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Director for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively recruiting for the position of Director for the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) in Atlanta, GA. The Director will maintain oversight and responsibility for planning, direction, and management of OPHPR, providing expertise and guidance on agency-wide preparedness and response activities. OPHPR has an annual operating budget of ~$1.3 billion and a diverse workforce of approximately 915 employees and contract staff. The Director will be physically located in CDC’s Atlanta Headquarters, but frequent travel will be required. For more information on OPHPR, visit http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/.

Qualified applicants would include experienced MDs, PhDs, or other doctoral candidates. In addition, desirable candidates should possess proven senior-level knowledge and management experience directing the development and implementation of public health programs/projects.

For more information regarding the application process, contact Vicki Hunter at vhunter@cdc.gov or 404-895-2275.

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, apply before midnight EST on August 22, 2014. Applications are NOT accepted via email and must be submitted via USAJOBS.gov:

MDs only: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/374778300

PhDs and equivalent: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/374943200


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Computational Exposure Scientist

EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), is seeking a highly recognized scientific leader to direct and conduct a cutting edge research program in the area of computational exposure science. The position will be located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

NERL is leading the development of approaches to exposure science that take advantage of new advances in information and monitoring technology and large new sources of data to improve the rate and scope of exposure assessments.  This new approach, “computational exposure science,” integrates advances in informatics, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, statistics and social and behavior sciences with new and numerically efficient models to more effectively predict real-world exposures.

More information on ORD’s NERL can be found at: www.epa.gov/nerl

The incumbent will develop and implement complex computational solutions that facilitate the use of “big data” to develop an understanding of the factors that lead to exposure and to develop rapid exposure and dose exposure for chemicals.

In doing so, the incumbent utilizes knowledge of advanced informatics methods, tools and resources in chemistry, environmental science, exposure science, and behavioral science to interpret and understand the importance of various data sets relative to characterizing human and ecological exposure.

Salary and Benefits:  This is a Title 42 authority appointment.  The position is a full-time, renewable, 5-year term appointment.  Determination of salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, and other factors (e.g., current salary, market salary rates).  The selected applicant will be eligible for full benefits including relocation expenses, health and life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or any other non-merit factors.

Specific information on the position and instructions for applying can be found at: www.usajobs.gov/

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 15, 2014, in order to be considered.  Applications will not be considered if submitted via USAJOBS.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Associate Director for Exposure Science

EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), is seeking a highly recognized senior scientific candidate to serve as the NERL scientific leader in the development and oversight of an innovative, integrated exposure research program that employs a variety of exposure science approaches, including the use of empirical, computational, and modeling tools. The position will be located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

NERL is a scientific organization responsible for developing and applying innovations in exposure science. NERL provides scientific leadership, understanding, and tools necessary to quantify exposure for humans and ecosystems. This involves describing the characteristics of the environment, the movement of stressors and human/ecological receptors in the environment, and the exposure that results from contact between stressors and human/ecological receptors. NERL has six research divisions; two are located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; two in Cincinnati, Ohio; and one each in Las Vegas, Nevada and Athens, Georgia.

More information on ORD’s NERL can be found at: www.epa.gov/nerl

The incumbent will provide leadership and expertise to plan, develop, organize, and implement a national exposure research program. This multi-media (air, water, land) program develops, evaluates and applies measurement methods and models to describe the environment and to develop data on exposure of human/ecological receptors to environmental stressors in order to reduce uncertainty in risk assessment and facilitate risk management.

Salary and Benefits: This is a Title 42 authority appointment. The position is a full-time, renewable, 5-year term appointment. Determination of salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, and other factors (e.g., current salary, market salary rates). The selected applicant will be eligible for full benefits including relocation expenses, health and life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or any other non-merit factors.

Specific information on the position and instructions for applying can be found at: www.usajobs.gov/

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 15, 2014, in order to be considered. Applications will not be considered if submitted via USAJOBS.


Columbia University
Faculty Position in Neurotoxicology

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University invites applicants for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). We seek scholars with a doctorate degree in Neurotoxicology/Neuroscience. We are particularly interested in investigators with demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and studying in-vitro and animal models in neurodegenerative diseases; with a special interest for the environmental causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and/or Alzheimer’s disease. These are two new research program priorities for the NIEHS. The successful candidate will work and collaborate with key investigators across the Columbia University Medical Center to develop a comprehensive research program in the areas referenced above. He/she will play a substantial role in our educational programs as a teacher and mentor.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Neurotoxicology, Neuroscience or related field (PhD, ScD, DrPH or MD) with substantial postdoctoral training and experience in cellular and molecular neuroscience and models of neurodegenerative diseases required. Very strong publication record, original and creative long-term research vision and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring are required. An established record obtaining peer-reviewed funding for independent research is essential. Demonstrated success in working with multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams.

The department requires a strong teaching, research and publication record in addition to the ability to secure independent funding.

Applicants should apply directly at:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59457

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
Assistant and/or Associate Professors

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for faculty positions at the level of assistant and/or associate professor in the area of mechanisms of environmentally-associated human disease.

