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North Carolina State University

North Carolina Sea Grant

Coastal Community Health Extension Intern

Posted 10/21/21

North Carolina Sea Grant, a statewide program focused on research, education, and outreach for and with coastal communities, is seeking a Coastal Community Health Extension Intern to:

Plan a framework for coastal community health extension programming through feedback, partnerships, and understanding community health resilience needs and priorities.

Collaborate with federal, state, and community partners to identify actionable research questions, agency needs, and related tools and funding opportunities that address community health needs.

Assist in the development of demonstration educational and communication programming and products, messages, tools, and the identification of appropriate communication pathways for disseminating public health needs and community risk information for stakeholders. 

The minimum education for this position is a completed bachelor’s degree and current full or part time enrollment in a graduate school in North Carolina. The internship can be remote and on a flexible schedule.  Occasional travel to the Sea Grant offices at NC State University and coastal locations required.  Travel reimbursement for field visits is available. 

The work will align with NC Sea Grant’s vision for diversity equality, inclusion, justice, and accessibility.  Examples of qualities we may look for in prospective students include experience in/with underserved and under-represented communities.  Preferred fields of graduate study include public health, public/environmental policy, public administration, epidemiology, environmental health services, health policy and management, health equity and social justice or related field. Candidates need strong writing and critical thinking skills, a demonstrated interest in stakeholder engagement (e.g., process agenda development, leading meetings) and qualitative/quantitative study skills. 

Apply via NC State University jobsite: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/150450

For questions, contact Frank López, fmlopez@ncsu.edu

The University of Maryland

Department of Entomology

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Risk Assessment & Environmental Protection

(Posted 10/21/21)

The University of Maryland, College Park seeks to build on its existing strengths in Integrated Pest Management, biotechnology, risk assessment, environmental protection and species conservation by hiring a tenure-track
faculty member in the Department of Entomology. We seek candidates working in areas complementary to pesticide safety and risk assessment, including but not restricted to traditional, organic, and genetically engineered pest controls, their ecological and evolutionary impacts, regulatory issues, human health and socio-economic effects, or related topics. Applicants from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds, and who work on intersecting fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The appointee will demonstrate the creativity and passion needed to build a nationally-prominent, robustly-funded research program, the ability to establish collaborations, an interest in effective and inclusive teaching and mentoring, and the will to develop a strong extension program as the State of Maryland’s Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator, all within a department whose culture aims to help them succeed. This 9-month position is at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered.

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Hawthorne (umdentomology@umd.edu) with questions.


Candidates should submit through eJobs@umd.edu as a single PDF the following materials in this order:
1) Short cover letter describing qualifications,
2) Curriculum vitae,
3) Summary of research, extension, and teaching experience and goals, and
4) Contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested.


Electronic submission of application materials through the University’s web page (eJobs@umd.edu) is required.

Dept. of Health and Human Services

DHHS-Public Health/Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Environmental Toxicologist
(Posted 10/18/21)

The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for an Environmental Toxicologist.  The Environmental Toxicologist is the lead toxicology expert for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This position oversees, reviews, and provides technical expertise on risk assessments, toxicological consultations, and health risk evaluations generated by Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch staff. The work involves the development of programs, guidance levels, and/or statutes regarding the occurrence of toxic incidents to protect public health.

This Environmental Toxicologist:

  • Conducts systematic reviews, literature reviews, and summaries using formal protocols to examine chemical and physical agents in media such as food, water, air, and soil, and determine impacts or potential impacts to public health. 
  • Conducts health risk evaluations for private wells and reviews reports prepared by colleagues in the Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Has a significant role in communication with the public about public health concerns. Position writes grant proposals and other grant materials.
  • Serves as a toxicological expert and consultant on various workgroups and committees.

This position has significant flexibility and telework options as part of our hybrid workplace. This position may also involve statewide travel in the future.

