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Director for National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively recruiting for the executive position of Director for the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The selectee will lead public health actions to promote health and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

Desirable candidates should possess broad, proven knowledge in the field of environmental health, proven managerial experience in public health administration, and the ability to advance the scientific and public health impact of NCEH/ATSDR.

NCEH/ATSDR has an annual operating budget of over $254 million and a diverse workforce of approximately 1,000 employees and contract staff. The incumbent will be physically located in CDC’s Atlanta Headquarters. For more information on NCEH and ATSDR, visit www.cdc.gov/nceh and www.atsdr.cdc.gov.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are NOT accepted via email. To be considered, apply before midnight EST on May 27, 2014 at:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366810100 (MD’s only)
or
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366808800 (MD’s, PhD’s and equivalent)

*Note: the salary indicated in the vacancy announcements is a recommended range. Final compensation determination is commensurate with qualifications and experience and may exceed the maximum salary rate identified.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Vicki Hunter at vhunter@cdc.gov or (404).895-2275.


College of Allied Health Sciences, Georgia Regents University
Chair, Department of Clinical and Environmental Health Sciences

 

Georgia Regents University, formerly known as The Medical College of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Clinical and Environmental Health Sciences.  The position requires an academic leader with excellent interpersonal skills to direct the efforts of an outstanding, collegial faculty within a research intensive academic health center.  This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment.  Academic rank and salary are commensurate with scholarly activities; publications and experience. The responsibilities of the Chair include the following:

  • Align the program mission and goals with those of the institution and provide energetic leadership in support of those goals.
  • Foster excellence in education and improve national ranking.
  • Expand research growth and external funding.
  • Facilitate growth of clinical faculty practice.   

The University

Georgia Regents University (GRU) is a major academic health center and health sciences research university committed to improving health and reducing the burden of illness in society by discovering, disseminating, and applying knowledge of human health and disease. GRU has more than 2,400 students in the five Colleges housed at the University:  Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Medical College and Nursing. The Georgia Regents University values leadership, social responsibility, compassion, diversity, professionalism and excellence and aspires to become one of the nation’s premier health sciences universities. The College of Allied Health Sciences plays a key role in educating students for the health professions, creating new knowledge and serving the community. The College has over 500 students, more than 70 full- and part-time faculty, and awards undergraduate and graduate degrees.  For further details, please visit our website (www.gru.edu/alliedhealth).

The Department

The Department of Clinical and Environmental Health Sciences is one of eight academic units in the College of Allied Health Sciences and the Chair reports directly to the Dean. The department is housed in a state of the art Health Sciences building with technology infused classrooms and laboratories for education and research.  GRU graduates are prepared for academic and career advancements. Graduates from our program have not only achieved advanced degrees including MS, MEd, MPA, PhD, DMD and MD, but also have attained advanced positions in health care, academics, business and industry, including lead therapist, department manager, program director, vice president, CEO, and more.  Faculty practice and research partnerships are possible within the university and area.

The Community

Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia. It is renowned internationally for its annual Masters Golf Tournament.  Known as the ‘Garden City’, Augusta features picturesque and friendly neighborhoods, low cost of living, and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities.  It is a growing and thriving city which was recently ranked 22nd of the 367 U.S. metropolitan areas that Kiplinger’s Personal Finance considered for its list of Best Cities for the Next Decade.  Augusta has many diverse entities including The Augusta Opera Association, the Augusta Ballet, the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, the Augusta Players, the Augusta Symphony, The Morris Museum of Art and the Augusta Museum of History to name a few.  Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta and Columbia, SC are within a short driving distance, as are many scenic destinations, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, and historic locations, including Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include:

  • Earned doctoral degree.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • An outstanding track record in research/extramural funding.
  • An outstanding track record in peer-reviewed publications in leading journals.
  • National reputation to merit an initial academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Documented record of successful leadership in an academic or clinical setting.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

Carolyn H. Burns, PHR
Executive Search Consultant
executivesearch@gru.edu

Georgia Regents University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position Announcement: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 

The Channing Division of Network Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral position in environmental epidemiology.  The qualified applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the design and analysis of studies on environmental risk factors for adverse child development.   Opportunities include work with a large multidisciplinary team of researchers and access to rich longitudinal datasets from two birth cohort studies.   Research activities include, but are not limited to the following areas:

■          Exposure to organochlorines (PCBs, pesticides, etc.) and neurotoxic metals and adverse neurobehavioral outcomes in childhood and adolescence.