The specific areas of research interest should complement and enhance the wide range of expertise currently possessed by faculty in the department. In particular, candidates are encouraged to apply who have a track record of research pertaining to the effects of exposure to environmental factors on: 1) metabolism and immune regulation; 2) the microbiome; 3) development of neural, reproductive, or other organ systems; 4) pulmonary or cardiac pathophysiology; 5) metabolic disorders; 6) cancer.

The Department offers excellent opportunities for cross cutting interdisciplinary research in areas including mechanistic investigation of environmental diseases such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung and liver cancer, gene-environment interaction, environmental epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, toxicology, physiology and risk assessment for susceptibility to environmental diseases. Our program is strongly integrated with all major programs in the school of medicine such as pulmonary and oncology which extends the opportunities for further research collaborations for translational research. Successful applicants should have academic and research experience commensurate with the level of the appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. In particular, they should have demonstrated a record of peer-reviewed publication and will be expected to have or develop and sustain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program in this area of research. Successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to the masters and doctoral programs of the department that are supported by NIEHS, NHLBI and NIOSH training grants.

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

EHS Program in Environmental Disease: Molecular Mechanisms and Pathophysiology website:

http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/environmental-health-sciences/degree-programs/program-in-environmental-disease-molecular-mechanisms-pathophysiology/

Candidates should submit: 1) their curriculum vitae; 2) names of three references who could be contacted when appropriate; 3) a statement summarizing their research experience and research plans. These should be sent electronically with the subject line “EHS Mechanisms Faculty Search” to: Shyam Biswal, Chair of EHS Mechanisms Search Committee at EHSMECHSEARCH@jhu.edu


Postdoctoral Position at the University of South Carolina
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

I am seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in my lab for 1 year and possibly longer, who qualifies under the definition of diversity and satisfies U.S. citizenship requirements (see below). The latest start date is January 2015. The Candidate will have a STEM background, lab experience, and an interest in applying their skills to understanding methylmercury exposure. Experience with mercury stable isotopes is helpful. The Candidate will also assist in writing grant applications and publications.Diversity includes African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. In addition, it is recognized that underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting; individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be convincingly demonstrated to be underrepresented by the University of South Carolina are also encouraged to participate in this program.Diversity also includes individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.Supplemental awards under this NIH program are limited to citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.Here are the links for further information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-149.html
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/announcements/supplements/workforce/diversity/index.cfmIf interested, please send your CV and letter of interest to Dr. Sarah Rothenberg no later than July 1. Email is preferred (rothenbs@mailbox.sc.edu).For more information or questions, please contact:
Sarah E. Rothenberg, D.Env.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
921 Assembly Street, Room 401C
Columbia, SC 29208 USA
Office: +1 803-777-4120
Website: http://sph.sc.edu/enhs/xfacultystaffdetails.php?ID=810


Assistant Professor of Global Climate Change and Environmental Health (Tenure Track)
Willamette University

The Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015.

The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) is hiring a full-time, tenure track position in Global Climate Change and Environmental Health. Successful applicants will have expertise in the human health dimensions of global climate change such as (but not limited to) infectious disease, food security, water resources, or population displacement, and an aptitude for and commitment to teaching and research in an interdisciplinary environmental science department. The individual will contribute to our core EES curriculum at both the upper and lower division levels (including participation in rotational team teaching of our introductory courses, and supervising senior theses), and also teach one to two upper level courses in his/her area of expertise. All faculty at Willamette are expected to contribute to our general education classes, thoughtfully advise and mentor students, and maintain an active and externally funded program of scholarship incorporating undergraduates.Qualifications: Terminal degree (Ph.D, MD or equivalent) in environmental health or related discipline is required. ABD will be considered, but must have terminal degree by the time position starts in August 2015.We anticipate hiring an individual whose scholarship and teaching rests within the social sciences. We expect all applicants to utilize quantitative and qualitative methods in their research and teaching. We anticipate the successful candidate will develop research and teaching collaborations both within and beyond EES, for example, with colleagues in sociology, politics, psychology, economics, anthropology, history, or biology.This position is aligned with the EES department’s objectives of creating an integrative, collaborative, and inclusive learning environment, utilizing high impact pedagogies and collaborative learning, as well as achieving the University’s stated goal of “Deepening our understanding of sustainability as a unifying principle across the curriculum” (Willamette University Strategic Plan, January 2013, Objective 4d). We foresee the hire to offer content and training that prepares students both within EES and across the CLA to be informed and engaged global citizens.For more information about the Environmental and Earth Sciences Department, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/ees.This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement.For more information about this position and to apply online, please visit: http://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/1202.

Application Deadline: August 29, 2014.

About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Situated in Oregon’s capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2,000 students), and graduate programs in Law and Management. The university is committed to living out its motto “Not unto ourselves alone are we born” by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. Salem is located in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, approximately an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. To learn more about Willamette University, please visit http://www.willamette.edu.


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