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Research Scientist
Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, MA

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing announces a Research Scientist/Senior Scientist position. This non-tenure track position is intended for an applied researcher who wishes to participate in an active program of research and translation of research to practice.

This position will include applied research within and affiliated with the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing (, funded by the Total Worker Health Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  The mission of the Center is to protect and promote the safety, health, and well-being of workers through integrated worksite policies, programs, and practices that foster a safe and healthy work organization and environment and promote safe and healthy behaviors. The Center’s central objective is to expand the evidence on integrated approaches through etiologic and intervention effectiveness research studies and to build the practice base through translating and disseminating best practices, developing policy recommendations, and building the capacity of trained professionals and organizations. The Center focuses on organizational policies and practices designed to improve the conditions of work that create a safe environment where employees can thrive.  In addition, this position will participate in affiliated research aimed at designing and testing organizational policies and practices that support the safety, health and wellbeing of low-income food service workers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in the development and implementation of funded worksite-based research studies. S/he will:

  • Provide leadership in the development, delivery, and testing of organizational level interventions to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of workers.
  • Contribute to applying the Center’s research for use by practitioners by designing and delivering technical assistance services for employers;
  • Prepare and deliver seminars and training for business leaders and representatives.
  • Contribute to linking the Center to broader NIOSH, local, state, national, and international efforts for outreach networking and education.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of evaluation measures to assess organizational change related to worker safety and health.
  • Contribute to the design, collection, interpretation and application of qualitative and quantitative research, conducted to inform and evaluate organizational interventions to protect and promote worker health.
  • Collaborate on data analysis and manuscript preparation.

We prefer that candidates hold a doctoral degree in industrial/organizational psychology, sociology, public health, organizational development, occupational health or related fields. We may consider candidates with a Masters degree with extensive related experience.   Strong communication and writing skills are a must, and a minimum of 1-3 years of experience working in an applied research setting is required. Experience working with employers on organizational change, development and training/technical assistance is highly desirable.  Candidates should show initiative and be proactive in addressing research methodological and implementation issues, and have demonstrated problem-solving skills. This position will provide an opportunity to work on a variety of research and outreach projects in occupational and employment settings, to be involved in project development and evaluation, and to gain manuscript and grant writing experience. This is a full-time position, although applicants seeking less than full-time employment are also encouraged to apply.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a world-leader in cancer prevention, clinical cancer care and basic research. There is possibility of a parallel appointment as a Research Associate at the Harvard Chan School. Interested candidates should submit an electronic copy of the curriculum vitae, along with complete contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter describing their research experience, career goals, and a statement of research interests.


Questions? Contact Joyce Ozer at or phone (617-632-3266).


Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Science
University of California, Davis
Location: Davis, California

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with expertise in occupational or environmental epidemiology, a record of research as evidenced by extramural funding and peer- reviewed publications, and experience in teaching graduate students. This is a full-time, state-supported, tenure track appointment. An M.D. /M.P.H and/or a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D. or Dr.P.H.) in a relevant field is required.

The candidate must have experience with population-based occupational or environmental epidemiology. Special preference will be given to applicants with experience addressing health and safety of immigrants or agricultural workers, global environmental or occupational health issues, and environmental influences on health and development of children, racial, ethnic or socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, or other vulnerable populations.

Among other responsibilities, the faculty member hired for this position will be expected to: Assume directorship of the Davis COEH; Work closely with COEH units at UC Berkeley and UCSF; Develop and teach courses in occupational and environmental health and epidemiology, and mentor graduate students and trainees in public health, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, and related fields; Maintain a leadership role in conducting research, identifying and obtaining extramural funding from contracts and grants including agencies such as NIH, EPA and CDC (NIOSH), and fostering the development of an emphasis in focused areas of occupational and environmental health; Participate in service activities including committee appointments, public or community service and play a leading role in outreach efforts with the California Department of Public Health and other state and local health agencies, and Work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment. Qualified applicants must have a PhD, DrPH, or MD/M.P.H. in a relevant field is required, ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, research experience as a principal investigator or co-investigator and/or substantial experience on extramurally funded projects documented by publications, potential to foster development of focused areas of occupational and environmental health with preparation and submission of grant/contract proposals, ability to maintain a leadership role in conducting research and identifying and obtaining extramural funding, potential to develop and teach courses in occupational and environmental health or epidemiology, and mentor graduate students and trainees in public health, epidemiology, and related fields, ability to provide intellectual and administrative leadership to the COEH, and experience participating in service activities including committee appointments, public or community service

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2016. However, this position will remain open until filled through November 30, 2016.


