Public Health Research
Issue Dated March 29, 2002
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The University of Maryland, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Division seeks an Adolescent Trial Network Primary Prevention and Vaccine Project Coordinator. Duties: responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of HIV prevention and vaccine development initiatives at the University of Maryland Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine; responsible for research protocol development, site preparedness, coordination of recruitment and retention of subjects in prevention and vaccine initiatives; and supervise and coordinate community-based research efforts and complete grant requirements including progress reports. REQUIRES: graduate degree in a health-related field; Ph.D. with 2 or more years of experience (MD or MD/PhD also included); experience as research project or field coordinator/director; fluency and clarity in written communication; ability to display clear, personally sensitive, and culturally competent verbal communication; ability to liaison with community agencies; knowledge of grant protocol including the ability to present the protocol objectives fluently; and ability to identify and recruit community-based organizations as partners. Prefers: community-based experience. Send resume to: Jenny Redfield, University of Maryland, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, 120 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone: 410-706-1940; Fax: 410-328-1144; or Email: [email protected]
The Program for Improving Healthcare Decisions (PICHD), a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Michigan, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship or Faculty Research Position. The PIHCD mission is to understand and improve health care decisions made by both patients and providers, and to explore the relevant implications for health care policy. Duties: conduct independent research with emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants. We are interested in candidates who have substantive research interests in areas such as, but not limited to, social cognition, motivation and emotion, and the study of decision making from cognitive psychological or economic perspectives. REQUIRES: earned doctorate with appropriate background, training and research interest and experience in the areas of cognitive or social psychology, medicine, or behavioral economics; strong indication of ability to conduct research leading to peer-reviewed publications and external funding. Collaboration across disciplines and entities within and outside the University is strongly encouraged. Salary is very competitive and commensurate with experience and education. PIHCD resources and collaborative support will enable the candidate to build his/her own research program. Interested candidates should send a letter of research interests, reprints and preprints, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to: Peter Ubel, MD, Program For Improving Healthcare Decisions, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls, Room 7D21, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0429; or email: [email protected]
Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention seeks an Instructor or Assistant Professor with interest in continuing education of primary care clinicians. Duties: maintain a small clinical practice and assist in teaching and mentoring of graduate students and fellows; serve as Deputy Director to produce and direct "Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care," a continuing medical education course that attracts 35,000 primary care clinicians annually in 5 US cities; and collaborate with educational leaders to design and test innovative new program ideas for continuing education. REQUIRES: MD; board certification in internal medicine; and experience in primary care education, course planning and design. Respond to: Ann Plasso, Dept. of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, 133 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215; or email: [email protected]
The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), a consortium of the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston, has established a research program to address racial and ethnic disparities that lead to excess cancer mortality. We solicit applications for position(s) in adult and pediatric oncology specialties, including medicine, radiation therapy, surgery, and surgical subspecialties, for new faculty members with a primary research interest in the subject of racial and ethnic disparities as related to any aspect of cancer biology, diagnosis, care, and prevention. Successful candidate(s) (physicians or Ph.D.'s) will be offered the opportunity to join a clinical department in one of the member DF/HCC institutions. The faculty member will have access to the broad programs, cores and resources of the DF/HCC, spanning clinical, basic and population science. Applications from women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged. Appointments will be considered at all faculty levels and final selection will be based on candidate merit and on potential for program building and research contribution to this field. Send letters expressing interest, with a curriculum vitae and a list of 3 references to: Bruce A. Chabner, M.D., Chair, Disparities Program Recruitment, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 100 Blossom Street, Cox 640, Boston, MA 02114-2617; 617.724.3200; email: [email protected] We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Australian National University, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health seeks candidates for the following positions. For enquiries: Dr. Jim Butler, NCEPH, Telephone: (02) 6249-5542; or Email: [email protected] Contact: Information on how to apply may be obtained from the ANU Web page: http://www/anu.edu.au/hr/jobs. or by telephoning or emailing the contact. Further particulars, including the selection criteria, must be obtained before applying. Contact: HR, NCEPH, Telephone: (61-2) 6249 0713; or Email: [email protected] All applications should be addressed to the Staffing Recruitment Officer, Chancelry 2A, The Australian National University, ACT 0200.
