seeks to hire a temporary contract Criminal Justice Epidemiologist. The Criminal Justice Epidemiologist will play a central role supporting the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) grant. The JCOIN grant is a 5 year federal grant, with funding through 4/30/2024. The selected applicant will be required to perform extensive and complex statistical analysis using SAS, utilizing the Public Health Data Warehouse (PHD), a unique research tool that provides access to timely linked, multi-year data enabling analysis of health priorities and trends. 

The selected applicant will provide data coordination, project oversight, and technical support for the PHD as it relates to the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) grant. This position will collaborate very closely with external JCOIN grant partners including the private investigators at Baystate Medical Center and UMASS Amherst, staff at the jails, and other co-investigators and internal stakeholders including the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) and the Commissioner’s Office.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinates the acquisition of criminal justice data that go into the PHD Warehouse, including data from the Houses of Corrections, BSAS, and the Department of Corrections; partner with the data providers to resolve data quality issues.
  • Collaborates with JCOIN private investigators on developing an analytic plan to conduct a longitudinal treatment outcome evaluation among inmates with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who receives Naltrexone, buprenorphine, or methadone, or no MOUD in jail.
  • Develops and documents SAS programs used for cleaning and analyzing the datasets, and create templates for reproducibility.
  •  Performs complex statistical analyses in SAS to execute analytic plan.
  • Prepares results for JCOIN study team to evaluate, and conducts additional analyses as needed to support grant aims.
  • Partners closely with BSAS to help prepare legislative report on evaluation findings.
  • Designs graphs, charts, and other data visualizations.
  • Prepares epidemiological study data for published work in peerreviewed journals.
  • Assists the Director with data requests and analytics as needed or required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of epidemiology, biology and disease processes.
  • Understanding of epidemiologic and biostatistics research methods and techniques and the methods of statistical report writing.
  • Ability to design analysis plans, collect and manage epidemiological data, conduct statistical analyses, and interpret findings.
  • Capacity to use current knowledge of causes of disease and to implement the principles of informatics to guide and support epidemiologic practice.
  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills with proficiency establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and through questioning individuals.
  • Proficient in analyzing and determining the applicability of scientific data, drawing conclusions, and making appropriate recommendations.

 

DPH Mission Statement:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

Additional Information:

  •  Benefits are unavailable with the exception of sick leave accruals.
  • Contracts are renewable, subject to the Department approval, performance and allocation of funds.
  • Merit and C.O.L.A. increases may be included.
  •  All employees will be paid on a biweekly basis and must have direct deposit

Period of Service:

2/1/2020 - 4/30/2021 (Renewable subject to appropriation)

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=190009TR

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Research Assistant

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Research Assistant II

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

POSITION SUMMARY:

 With minimal supervision coordinates data acquisition, analysis and presentation for the Quality Service of the Department of Ophthalmology.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Outcomes Books
  • Contributes intellectually to the development and evolution of the annual clinical Outcomes book, including brainstorming, pilot testing and research of ideas and methodology
  • Works with IT, billing and other departments as necessary to acquire data for the annual Outcomes book on an agreed upon timeline
  • Performs data analysis and institutes presentation design for the Outcomes book
  • Assists with editing and proofreading of Outcomes book for publication
  • In his/her absence, represents the Chief Quality Officer at meetings and presentations

Quality Monitoring

Assists the Chief Quality Officer and other members of the quality team with any necessary reporting needs and quality initiatives, primarily involving data acquisition and analysis.

Quality Initiatives

Contributes intellectually to design, implementation and monitoring of quality improvement initiatives in the hospital with cooperation of the Chief Quality Officer and quality team.

Helps to maintain IRB approved projects in this area.

Works on academic papers in the area of quality and outcomes, with opportunities for authorship

Administrative

Maintains strict confidentiality regarding patient and departmental matters

Provides general administrative support as needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

BS or similar experience. Typing, medical terminology preferred. Good communication skills and attention to detail necessary.

Previous applicants have applied to medical school or gone onto to other positions in clinical research after this experience.       

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Position functions include mental and visual attention requiring alertness and manual dexterity when using the computer.

Compliance: Mandatory In-service

HIPAA

(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

Age Specific Competencies

IDX

 

HIPAA Privacy Training and Sanctions

All employees who have access to health information whose confidentiality is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required by the Rule to receive training so that they have an understanding and knowledge of the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities and of the group health plan’s policies and procedures that impact on their job duties. Training on the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the plan’s health information policies and procedures under the direction of the institution’s privacy officer is a pre-requisite for this position.

Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

This description is intended to indicate essential tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, or control the work of staff members under their supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned but that are of similar kind or level of difficulty

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Dermatology and Skin Care Associates

Clinical Assistant

Dermatology and Skin Care Associates

Dermatology and Skin Care Associates (DSCA) located minutes from Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts offers an elite, paid Gap-Year Program for top students who have completed college and are applying to medical school.

This one- to two-year fast-paced environment delivers a unique opportunity to

work closely alongside caring Ivy-League educated doctors and gain clinical knowledge before transitioning to medical school. Students learn patient history taking, fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment of many dermatologic diseases, and hands-on opportunity.

- Assist a physician on a daily basis with direct patient care.

- Obtain patient history and chief complaint.

- Assist with biopsies, surgical procedures; learn sterile

 technique.

- Receive training and use electronic medical records.

- Answer patient phone calls and schedule patient visits.

- Assist with patient education on treatment plans

 and medications.

