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Current Openings

3M Employment Opportunities
3M offers student internships and career opportunities in Occupational and Environmental Health.  Positions are open throughout the United States.

For more information, visit the 3M Careers website.


Epidemiologist 2 (Non-Medical)
Washington Department of Health
Seattle, Washington

There is one (1) opening for a permanent full-time Epidemiologist 2 (Non-Medical) within the Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics. This recruitment may be used to fill other Epidemiologist 2 (Non-Medical) position within the office. This position is located at the Public Health Laboratories (PHL), located in Shoreline, Washington.

A key role of DOH's Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology (CDE) is to prevent, detect, and control the spread of communicable disease by optimizing surveillance of notifiable conditions and other communicable disease indicators, and by providing education, consultation and support for community partners in communicable disease epidemiology and emergency preparedness.

This position contributes to this mission by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating communicable disease information to identify disease trends, including emerging infections, by assessing and enhancing communicable disease surveillance; conducting disease investigations and education for preventing, detecting and controlling communicable diseases in Washington state; and supporting public health emergency preparedness and response activities within the agency. This work is also done to support DOH's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read the full description and apply online


Health Science Administrator
Population Health Branch, DERT, NIEHS

The Population Health Branch (PHB) in the Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will have a position opening in mid-May/early June for a Health Science Administrator trained in epidemiology with research experience in the application of study designs, methods and technologies used in epidemiologic or other types of clinical studies relevant to the environmental health sciences. The position holds responsibilities for the development, management, administration and reporting of NIEHS extramural program activities relating to environmental epidemiology, in areas such as respiratory and or cardiovascular diseases. Candidates should have doctoral level training (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D. or equivalent) in the clinical and or public health sciences.

For more information, contact:
Claudia Thompson, Ph.D.
Phone: 919-541-4638


Toxicologist / Risk Assessor
Minnesota Department of Health
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

The Health Risk Assessment Unit of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has opened three positions for staff toxicologists to work in environmental public health. At MDH you will use your toxicology/risk assessment knowledge and skills to improve public health. Your work will include investigating environmental hazards in Minnesota, improving and advancing risk assessment methods and practice, and developing air and water standards for public health protection.

The following positions are available for application:

Epidemiologist Principal-Toxicologist (salary range from $59,967 to $89,116)
Ph.D. Toxicologist with training and experience in risk assessment and specialization in an emerging area of toxicology is preferred (e.g., developmental, immunotoxicology, high throughput testing, adverse outcome pathways). Work includes identifying research needs and overseeing new research to further MDH work in risk assessment related to drinking water guidance. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in toxicology and laboratory experience in oral or inhalation mammalian toxicology studies, and some experience with in vivo research experience is preferred.

Research Scientist 3 Toxicologist (salary range from $55,958 to $83,207)
Toxicologist with training or experience in exposure science and risk assessment. The work includes developing human health-based guidance for water contaminants. The toxicologist will work with a team of researchers to assemble toxicity data for specific contaminants and develop health-based standards. A master's degree is required and a Ph.D. in toxicology is desirable. The successful candidate will have experience as a researcher in the field of toxicology, with in vivo research experience preferred.

Research Scientist 2 Toxicologist (salary range from $48,650 to $71,702):
Environmental health scientist with training or experience in toxicology. The work supports developing human health-based guidance for water contaminants. The toxicologist will work within a team of risk assessors. Three years of professional experience is required and a master's degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have experience in toxicology or risk assessment in addition to coursework in toxicology.

How to Apply: Apply to these positions through the state of Minnesota Careers website at Only applications submitted through the state website will be considered.

Contact Pamela Shubat, Ph.D., Health Risk Assessment Supervisor,, 651-201-4925, for more information about positions in Health Risk Assessment at the Minnesota Department of Health.


Occupational Medicine Nurse Practicioner
Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH
Location: Westchester, Illinois

Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH is a growing orthopaedic practice seeking a part time (20 hours) Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner for the Westchester location.
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BA/BS, or BSN, with MS preferred. Graduate of AMA accredited physician assistant program or nursing program. Minimum of one year experience NP, preferably in an occupational medicine clinic setting.

Assess the health status of employees by obtaining health histories, perform physical examinations on company employees, post injury examination and establish treatment plans.

Perform various specialized examinations (ie. return-to-work examinations, disability scar measurement evaluations and tonometric screenings.)

Coordinate all activities pertaining to pre-placement examinations, working in cooperation with occupational health physicians, clinicians, and client company personnel. Perform the monitoring of additional requested screenings (ie. pulmonary function tests, urine drug screens and interpretation of results and appropriate follow up of abnormal findings.)

Assess and refer any employee health problems to applicable health care and related resources both within and outside the facility.

Work in conjunction with designated physicians responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Occupational Medicine Program.

Report, survey, screen and as appropriate, implement programs pertaining to prevention or spread of infectious disease.

Assesses patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with care plan and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including insurance, paid time off, and 401/K.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should email Please reference job #133 in the subject line and specify full time or part time as your job preference. All inquiries should provide salary requirements. For more information about Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, visit No phone calls please.


Internship Opportunities

None at this time.


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