October 13, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Data Analyst, Bureau of Early Intervention

ORGANIZATION: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

POSTING DATE: October 6, 2016

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Early Intervention manages the NYC Early Intervention Program (EIP), which oversees provision of services to children ages birth to 3 with developmental delays and disabilities.   The EIP’s mission is to enhance the abilities of infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities by supporting their families and caregivers in using everyday routines to promote development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct literature reviews on methodology, developmental delays, and childhood genetic disorder.
  • Create technical documents, analysis protocols, presentations and manuscripts.
    Process data efficiently to prepare them for further analysis and reporting to internal and external audiences.
  • Use SAS, including merge statements, macros and SQL, to manipulate and clean data (e.g., Medicaid claims, administrative and program data) and conduct epidemiologic analyses such as on prevalence, trends, and disparities utilizing a diverse array of research tools and methodologies.
  • Develop data algorithms to monitor performance, assign risk, and improve target interventions and program policies.
  • Use Arc GIS to display spatial associations in data.
  • Provide technical assistance related to data issues for other units within the Bureau.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
  • To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
    A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
    2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
    3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

 PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • 3+ years working with data in government, community, public health, social service or mental health setting
  • Motivation, discipline, and a strong sense of teamwork
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel pivot tables)
  • Knowledge of data analytics and visualization software such as SAS, ArcGIS, SPSS, SQL, R, AtlasTi, and/or Python
  • Knowledge of research methodology and/or program evaluation methodology
  • Ability to effectively present data in verbal, written, and visual formats to program management, program leadership and non-technical audience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

 

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 265718. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.


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POSITION: Health Literacy Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Community Healthcare Network

POSTING DATE: October 6, 2016

SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting CHN’s Health Literacy initiative and Training and Education Department. Trains CHN staff to integrate effective patient communication strategies into practice. Develops and distributes all patient materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement regular health literacy activities and trainings for all staff to advance health literacy practices at CHN.
  • Assist in other health literacy initiative activities including but not limited to health literacy coaching, coordination of research projects, and external collaborations.
  • Promote CHN’s health literacy initiative through the publication of articles, provision of external trainings, and conference presentations.
  • Review and revise existing patient materials to meet CHN’s health literacy guidelines. Patient materials include but are not limited to patient education documents, letters, flyers, consent forms, website content, and EHR templates.
  • Write health content and contribute to the design of new patient materials for use by all departments.
  • Manage the development and implementation of materials through electronic health record, provide staff support to access patient education, and monitor patient education measures.
  • Manage translation of all patient materials.
  • Assist in the management of CHN’s LMS (Learning Management System) and support other Training and Education Department activities.
  • Attends and participates in appropriate training/informational sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE REQUIRED:

  • A. or B.S. in applicable field such as public health or related field.
  • Experience in public health or health education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 2-3 years public health experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in health communications or health education.
  • Knowledge of health literacy.
  • Bilingual Spanish (written) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and organize data.
  • Willingness to travel in and beyond NYC.
  • Interest in and conviction of purpose and aims for all programs at CHN.
  • Respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions about health care.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  2. Ability to hear within normal range
  3. Ability to see within normal range
  4. Finger and hand dexterity to manipulate objects
  5. Ability to deal with agitated clients
  6. Extended periods of time at a computer
  7. Noise level is moderate
  8. Possible exposure to clients with infectious diseases

The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made, whenever possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may send their resume and cover letter directly to Emily Briglia, Associate Director of Training and Education, at ebriglia@chnnyc.org.