Applications are sought from suitably qualified women and men for appointment to the post of Health Economist - Fellow/Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH). NCEPH is a multidisciplinary research centre encompassing epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, sociology and demography. Health economics research at NCEPH includes various projects on health care financing including an analysis of community rating and adverse selection in private health insurance, and economic evaluations of vaccination programs. New interests include measurement of the collateral health costs and benefits of social policy decisions, e.g. the potential health benefits stemming from the Kyoto protocol and the imposition of a carbon tax. The Centre is seeking to appoint an economist who, in addition to pursuing their own research interests, will be involved in research on the economic burden of illness attributable to environmental change. Economists with a background in environmental economics who are interested in pursuing research in health economics are welcome to apply. REQUIRES: Ph.D. degree or equivalent in economics; achievement in research and scholarship in a discipline relevant to health economics or environmental economics, as demonstrated by referees' reports and record of research; potential for future contributions in research and scholarship; and experience in supervising postgraduate research students and in postgraduate coursework teaching. Prefers: ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a multi-disciplinary team; demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and experience of their application in an Australian university and ability to support the Centre's statutory responsibilities in relation to the workplace environment. Appointment: Fellow/Research Fellow will be a standard appointment; Postdoctoral Fellow for a fixed term of 2 years, with the possibility of extension to3 years, and subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 6 months. Salary: Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A): $36,559 - $48,867 p.a.; Research Fellow (Level B): $51,330 - $60,562 p.a.; and Fellow (Level C): $62,407 - $71,641 p.a. Closing date: 10 May 2002. Ref.: NCEPH 883. FURTHER PARTICULARS
Applications are sought from suitably qualified women and men for appointment as an Epidemiologist - Senior Fellow/Fellow/Research Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) is a multidisciplinary research centre which aims to improve population health. It encompasses epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, sociology/anthropology and demography. The Centre has core research programs centred on: environmental health; social determinants of health; infectious disease transmission; and health systems research. The successful applicant will be a qualified epidemiologist, with a strong track record and methodological expertise in one or more of the following: social epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, communicable disease and Indigenous health. REQURIES: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in epidemiology; achievement in research and scholarship in epidemiology, as demonstrated by referees' reports and record of research; ability to collaborate with a range of bodies such as national, State or Territory health departments, as well as academic institutions; experience in an area of epidemiology pertinent to the Centre's education and research agenda; potential for future contributions in research and scholarship; and experience in supervising postgraduate research students and in postgraduate coursework teaching. Prefers: ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a multi- disciplinary team; demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and experience of their application in an Australian university and ability to support the Centre's statutory responsibilities in relation to the workplace environment. Appointment will be to standard position. Salary: Senior Fellow (Level D): $74,716 - 82,102 p.a.; Fellow (Level C): $62,407 - 71,641 p.a.; and Research Fellow (Level B): $51,330 - 60,562 p.a. Closing date: 30 April 2002. Ref.: NCEPH.
The Department of Community and Behavioral Health seeks candidates for the Wellmark Professorship in Community Health. The Department of Community and Behavioral Health is committed to a strong leadership role in investigating the science of community health. This endowed professorship will strengthen the linkage between the College of Public Health, The University of Iowa and Wellmark, thereby enhancing the health of the people of Iowa. The College of Public Health currently has 57 full-time faculty, over 165 professional staff, and 35 support staff and operates on an annual budget of $28 million, $19.3 million of which is derived from extramural research funds. Duties: selected candidate will hold a senior tenured faculty appointment in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health; will be responsible for graduate level teaching and research; if interested, will be actively engaged in the creation of a new Center for Community Health and Translational Research. REQUIRES: PhD, MD, DrPH, or equivalent; outstanding research record (including scholarship publication and external funding); nationally and internationally recognized in the health fields of social science, behavioral science, health promotion, or health education; able to conduct research that can be translated to communities within Iowa and the mid-west. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. A more complete description of the department and individual faculty members is available at our website (http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/cbh/index.html). Submit cover letter describing qualifications and interest, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references to: John B. Lowe, DrPH, FAHPA, FAAHB, Professor and Head, Search Committee Chair, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, The University of Iowa College of Public Health, 2850 Steindler Building, Iowa City, IA 52242; 319-335-9831; 319-335- 2000; or email: [email protected] Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) a Division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA). Duties: provide scientific guidance and management for major branch programs in comparative and molecular genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism related to cell and tissue injury; plan, design and evaluate multidisciplinary activities including, but not limited to molecular genetics, comparative genetics and genomics, cytogenetic and physical mapping, biological databased, analysis of protein structure and intermolecular interactions as well as disease gene identification related to alcohol use or abuse; investigate factors that control genetic expression of ethanol metabolizing enzymes; and develop new initiatives that have direct relevance to disease states including immune dysfunction, cancer, liver injury and fetal alcohol syndrome. The genetics of human alcoholism and alcohol induced organ injury is the focus of this program. Comparative genetics