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

MGH Clinical Research Coordinator- Center for Women’s Mental Health

 

Program Description:

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website: www.womensmentalhealth.org.

 

Responsibilities:

The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

 

The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:

·Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians

· Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients

·Administering psychiatric assessments

· Phlebotomy and specimen preparation (a phlebotomy course is offered at MGH)

· Data collection and entry, and database management

· Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB

·  Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines

· Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission

 

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of six research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program assistant, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. The group meets once a week for two hours to review clinical cases and ongoing research progress. This is a full-time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a ½ hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space and all work is conducted on-site.

 

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your application materials. The salary for this full-time position will start at $33,200 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start by the beginning of June 2020 are preferred. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

 

Skills:

· Critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems

·  Careful attention to details

· Time management and ability to prioritize

· Written and verbal communication skills

· Microsoft Office and general computer literacy

· Data management and analysis knowledge is advantageous though not required

 Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Lizzie Callaway via email to ecallaway@partners.org or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114. 

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Teaching Assistant

Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs

Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs

Currently seeking teaching assistants and instructors for the course, Epidemiology, Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, and Pandemics, held at Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Why teach for CTY?
Competitive salary plus room and board at our residential sites.
Develop your teaching skills in a supportive collegial environment
Work alongside dedicated educators from around the world.
Limited class size (15 students), plus a teaching assistant for each class ensures a low student-to-instructor ratio. 

2020 Princeton Program Core Dates
Session 1: June 18-July 11
Session 2: CTY-Princeton operates for one session only. 
2020 Berkeley Program Core Dates
Session 1: CTY-Berkeley operates for one session only.
Session 2: July 16-August 8 
Terms of Employment
Starting salary for instructors: $2,400-$3,000 per 3-week session.
Starting salary for teaching assistants: $1,270 per 3-week session.
Room and board, in addition to salary, are provided at residential sites.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Community Health Worker- Youth Specialist

The Gandara center

Job Title:   Community Health Worker- Youth Specialist               Department: Prevention       

Reports To: Coalition Coordinator                                       Employment Class: Part time

 

Position Purpose and Objectives:

The Community Health Worker-Family Specialist will support coalition activities and coordinate the youth advisory board to the Stop Access Coalition. The Community Health Worker-Family Specialist is responsible for the overall recruitment and coordination of the youth advisory board.The CHW will support coalition activities and participate in community engagement. The Stop Access Coalition is a city wide coalition that works to reduce and prevent underage drinking, marijuana use and use of tobacco products including electronic smoking devices.

 

Essential Job Functions

-Service Excellence: Support and participate in coalition activities. Guide and support youth in leadership, community engagement and advocacy activities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

-Responsible for community engagement and coalition recruitment

-Assist with and support coalition activities

-Coordinate and continue to develop the youth advisory board to the coalition

-Facilitate youth advisory board meetings, arrange youth advisory board activities, and provide transportation to youth, as needed

-Attend outreach events and community meetings

-Attend coalition meetings

-Develop and coordinate parental advisory group

-Facilitate community and/or school presentations as requested

 

Qualifications

-Bachelors or Associates Degree preferred or High School Diploma with at least 3 years of related experience

-Experience working with youth required, work with families also preferred

-Some knowledge of social media

-Experience in group facilitation and/or training facilitation

-Knowledge of the City of Springfield and youth serving organizations

-Effective communication; oral and written

-Have strong interpersonal skills

-Understanding of cultural competence/cultural humility and the ability to provide services that reflect this understanding

Teamwork

-Uphold Gandara’s organizational mission statement and commitments.

-Support team and organizational decisions as it relates to Stop Access Coalition and Stop Act Activities

Working Conditions: Office setting, may lift and carry promotional items for community events.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Freedom Fund

PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR HIV/AIDS PROGRAM
Location: Broward and Miami-Dade counties, primarily
Job Type: Part-time
Pay:  $21.00 per hour or $21,840 per year

The Freedom Fund is a social justice organization that works to build a critical mass against the mass jailing of LGBTQ individuals. We do so through direct services, awareness and policy advocacy work.

This position is for a Project Coordinator for an HIV prevention and linkage program focused on young men of color who have sex with men.

 

Job Summary:

HIV prevalence for incarcerated individuals is five times greater than those in the general population.

 To address the interlocking crises of mass incarceration and HIV, the Project Coordinator will recruit participants in Broward and Miami-Dade counties for a Post-Detention HIV Prevention and Linkage Program in order to:

- improve social, medical and legal determinants of health with participant driven, culturally-competent case management

-complete an HIV prevention intervention.

Participants will include those released from prison, jail and immigration detention and those we post bail for who were held in detention simply because they could not afford to pay bond

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Salary Range: $118,577 - $177,865

Appointments are typically made between the minimum and the midpoint of the range, depending on qualifications.

 

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks an experienced and compassionate Director of Equity to lead the development, implementation and management of LAHSA’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including innovative and effective strategies to achieve racial equity for the Los Angeles Continuum of Care. In collaboration with the LAHSA leadership team, the City and County of Los Angeles, and external partners, the director will implement the agency’s racial equity plan, including the creation of a vision and culture that champions diversity and inclusion both internally and externally with our partnering agencies and service providers. As a key member of the leadership team, the director will oversee numerous equity initiatives, including the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness and our work with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE).

 

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the director will oversee the design, coordination, and implementation of programs, policies and practices aimed at addressing the systemic racial disparities existing in the Los Angeles homeless system of care.

