Public Health Job Opportunities

Public Health Institute (PHI) Positions

PHI offers a broad array of career opportunities, in our administrative offices and through our many programs working in Oakland, across California and around the world. From administrative support to research scientist to IT professional, every position at the Public Health Institute helps contribute to building healthier, more equitable communities around the world. 

On August 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Kaiser Permanente has committed $63 million in grant funding to the Public Health Institute (PHI) to strengthen and support California’s contact tracing efforts in clinical settings. PHI’s Tracing Health program, which has successfully deployed contact tracing teams in Oregon and Washington, will pivot to California, where they will embed teams into clinics based in high-need and targeted communities. PHI’s Tracing Health program will hire, train and deploy approximately 500 full-time, culturally and linguistically competent clinically based team members. Collectively, they will be able to contact up to 5,500 people per day….”..”

PHI is continuing to hire for contact tracers, supervisors, resource coordinators and scientific staff (data analysts, epidemiologists, and research supervisors) for the program.

View the PHI Employment page for positions related to these efforts in California, as well as positions around the nation and world.

Part time PhD GA Position

Nebraska Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (NGWEP) is hiring a half-time PhD level GA for our project!

NGWEP is a 5 year project funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The goal of this project is to collaborate with primary care providers and community based organizations to improve care for underserved, vulnerable older adults by creating “Age-friendly” health system. This is an interdisciplinary project involving College of Medicine, Public Health, Nebraska Medicine, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Indian Health Services, Alzheimer’s Association, and Eastern Nebraska Office of Aging.

Research Technician, UNL

Research Technician
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and Pediatric Health Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeking to hire a research technician. This person will have the opportunity to work across multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded projects focusing on the interplay between cognitive development (particularly executive control), environmental factors, health behaviors and health outcomes. The projects currently involve collecting data from adolescents and young adults who have participated in an ongoing longitudinal study since preschool. Adolescent health behaviors and outcomes of interest include diet, physical activity, sleep, substance use, obesity risk and mental health problems. Young adult data collection will include neuroimaging paradigms with particular relevance to obesity risk. A variety of methodologies are used across projects, including computer-based neuropsychological tasks; actigraphy; online 24-hour dietary recalls; mapping of community environments; interviews and standardized questionnaires; and fMRI.

Position involves conducting lab-based data collection sessions, assisting with scheduling participants for sessions, and assisting in the processing of data after sessions. Sessions for the adolescent studies include administering computer-based tasks to adolescents, administering questionnaires to adolescents and parents, and preparing participants for out-of-session data collection procedures. Sessions for the young adult study include assisting the MRI technologist with the neuroimaging data collection protocol and administering questionnaires. Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary for conducting data collection sessions. Opportunities for involvement in research dissemination, such as national conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications, are available based on interest.

Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, education, science, nursing or related health field. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have ability to work as a part of a team. Preferred qualifications include experience working with adolescents and/or young adults, experience with research or with testing protocols, and training and/or experience in neuroscience.

Please direct any inquiries about the position to the project director, Timothy Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, at or (402) 472-7707.
Review of applications will begin April 3 and continue until the position is filled. Target start date is June 1, 2020. To be considered for the position, please go to, requisition #S_200195 and click on “Apply to this job”. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) application open until Jan 28

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), a unique public health training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will open its 2020 application period January 22–28. PHAP is seeking exceptional recent college graduates interested in public health careers.

PHAP is a two year, competitive, paid training program. Associates gain broad, hands-on experience working in public health programs in state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations. Continue reading “CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) application open until Jan 28”