■          Exposure to plasticizers (phthalates, bisphenol A) and adverse neurobehavioral outcomes in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

■          Exposure to organochlorines, metals, and plasticizers and risk of adverse reproductive and pubertal development.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, environmental health, or a related field, or a medical degree with experience in the conduct and analysis of epidemiologic studies.  Applications will be considered from doctoral students who are close to completing their degree requirements.

To apply:  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of research interests and experience to:

Susan Korrick, M.D., M.P.H.
Channing Division of Network Medicine
181 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
fax: 617-525-2578
Email:  susan.korrick@channing.harvard.edu

(Brigham & Women’s Hospital is an EEO, AA, VEVRAA Employer)


Detailed Research Activities Description:

This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will focus on studies of the children’s health effects of exposure to organochlorines (including polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs] and organochlorine pesticides [e.g., DDT and its metabolites]) and neurotoxic metals (including lead, mercury, manganese, and arsenic). A spectrum of hypothesized organochlorine health effects will be assessed ranging from growth and pubertal development to neurocognitive and behavioral changes from infancy through adolescence.

The fellowship will benefit from data available for an established birth cohort of 788 children born to mothers residing in communities adjacent to a PCB- and metal-contaminated harbor and Superfund site (New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts) from 1993-1998. Extensive information is available on these children including measures of in utero exposures and longitudinal growth and developmental assessments.

Fellowship responsibilities will include the design, implementation, interpretation, and writing reports of analyses of a number of New Bedford study hypotheses relating early life organochlorine and metal exposures with subsequent child development. Data are currently available for the following analyses assessing associations of prenatal organochlorines and metals with New Bedford 8-year-olds’ general cognition (e.g., IQ) and New Bedford 15-year-olds’: (1) memory and learning skills; (2) school achievement, including in relation to psychometric testing of memory and learning; (3) executive function; (4) attention and impulse control; (5) behavior, including risk taking behaviors; and (6) growth, including pubertal maturation.  Important issues to address in these analyses include elucidation of potential non-linearities in dose-response relationships and development of models for assessment of potential effect modification by a number of sociodemographic factors. In addition, the analyses will require familiarization with the child development literature vis-à-vis organochlorine and metal toxicities as well as standardized psychometric test properties and their interpretation.

The scope of fellowship activities will also include collaboration with Dr. Korrick and others working on the New Bedford study to develop statistical methods directly applicable to New Bedford analyses including methods for exposure measurement error correction and optimizing modeling approaches for assessment of multiple simultaneous correlated exposure and outcome measures.

Fellow participation in formal didactic activities, where appropriate, will be encouraged. These include relevant course offerings in biological and quantitative sciences available through Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Harvard University curricula. In addition, a number of weekly or monthly seminar series will be open for fellow participation. Examples include the following: (1) Channing Laboratory Chronic Disease seminar in which findings from a range of epidemiologic studies, including environmental epidemiology studies and respiratory genetics are presented; (2) EER (Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk) seminars covering a wide range of environmental epidemiology topics; (3) EER Peer Series seminars for pre- and post-doctoral trainees in environmental epidemiology to review their work with each other; (4) Harvard-NIOSH Educational Research Center (ERC) seminars in which trainees in occupational and environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment present their research findings; (5) HSPH Department of Epidemiology seminar series; (6) HSPH Neuroepidemiology seminars (monthly); (7) HSPH Neurostatistics working group; (8) HSPH Environmental Statistics working group (monthly or bimonthly); (9) HSPH Statistical Methods in Epidemiology seminar series (monthly); and (10) Harvard-NIEHS Center Grant Organochlorines Core seminar series (monthly) and Metals Core seminar series (monthly).


Two Tenure-Track positions in Environmental Epidemiology
Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona

 

The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL, http://www.creal.cat/) is expanding its research portfolio by incorporating group leaders to bring new research ideas and strengthen existing research lines. Openings are available for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Successful candidates will receive support to develop their research group and establish a competitively funded research agenda in a context of intensive in-house and international collaborations.