Salary Grade: GN17
Recruitment Range: $65,373 – $84,050  
Position: 60039878
Exam Plan: 21-10564

Link for more information: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3272768

John Hopkins University

Bloomberg School of Public Health and Whiting School of Engineering
Full-time Postdoctoral Fellow Position
(Posted 10/05/21)

Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Position in Environmental Chemistry 

The Prasse lab in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top ranked School  of Public Health in the United States, and the Whiting School of Engineering is seeking to hire a highly  motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow with a background in Environmental Chemistry/ Environmental  Engineering or related field to work on the project ‘Fate and Transport of Unregulated Organic  Contaminants in Biosolids – Development of a Human and Environmental Exposure Risk Framework’  funded by the U.S. EPA (additional details can be found here). The goals of the project are to i) identify  organic contaminants in biosolids from across the U.S. using liquid chromatography – high-resolution mass  spectrometry (LC-HRMS) approaches, ii) assess their fate in agricultural soils, including groundwater  leaching and plant uptake, and iii) evaluate the potential exposure risks using computational toxicology  approaches. This exciting position, which involves conducting research from both an academic and  practical perspective, provides substantial career growth opportunities.  

The primary responsibilities for this position will include: 

  •  Planning, conducting and managing laboratory experiments to identify organic contaminants in  biosolids from across the U.S. and evaluate their fate in agricultural soils and assess plant uptake • Planning, conducting and managing field studies to assess the fate of biosolid contaminants • Supervising of PhD and Master’s students  
  •  Supporting the Principal Investigator in the coordination of sampling efforts 
  •  Support the Principal Investigator in coordination of project meetings and dissemination of  project outcomes 
  •  Preparing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at conferences 

Required Qualifications & Skills: 

  •  Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry or related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with the analysis and fate of organic contaminants in the  environment with a demonstrated publication record in these areas.  
  • Experience conducting laboratory studies to investigate the fate of organic contaminants.
  • Experience with the analysis of organic contaminants, in particular liquid chromatography – mass  spectrometry (LC-MS). 
  • Experience with LC – high-resolution MS (LC-HRMS) is desirable but not required.
  • Extremely strong verbal and written skills. Evidence of writing skills will be requested.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills. 
  •  Detail oriented. 

Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of interest,  and the names and contact information for 3-5 references. 

Correspondence should be addressed to: 

Dr. Carsten Prasse 
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering 
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Whiting School of Engineering 615 North Wolfe Street Room E6620 
Baltimore, MD 21205 
cprasse1@jhu.edu 

EEO/AA/M/F/V/D – JHU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, creed,  color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition,  marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or other basis in accordance with federal, state or local laws or  regulations.

Harvard University

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Environmental Neuroepidemiology
Postdoctoral Associate Position
(Posted 10/05/21)

Job Description
We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow in environmental epidemiology. We are looking for an exceptional and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Weisskopf Environmental Epidemiology group. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of Dr. Weisskopf to conduct innovative research that addresses questions of environmental exposures and neurological health, in particular questions related to early life exposures and later life cognitive health. 

Part of this work is in conjunction with the Harvard MEMCARE Superfund project and the postdoctoral fellow will be able to take advantage of training activities related to our Superfund Research Center. In addition, the resources of the Environmental Health Department, the Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, and the Harvard Chan School overall will be available to the incoming fellow.

We are particularly seeking individuals looking for training and research experience in areas relevant to environmental epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, and epidemiologic methods/causal inference.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Programming independent analyses 
  • Writing the first draft of manuscripts 
  • Presenting research at regional and/or national conferences 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Doctoral degree required (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD). Degree in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics, and word processing software. 
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g., SAS, R. 
  • Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. 

Experience with environmental epidemiological investigation and/or neuroepidemiology are desirable. 

Apply by submitting a CV, names, and contacts of three references, one representative 1st author manuscript, and a cover letter stating career goals and ambitions to jadams@hsph.harvard.edu.