 

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POSITION: Part-time Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement

POSTING DATE: October 6, 2016

SUMMARY: Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement (Riis) is a community based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services to the youth, adults, seniors and families in the Western Queens community. Riis is seeking a Part-time Coordinator for its Healthy Foods Initiative.  The Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring the smooth operation of the Healthy Foods Initiative.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish a Resident Healthy Food Committee: to engage residents in the development and implementation process for healthy food initiatives.
  • Schedule a Cooking and Eating Together event at Riis Settlement: Free meals presenting delicious, seasonal foods prepared in a culturally-sensitive manner for 60 community members quarterly.
  • Coordinate the “Tasty Stations and schedule:” Develop Mobile food-prep stations offering sample tastings. Develop schedule to happen during City Harvest and Grow NYC food distribution, tenant association meetings, workshops and community events.
  • Monthly Healthy food skill building workshops: The FRIDGE [Food-Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences] curriculum (adapted to our demographic).
  • Community Chef Intensive: Training for paid internships working in Riis Settlement’s kitchen and as demo chefs for our “Tasty Stations”. Identify seniors or candidates to work in our kitchen for 10 hours a week.
  • Riis Settlement “Community Chefs:” will encourage community buy-in for healthy food initiatives by assisting with food prep and manning “Tasty Stations” at all educational activities.
  • Assist with marketing, promotional and outreach activities for the initiative as needed.
  • Coordinate and meet with program evaluators regarding program.
  • Coordinate the efforts of our collaborators including but not limited to the following: Just Foods, NYCHA, Grow NYC, City Harvest, Riis Garden committee, Build It Green, and others.

 Data Management

  • Record information
  • Provide documents as requested by Program Director or Evaluation Specialist

 Administrative Functions

  • Provide assistance to Director in preparation of program reports

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters of Science in Health Education or Public Health or related degree or B.S. with experience working in food and health education programming
  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred
  • Ability to organize and prioritize efficiently
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills, including demonstrated writing ability
  • Professional presence
  • Experience interacting with diverse ethnic populations
  • Experience and/or demonstrated comfort level working in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing development.
  • Overall positive demeanor and welcoming attitude
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and good computer skills
  • Flexibility, patience, resourcefulness and a willingness to learn

 Supervision:       The Coordinator will report to the Director of Senior Services

Schedule:            20 -25 hours a week (dates and times to be determined)

HOW TO APPLY: Please send all resumes to GWilson@riissettlement.org.  No phone calls please. We are looking to fill the position as quickly as possible. Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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POSITION: Full or Part-Time Field Interviewer

ORGANIZATION: NYU Department of Population Health

POSTING DATE: October 11, 2016

SUMMARY: Seeking Full or Part-Time Field Interviewer for an ongoing evaluation of the East Harlem Community Health Worker Initiative. We are looking for energetic and outgoing bilingual Spanish individuals to work as field interviewers on an exciting Harlem-based intervention study from November 2016 – March 2017, with an opportunity for additional work beyond that. The intervention is funded by the NYC Health Department and the evaluation is being conducted by the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (http://www.med.nyu.edu/prevention-research/nyu-cuny-prevention-research-center ).  East Harlem residents with diagnosed chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes and/or asthma) living in selected NYC Housing Authority Developments enrolled in a longitudinal evaluation study are being tracked to assess whether receiving community health worker services results in changes to health status, health care utilization and self-efficacy over time compared to those not receiving services. Field screeners excited about making a difference in the health of East Harlem residents will make the evaluation study a success!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct in-person interviewing in homes of selected participants in East Harlem NYCHA housing developments. Interviews will be conducted on computer tablets using data collection software.
  • Schedule and confirm interview appointments via telephone
  • Routinely enter data pertaining to field data collection efforts
  • Attend weekly in-person meetings

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be available to work at least 30 hours/week for the duration of the data collection period
  • Be available and willing to work evenings and weekend hours as required by your specific assignment
  • Be comfortable making contact with potential participants and addressing any concerns about participating in the study
  • Have a good working knowledge of East Harlem
  • Obtain cooperation of study participants by effectively answering questions and addressing concerns
  • Be willing to work outside during cold/inclement weather
  • Be able to keep project information confidential
  • Complete all required activities in a professional manner, while maintaining the integrity of all information acquired

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send their CV to Lorna Thorpe: lorna.thorpe@nyumc.org

 

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POSITION: Industrial Hygienist