This position will require vision, strategic thinking, and operational skills to set goals and act in all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion within LAHSA and the City and County of Los Angeles.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Technician (Translational Optical Imaging)

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine/Department of Pathology Employer

 

The Hariri Optical Imaging Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group at Massachusetts General Hospital. The focus of the laboratory is on the design, development and clinical translation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the detection, diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary diseases, including lung fibrosis, lung cancer, and inhalational lung diseases.

A highly motivated, independent, and organized individual with an interest in optical imaging and medicine is sought for a Research Technician position. The primary role of the successful candidate will be to assist in research projects that seek to translate optical imaging devices for the detection, diagnosis, and assessment of pulmonary disease. Studies will range from device development to pilot clinical studies and multicenter clinical studies, including participating in patient imaging studies in the operating rooms and bronchoscopy

suites. These responsibilities may be expanded based on the interests and career goals of the candidate. This is an ideal position for individuals looking to gain research experience prior to applying to graduate or medical school.

 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Assist with multiple research projects including the development and implementation of optical imaging devices and related components, conducting preclinical and clinical imaging studies, ex vivo tissue imaging experiments, and processing, analyzing and storing data.

- Participate in data collection in patient imaging studies in the operating rooms and bronchoscopy suites, including interacting with collaborating surgeons and pulmonologists

- Manage clinical research protocols/studies including obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals,coordinating study subject visits and the collection of data, obtaining study consent, completion of casereport forms, and all other study related materials and correspondence.

- Assist with other laboratory activities, such as maintaining a computer server and ordering supplies and equipment.

 

Requirements:

- Self-motivated candidates with excellent communication and organizational skills.

- Ability to prioritize and organize workload.

- Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary collaborative hospital research environment, including with post-doctoral researchers, physicians, engineers, scientists, etc.

- A Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Engineering, Biology, or related discipline, preferred but not

required).

- Minimum commitment of 2 years.

- A strong interest in medical research.

- Basic computing skills.

- Prior laboratory experience (preferred but not required).

- Experience with Matlab (preferred but not required).

All interested candidates are encouraged to submit their detailed Resume/CV accompanied by a cover letter addressed to Dr. Lida Hariri at hariripulmopticsmgh@gmail.com. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

CityBlock Health

In this role, you will provide  direct services to members, who face economic and social challenges in addition to having mental and physical health needs, through our innovative care model.  It is integral to our care model that we meet people where they are, both physically and emotionally. You will be part of our first clinical “hub,” a primary care practice that in many respects will look more like a community center than a doctor’s office. Additionally, you will provide care in member’s home and community, extending out in the surrounding neighborhood and community (sample of towns include Bristol, Waterbury, Meriden, Wallingford). You will be part of an interdisciplinary care team, focusing on clinical visits taking place in our clinical hub and in the community. 

This position will report to the Operations Manager and is a key member of the Cityblock care team and plays an integral role in defining and delivering a state-of-the-art experience to Cityblock members.  

You will:

  • Work directly with Community Health Partners, providers, and other care team members in the hub and in the field, to coordinate clinical and community resources for home-based, community-based, or telehealth primary care visit
  • Prepare daily reports and prep for visits by reviewing medical, social, behavioral health, and prescription history in our care facilitation system, Commons; update current medications and care gaps with other care team members in the chart 
  • Participate in daily huddle, highlighting high-risk members using information from Commons as well as the EHR  and assist in closing care gaps as needed
  • Prepare examination room for member visits, keeping them neat, clean, and well stocked
  • Prepare equipment used for testing during visit, including ECG; perform daily testing of equipment, and assist the Hub Operations Manager in facilitating required maintenance
  • Interview members at the start of the appointment and record medical history in chart
  • Obtain and record vital signs, height, and weight for members
  • Collect and prepare specimens for laboratory testing 
  • Assist the primary care provider during the exam at the Hub and in the field 
  • Coordinate follow-up care, including diagnostic tests, specialty care, and other treatment 
  • Track, log, and support re-ordering of medical supplies, vaccines, etc
  • Support efforts around quality gap closures and prevention opportunities for our members (colonoscopies, mammographies, etc) in the hub and in the field. 
  • Under the direction of the Operations Manager, check real-time member experience feedback and assist in resolving operational issues
  • Receive incoming phone calls/messages, complete requests for appointments, assist with administrative forms, and direct any requests for medication refills to the practice nurse
  • Facilitate external appointments with specialty providers, including submission of referral requests
  • Organize and distribute incoming communications to the hub, including mail and faxes.  
  • Assist the Operations Manager with fulfilling daily tasks and functions of the Hub, as needed. 

You’d be a good fit if:

  • You have 3+ years of experience working in a clinical operations setting
  • You are minimally certified as a medical assistant 
  • You are certified in phlebotomy 
  • Willingness to travel and conduct home based visits 
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy being a team player who jumps in wherever necessary
  • You are eager to be part of an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, social workers, community health partnersYou are knowledgeable of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures
  • You have an awareness of common safety hazards and precautions 
  • You are comfortable working with new computer applications aimed at providing an innovative experience for our members and our care teams
  • You have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members and other care team members
  • You have excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with all members of the care team, and with members of the public
  • You are comfortable using a variety of computer systems, and have familiarity with electronic health record systems
  • You are compassionate, open-minded, and non-judgemental
  • You have the ability to think quickly and solve problems in the moment

Cityblock values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and populations we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Massachusetts Public Health Association