Vital Strategies

Technical Advisor – Environmental Epidemiologist
(Posted 10/01/21)

Vital Strategies is recruiting an Epidemiologist/Public Health Specialist with applied expertise in environmental health science, epidemiology and risk assessment (epidemiologist) to 1) increase commitment and capacity of key stakeholders to strengthen air quality management, with a focus on increased use of routinely collected local data to inform health impact and economic assessments; 2) support efforts to strengthen surveillance for air pollution, lead, and other leading environmental determinants of health; and 3) participate in assessment, training and technical assistance activities to enhance the quality, use and dissemination of relevant health and environmental data to inform the public and policymakers about the risks of air pollution. The epidemiologist will also use data to emphasize the health and climate co-benefits of improved air quality. The hire will also collaborate across Vital Strategies teams and with government partners, technical experts, consultants, and civil society partners

https://www.vitalstrategies.org/about-us/careers/

The University of Chicago

Department of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division
Research Assistant Professor – Dermatology

(Posted 09/28/21)

The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, is searching for a Research Assistant Professor who will contribute to a research project on stress response and epithelial carcinogenesis. The appointee’s primary activity will be to conduct academic research in association with a faculty member or team. The appointee will complement these research areas and contribute to project conception and execution. We especially welcome applicants with expertise in any of these areas: DNA damage response, autophagy, epigenetics, epitranscriptomics, immunology, and/or factors/processes involved in the development of skin cancer.

Prior to the start of employment, applicants must have: 1) a doctoral degree or equivalent in biologically-related sciences, or related disciplines, and 2) completed postdoctoral training prior to the start of employment.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/89588. Applicants must upload a CV including bibliography. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB)
(Posted 09/20/21)

Environmental Program Consultant 1

This position is supervisory and serves as the principal investigator for the ATSDR grant. This position conducts public health/toxicological risk assessments for hazardous waste throughout the state using ATSDR’s guidelines. This process involves gathering and evaluating all available relevant environmental exposure data, health effects data, and community health concerns to determine actual or potential exposure pathways and public health risk. This position also develops and makes recommendations on actions to reduce or eliminate public health risk. Work is performed independently and requires background in toxicology, environmental science, epidemiology or a related field.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum and three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Requirements: Knowledge of human health risk assessment; knowledge of data collection techniques and procedures; experience interpreting environmental science or toxicological data; ability to write technical reports.

Additional Preferences: Supervisory experience; experience conducting health risk assessment; experience with project management; ability to summarize and communicate technical information for a general audience; knowledge of environmental justice concepts; and knowledge of North Carolina urban and rural communities.

Position will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina, part of the Research Triangle Park, a top region for environmental science and public health. Position will be full-time and primarily telework with occasional in-person meetings and site visits. Permanent and temporary postings are open concurrently; a temporary EPC will be hired immediately with potential for conversion to the permanent position.

Recruitment range: $48,051 – $69,093 for the permanent position

Hourly rate: $24 to $28.10 for the temporary position

To apply: For the permanent position, please apply online. For the temporary position, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and two references to OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov with the subject line “EPC 1”. For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Guidry at OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov.

Closing date: September 29, 2021 at 5pm

Environmental Program Consultant 2

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct public health/toxicological risk assessments for hazardous waste throughout the state using ATSDR’s guidelines. This process involves gathering and evaluating all available relevant environmental exposure data, health effects data, and community health concerns to determine actual or potential exposure pathways and public health risk. This position also develops and makes recommendations on actions to reduce or eliminate public health risk. This position will help to support grant reporting requirements. Work is performed independently and requires background in toxicology, environmental science, epidemiology or a related field.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum and three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other requirements: Knowledge of human health risk assessment; knowledge of data collection techniques and procedures; experience interpreting environmental science or toxicological data; ability to write technical reports.

Additional Preferences: Experience conducting health risk assessment; experience with project management; ability to summarize and communicate technical information for a general audience; knowledge of environmental justice concepts; and knowledge of North Carolina urban and rural communities.

Hourly rate: $24 to $28.10

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and two references to OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov with the subject line “EPC 2”. For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Guidry at OEEB@dhhs.nc.gov.