Questions? Contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson at or phone (530-752-3627).


Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS)
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon

The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications).

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. Responsibilities of this position 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 Service and the field of public health.


Questions? Contact Laurel Kincl,, 541-737-1445


Occupational Medicine
Intermountain Medical Group
Layton WorkMed Clinic
Location: Layton, Utah

  • One BC/BE Occupational Medicine (preferred), Emergency Medicine, or Family Practice physician needed to work at the Intermountain Medical Group Layton WorkMed
  • Full-time options available
  • Part of a group of 10 Occupational Health clinics in the Medical Group with great collegiality and support structure with peers
  • Employment position with the Intermountain Medical Group
  • Competitive salary with transition to production and additional compensation for meeting quality goals
  • Full Intermountain benefits that include defined pension, 401K match and CME
  • Relocation provided, up to 15K
  • Visa sponsorship not available

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary care and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth.

To apply, email CV to:
Intermountain Healthcare
Attn: Dallas Aste, Physician Recruiting

Phone : 1-800-888-3134


Professor of Psychology in Human Factors (open rank)
Department of Psychology
Old Dominion University
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

The Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Professor of Psychology in Human Factors (open rank) to begin in August 2017.

Applicants must hold a PhD in human factors psychology or a closely allied program (e.g., engineering psychology, applied cognitive, neuroergonomics).  Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate strong potential for developing an independent outstanding research program and strong accomplishments in teaching.  Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level must demonstrate substantial research accomplishments of peer-reviewed publications, a consistent record of peer-reviewed funding as a PI, current active competitive grants, and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses to support the core undergraduate curriculum, including courses supporting our online psychology major, graduate courses, conducting research, and mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students. 
Preference will be given to candidates with a research program that complements and expands current Human Factors faculty research and to those with expertise in one or more of the following areas: physiological, cognitive, or aging/developmental psychology. 


Questions? Contact James P. Bliss, Ph.D. Professor, Psychology,, Phone: 757-683-4051


Health Analytics Fellowship
Center for Workers' Compensation Studies (CWCS)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

The NIOSH Center for Workers' Compensation Studies (CWCS) is seeking applicants for a Health Analytics Fellowship. The mission of the CWCS is to support the use of workers' compensation data to improve workplace safety and health. Workers' compensation (WC) claims may be filed after a worker is injured or becomes ill due to their job. Claims include the nature of injury/ illness, how the injury/ illness occurred, the type and cost of medical care received, cost of partial wage replacement, the number of days off work, and injured worker characteristics (occupation, age, sex, time with the employer, etc.). WC data is the largest source of occupational injury information in the United States with millions of claims in state databases. This information has tremendous potential for prevention purposes, but remains largely underutilized.

The Health Analytics Fellow with be responsible for the following duties:

  • Investigate and develop methods for data visualization, including WC claim benchmarking dashboard systems (to display claim trends by industry, occupation, employer size, geographical area, cause, part of body, diagnoses, and worker characteristics) using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SAS, R, and other technologies including commercial dash boarding software (such as Tableau, Pyramid etc.). The aim is to optimize how vast workers' compensation datasets can be viewed to understand patterns for prevention purposes. This includes enabling insured employers to use data to benchmark their safety and health performance versus industry peers and develop prevention plans. The data will also be used to help direct consultation services, develop new safety/health interventions, and focus future research.
  • Develop predictive analytic approaches to identify employer-level and claim-level factors (e.g. claim causes, diagnoses, and treatments) associated with increased future WC claim frequency and severity
  • Apply machine learning techniques to free-text narratives to optimize auto-coding programs for claim causation, industry, and occupation that can be shared among states and other partners
  • Assist in implementing current architecture and maintaining the CWCS database, data warehouse, CWCS cubes, other business intelligence tools, and future databases

This is a two-year renewable fellowship. Anticipated start date is 10/2016. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. NIOSH is an equal opportunity employer. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.


Questions or to apply: Contact for more information.



Industrial Hygienist
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
Location: New York City, New York

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking an industrial hygienist to provide technical services to workers throughout downstate Metropolitan New York. The job will entail working with a wide range of unions and worker organizations to provide technical assistance, industrial hygiene services, and training. Candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently and have a demonstrated record of successful IH work.

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is a coalition of over 200 local unions and 350 individual safety and health activists in the New York metropolitan area. NYCOSH uses training, education, advocacy, and organizing to improve health and safety conditions in our workplaces and our communities. The job will based in New York City.



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