ORGANIZATION: Center for Construction Research and Training

POSTING DATE: October 11, 2016

SUMMARY: CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training (www.cpwr.com) is the non-profit 501(c)3 research, development and training arm of the North America’s Building Trades Unions, AFL-CIO, located in downtown Silver Spring, MD by metro and public parking. We administer multiple federally-funded programs including serving as the NIOSH -supported National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research. CPWR is currently seeking a deadline driven, self-directed, energetic industrial hygienist to join our Construction Solutions team. The successful candidate will support our Construction Solutions Program, which is focused on making safety and health information and solutions available to contractors. The specific role of the candidate will be to lead the development of a database of occupational exposure data, in order to help construction employers choose the right combinations of engineering and work practice controls to reduce worker exposures to common construction industry airborne hazards.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, or related fields.
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint).
  • Experience in statistical data analysis and using statistical analysis software such as SAS, R, SPSS, etc.
  • Proficiency in using PubMed and other scientific search engines. Conducting scientific literature search.
  • Industrial Hygiene sampling methods.
  • Experience working with hazard exposure data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in preparing technical reports and presentations.
  • Familiar with federal websites and databases such OSHA, BLS, NIOSH, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Occupational hazard field data collection experience. Familiar with Construction field operations.
  • Familiar with the scientific, peer-reviewed publication process.

Minimum Required Years of Experience:

1-2 Years

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time position. Excellent benefits package and relaxed work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

HOW TO APPLY: Email pdfs of resume and cover letter to jobpostings@cpwr.com. Cover letter should describe prior experience as related to this position. No phone calls please. Due to volume, email responses will only be sent to qualified individuals.

 

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POSITION: ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

ORGANIZATION: College of Health Public & Human Sciences

POSTING DATE: October 11, 2016

SUMMARY: As part of its strategic plan, Oregon State University (OSU) is building on its existing strengths in the core disciplines of public health and human sciences by hiring a new faculty member with expertise in Environmental and Occupational Health in an accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS). This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-mo. tenure-track appointment for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program through external funding, advancing the University’s research agenda in the area of Environmental Health, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, and providing service to advance Environmental Health Science and the field of public health.

SALARY – Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and tuition reduction program (some restrictions apply).

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The College is located within OSU’s Health Sciences Division along with the OSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Our accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences combines broad training in public health with specific training in six specialty tracks: Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Health Management and Policy; Environmental and Occupational Health; International Health; and Health Promotion & Health Behavior. OSU is the only institution in Oregon that offers a PhD in Public Health. Visit our website (http://health.oregonstate.edu/) for more information about our college.

OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea -, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. OSU has an institution -wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. Please visit OSU and web site: http://oregonstate.edu/.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Environmental Health or related discipline at the time of appointment. Demonstrated expertise in environmental health applied to population and public health issues as reflected by academic training, scholarship, teaching and/or service. Established success in extramural funding and research agenda commensurate with academic rank. For example, at the Assistant Professor level, the candidate must have a clearly-defined research agenda and demonstrate potential to support their research with extramural funding. At the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have a record of a well-established research program, scholarship, and extramural funding. A commitment to high teaching standards for student success. A commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications: Although all areas of environmental health will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates that have a strong vision of emerging hazards and research methods in environmental health sciences. For example, we are interested in candidates whose research examines: the cumulative effects of exposures to multiple environmental chemical contaminants and interactions with other stressors (e.g. social, nutritional, economic, etc.) and/or biological mechanisms (e.g. genetics, epigenetic, metabolic, etc.) and/or microbial communities. how built environment or land use contributes to environmental health disparities. the possible environmental causes of children’s illnesses and disorders, as well as the prevention of environmentally mediated diseases in children. novel exposure assessment methods to address emerging hazards in environmental health (locally and globally) that can be scalable to large epidemiological studies. Leadership potential for building programmatic and scientific capacity for environmental health sciences.