will also be developed in order to demonstrate that like genes are responsible for pathological conditions in different species. The program will also include studies on histocompatability antigens of families that have a history of alcohol use and or alcoholism and related neoplastic, immune or organ disorders. There is also a necessity to address the molecular cytogenetics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. REQUIRES: knowledge in molecular biology, genetic and molecular genetics to develop a grant portfolio and manage its growth by encouraging applications from new and established scientists whose work reflects excellence in science; completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences, or successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor or higher degree with major study in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences which has been applied and utilized by the applicant in health or health- related research; and one year of qualifying, progressively responsible experience, or any equivalent combination of graduate study and research experience in these fields. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): (applicants must submit a supplemental statement to their resume or application on plain bond paper addressing each of the specific KSA's listed below. 1 Knowledge of biomedical research approaches and techniques with broad scientific significance. 2 Professional knowledge and research experience in biomedical science, including molecular genetics, cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry and metabolism. 3 Ability to plan and manage major research programs involving complex administrative/management issues. 4 Ability to clearly communicate complex scientific issues both orally and in writing to scientific and nonscientific groups. Submit an Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), Application for Federal Employment (SF-171) or a resume to: Sheri Liggett, National Institutes of Health, NIAAA, Human Resources Office, 6000 Executive Blvd., Room 406, Bethesda, MD 20892; email: [email protected]; or fax: 301-443-1396. Reference Announcement #NIAAA-02-0220. Closing date: April 8, 2002.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) a Division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks a Chief, Epidemiology Research Branch. Duties: serve as Chief, Epidemiology Research Branch (Health Scientist Administrator); responsible for the overall planning, development, direction, evaluation, and administration of a comprehensive and diverse extramural research program covering the Division's research and other activities in the areas of epidemiology, etiology, and consequences research on drug use and abuse; and supervise a team of multidisciplinary professionals and support staff. REQUIRES: U.S. citizen; completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university including acceptance of the dissertation in an academic field relevant to the position; professional experience that demonstrates the management of large and diverse research programs having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact; managerial experience in organizational and program development that includes having responsibility for the development of plans for the resolution of major organizational and operational problems and issues, and allocating funds among competing programs; recognized as distinguished scientists with major research experience and accomplishments; members of prestigious national professional organizations or societies, and published extensively in refereed journals; served as an organization's representative on permanent and ad-hoc committees established to evaluate research issues; managed extramural activities including program planning, evaluation, and review assessment, and monitoring of major basic, clinical or applied research supported by the agency which are of national or international scope and impact; held the position of Professor or Department chairman or equivalent, Laboratory Chief or equivalent, Director of Research or equivalent, or have been responsible for scientific administration of a small company or a division of a large company. Applicants should address the following items: 1. Titles of research papers published in appropriate scientific peer-reviewed journals, giving complete citation. 2. Grants and Contracts: all grants or contracts for which the applicants were the Principal Investigator, applicants must state this fact and include the title, type and subject matter of the grant or contract, source of funding, dollar amount, and starting and ending dates. It is to the applicants advantage to submit a supplemental statement to their resume or application (on plain bond paper) addressing each of the specific KSA's listed below. 1 Ability to plan and manage major research programs involving complex administrative/management issues. 2 Knowledge of management, administrative, and supervisory practices and procedures to plan and direct the work of subordinate staff. 3 Ability to develop and stimulate a program of epidemiology and etiology of substance abuse research. 4 Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methodologies applicable to the scientific fields of epidemiology research, etiology research, or medical and non-medical consequences of substance abuse. 5 Ability to orally communicate scientific, programmatic, and administrative information to a wide variety of scientific and non-scientific personnel within and outside the organization or agency. 6 Ability to write clearly, logically, and persuasively on complex scientific topics for a diverse scientific and non-scientific audience. Submit resume, Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or Application for Federal Employment (SF-171) to: Earle Stalfort, National Institutes of Health, NIDA, Human Resources Office, 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 5128, MSC 9587, Bethesda, MD 20892-9587; email: [email protected]; fax: 301-443-8908; or TTY: 800-735- 2258. Reference Announcement #NIDA-02-0023. Closing deadline: April 12, 2002.
The Northwest Houston Community Health Clinic seeks a Health Educator. REQUIRES: Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Community Health or related field (Education, Sociology, Psychology, or Social Work); one year experience in an education or outreach role in a public health, public school or community service agency; considerable knowledge in the areas of sexually transmitted diseases, communicable disease control, current family planning methods, maternal-child health issues (including parental and infant care and parenting skills) and community outreach; and valid Texas Drivers License and reliable transportation. Prefers: proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other educational and graphics software: and Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) or Health Education or Certified Health Education Specialist. Submit applications at Harris County Employment and Training, 1310 Prairie, Suite 240, Houston, TX 77002; phone: (713) 439-6195; or email: [email protected] Reference position number #2178.
