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Analytical Research ORISE Fellow

National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) is offering a training opportunity as an Analytical Research Fellow with a masters’ degree or other qualifications with the Surveillance and Interventions Team within the Research Branch.

The Surveillance and Interventions Team (SIT) within NPPTL’s Research Branch conducts research, develops interventions, and identifies innovative methods (e.g., new software tools, training methods, practices, equipment, etc.) that increase worker compliance with proper selection, care, maintenance, and use of PPE. The SIT provides systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of PPE use practices, including investigation of barriers to effective PPE use. In order to educate workers on proper PPE use practices, the SIT produces and disseminates technical information, research findings, guidelines and training materials.

The Analytical Research Fellow will have opportunities to work with NPPTL researchers to perform data analyses in the development of manuscripts or other research efforts. Opportunities to learn and apply scientific theory and methodological frameworks in a wide range of research projects and initiatives are available.

The ideal SIT Analytical Research Fellow should have knowledge and/or experience in statistics consulting, designing, implementing and/or evaluating field studies and laboratory experiments, and managing data. Masters’ degree (or higher) in epidemiology, statistics or biostatistics is preferred, however, other degrees can be considered. Applicants should have experience with parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques, power studies, and how to make scientific arguments using data. Ability and experience to communicate statistical methods to lay audiences is important.

This position is part of the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation Program. The ORISE Research Participation Program at CDC is a training and succession planning mechanism designed to provide students, postgraduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific CDC research, current public health research, and developmental activities.

This opportunity is located in Pittsburgh, PA. The annual salary for a masters’ prepared candidate is $52,858. For a PhD trained candidate the annual salary is $63,953. Health insurance (individual and family) is available.



Send resume to Patrick L. Yorio, PhD, CSP, SPHR at wjc8@cdc.gov.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University at Albany School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University at Albany School of Public Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to conduct a process and outcome evaluation of a new Social Work Initiative as part of New York State’s SNUG (‘guns’ spelled backwards) Street Outreach program. The SNUG Street Outreach program is an evidence-based, violence reduction initiative that treats gun violence as a disease by identifying its causes and interrupting its transmission.

The postdoctoral research associate will assist in the development of the evaluation protocol; manage data collection and analysis for the process and outcome evaluations; participate in site visits; communicate regularly with site and DCJS staff throughout implementation of the Social Work Initiative; mentor graduate student research assistants working on the project; and prepare deliverables for the project, including literature reviews, logic models, data collection protocols, quarterly presentations, and reports on each phase of the evaluation.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in social work, criminal justice, sociology, epidemiology, public policy, psychology, or a related discipline, completed within the past three years. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of, or practical experience with, program evaluation and with research interests in trauma-informed care, violence prevention, and/or the behavioral health consequences of violence exposure.

This is a 12-month, full-time position; the initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of a second year contingent on the availability of funding.


Applicants must provide a brief letter of interest detailing their research experience and career goals and a current CV. If selected as a finalist for the position, three recommendation letters will be requested. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, and any questions about the position, should be submitted directly to Dr. Melissa Tracy, mtracy@albany.edu.

Health and Safety Representative

National Nurses United (NNU)


National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union and professional association for nurses, seeks a Health and Safety Representative for a position based in the San Francisco Bay area. NNU leads the bedside nurses’ movement to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a healthcare system driven by patient needs.

NNU’s Health and Safety Division monitors work-related health and safety issues and trends affecting direct care, bedside registered nurses (RNs) and other healthcare workers; conducts research, literature reviews, synthesis and analysis on issues within its area of concern; collaborates with the legal, government relations, communications and collective bargaining departments; serves as a resource on work-related health and safety issues for labor representatives and organizing staff; provides oral and written testimony and submits public comments on behalf of the organization; develops materials and other resources on pertinent work-related health and safety issues and applicable regulatory standards; and provides continuing education programs.

The Health and Safety Representative will serve as a general resource on work-related health and safety issues, appropriate and effective employer prevention measures, and occupational and environmental health advocacy issues for the organization. They will plan, organize, coordinate and present education and training programs on work-related health and safety issues, prevention, applicable standards and enforcement at a grassroots and leadership level.


View full job description and application instructions at:

Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


NRDC is seeking a two-year, full-time Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow who can provide subject matter expertise and conduct multi-disciplinary research and analysis on the occupational health effects of climate change. As part of the Federal Policy team of NRDC’s Climate and Clean Energy Program, the Fellow also will develop broadly accessible communication materials about occupational health and climate change to support NRDC’s community partnerships, public outreach, and advocacy on climate and clean energy policies (including climate adaptation).

The Science Fellows program provides young scientists interested in working in the science, policy and advocacy arena with professional experience and on-the-job training; it is an excellent opportunity to refine existing skills and build new ones, develop professionally, publish work, and gain important competencies.

The Fellow will ideally be based in the Washington, D.C. office, although exemplary candidates will also be considered for the New York, NY office or the San Francisco, CA office.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in sociology, occupational psychology, occupational safety, or a related field, and familiarity with a range of health impacts of climate change and associated literature. A candidate with a Master’s degree and relevant academic and/or work experience may also be considered. Applicants should also have familiarity with occupational health databases and their analytical uses and drawbacks.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses: (a) why the fellowship with NRDC is desired; (b) how the candidate is qualified, including relevant work and/or research experience; and (d) how the candidate hopes the fellowship will affect her/his career goals. Applicants should also submit a resume and a writing sample.

Visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through the online portal.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Firearm Injury and Policy Research

University of Washington
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center


The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) of the University of Washington is recruiting outstanding investigators for an intensive two-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research on firearm injury and policy. They are seeking individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and have made a long-term commitment to firearm violence research as their primary career research focus. The position is offered through the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program.

The specific content of each fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals and objectives of the fellow. Investigators are actively involved in examining causes and consequences of firearm violence and injury, and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of public policy for firearm violence and injury prevention. Fellows will be expected to participate in this important translational work.

The Fellowship will provide a competitive full-time postdoctoral scholar salary and benefits; funds for research project expenses and travel to a scientific meeting are available.


Applications for appointments will be accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their goals and qualifications for the fellowship, specific research interests, and career plans; a CV; contact information for three references; and copies of two published papers or other recent examples of their scholarly work.

Materials should be sent to M. Alex Bellenger at mab49@uw.edu.