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) seeks a Public Policy Specialist to join our committed team of health equity advocates. MPHA will consider candidates with a range of experience levels for this position; job responsibilities and salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the champion for public health in the Commonwealth. We are a catalyst for change, eliminating health inequities and creating healthy communities for all. As a statewide membership organization, MPHA engages local leaders, state organizations, public officials, and others to improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to protect investments in public health, promote health equity, and bolster our public health infrastructure. In all our work, we seek to improve the social conditions in neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces that have an impact on health.
Promoting racial justice is a core component of MPHA’s work and identity. As MPHA pursues policy changes to promote health equity, we strive to confront the history of racial discrimination that has been embedded in public policy. MPHA’s Health Equity Policy Framework is designed to guide us in addressing all forms of health inequities in our external work and internal practices. The framework places special emphasis on racial inequities because we believe that this injustice needs explicit attention.
The Public Policy Specialist will be a core part of a four-person Policy & Field Team working to advance MPHA’s health equity policy agenda. MPHA’s success depends on this small but excellent staff and its ability to work as a team. We believe that our ongoing success depends on a diversity of talents and lived experiences as we strive for greater health equity in Massachusetts.
The position is based in our downtown Boston office and reports to the Director of Public Policy & Campaign Strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Play a key coordination role in MPHA-led coalition efforts, including managing coalition membership and relationships, meeting agendas, logistics, facilitation, and coalition communications. Drive forward coalition advocacy activities and the engagement and retention of coalition members.
  • Support MPHA staff, coalitions, and community-based partners with policy analysis, collateral material, training, and other resources.
  • Track and analyze policy developments related to MPHA priorities, including monitoring the state budget, legislation, and regulations.
  • Coordinate advocacy activities, including State House and field outreach, advocacy events, panels for public hearings, etc.
  • Draft materials to support MPHA advocacy, including testimony, reports, fact sheets, action alerts, blog posts, and talking points.
  • Conduct research to support MPHA and coalition advocacy.
  • Represent MPHA with coalitions, community partners, and policymakers.

Qualifications
We understand that there are many paths to acquiring experience.  Therefore, we welcome candidates from diverse and nontraditional backgrounds for this role, including those who have demonstrated transferable skills to carry out the major duties outlined in this job description.
Demonstrated commitment to health equity, racial justice, and the mission of MPHA.
Experience working with diverse partnerships or coalitions.
Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in decision-making processes and in assessing the impacts and outcomes of decisions.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Clinical Research Manager

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center
We are a clinical research group focused on developing better tests and treatments for kidney diseases. Our research includes epidemiology, clinical trials, biomarker studies, physiological studies, and database analyses. The project manager will work with Principal Investigator Sushrut Waikar as well as other members of his research team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing a group of multiple team members, including two research coordinators and 4+ research fellows, under limited to no supervision
• Assisting PIs with clinical research protocol development, including reviewing and assessing new protocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility, etc.
• Identifying and managing operational, logistical, and regulatory challenges related to the conduct of clinical trials and acts as a leader in overseeing their resolution.
• Preparing study timelines and budgets • Managing the projects’ resources, inventory of basic laboratory equipment, and budget
• Ensuring compliance of multiple clinical research protocols with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies
• Acting as a liaison between external collaborators and members of the research team
• Supervising, training and mentoring more junior clinical research staff
• Assist with data analyses

This is a full-time position with a 2+ year commitment required. Three to five years of directly related experience, including experience as a senior-level research coordinator, required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Knowledge of clinical research protocols
• High degree of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite and data management programs
• Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, handle multiple competing tasks, and learn new skills as needed

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume i, to Mia.Colona@bmc.org in PDF format to listed above. Application Deadline: 2020-05-30 

Deadline: May 30, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation

This position with the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation is based in Ware, MA and requires regional travel.  The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Rural Transit Project, now in its planning year.  The project will used a consumer-centered approach (Design Thinking) to plan and develop a sustainable, scalable model for rural transportation to improve health outcomes for rural residents and influence health and transportation policy in the long term.

We are looking for a person with a passion for recruiting, involving and supporting community members from the Quaboag Region to participate in the project.  The successful candidate will have a strong background in community outreach, meeting facilitation and data collection and analysis and is self-motivated and highly productive.  This is an opportunity to make a positive community impact!

The work schedule is Monday – Friday with some nights and weekends.  A Bachelors plus 2+ years experience in public health, public policy, transportation or human services is required; project management experience is highly beneficial.  A Masters in one of these fields is strongly preferred and prior transportation project development experience is a plus.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Immediate availability is essential.  The full job description is available at www.qvcdc.org.  Send resumes to GailFF@qvcdc.org.

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Town of Orange, MA

The Town of Orange is seeking a Health Agent to perform all relevant duties required by state statutes and regulations. The Health Agent works under the direction of a 3 member Board, responsible for duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living
conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.