Closing date: September 29, 2021 at 5pm

North Carolina State University

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Evaluating Environmental, Health, and Societal Impacts of Advanced Materials and Emerging Risks
PhD Position
(Posted 09/07/21)

Seeking highly motivated and diverse candidates for a PhD position at NC State University within the Department of Applied Ecology under the supervision of Dr. Khara Grieger. The PhD candidate would focus on developing and implementing interdisciplinary approaches to evaluate potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of advanced materials and emerging risks. The candidate would also be involved in a newly launched research consortium housed at NC State focused on sustainable science and technological solutions to nutrient management, and have the opportunity to work with faculty and students across the university and partner institutions. The ideal candidate is familiar with risk sciences including risk evaluations of novel advanced materials and is interested in communicating potential risks to academic and non-academic audiences

The PhD candidate will conduct research to evaluate potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of new advanced materials and/or technologies, many of which are used in food, agriculture, and water sectors. In addition, the candidate will communicate results from their research to a range of stakeholders, including scientists, researchers, industry, policy-makers among others. The PhD candidate will be expected to lead manuscripts and other publications that report the research results and present at conferences and workshops.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Application Instructions:

Full details are available: here

North Carolina State University

Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences
Post-doctoral Research Position
(Posted 09/01/21)

Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences is seeking highly motivated candidates for a postdoc position at NC State University within interdisciplinary risk sciences, risk governance, stakeholder engagement, and responsible innovation. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with best practices in risk governance and risk evaluations and is interested in working with stakeholders at the state and national levels.

The primary responsibilities for this role are to (1) evaluate potential environmental, health, and societal impacts of emerging risks, including new contaminants, advanced materials and/or technologies (many of which are used in food and agriculture sectors); and (2) Engage and communicate with diverse stakeholders, including members of NC State Cooperative Extension Service, to understand concerns and priorities with respect to environmental health and risk, and address those needs through further research, publication, and communication.

The postdoc would be expected to develop diverse outputs from this research and engagement work, by leading the development of 1-2 manuscripts within the first year. Additionally, the postdoc will lead and assist in the development of relevant Cooperative Extension publications (such as reports, online materials, and other media that can help communicate complex environmental risks to NC Cooperative Extension agents and local communities). The postdoc will be expected to assist in the development of proposals to seek external funding, and have opportunities to present at conferences and participate in local research communities. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to send a CV, 3 references, writing samples (e.g. publications), and a 1-page personal statement that describes your motivations and goals for the postdoctoral position to Dr. Khara Grieger (kdgriege@ncsu.edu), as soon as possible and no later than October 1, 2021. The applicant will eventually submit their application through NC State.

 Applicants may find information about the Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences Program at: https://risksciences.wordpress.ncsu.edu/  

North Carolina Central University

Environmental Health Research Group
NSF Fellow/Post-doctoral Position
(Posted 08/18/21)

Environmental Health Research group at North Carolina Central University has an open position for a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. This position is supported by National Science Foundation Excellence in Research grant (Award number 1832134; PI_J. Bang). The project group investigates critical mechanisms related to ROS life cycle by using engineered nanoparticles and carbon nanodots. For free radical life cycle assessment, the group uses Alzheimer’s disease as a disease model with ESR and Immuno-Spin Trapping method. Ideal candidate for this position would have a Ph.D. in related fields or equivalent experience in the fields of cell and/or molecular biology or free radical biology or chemistry. Familiarity in the behavior of nanoparticles, cell signaling, and proteomics can be a plus. Anticipated routine tasks for this position include, but are not limited to: 1) Neuronal cell culture, 2) In Vitro cell study, 3) ELISA with selected groups of proteins,  Western blot & Confocal analysis, 4) Characterization of quantum dots and engineered nanoparticles (as needed), 5) Data collection/saving and analysis with PI, 6) Presentation and publication of study outcomes with PI. Fellow will have an opportunity interacting with other PIs of the project and participating in professional development opportunities. Selected fellow will work with the PI using lab facilities available both in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Environmental Sciences. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

For any inquiry, please contact Dr. John Bang at jjbang@nccu.edu (919-530-6569).