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Internships

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

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

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

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

The practicum is open to:

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

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

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

Deadline: March 12, 2018
Posted: 4 days 1 hour ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information and how to apply, click here

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

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the launch of the next round of our Internship Challenge! This year-round workforce development program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at life sciences companies. The program creates hundreds of new internships each year by enabling small companies to hire paid interns. Since 2009, the MLSC has facilitated the placement of over 3,300 internships at more than 680 companies across the Commonwealth!

We kindly request that you and your institution assist us in notifying students about this opportunity.

This year, the program will offer paid internships to more than 500 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of students. Studies have shown the value and necessity of providing students with paid internships, and we hope that this opportunity to explore a career path in life sciences will enhance the students' academic training.
We accept applications from eligible students via our website year-round, but the new application for internships taking place this summer is now open. There is no application deadline but students are urged to apply between February and April for increased opportunity to secure a summer placement.
Companies that register with us to host interns are given access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC is offering to reimburse companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $8,160 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $17/hour for 12 weeks).

Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply, provided that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 2-year/Community College/Certificate students must be enrolled in an Associate's Degree or Certificate program or have completed one within the past year.
  • 4-year college or university students must have or will complete(d) at least their freshman year the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master's Degree program or have received their Master's Degree within the past year. Other advanced degree candidates are not eligible

For more information, click here

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 20 hours ago

The National Cancer Institute

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: February 26, 2018
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago

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

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization is seeking up to 35 graduate students to intern in local health departments during the summer of 2017.

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

For more information and to apply, click here

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

Manatt Health

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

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

To learn more about the position, click here

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

Jobs

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 4 days 1 hour ago

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: March 1, 2018
Posted: 4 days 1 hour ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

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

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

Deadline: March 9, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc

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

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

For more information, click here

Deadline: February 23, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Johns Hopkins

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

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

For more information click here

Deadline: June 1, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Research Technician

Boston Children’s Hospital

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

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

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

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

Job Function: Research technician.

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

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

Deadline: February 28, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Epic Systems Corporation

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

To learn more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago

Fellowships

Centers for Disease Control and Prep and Prevention (CDC)

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

Qualifications:

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•Experience in communicable disease, sexual he health or reproductive health is preferred.

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Deadline: April 16, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

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

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

 

For more information and how to apply, click here

Deadline: April 11, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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

The MAGEC program is specifically designed for:

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

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

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

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