 

Preferred qualifications include: Bachelors Degree or higher in public health or related field; one or more years of related experience; license or certification as Registered Sanitarian, Title 5 Soil Evaluator, Title 5 System. Inspector, and Certified Food Protection Manager. A valid MA Drivers License is required. 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:Tbarnes@townoforange.org or mail to: Trish Barnes Town of Orange 6 Prospect Street, Orange, MA 01364 EOE – Resumes accepted until position is filled

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Senior Program Manager will oversee the development of capacity building and educational materials and activities with community health center partners.She/he will be a primary point of contact for the I-Lab, representing the I-Lab to internal and external partners, community health centers, and interacting with investigators, community advisors, executive advisors and other individuals throughout Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She/he will also contribute to general strategy and planning related to execution of the I-Lab grant activities to ensure the I-Lab goals and activities are met, assist with financial management, and oversee execution of the data management plan, Institutional Review Board application and project reports.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate project activities for the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE).
• Manage communications, educational materials and capacity building activities with Massachusetts community health centers participating in the ISCCCE through on-site activities and a virtual network.
• Coordinate communications among project core programs, partners and staff including data management, research activities and pilot studies.
• Set agendas for I-Lab project operations meetings.
• Oversee adherence to I-Lab activity timelines.
• Manage communications and activities with community advisory board.
• Coordinate data sources and partners to optimize efficiency of databases and adhere to data safety and monitoring plans.
• Hire and supervise research staff in pilot projects.
• Work with staff at community health centers to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
• Present ISCCCE activities at local and national community health meetings and forums.
• Represent the ISCCCE in meetings with internal and external collaborators.
• Stay up to date on literature, etc. to provide recommendations and information related to community-based cancer prevention and community health implementation science.
• Provide scientific and administrative support for any grant proposals associated with the I-Lab activities.
• Working with communications staff, oversee dissemination of ISCCCE activities through a web-based platform and social media activities.
• Assist the Principle Investigators with presentation needs for ISCCCE events.
• Assist with evaluation and preparation of publications and reports of all programmatic activities.
• Disseminate information on the I-Lab programs, creating progress reports and other program materials for distribution.
• Review MGH budget and spending updates monthly and coordinate with post-award financial managers at Harvard Chan School of Public.
 • Provide administrative support and facilitate contracts for partnerships with community health centers and community-based programs

Qualifications:
• A minimum seven years’ experience in a healthcare setting.
• BA/BS required.
• Master’s degree preferred (in management, education, public health or related field).

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
• Strong, demonstrated commitment to equity and improving access to health care for underserved populations. Excellent organizational abilities, including success in managing multiple competing priorities.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and regularly with staff at the highest levels of the organization. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills including verbal and written as well as ability to develop clear presentations and online content for a broad spectrum of staff and partners.
• Strong problem solving and process management skills.
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including experience writing for websites and other online or virtual venues.
• Extensive knowledge of project management areas of integration, scope, time, quality, cost, resource management, and communication.
• Ability to develop an understanding of project content sufficient to address whether deliverables have been met, to identify and elevate issues appropriately and/or to seek expert input to assure that the process outline to reach critical milestones is substantive and sufficient.
• Fluency with project management technology and interest in/experience with utilizing technology to support learning communities.

Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, online content development (WordPress, etc.), and project management software (JIRA, Basecamp, Asana or other). Data management software experience (Access, Redcap, or other) required.
• Ability to travel to community health center partner locations as required.

Supervisory Responsibility
• Supervise 15 community health center organizational partners participating in I-Lab activities including monitoring health center engagement, participation in capacity building activities, supporting their staffing and financial management for I-Lab research activities, and evaluation of data reporting and performance.
• Responsible for the direct supervision of one research staff member.
• Supervise students participating in I-Lab activities (3-5 per year).

Fiscal Responsibility
• Management of budgets for a complex federal award with five institutional sub-contracts and 15 community health center partners. The Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE) is an NIH-funded center grant with principle investigators at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. As part of the center grant, the ISCCCE team is developing an Implementation Laboratory (I-Lab) of community health centers across Massachusetts to increase implementation science in community health settings, enable a range of studies on the adoption and implementation of cancer prevention and control strategies, and allow for rapid-cycle testing of innovative approaches in settings that serve populations with health disparities.

The Implementation lab is partnering with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League), a robust primary care association in Massachusetts the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS), to inform and evaluate implementation and quality improvement activities.

General Summary

 The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Center for Community Health Improvement and will work closely with the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will work closely with center grant PIs and report directly to the I-lab Director. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be responsible for project coordination with community health center and data partners, investigators at MGH and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and community advisors. She/he will provide oversight throughout the project management lifecycle for all administrative functions at the I-Lab and contribute to administrative management of the overall grant. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will also serve as the lead for ISCCCE communications including coordination of a virtual community of I-Lab partners, evaluation/reporting activities, and coordination of center grant events.

Apply: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3107962

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago

Internships

MA Department of Public Health

Internships at DPH
The Department of Public Health offers internships for undergrad and Masters level students. The majority of these internships are unpaid.
There are two separate internship programs — the Student Experience Program (SEP) which places interns within DPH programs, and the DPH Local Health Internship Program which places Graduate students in local and regional health departments throughout Massachusetts as well as within DPH. In addition to these two programs, DPH sponsors a medical student as a Public Health Policy and Clinical Fellow.

Student Experience Program (SEP)
The student experience is an unpaid or short-term paid program which offers valuable work experience at DPH directly related to the students’ academic field of study. It is expected that students performing unpaid work are earning course credit or receive credit for meeting a course requirement.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify, the student must be:
•    At least the minimum age required by federal, state or local laws and employment standards
•    A U.S. citizen, or appropriate employment authorization documentation
•    A student enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student
•    Able to produce a letter of verification from your educational institution showing proof of enrollment

DPH is currently seeking applications for  May/June 2020.
Local Health Internship Program – Summer Only

  • The DPH Division of Epidemiology and Immunization has hosted the Local Health Internship Program since 2004, annually placing up to 35 public health student interns in local, regional, and state health departments throughout Massachusetts.
  • The goal of the program is to provide graduate public health students with the opportunity to supplement their classroom education by gaining an understanding of the critical role of local health departments, and to support local health departments in undertaking and completing public health projects.
  • Selected students work on a wide range of topical projects at the local level including environmental health, substance abuse, communicable disease case investigation, needs assessments, emergency preparedness, health education, data entry/analysis, and health policy.
  • Accepted students have access to mentors at the state and local level and are offered the opportunity to spend time shadowing epidemiologists and health educators with various DPH programs (Infectious Disease, Substance Abuse, Global Health, Environmental Health, etc.).
  • The program concludes with a final session where the students’ summer projects are showcased via poster and oral presentations. Students must commit to a minimum of 160 hours during the summer (Estimated time frame: Late May to Mid-August). This is an unpaid internship.

