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  • 26 Oct 2015 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center is seeking a biostatistician to provide statistical and data management support for a newly established Drug Overdose Technical Assistance Center supported by funding from the CDC. The biostatistician will be responsible for managing and analyzing drug overdose related administrative datasets using SAS; providing data quality control; and analyzing data and producing state- and county-level reports. The biostatistician will also be responsible for responding to drug overdose-related ad hoc data requests from state and local agencies, community organizations, researchers and other stakeholders; and providing statistical support to the project evaluator. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in biostatistics and be highly proficient in SAS with several years of experience in data management, data quality control, analysis and reporting with SAS. Previous experience working with administrative claims data or prescription drug monitoring program data is desired.


    The job has been posted from 10/26 – 11/9.


    Click here for more information.


  • 08 Sep 2015 8:31 AM | Anonymous

    West Virginia University (WVU) seeks a proven and dynamic leader who is an accomplished researcher in the fields of injury and/or violence control and prevention, to serve as the next Director of the WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) – one of ten CDC-funded injury centers nationwide.  This recruitment is intended to facilitate a smooth transition in leadership, as the current Director will remain on the WVU faculty and will work closely with the new Director following selection of the successful applicant.  


    The ICRC is located within the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC), in Morgantown, West Virginia http://home.hsc.wvu.edu/. Within the HSC, the ICRC is co-sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  The ICRC maintains a specific focus on serving the populations of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region, and the associated injury priorities of drug overdoses and poisonings, motor-vehicle-related injuries, and falls among the elderly. Applicants with experience with these priority populations and expertise in these focus areas are highly desired and strongly encouraged to apply. However, applications from those with expertise in any of the seven focus areas of the ICRC will also be accepted.  Additional information on the research, education and outreach activities and priorities of the ICRC, and our affiliated faculty members can be found at: http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/icrc/home/


    WVU is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with approximately 22,500 undergraduates plus 6,600 graduate and professional students. The HSC includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.  Patient care facilities include a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital.  Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. 


    As Director of the ICRC, the selected applicant will assume the role of principal investigator on our existing CDC-supported center grant (pending approval from CDC).  The Director has specific authority to carry out all requirements of the center grant and primary oversight for all aspects of the Center’s operation including its research agenda, training and education program, and community outreach activities. The Director is expected to lead a program that successfully integrates research, intervention development, evaluation and translation efforts in a holistic approach to fatal and nonfatal injury prevention.  The Director is also expected to maintain his/her own active research portfolio and guide the further development and expansion of the Center.  Candidates should have a record of excellence in research and teaching in relevant areas, as well as a track record of leadership within an academic setting.  The position comes with a competitive salary and start-up package.  A faculty appointment in an appropriate school and department within the WVU HSC will be provided, commensurate with the individual’s background and experience.


    The Director position will remain open until filled.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, electronically to Carol Smith, Executive Recruiter, at cbsmith@hsc.wvu.edu with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references. Interested candidates may contact the chair of the search committee, Mr. Herbert Linn, at hlinn2@hsc.wvu.edu or (304) 293-0226 with any further questions about this position.


    WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.  


  • 10 Aug 2015 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    Faculty Position in Violence Epidemiology

    Assistant Professor in Residence

    Violence Prevention Research Program, Department of Emergency Medicine

    University of California, Davis School of Medicine


    The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), a unit of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Assistant Professor in Residence level. The focus of this position is on the design and execution of large-scale observational and experimental research on the individual and societal causes and consequences of violence, and on violence prevention.


    The In Residence title at the University of California is an Academic Senate title assigned to academically qualified individuals who engage in teaching, research or other creative work, and University and public service to the same extent and at the same level of performance as those holding corresponding titles in the Professor series in the same department. Professor in Residence titles are intended to be used for individuals supported by non-State funds.


    As an Assistant Professor in Residence, this faculty member will be responsible for independent research, collaborative research, teaching, and mentoring. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, or a related discipline. Additional training during a formal post-doctoral fellowship is desirable. There must be an established record of independent and collaborative research on violence or injury. There must be recent peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated experience in the design, conduct, and reporting of large-scale observational and/or experimental studies. Some of this experience must be at the leadership level. Specific experience in research on violence, and thorough knowledge and application of advanced epidemiologic and relevant biostatistical methods for observational and experimental research, are highly desirable.


    The position is open to both clinicians and non-clinicians. Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal communication abilities. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.


    This position may, at times, require the incumbent to work with, or be in areas where, hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position may include, but are not limited to, ergonomic stressors involved in computer work. Field research conducted by VPRP investigators has required data collection under adverse conditions.


