Public Health Job Opportunities

CDC PHAP Program: Application open

The 2021 application period for PHAP candidates is now open through 11:59 pm (ET), January 29. 

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

View more information and apply here.

Research Scientist

Research Scientist

National Farm Medicine Center – Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Job Summary: The Research Scientist in this open rank tenure track position maintains and conducts a high quality research program, relevant to the area of agricultural health and safety, rural health, and or environmental/occupational health, assisting NFMC in achieving the organizational goals and results within the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI). This scientist or clinician-scientist should maintain a strong and consistent record of scientific discovery and he/she will secure externally funded research awards, collaborate with scientists and clinician investigators, and implement translation of their research throughout Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and beyond. Remote working conditions will be considered for especially qualified and experienced candidates. 

Find more information here [marshfieldresearch.org] and in the document below.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities.

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies to engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in a variety of fields, such as public policy, foreign policy, business administration, engineering, science, technology, public health, cybersecurity, and more.

The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service. 

The selection process for the Presidential Management Fellows Program consists of the following:

  1. Application
  2. On-Line Assessment
  3. Finalist Selection
  4. Agency Placement as a Fellow

More information about application and selection is available on the PMF website, at www.pmf.gov

If you are interested in federal employment, you should consider this program (many fellows go on to secure a permanent position). Recent years have seen a number of public health related positions, and we expect to see even more this year.

The website has a lot of helpful information for applicants on the Become a PMF tab. This year the application will be open from September 30th – October 14th.

Research Faculty Position in Injury Prevention Epidemiology

The University of Iowa, College of Public Health invites applications for a research-track faculty position in Occupational andEnvironmental Health.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

The Department offers a rich environment for collaborative research. Fifteen professors direct or participate in an array of extramurally funded research and outreach programs, including:

  • A CDC-funded Injury Prevention Research Center
  • A NIOSH-funded Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • A NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center
  • A NIOSH-funded Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest
  • A NIEHS-funded Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
  • A NIEHS-funded Iowa Superfund Research Program
  • NIH, CDC, and other investigator-initiated research projects

GA Positions w/NE DHHS

There are openings for GA positions with the Nebraska state health department’s Epi Division. Most of the work will be COVID-19 related, but some other work may also be involved. 

These positions will be based in Lincoln, and include compensation for some tuition and fees, in addition to wages. Students will work up to 20hrs/wk during semesters. See document below for full description and application information. Must be a COPH student, enrolled in a master’s or PhD degree program.