Deadline: March 19, 2020
Posted: 3 days 12 hours ago

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Hampden County Health Improvement Plan - Intern
Spring 2020

The intern for PVPC and PHI will spend 5-10 hours per week collecting data through research, surveys, key informant interviews, and phone calls for each of the four Domain Teams and for the co-facilitators of the Hampden County CHIP.  Work will also include website updates, communication with CHIP members, and attending Domain Team meetings to review data needs and to share findings with Domain Team members. This is currently an unpaid position, but there is the possibility of payment if additional funding is procured.  The intern will split time between the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at 60 Congress Street, and the Public Health Institute of Western MA at 127 State Street in Springfield MA.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Becky Basch at bbasch@pvpc.org.

Current strategies that are being pursued in CHIP Domain Teams include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Increase the number of organizations/agencies who are trained in and have access to Narcan
  • Decrease stigma associated with substance use disorder and getting treatment for Substance Use Disorders
  • Primary Care, Wellness & Preventative Care
  • Increase number of Community Health Workers in Hampden County
  • Bring Sexual Education back to Hampden County Schools
  • Healthy Eating and Active Living
  • Promote strong School Wellness Policies and programs that encourage active transportation and healthy food in all Hampden County schools.
  • Support and strengthen our local fresh food economy while providing access to local produce for all residents of Hampden County.
  • Public Safety, Violence and Injury Prevention
  • Increase the number of mentors and the number of young people who receive mentoring as a violence reduction strategy

Deadline: April 3, 2020
Posted: 3 days 13 hours ago

The Massachusetts Democratic Party

JFK Scholarship and Joe Moakley Internship Programs

The Massachusetts Democratic Party (MDP) is committed to developing the next generation of leaders! Apply today to the MDP JFK Scholarship & Joe Moakley Internship Programs.

The MDP is offering scholarship and paid internship opportunities to all students enrolled in college or post-secondary programs and 2020 college graduates ​and post-secondary certificate holders​ who are residents of Massachusetts and registered Democrats.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications with the following documents must be received no later than ​Friday, ​March

20th, 2020 at 5:00 PM​ and must be submitted here: ​http://bit.ly/2020JFKMoakley

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident
  • Must currently be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university, a post-secondary school program, or be a 2020 college graduate or post-secondary program graduate
  • Applicants eligible to vote must be a registered Democrat in Massachusetts. (​Register Here!​) Applicants ineligible to vote should provide engagement in a Democratic Organization (i.e Young Democrats of Massachusetts, College Democrats of Massachusetts, Bay State Stonewall Democrats.)
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Commitment to public service and desire to be politically active
  • Ability to work with diverse communities

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Cover Letter of Application
  • Essay (300-word limit)
  • One-page Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • 2 letters of Recommendation
  • For Internship Applicants: Commitment to work as an intern with MDP and/or a policy organization or local community-based organization working on issues that advance MDP platform goals. Internships begin on ​Monday May 11th​. This date is flexible, however, as we realize that school schedules vary
  • For All Candidates: ​Commit to attend the Massachusetts Democratic Convention at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on May 30, 2020​.

 

Essay for JFK Scholarship Candidates​: Discuss how President John F. Kennedy has inspired your life. How do you ensure that his values are manifested in your own activism?

 

Essay for Congressman Joe Moakley Internship Candidates​: ​Discuss how Congressman Moakley or any other Massachusetts Member of Congress or the U.S. Senate has inspired your political beliefs and values. What would you do in your internship to ensure that they are reflected in your work?

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The Selection Committee will choose candidates based on the application package and interviews.
  • Interviews are mandatory and will be scheduled for ​April 6th and April 7th​.
  • Candidates may apply for the JFK Scholarship, Moakley Internship, or both. Only one application package is required. The essay topic is the choice of the applicant.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership skills; proven commitment to public service; past political activity or desire to become active members of the Democratic Party; a strong commitment to MDP values; and an ability to work with diverse communities.
  • Successful candidates will receive a $3,000 scholarship or $2,000 internship stipend.

 

If you have questions, please contact Technology and Training Director, Jeremy Comeau, by phone 617-939-0800 or by email at jeremy@massdems.org.

Deadline: March 20, 2020
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Meddeas

Hot International Internship Opportunity: Meddeas Language Assistants

A one year program, open to seniors of all majors. Spanish speaking or teaching experience is not required, just maturity, global mindedness and energy.  
Learn more about this internship & the application process on their website: https://www.meddeas.com/blog/about-meddeas/selection-process-with-meddeas/

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Public Health Commission seeks an intern to participate in a community needs assessment. The assessment involves collecting quantitative data through a survey that is to be distributed to people living with HIV in MA and NH. The survey seeks to understand what factors cause people to 'fall out' or disengage from HIV medical care. The needs assessment also involves collecting qualitative data through focus groups of people living with HIV. This is an opportunity to engage diverse groups of people who are affected by HIV.