    The University of California, Davis, is one of the nation’s leading research universities and has commitments to excellence in teaching and public service. VPRP is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development focused on the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. We place a particular focus on firearm violence, and on the connections between violence, substance abuse, and mental illness.


    VPRP helped develop the public health approach to violence in the 1980s, and we apply that approach to everything we do. Our mission is to develop and disseminate the research evidence on which informed policy and practice are based. VPRP’s director is Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention and Professor of Emergency Medicine. Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, MPH, is Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Violence Prevention and VPRP’s Associate Director. Our collaborating researchers include representatives from medicine, epidemiology, criminology, biostatistics, economics, and the law. Further information is at http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/vprp.


    Applicants will need to register at the new UC Davis Recruit portal (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/) and navigate to position number JPF00672.


    Required application materials for this position include a cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications and areas of interest; a CV; copies of three peer-reviewed publications (articles in press are acceptable, with documentation); and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who have agreed to write letters of reference. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by September 11, 2015. The position will remain open thereafter if not filled, through December 31, 2015.

  • 03 Aug 2015 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    Reporting to the Vice President, Communications and Advocacy, the Senior Director is a member of National Safety Council’s senior staff and takes the lead in developing and implementing the strategic initiatives to save lives and prevent injuries. The Senior Director identifies ways to engage on safety issues and trends, participates in and organizes safety research including writing about those issues, develops advocacy campaigns, and identifies and mobilizes coalition partners who are thought leaders and can help support the mission of NSC.

     

    RESPONSIBILITES & DUTIES

    •Creates and leads NSC’s advocacy initiatives to deliver on its strategic priorities;

    •Oversees the successful execution of advocacy plans, including coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure adequate research is conducted, communication strategies are developed and state and Federal government affairs issues are considered;

    •Collects, implements and communicates safety best practices;

    •Works with government affairs to monitor and analyze relevant activity on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures, in the executive branch, and in partner organizations to ensure advocacy campaigns remain relevant and on track;

    •Develops and implements innovative advocacy concepts and campaigns for advancing NSC strategic initiatives with key decision-makers and influencers both internally and externally;

    •Works collaboratively with NSC staff to inform policy strategies throughout the organization; involves directors and executive team in relationship building as appropriate;

    •Builds and directs strong, well-designed, well-defined programs to promote safety in the workplace, in communities and homes and on the roads, integrating relevant legal, legislative, public education, and communications strategies;

    •Identifies, secures and manages various grants to fund advocacy efforts in support of the NSC mission;

    •Builds and nurtures effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances on priority issues and advocacy campaigns; 

    •Develops effective working relationships with key public officials at the federal, state and local levels;

    •Creates powerful and persuasive written communications; 

    •Collaborates with the communications and advocacy teams on a daily basis to build alignment, drive production and achieve timelines. Works closely with the NSC business units to link business needs to strategic advocacy solutions; and

    •Responsible for safety as outlined in the Safety Manual and follows safety policies and practices specific to job/position and level.

     

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL

    •Minimum 4 year college degree with advanced study preferred. 

    •A minimum of five years of advocacy experience at the national level on public health or public policy issues. Experience related to safety, including workplace safety, community safety and/or transportation safety preferred; 

    •Has used data in shaping policy messages; 

    •Demonstrated record of coalition-building and working in a team environment; 

    •Has communicated complex information clearly, in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences; 

    •Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills; and

    •Led and coordinated volunteers supporting a non-profit


    APPLY ONLINE


    The National Safety Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

  • 24 Jun 2015 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    We seek a Physician and/or PhD researcher with extensive knowledge and a track record of scholarly excellence in injury prevention and control to lead an established multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative team of injury researchers.  The ECIC was formed in 1993, and operates under the mission to build the field of injury prevention and reduce fatalities in Georgia by facilitating collaborations, supporting innovative research, training practitioners and researchers, and strengthening the bridge between science and practice.  The candidate must have strong leadership skills and the ability to develop an independent and sustainable scholarly research program, lead multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary injury prevention efforts and engage in educational activities. Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency in preparing research grants with experience as a principal investigator for funded research studies, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at professional meetings.  


