Internship & fellowships postings as of October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019 | Career Announcements, Internships & Fellowships

POSITION: STAR Fellowship Program 

ORGANIZATION: USAID, domestic and global

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a five-year project of the Public Health Institute implemented in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, Consortium for Universities in Global Health, and University of California, San Francisco, and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR offers paid fellowships and internships for dynamic, multidisciplinary, mission-driven leaders at all career levels. STAR provides participants with immersive experiences at global health organizations and institutions to build capacity and contribute technical expertise to address high-impact needs. STAR Fellows and Interns participate in customized and curated learning activities to enhance knowledge and skills growth, expand professional networks, and support career development.

Eligibility:

  • Bachelors, masters, and doctoral students or recent graduates
  • Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States, Host Country Nationals, and Third Country Nationals for placements around the world

Positions are created on an on-demand basis, and each role has its own deadline.

For further information & to apply: Apply at https://recruitment.ghstar.org/. To join listserv visit, https://ghstar.salsalabs.org/starprojectlistserv/index.html. Also see https://tinyurl.com/y4q4zg7q

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POSITION: Research Assistant (part-time)

ORGANIZATION: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, Department of Community Health & Social Sciences

General Description

Prof. Emma Tsui is hiring a part-time Research Assistant for her study of an unavoidable and multifaceted stressor in the rapidly expanding home care workforce: patient death. This 3-year, CDC-funded mixed methods study will provide insight into which kinds of support provided to home care workers are associated with reduced grief, reduced stress, and increased job satisfaction. Prof. Tsui and her team will also work collaboratively with NYC-based home care agencies and other stakeholders to develop feasible policy-level and workplace-based interventions to increase support to workers.

Home care workers—who help elderly and disabled clients to eat, bathe, and dress, among other functions—are one of the fastest growing job categories in the United States currently, and they are increasingly important to the functioning of our health system. At the same time, home care workers are poorly compensated for their work, which often includes unpredictable hours and schedules. Nationally nearly 20% of home care workers are part of households living in poverty, and over half of workers receive public assistance in some form. In addition, a disproportionate number of home care workers are women of color and immigrants.

The Research Assistant will assist the PI in recruitment of home care worker participants, qualitative (in-depth interviews and cognitive interviews) and quantitative (tablet-based interviewer-administered survey) data collection and data analysis, and research coordination generally. The ideal candidate for the position will have prior experience with qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and qualitative analysis, a relatively flexible daytime schedule to accommodate recruitment and data collection activities, and an interest in worker health and well-being. This position is ideal for a current MPH student, with the potential for using the research as part of a capstone project or master’s essay.

Other Duties

This is a part-time position (5 hours/week in Year 1), with increased hours in Year 2 should the RA continue. The RA will be based at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, with frequent recruitment and research trips to two home care agencies based in midtown Manhattan.

Working under the supervision of Prof. Emma Tsui, the RA will be responsible for activities to support this project, including the following duties:

  • Through partner agencies, recruit home care workers as participants in in-depth interviews, cognitive interviews, and survey data collection.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews, cognitive interviews, and survey data collection with home care workers.
  • Assist with qualitative data analysis in Dedoose or NVivo
  • Assist with developing survey in RedCap.
  • Coordinate research activities, including participant recruitment, scheduling, and management of data and other study files.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, including potentially serving as co-author from resulting scientific publications.

Salary and Appointment Period: Salary will be $20-25/hour (depending on qualifications). The position is expected to start in October 2019 running through March 2020, with the potential for continuation through the end of the project (Summer 2022).

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor degree in public health or related field, with 1-2 years of related experience. MPH or master’s degree, and/or current doctoral student desired.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community members and other researchers, and to work independently and as a team member
  • Prior research and/or project management experience
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and online file platforms (Dropbox)
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize competing tasks

Additional, desired qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable/experienced in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Proficiency in using qualitative data management software such as Dedoose or NVivo
  • Experience working with immigrant women in some capacity preferred
  • Experience/interest in occupational health and occupational stress

For further information & to apply: Qualified candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and relevant experience to emma.tsui@sph.cuny.edu. Review of applications will be ongoing, until position is filled.

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POSITION: Postdoctoral Fellowship programs (2)

ORGANIZATION: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS), Boston, MA

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) is currently accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowship programs: The Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work and the David E. Bell Fellowship. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 2, 2019.

Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work

The Sloan Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program that seeks to address the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation in the U.S. Fellows conduct self-directed research under the guidance of Harvard faculty mentors. Expectations are that the research derived from the fellowship will be used to support improved workplace policies at various institutions as well as increase the public’s understanding of aging and labor force challenges. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in seminars, leadership skill building, and communications & media skills training.

The David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the fields of population sciences and/or population health. Through self-directed research, selected candidates examine a broad range of critical issues, most from within the HCPDS’s focal areas: 1) social and environmental determinants of population health; 2) aging societies; 3) workplace & well-being; and 4) social/family demography. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly seminars, leadership skill building seminars, and communications & media skills training.

For both fellowship programs, the salary is $65K/yr plus benefits and a generous research, travel, and relocation fund. Both are open to U.S. and international candidates.