This internship would offer practical experience in data analysis, public speaking, focus group facilitation, giving presentations, and using visuals or data dashboards to report findings to the community. The intern will also learn the framework of national strategies to eliminate and reduce HIV infections and lean how this is implemented locally. This internship would include work in an office setting as well as field work with key informant interviews, focus groups, and outreach to populations that are engaged in care, such as the homeless and those living with mental health and substance use conditions. The intern will also be interacting one-on-one and in group settings with people living with HIV.
  
Location: Boston MA, Part time
If interested in applying, upload your resume and a cover letter by June 30th, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. through the following link: https://umass.joinhandshake.com/jobs 

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Human Impact Partners

Summer 2020 Graduate Research Intern Position

Human Impact Partners seeks one summer research intern to support research projects with our nonprofit organization in Oakland, California.

Applications due by March 2, 2020.

Hourly rate: $20/hour

Start date: Summer 2020 (flexible start and end dates)

Time commitment: Full-Time, for approximately 3 months

Location: Oakland, CA

About Human Impact Partners

We conduct policy-focused, innovative, and strategic research that evaluates health impacts and inequities to support targeted campaigns and movements for social change. We amplify the use of that research through advocacy and by mobilizing the health community to use their voice and expertise in support of social change. Our research and advocacy efforts primarily focus on economic security, the criminal legal system, and equitable built environment domains.

For more details about HIP and our approach, visit: www.HumanImpact.org.

Working alongside HIP staff, the Research Intern responsibilities include:

 ● Conduct literature reviews and collect data

● 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 legal reform, economic security, immigration, housing, and other policies

● Opportunities to develop content for HIP’s communications channels, including website and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Medium channels)

 

Qualifications

● Working towards a master’s degree in public health or other field with connection to social policy, such as public policy, city planning, or social welfare

● Strong research, writing, communications skills

● Understanding of social justice, health equity, and social determinants of health

● Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

● Commitment to collaboration and a sense of humor

 

How to Apply

Please submit the following to researchintern2020@humanimpact.org by March 2, 2020:

● A cover letter

● A 1 to 2 page resume

● Contact information for 3 references

● A brief writing sample (1-3 pages) highlighting research skills

Applications are due by March 2, 2020. Interviews (in-person or online) are expected to take place starting in mid-March 2020 and successful applicants will be notified of hiring decisions by early April 2020. Equal Opportunity Employment Human Impact Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people with lived experiences related to the issues we work on (such as criminal legal reform, economic security, immigration), people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ folks to seek employment or board opportunities with us. We do not conduct criminal background checks on candidates.

Deadline: March 2, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Human Impact Partners

Summer 2020 Graduate Research Intern Position

Description: Human Impact Partners seeks one summer research intern to support research projects with our nonprofit organization in Oakland, California.

Applications due by March 2, 2020.

Hourly rate: $20/hour

Start date: Summer 2020 (flexible start and end dates)

Time commitment: Full-Time, for approximately 3 months

Location: Oakland, CA

About Human Impact Partners: We conduct policy-focused, innovative, and strategic research that evaluates health impacts and inequities to support targeted campaigns and movements for social change. We amplify the use of that research through advocacy and by mobilizing the health community to use their voice and expertise in support of social change. Our research and advocacy efforts primarily focus on economic security, the criminal legal system, and equitable built environment domains. For more details about HIP and our approach, visit: www.HumanImpact.org.

Working alongside HIP staff, the Research Intern responsibilities include:

- Conduct literature reviews and collect data

- 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 legal reform, economic security, immigration, housing, and other policies

- Opportunities to develop content for HIP’s communications channels, including website and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Medium channels) Qualifications

- Working towards a master’s degree in public health or other field with connection to social policy, such as public policy, city planning, or social welfare

- Strong research, writing, communications skills

- Understanding of social justice, health equity, and social determinants of health

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

- Commitment to collaboration and a sense of humor HumanImpact.org | Twitter: @HumanImpact_HIP | Facebook: @HumanImpactPartners

How to Apply

Please submit the following to researchintern2020@humanimpact.org by March 2, 2020: A cover letter, A 1 to 2 page resume, Contact information for 3 references, A brief writing sample (1-3 pages) highlighting research skills

Applications are due by March 2, 2020. Interviews (in-person or online) are expected to take place starting in mid-March 2020 and successful applicants will be notified of hiring decisions by early April 2020.

Equal Opportunity Employment Human Impact Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people with lived experiences related to the issues we work on (such as criminal legal reform, economic security, immigration), people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ folks to seek employment or board opportunities with us. We do not conduct criminal background checks on candidates.

Deadline: March 2, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Capacity Building Program Internship

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Capacity Building Program Internship Spring 2020

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Capacity Building Program (MRDSVCBP) is looking for a student intern for the 2019 fall semester. The MRDSVCBP is a program of the Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services at the MA Department of Public Health, tasked with supporting the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence in western MA and offering violence prevention education and training to providers and the public in order to raise awareness and effectively respond to these issues.

 

The Internship available would assist the Project in the following activities:

-Assisting with the coordination of educational activities organized by the program including but not limited to the implementation of social justice/equity trainings and meetings for advocates and others working in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention regionally.

-Supporting the efforts of the program’s Economic Security Initiative  

The Economic Security for Survivors Initiative is designed to identify and develop strategies to build economic resources for survivors in rural communities of Massachusetts.

 

Duties may include:

-Updating and maintaining the Economic Security for Survivors website and resource guides.

-Assisting in the organization of economic security workshops and conferences. 