HOW TO APPLY: To see specific position announcements, job descriptions and requirements, and to apply, go to Online Application System at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/33098 (Posting #00755UF). For full consideration apply by January 15, 2017. The anticipated start date is Sept. 16, 2017. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Laurel Kincl, Assistant Professor 014B Milam Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331 ph 541-737-1445 fax 541-737-6914 email Laurel.kincl@oregonstate.edu OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.


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POSITION: Faculty Position In Occupational Hygiene

ORGANIZATION: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

POSTING DATE: October 11, 2016

SUMMARY: The Department of Environmental Health at The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Environmental and Industrial Hygiene (EIH) at the level of Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor. Academic rank and appointment, tenure track or tenure will be commensurate with candidates experience and qualifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses in their area of expertise, direct graduate thesis research, and develop an extramurally-funded research program.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: UC’s Department of Environmental Health has a rich history and tradition in EIH. The department consistently ranks among the best in the nation with a research oriented and interactive faculty. The appointee can anticipate a highly competitive start- up package and the opportunity to become a member of several state-of-the-art research centers, including a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), and NIEHS-funded: Center for Environmental Genetics; Gene-Environment Training Grant; and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Grant. The EIH Division provides training for both master’s and doctoral level students, and is fully accredited by ABET. Industrial Hygiene faculty members in the department have established research in exposure assessment and control, ergonomics, aerosol physics, bioaerosols, biological monitoring and toxicology. This faculty has worked collaboratively with faculty in the other four divisions: Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology; Public Health and Occupational Medicine. Interactions with researchers at Cincinnati Children’s and VA Hospitals, as well as NIOSH and USEPA which both have major laboratory facilities nearby are common and encouraged.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold a PhD or other doctorate in industrial hygiene or relevant science or engineering; a CIH or eligibility for CIH certification within one year is also required. Successful candidates will have publications in the peer-reviewed literature, demonstrated teaching ability, as well as demonstrated outstanding research productivity or promise.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send complete curriculum vitae, a brief outline of current research, a copy of three recent publications and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to:

https://www.jobsatuc.com position # 213CM0488

 

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POSITION: Biostatistician II / Programmer

ORGANIZATION: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

POSTING DATE:

SUMMARY: The Biostatistician II is responsible for providing statistical support, including study design, sample size and protocol development in support of clinical projects. Prepares statistical analysis plans, generates statistical summary tables and performs database integration for more comprehensive analyses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares statistical analysis plans, timelines for statistical project management and performs and interprets basic and complex analyses. Utilizes knowledge of statistics and medical understanding to propose and perform additional analyses when appropriate.
  • Performs statistical programming to implement complex statistical analysis plan. Manipulates databases to obtain and analyze variables as required. Some analyses include weighted quantile sum regression, distributed lag regression models and kernel Bayesian machine regression techniques.
  • Documents analyses, creates summaries and presents written and verbal results to requestors.
  • Writes statistical text for study reports and clinical publications. Prepares analysis plans and methods used for incorporation in abstracts, manuscripts and grants.
  • Identifies potential data problems from analytic queries and takes appropriate actions to guide the resolution process.
  • Collaborates with principal investigators, sponsors and external representatives to ensure that project results and conclusions are presented accurately and without bias and to jointly achieve objectives and timelines.
  • Provides quality review on statistical analysis plan to ensure consistency with protocol and adequacy to meet objectives defined in protocol.
  • Adheres to standard operating procedures of the functional department as they apply to documentation and validation of clinical research statistics.
  • Provides consultation to the clinical research project team on statistical issues related to the project.
  • Performs other related duties.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education

Master’s degree in biostatistics or related field.

Minimum Related Experience

3 years of biostatistics or related experience in clinical research

Minimum Computer Skills

(provide program and skill level, e.g. MS Word – Basic) (skill levels are Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)

  • MS Word and Excel – Advanced
  • SAS or similar application – Advanced
  • MS Outlook – Basic

General Skills

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail-Oriented

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send resume and cover letter to Michelle Gagnon, MPH at michelle.gagnon@mssm.edu.