    For further information, visit our web site at www.emory.edu/em, then contact:

    Katherine Heilpern, MD, Professor and Chair

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    531 Asbury Circle , N-340, Atlanta, GA 30322

    Phone: (404)778-5975 / Fax: (404)778-2630 / Email: ida.jones-render@emory.edu


    Emory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • 01 Jun 2015 9:39 AM | Anonymous

    Injury Research Faculty Position Available

    Center for Injury Research and Policy

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio


    The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in injury research. Faculty members have an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Joint appointments in other departments and colleges within the university are easily arranged.  


    Applicants should have a doctoral degree in the public health, medical, or related field, and a track record in research productivity. Applicants will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Applications from mid-career researchers are strongly encouraged. Salary and benefits are very competitive and are based on experience and academic rank, and an attractive startup package will be tailored to the faculty member's needs.


    The Center for Injury Research and Policy (www.injurycenter.org) is one of 10 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers, and focuses on the prevention of injury among children and adolescents. Its faculty members are active in injury research and prevention at local to global levels. Center faculty teaches and mentors students at The Ohio State University and from across the nation. Its global injury research program includes ongoing projects with its affiliate faculty in low- and middle-income countries and a visiting scholars program. Through multiple partnerships, the Center has established collaborative networks of injury professionals regionally, nationally and globally. A translational research team helps disseminate faculty research findings through traditional and social media channels.


    Individuals interested in applying for a position should forward a letter of application and CV to:  Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH, Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205; telephone (614) 355-5884; FAX (614) 355-5897; e-mail: Gary.Smith@nationwidechildrens.org.


    Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.  Qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • 09 Mar 2015 1:40 PM | Sharon Gilmartin

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015


    INTERSHIP SUMMARY

    The intern will work the Safe States Alliance’s Program Coordinator on two (2) injury and violence prevention workforce development projects. They are:


    • 1.    To support the development of a web-based clearinghouse for existing training opportunities related to Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention Professionals, the intern will work with the Program Coordinator to:
    • ·         Map an existing inventory of injury and violence prevention trainings (identified from multiple prevention partners) to the Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention Professionals by June 1, 2015. 
    • ·         Conduct a search for additional existing public health trainings that would meet specified criteria, address one or more Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention Professionals, and be recommended by Safe States Alliance by July 31, 2015.

    • 2.    To increase the availability of continuing education credits for existing Safe States trainings for professionals with designations as Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH), the intern will work with the Program Coordinator to:
    • ·         Map existing Safe States trainings to the domain areas of competency for CPH certified professionals and the 7 areas of responsibility for CHES certified professionals by June 1, 2015.
    • ·         Submit applications for at least 10 additional trainings to NCHEC and CPH, and add these trainings to the Safe States clearinghouse by September 29, 2015.
    • ·         Upload trainings to the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN website (www.train.org) to encourage cross-training and non-injury and violence prevention public health professionals to access Safe States trainings as they meet broader public health competency frameworks by September 29, 2015.

    INTERNSHIP LOCATION

    Intern may work: (1) At the Safe States Alliance national office, located at 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30345 or (2) Remotely, as long as the intern has his/her personal computer.


    INTERNSHIP DATES

    Approximate start date: Monday, May 18

    End date: Complete 200 hours and all deliverables (described below) by Tuesday, September 15, 2015.


    HOURS

    About 12 hours per week. A portion of these hours must be during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday of each week.
     

    RATE

    $16 per hour


    REQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

    This internship requires the intern to be able to:

    • ·         Assess the scientific integrity of workforce development tools and resources
    • ·         Assess the relevancy and quality of workforce development opportunities
    • ·         Conduct broad and in-depth online searches for workforce development opportunities relevant to injury & violence prevention, other areas of public health, hospitals, and other professional areas
    • ·         Collect, compile and organize large amounts of information
    • ·         Present large amounts of information in user-friendly formats

    PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCY FOCUS OF THE POSITION:

    • ·         Analytical/assessment skills
    • ·         Communication skills
    • ·         Community dimensions of practice skills

    TO APPLY

    Please submit the following items by email to Kristen Lindemer, kristen.lindemer@safestates.org, 770-690-9000, at Safe States Alliance by COB Wednesday, April 15, 2015:

    • -Resume
    • - One page summary explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for this internship position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
    • -Two references (name, email, phone number)
    • - Brief writing sample

    SUPERVISOR INFORMATION

    Kristen Lindemer, MPH
    Program Coordinator

    Membership Engagement & Programs Division, Safe States Alliance

  • 02 Dec 2014 7:16 AM | SAVIR Executive Office

    The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA are offering post-doctoral training in Pediatric Injury Research, with positions available for summer/fall, 2015. This training program is funded through a US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) T-32 grant.