-Assisting with preparation and staffing of the Rural Domestic and Sexual Violence Economic Security Taskforce.                          

Opportunities to attend relevant state and local domestic and sexual violence taskforces, programs and Department meetings.

 Ideal candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, ability to write clearly and concisely, website development and maintenance experience, facility with current technology, and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge/experience in sexual assault and/or domestic violence prevention education and/or social justice education and community organizing preferred. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a plus.  

Interns are required to be earning academic credit through their educational institution to participate in this internship. There is no compensation.

The internship will be based at the Western Regional Health Office of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Northampton beginning February 2020 for approximately 6 hours per week (negotiable, Monday-Thursday). DPH will provide supervision.  This internship would be an excellent opportunity for someone interested in public health policy, community health/social justice education.

 

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to: Amy Waldman, Co-Director of Capacity Building and Equity Programs, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, by email: Amy.waldman@state.ma.us

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

2020 Summer Programs Staff Application
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Summer Programs offers enriching summer opportunities for students and professionals interested in instructing or supporting very bright and engaged students in a challenging and nurturing academic community unlike any other. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking teaching assistants and instructors for the course, Epidemiology, Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, and Pandemics, held at Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley.
In order to complete the application, you will be required to upload a current resume and provide information about your education and employment history. If you need to stop at any point to collect additional information, you may save your progress and resume your application at a later time.
Note about transcripts: If you have not previously worked for CTY Summer Programs, you must also provide transcript(s) from all of your undergraduate and graduate institutions. Unofficial copies are acceptable. These may be uploaded along with your resume in the My Documents section.
The Center for Talented Youth hires for the following positions:

  • Academic Counselor
  • General Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Academic Dean
  • Resident Assistant
  • Health Assistant
  • Academic Dean's Assistant
  • Residential Program Assistant
  • Instructor
  • Dean of Residential Life
  • Senior Resident Assistant
  • Marine Science Site Administrator
  • Dean of Students
  • Site Director
  • Office Manager
  • Dean of Students’ Assistant
  • Site Nurse
  • Program Assistant

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

UMASS Institute for Applied Life Science

The Core Summer Internship (CSI) Program aims to provide hands-on experiential research & technical training to UMass undergraduate students from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The key objectives of the CSI Program are to:

  • Build and grow a competitive and industry-relevant on-campus internship opportunity for UMass undergraduate students.
  • Provide in-depth technical training in cutting-edge research equipment facilities, research methods, and data analysis.
  • Expose students to a range of interdisciplinary research culture and team science.
  • Sharpen professional development skills & understanding of business & business development practices.
  • Foster a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive community of students from a variety of different disciplines and areas of interest.  
  • Funding for the Undergraduate Core Summer Internship Program is made possible by the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Information & Computer Science, the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health & Health Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research & Engagement, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.

What Makes Us Unique
The Core Internship Program is a paid, undergraduate internship.  Interns will be expected to work 320 hours over the course of the summer.  The program has three major components:
1. Research Experience in the UMass Core Facilities (300 hours)

  • Student interns will work hand-in-hand with Core Facility Directors to support advanced research originating from both academic and industry-sponsored projects.  Interns will use state-of-the-art technologies, and learn valuable, real-world technical skills to help launch their careers in Biotech, Advanced Manufacturing, Clinical & Academic Research and more! Students will apply to a specific facility of their choosing.

2. Professional Skill Development Workshop (10 hours)

  • Interns will attend weekly workshops focusing on how to thrive and advance their careers through the development of 1) a professional mindset, 2) an understanding of team building and team settings, 3) effective communication skills, and 4) key leadership skills.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Develop industry-relevant professional ‘soft’ skills to increase career-readiness.
  • Understand work culture, and anticipate professional expectations.
  • Develop effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Navigate professional ethics, and develop key emotional & cultural intelligence.
  • Understand team and how to function in a team setting.
  • Become familiar with leadership & management skills.

3. Core Internship Community (10 hours)

Interns will meet weekly for Tea & Sympathy hour – an informal hour to connect with other interns, share your experience, talk about the fun science you’re working on, and eat delicious snacks.
The program also organizes a number of internship outings! Any questions should be directed to Hannah Choi, Student Outreach Coordinator, at UMassCoreInterns@umass.edu

January 1: Applications open | February 1: Applications due | March 13: Applicants will be notified of decisions April: Internship Orientation & EH&S Trainings | May 18: Internship period starts

Deadline: March 13, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the re-launch of our Internship Challenge for Summer 2020 through Spring 2021! 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 supported over 4,300 internships for college students (representing more than 230 academic institutions) with nearly 800 Massachusetts companies!
 
This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 550 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. 

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 reimburses host 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. For further details regarding this program, and a direct link to the application portal, please visit our website: www.masslifesciences.com/programs/internship 
 
If you have questions, please email internship@masslifesciences.com

 

Deadline: April 23, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things:

  • Watch the Applying Successfully to the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) Video. External Link
  • Read the SIP FAQs carefully.
  • Read our suggestions for creating a successful SIP application
  • After submitting your application, if you applied to the General  SIP Program, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups. (IMPORTANT NOTE: applicants to SIP subprograms should NOT contact investigators.)  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can also visit the NIH Intramural Research Program website for a list of investigators organized by scientific focus area.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Eligibility: The 2020 Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2020,
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
  • are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application*, OR
  • are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.

Students with disabilities; students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders); students who identify as LGBTQ; students who are Pell-grant eligible; and others disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 8, 2020
Posted: 3 months 4 days ago