Applications are invited from dynamic researchers with a PhD in epidemiology or related discipline and extensive experience in environmental epidemiology. Experience in molecular epidemiology or in cancer and/or radiation research will be an asset. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and intellectual leadership. For senior candidates a good record of externally funded research is required. Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written) is a pre-requisite.

The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (www.creal.cat), located in Barcelona (Spain), is one of the leading international institutes in Europe in environmental epidemiology. We have extensive experience in the conduct of multinational and multidisciplinary studies on environmental determinants of human health and their interactions with genetic and other factors. Our work is structured around 6 research programs (Air Pollution, Cancer, Child Health, Radiation, Respiratory Health, and Water Pollution). CREAL is located in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB – www.prbb.org) and is affiliated to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), and the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (www.isglobal.org).

CREAL has endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Applicants should contact Mrs. Joanna Porcel (jporcel@creal.cat) before May 31, 2014.


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Environmental Health Science, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indianapolis, IN

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at Indiana University Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the newly established Departments and School. Indiana University Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health is formerly Department of Public Health, Indiana University School of Medicine. The Department became an independent School in 2013 and has since maintained a close relationship with Indiana University School of Medicine in research, teaching and community service. In addition, the Fairbanks School of Public Health has long-standing close scholarly relationships with Indiana University School of Nursing, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Dentistry.

The successful candidate will be able to conduct epidemiological and collaborative research in environmental epidemiology preferably with focuses on health effects of air pollution and heavy metal such as lead, mercury, selenium and arsenic, etc. Candidates who wish to pursue projects related to air pollution or heavy metals as a new research direction are also encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include a PhD in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health or other quantitative fields. Individuals with the following skills are encouraged to apply: excellent quantitative skills in epidemiologic data analysis, demonstrated proficiency in programming with statistical packages including R, SAS or Stata, and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is preferred but not required.

Indiana University offers competitive salary with excellent fringe benefit package commensurate with experience. Application should be submitted to Dr. Yi Wang (yw54@iu.edu) with copy to Amanda Baldwin (amabaldw@iu.edu) and include: a brief statement of professional objectives, complete curriculum vitae, writing sample and a list of at least three references. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities, and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information about the School and Department, please visit http://www.pbhealth.iupui.edu/index.php/about/divisions/environmental-health/


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Canada, has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research fellow to work on an externally funded project examining exposure to ambient air pollution and neurological health effects in Ontario, using provincial administrative databases. This post-doctoral fellow will work in an interdisciplinary and research environment under the supervision of Drs. Hong Chen and Jeff Kwong. The fellow will have the opportunity to build on previous research interests and answer new questions concerning the chronic health effects of air pollution.

Successful candidates will participate fully in research and related scholarly activities and will be encouraged and receive guidance to apply for independent salary and research funding.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Conceptualize, design and lead key quantitative analyses and statistical modeling  to estimate the effects of air pollution exposure on chronic health outcomes
  • Contribute to the creation of unique databases on neurological conditions in Ontario
  • Ensure that deliverables for the research projects are identified, and the timelines are adhered to accordingly
  • Execute research activities including study design and statistical analysis
  • Oversee analysis conducted by a statistical analyst
  • Prepare research reports and peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts for submission and publication
  • Consult with principal investigators, project collaborators and staff

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • The successful candidate will have or receive soon a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, or related Public Health science
  • Advanced knowledge of epidemiologic methodologies and study designs
  • In-depth expertise with advanced statistical models, especially survival analysis, random effect models, non-linear regression models, and spatial statistical analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical data analysis using major software packages, specifically SAS and R
  • Experience in air health research
  • Strong skills for the preparation of research papers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Problem solving and mathematical reasoning

This is a multi-year project (starting in April, 2014). This position is full-time, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary is competitive with other organizations and universities, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to Dr. Hong Chen (hong.chen@oahpp.ca). The position will remain open until filled.


Multiple Tenure or Tenure Track Positions
Assistant or Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (formerly known as the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine) at the University at Buffalo is in the process of hiring three state funded, tenure track faculty. These positions may be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position offers outstanding institutional support and benefits.

