Public Health Job Opportunities

COPH Federal Work Study positions

All Federal Work Study (FWS) positions for the 2018-19 Academic Year are now posted.

A few things to know:

  • You must be eligible for FWS, according to your 2018-19 FAFSA. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact UNMC Financial Aid.
  • If you are a current/returning UNMC student, you may begin working in a position as early as Friday, July 6th.
  • If you are an incoming/Fall 2018 UNMC student, your first day of work cannot be before the first day of classes (August 20th).
  • For more information about FWS, click here.
  • Reach out to the contact person for positions you are interested in, and they will provide any special application instructions.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Brenda Nickol with COPH Career Services.


2018-19 COPH FWS Positions:

  1. ACE Internationalization Lab Graduate Assistant
  2. Dean’s Office Student Worker
  3. (CRHD) – Community Research Assistant
  4. College of public Health (EAOH) Agricultural Center Assistant
  5. College of public Health (EAOH) Lab Assistant
  6. College of Public Health Epidemiology Graduate Assistant for Dr. Baccaglini
  7. College of Public Health Epidemiology Graduate Assistant for Drs. Medcalf and Cieslak
  8. College of Public Health Epidemiology Research Assistant
  9. College of Public Health Epidemiology Student Research Assistant
  10. College of Public Health Epidemiology Teacher Assistant for Dr. Hill
  11. College of Public Health Epidemiology Teacher Assistant for Dr. Baccaglini
  12. College of Public Health Health Promotion Community Student Research Assistant
  13. College of Public Health Health Promotion Research Assistant
  14. College of Public Health (OPHP) Practice Program Assistant

Dean Student Worker

Dean Khan is seeking a Student Worker to assist with a variety of tasks, primarily related to researching and prepping for speaking engagements. This is a great opportunity to learn a lot about leading topics in public health, polish your communication skills, and of course, work with the Dean!

View the job description below, and if interested, contact Cathy Ely.

Deans Office 2018


Note–may be an hourly or FWS position.

Director, Community Health and IPE

Nebraska Medicine is seeking a Director for Community Health and IPE.

Job Description
This position directs a bachelors program in community health to include on-line and on-campus education. Oversees student and academic policies and allocation of resources. Administers an inter professional education program and provides service and inter professional opportunities for intergration into on-line and on-campus courses.

Continue reading “Director, Community Health and IPE”

Eligibility Program Specialist

Deadline: 6/18/18

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an Eligibility Program Specialist to join our Medicaid and Long-Term Care Division! If you have experience in interpreting federal and state regulations and laws, have good writing and speaking skills, and have experience in health policy, this may be the job for you!

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act. Continue reading “Eligibility Program Specialist”

Research Assistant

The Seattle Veterans Affairs Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is 1 of 5 epidemiologic research centers in the national VA Cooperative Studies Program.  Our expanding research portfolio includes studies addressing the physical and mental health of Veterans of all eras with a particular focus on those who served during the Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan eras.  We are looking for a Research Assistant to support the program.  Please see attached for job description.


Please send a cover letter and resume to and indicate the position you are interested in and where you first saw the ad.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by May 23rd, 2018 will be considered first.


For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see