Abt Associates Inc. seeks an Environmental Health Analyst. Duties: plan, conduct and manage a variety of environmental analyses to support EPA activities; perform human health risk assessments for a variety of environmental media, such as examining pesticide contamination in food, impacts of air pollution regulations, pathogen risks in ground water, and lead abatement in housing; manage small projects and collaborate with clients by telephone or in person; and assist with and manage proposal efforts. REQUIRES: outstanding academic record; a Master's degree in public health, with a focus in epidemiology or environmental health issues; strong quantitative and computer programming skills; and excellent writing abilities. Prefers: knowledge of environmental issues, laws, and EPA regulations; and experience in government or consulting experience. Send resume and cover letter to: Ben Apelberg, Abt Associates, Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814; or email: [email protected]
The Texas Woman's University seeks a Chair, Department of Health Studies. The Department of Health Studies offers the B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and Ed.D. degrees in Health Studies. Over 120 undergraduate and 70 graduate students are currently enrolled in these programs. Duties: provide leadership for nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Studies; and foster a climate that supports excellence in teaching, research, and service. REQUIRES: earned doctorate in discipline relevant to health education or health studies; relevant administrative experience and a record of extramurally funded research; excellent interpersonal skills; and qualified for appointment at rank of associate professor or professor. Prefers: CHES certification. Closing Date is May 15, 2002. Send letter of application; professional vita; copies of transcripts; and 3 letters of reference to: Kristin Wiginton, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Health Studies, PO Box 425499, Denton TX 76204-5499; Phone: 940-898-2842; Fax: 940-898- 2859; or Email: [email protected]
The Texas Department of Health seeks a Program Specialist III for the Bureau of Emergency Management. Duties: responsible for working in a team environment to facilitate the development of emergency health care systems throughout the state with specific responsibility for the emergency medical services for children program; provides on-site and in-house technical assistance on issues with emergency health care for the pediatric population and the development of a categorization process for pediatric stabilization and regional referral centers; and researches potential funding sources and prepares proposals for new and continued funding. REQUIRES: thorough knowledge of EMS/Trauma System principles, state laws, rules, and regulations; knowledge of pertinent techniques of research and management; current license as a M.D., R.N., P.A., or EMT-P/LP; Bachelor's degree, especially one in health care or public health; experience caring for critically ill or injured patients with an emphasis on children (i.e. ED or ICU); program planning experience; experience as an officer on or participant with a Trauma Regional Advisory Council; and certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS), Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC), Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP), Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), or the Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC). Closing date: 8/31/02. Monthly salary: $3,111-3,412. Send State of Texas Application to: HHS Job Center, 1100 West 49th Street, Ste. 143, Austin, Texas 78756-3185 or Fax No.: (512) 458-7409. Reference Posting No.: 02-TDH-0208.
The United States Army Medical Command seeks a Research General Health Scientist (GS-13). Duties: utilizes in-depth scientific knowledge of experimental design and research methods to provide consultation to the Madigan staff in the areas of protocol development and experimental design; independently conduct research projects and provide technical guidance and direction to physician investigators in planning and conducting research projects; serves as the Thesis-Mentor Committee Team Leader on the majority of developing clinical research protocols and the Research Protocol Review Team/Service Leader for Pre- Institutional Review Board approval; manage protocol through the IRB process (Human Use, Animal Use and Scientific Review); and coordinate with MEDCOM CIRO for final approval to include the CRDA and perform continuing and annual reviews. REQUIRES: degree in an academic field related to the health sciences or applied sciences appropriate to the work of the position; and one year specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) Statements: Applicants must list any experience, awards, and/or training and educational courses that relate to the KSA's in detail as a way of demonstrating their level of competence in the KSA's: 1) In-depth scientific knowledge of experimental design and research questions; 2) Ability to coordinate the scientific teaching mission for medical residents and faculty and gives seminars in area of expertise; 3) Knowledge of institutional review board (irb) policies and procedures; 4) Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate research within a medical facility, with major military command, and federal agencies; and 5) Ability to supervise research protocol personnel. Closing date: 12/30/02. Annual salary: $63-82K. Send Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), Application for Federal Employment (SF-171) or any other written format; and KSA statements to U.S. Army, WCPOC, BLDG 61801 ATTN: 584- DEU-01, P.O. BOX 12926, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85670-2926. Reference Vacancy Announcement No.: 584-DEU-01. Call Miriam Stewart at phone: (253) 967-5091 with questions.