For further information & to apply: Visit www.hsph.harvard.edu/cpds or contact Lesley Harkins at popcenter@hsph.harvard.edu

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POSITION: Postdoctoral position

ORGANIZATION: Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin anticipates having an opening for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2020. The position is for one year, with the potential for a one-year renewal. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Most of the research at the PRC is concentrated in four overlapping thematic areas: Family Demography and Intergenerational Relationships; Education, Work, and Inequality; Population Health, and Reproductive Health.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdocs are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with faculty research associates. In addition, postdocs are expected to attend the weekly PRC brownbag, present at least once at the brownbag during their period of support, and submit research for presentation at the Population Association (PAA) meetings.

Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, family studies, or a related social science discipline and must be citizens, or permanent residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. Potential applicants should contact faculty research associates to identify shared interests and to determine if one or more faculty research associates can serve as mentors to the fellow. Applications are due January 6th, 2020.

For further information & to apply: Interested applicants should send the following materials _in a single pdf_ to training@prc.utexas.edu: (1) a letter of interest that includes information about research interests and plans, at least one anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; (2) a CV; and (3) 2 examples of written (preferably peer-reviewed) work. Three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to training@prc.utexas.edu. All documents must be submitted electronically. For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, PRC Postdoctoral Training Director at liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu.

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POSITION: Hepatitis Program Assistant (for CUNY master students only)

ORGANIZATION: NYC Health Department, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP)

Program Description:

The NYC Health Department, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis B and C in NYC. The Capacity Building unit within VHP administers multiple direct service programs through contracts with syringe exchange programs, community organizations, hospitals, and health centers.The Hep C Peer Navigation Program and the Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program provide hepatitis C outreach, prevention, navigation through complete diagnostic testing and treatment, retention in care and reinfection prevention services throughout NYC.

Intern Responsibilities, assist with:

  • Meeting planning, meeting notes, and follow up items.
  • Site visits with staff at contracted organizations throughout NYC
  • Developing strategies to assist programs in recruitment and linkage to care
  • Training and technical assistance for program navigators
  • Protocol, form, and documentation updates
  • Program activities tracking using Salesforce
  • Report writing as needed
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  1. Currently matriculated in a CUNY master’s program (MPH, MSW, MHA, etc).
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  3. Applicant must be interested in public health program implementation and capacity building.
  4. Comfort with public speaking: providing training, presentations at community meetings, and conferences
  5. Highly organized with attention to detail
  6. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to work both independently and within a team

Preferred Skills:

  1. Interest in harm reduction and working with vulnerable populations
  2. Knowledge or experience with Salesforce and RedCap

Applicant must be a current student at CUNY (19 hours per week; $17/hour). We especially encourage LGBTQIA+ people and people of color to apply. Start date: As soon as possible

For further information & to apply:If interested, send cover letter and resume to Diana at ddiazmunoz@health.nyc.gov, Subject: Hepatitis Program Assistant

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EVENT:  Fall 2019 Career Fair, October 11, 2019 11:00am-2:00pm

ORGANIZATION: CUNY Graduate Center

Are you interested in job and internship opportunities in life science/medicine/public health?

Come to our Fall 2019 Career Fair on October 11 from 11am-2pm on the C-level to network with potential employers. At the Career Fair, you’ll meet with representatives from local businesses and institutions who are actively seeking candidates with your particular skillsets in data programming and analysis, lab and technical skills, and grant and scientific writing.

Below are some registered employers that may be of particular interest to you:

  • Cancer Research Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing immunotherapy to treat, control, and cure all cancers.
  • Clinilabs Drug Development Corporation is a full-service contract research organization that provides clinical drug development services to industry.
  • NYU Langone Health is committed to excellence in patient care, medical education, and scientific research.
  • Russo Partners is a leading consultant in public relations for biotechnology, healthcare technology, biopharma, and medical devices. We are based in NY’s NoMad district and have about 25 employees.
  • Springer Nature is a leading academic and educational publisher.

Employers are continuing to sign up; the list of employers attending will be finalized on Monday, October 7, 2019. For a full list of employers, visit our event page.

If you plan to attend the career fair, please RSVP using our event registration form.

Career Fair Preparation

Attend Making the Most of a Career Fair on Monday, October 7.

Do you have an updated resume to hand out to employers? We sponsored resume webinars on September 4 and September 12 to help students learn about the latest trends in resumes and how to manage potential pitfalls. View a recording of this webinar and access associated handouts through our webinar recordings page.

You can also check out our career fair-related blog posts for more tips:

For further information & to apply: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/events/career-fair-fall-2019

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POSITION: LEAD Program Fellow (application due December 1, 2019)

ORGANIZATION: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri/Global

Training LEADers to Accelerate Global Mental Health Disparities Research Program

Funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, LEAD is a 2-Phase Training Program designed for advanced predoctoral students and postdoctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds in the US, including groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research, interested in global mental health disparities research.

  1. Phase 1 will consist of up to 4 weeks at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (WU) for targeted skills and knowledge-building didactic seminars plus field-based research experiences within the St. Louis community.
  2. Phase 2 will consist of up to 8 weeks in a selected global site in one of the eight sub-Saharan (SSA) countries with NIH funded research that meets a trainee’s research interest.

LEAD will capitalize on the rich resources for US local and global health disparities available at Washington University, to provide trainees with the skills and experiences needed to lead multi-disciplinary, collaborative research teams focused on health disparities research in low-resource communities.

For further information & to apply: Apply through https://sites.wustl.edu/lead/ and see https://tinyurl.com/y5pavj56