Candidates should have doctoral level training (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, or a closely related field.  A strong record of research funding and scholarly activity is required for associate professor rank. Candidates at the assistant professor rank should demonstrate high potential for success and scholarly growth. Candidates will be expected to have a productive research program, teach in our graduate programs, mentor students, and engage in professional service. Areas of particular interest include Chronic Disease Epidemiology (including, but not limited to Aging, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Women’s Health), Genetic Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Environmental Health. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or a strong interest in interdisciplinary research, as well as those with interest or experience in global health or the global applications of their area of expertise.

Our Department has a long and distinguished history in research and student training. The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and the University at Buffalo (UB) emphasize and value collaboration.

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), a fully accredited school of public health (CEPH), and offers a Doctoral degree in Epidemiology, a MS in Epidemiology, and MPHs in Epidemiology and in Environmental Health. Additional departments in the school include Biostatistics, Community Health and Health Behavior, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Rehabilitation Science.  Buffalo provides a rich environment for collaborative research with faculty within the SPHHP and at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), as well as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The New York Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center and the new UB Institute on Research in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW).
The University at Buffalo, dedicated to academic excellence, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the leading public research university in New York State, offering more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As part of UB’s institutional strategic plan, UB2020, the University is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth.

Western New York is among the most beautiful and most welcoming regions in the country. Known locally as the “City of Good Neighbors”, Buffalo was recently named by CNBC as one of the best cities in the US to relocate to; for more information about the city and the region, please see http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/home/about-us/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html.
For more information about the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, please see http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/social-and-preventive-medicine.html. For more information about the position, please contact search committee chair: Dr. Jean Wactawski-Wende, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, jww@buffalo.edu, (716) 829-5374.
To apply, please send a letter of application, contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and a statement describing research and teaching experience and interests to UBJOBS at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu, POSTING #1400122 or use quick link https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56915.

Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be received until the positions are filled.
The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.


Laboratory Technician
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
University of Maryland School of Public Health

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health within the University of Maryland, School of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual for the grants and contracts funded post of Laboratory Technician.  This Laboratory Technician will be responsible for providing the highest technical expertise for laboratory activities on projects in the areas of environmental microbiology, environmental microbial genomics and human microbiome research.  This position will specifically support a funded study that is exploring microbial constituents of smoked and smokeless tobacco products and the impacts of tobacco use on the oral microbiome of tobacco users.  Research will occur under the direct supervision of Amy R. Sapkota, PhD, MPH.

This position is a full-time position with multi-year duration, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. The annual salary range is $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or a field of study related to the research of the laboratory; OR Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the laboratory; OR Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research laboratory.

* Three (3) years of experience in laboratory research including two (2) years in the relevant research specialization, molecular biology.

* Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*

* May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance and shipping of hazardous materials.

To apply, please go to www.ejobs.umd.edu (position number 119914) and submit 1) a CV or resume; 2) a cover letter describing your experience and research interests; and 3) contact information for three references.   Please contact Mr. Maurice Rocque (mrocque.umd.edu) with any questions. For best consideration, applications should be received by 3/31/14. This position will remain open until filled.


Research Associate – Post-Doctoral Fellow
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
University of Maryland, School of Public Health

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland, School of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual for the grants and contracts funded post of Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) in the field of environmental epidemiology.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a doctorate in epidemiology, environmental health sciences, biostatistics or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or training in statistical computer programming such as SAS, R, and in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or spatial statistics. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills (oral and written), excellent organizational skills, enthusiasm for scientific collaboration, and ability to work independently.

Responsibilities: This position will mainly support funded projects focused on 1) evaluating associations between socioeconomic and environmental factors and spatial patterns of food and waterborne illness; and 2) assessing the relationship between climate change metrics and the incidence of food and waterborne illness.

Salary and appointment date:  This is a grant-funded position with 1 year of funding available and a multi-year duration possible, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. It will be a non-tenure-track staff position with an annual salary of $40,000 to $50,000 depending on qualifications.

Applications: To apply, please go to www.ejobs.umd.edu (position number 115923) and submit 1) a CV, including your list of publications; 2) a cover letter describing your experience and research interests (1-2 pages); and 3) contact information for three references. Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications.  Anticipated start date for the position is Late Spring/Early Summer 2014.


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