Public Health Job Opportunities

TT Faculty Positions in South Dakota

The University of South Dakota (USD), School of Health Sciences seeks applications for nine to twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position(s) at open rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor) within Public Health. The position includes teaching, advising, and mentoring students, as well as research and service for eligible positions. We seek candidates with research interests in a broad number of public health-related areas but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and research experience in epidemiology and biostatistics.

The USD Masters of Public Health (MPH) is an online program, jointly held with South Dakota State University. The MPH is a generalist public health degree, with a focus in rural and underserved (including American Indian) population health. To view the position, click here: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/15225

 

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Senior Human Trafficking Training Technical Assistance Specialist

The Senior Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Specialist will perform a range of analytical, writing, problem-solving and related work in support of the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center’s (NHTTAC’s) delivery of training, technical assistance, education and outreach services to the field on behalf of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP). Support to NHTTAC includes managing a portfolio of OTIP grantees to support their TTA needs, responding to field requests for technical assistance, working with the team to develop training guides, toolkits, bulletins, and other materials and supporting logistical and content related tasks for public events and trainings. The ideal candidate should also possess a solid understanding of project management skills as the position entails overseeing projects with lots of moving parts. A minimal level of travel is required.

OTIP is committed to exploring partnerships to better leverage the public health framework to strengthen data collection, better target public awareness and prevention campaigns, expand training to address the root causes of human trafficking, and empower survivors of trafficking. In support, NHTTAC administers a host of training and technical assistance strategies and interventions to support OTIP grantees, social service providers, medical and behavioral health specialists and public health actors to enhance their capacity to proactively respond to human trafficking in their communities. Continue reading “Senior Human Trafficking Training Technical Assistance Specialist”

Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We use science, law, policy expertise and the support of 2.4 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our air pollution cases played a major role shaping current clean air policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of about 500 lawyers, scientists, policy and communications experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman and Beijing.

 

Position Summary:

 

Work is a central element in the lives of most adults, but relatively little is known about the occupational health implications of climate change. NRDC is seeking a two-year, full-time Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow who can provide subject matter expertise and conduct multi-disciplinary research and analysis on the occupational health effects of climate change. As part of the Federal Policy team of NRDC’s Climate and Clean Energy Program, the Fellow also will develop broadly accessible communication materials about occupational health and climate change to support NRDC’s community partnerships, public outreach, and advocacy on climate and clean energy policies (including climate adaptation).

 

Specific topics and projects undertaken by the Fellow will depend on their expertise and NRDC’s programmatic priorities. Some examples of potential projects include:

  • Investigating the health implications of severe drought on outdoor occupations such as construction, agricultural, or recreation workers;
  • Identifying indoor and outdoor worker populations most vulnerable to wildfire smoke;
  • Quantifying the risk of occupational injuries or workplace accidents associated with prolonged work in preparation for, or response to, wildfires, hurricanes, or other extreme events;
  • Assessing how the occupational health threats of climate change interact with other socioeconomic stressors and disparities;
  • Quantifying health care costs imposed on indoor and outdoor workers by climate-related hazards; and
  • Modeling how adaptation measures like an occupational heat safety standard might reduce health harms and related costs, or limit broader economic costs.

 

The Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow is supported by NRDC’s Science Center and its Science Fellows program, which is a key element of the Science Center’s mission to enhance NRDC’s scientific capabilities and provide resources and support for policy and advocacy work. The Science Fellows program provides young scientists interested in working in the science, policy and advocacy arena with professional experience and on-the-job training; it is an excellent opportunity to refine existing skills and build new ones, develop professionally, publish work, and gain important competencies.

 

The Fellow will ideally be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although exemplary candidates will also be considered for our New York, NY office or our San Francisco, CA office.

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Data Analyst

Legal Aid of Nebraska is seeking a part-time (20-30hrs/wk through October), contract data analyst to join their research and evaluation team. Working with the Director of Research and Evaluation (DRE), the analyst will expand internal capabilities around data analytics and reporting. The data analyst will also assist the DRE with developing and implementing solutions that leverage data and establish best practices to ensure data integrity, validity and quality across all organizational reporting needs.

Compensation: $15-$18 per hour

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Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator  (153676)

Description

 About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

 

The Research Coordinator plays an active role in implementing research studies in the built environment that inform design strategies and document the impacts of projects. Specific duties include ongoing contact and coordination with project teams and clients, conducting literature searches and reviews, arranging and contributing to data collection and documentation, and proactively managing timelines for research activities from planning to data collection to analysis to dissemination. In addition, the Coordinator will contribute to research plans and protocols, data analyses and summaries, drafting and editing reports and manuscripts, and communicating to internal HDR constituents. The candidate must have excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to work effectively with professionals across a range of disciplines. The role will also include facilitating IRB reviews and approvals as necessary/appropriate per research study. The candidate must take initiative to achieve goals, and must be capable of doing both individual/focused and collaborative work in a dynamic team environment. In addition, the candidate must be willing to engage in developing deeper knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis. Continue reading “Research Coordinator”

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