     

    The goal of this training program is to prepare US investigators to specialize in pediatric injury research and develop productive academic scientists and scholars in this field. We define injury research broadly to include intentional violence and unintentional injury. Relevant research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential.

     

    The Program includes coursework, seminars and an intensively mentored research experience. We will provide trainees with methodological knowledge and practical skills for conducting high quality interdisciplinary research in an environment that infuses them with the excitement of research, and nurtures early career development. We believe that our graduates will become research leaders prepared to conduct interdisciplinary research using the highest ethical standards and capitalizing on state of the art research methods.

     

    The Training Program is two years in length, with the option of a third year for exceptionally productive trainees. A Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree is available as part of the Training Program.

     

    Post-doctoral level scholars are welcome from all health professions, and specialties within those professions including pediatrics, surgery, dentistry, urology, rehabilitation medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesia/critical care, psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, health services, public health, social work, nursing and health economics. Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possesses an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment. Individuals with temporary or student visas are not eligible.

     

    Interested individuals should contact Dr. Fred Rivara (fpr@uw.edu) 206-744-9449.

  • 19 Sep 2014 9:47 AM | Dawn Castillo

     

    FELLOWSHIP POSITION- OCCUPATIONAL FATALITY INVESTIGATOR

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Safety Research

    Morgantown, WV

    NIOSH Division of Safety Research– The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for occupational safety and health research, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh.  Our mission is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers.  NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services. 

    The Division of Safety Research, located in Morgantown, WV, serves as the focal point for NIOSH’s traumatic occupational injury research program, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/injury/. The Division follows the public health model, melding in safety and engineering sciences. We use epidemiologic methods to define injury problems and to focus intervention efforts, and safety and engineering sciences to address human factors issues and to develop and test control technologies.  

    Purpose of Position– The purpose of this fellowship position is to conduct investigations of fatal occupational motor vehicle-related incidents to Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) in the United States using the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) model.  The fellow will be located in the Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch (SFIB), Fatality Investigations Team (FIT), and will work within the existing FACE programteam.  Information about the NIOSH FACE program is available at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/.

    The fellow will support and conduct public health fatality investigations, and develop technical reports outlining intervention approaches to prevent LEO fatal occupational motor vehicle-related incidents.   The nature of work includes: interpreting investigation findings, conducting literature reviews of existing occupational safety and health standards, adapting standard motor vehicle-related injury prevention techniques to LEO fatalities, developing recommendations, and preparing documents and publications to present findings from these investigations.  Because of the nature of work, the position will require the fellow to travel on a regular basis.

    Required Skills and Abilities – The individual must have a masters or doctoral degree in public health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, safety and health management, or similar program.  Knowledge and experience with injury investigation techniques is preferred.  The individual must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  The individual must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. NIOSH is an equal opportunity employer. Non-U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply.  Salary will be based on education and experience, and will likely range from $57,982 to $69,497.

    Contact Information – For more information or to provide a CV or resume, please contact Paul Moore, phm0@cdc.gov, 304-285-6016.

  • 12 Sep 2014 8:47 AM | SAVIR Executive Office

    Overview

    The Department of Pediatrics Division of Community Health and Research (CHR) at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is seeking a full-time, 12 month faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications, with a community health perspective and applied expertise in prevention science or health behavior research. This candidate will join a team of researchers focused on community health addressing a broad range of issues impacting children’s health and safety. For 20 years the CHR has created and sustained partnerships at the local, regional, and national levels to conduct applied and participatory research addressing health inequities and to advance the prevention and treatment of disability and disease. The successful candidate is expected to lead a thematic program of independent research that is competitive for extramural funding. We are particularly interested in those engaged in behavior-based applied research to develop, implement, and evaluate safety and health promotion programs.


    Responsibilities

    In addition to the continued growth of his/her own program of research and scholarship, the successful candidate will collaborate with other faculty in the department and across the medical school, and contribute to the EVMS presence in the Hampton Roads region. Primary responsibilities will be research-focused, with an emphasis on scholarship published in peer-reviewed journals, securing extramural grant funding, and contributing to the research profile of EVMS.


    Qualifications

    An earned doctorate in psychology, social or behavioral science, public health, or closely related field, strong methodological skills relevant to prevention science research, an active research program, and demonstrated record of excellence in research and scholarship are required. Research interests should complement and expand existing expertise in CHR, which includes injury prevention; behavior change; obesity; respiratory health; CBPR; substance use; risk communication; health education; policy and systems change; and rural health. The selected candidate must possess strong skills in theory, research design, and statistics. Applicants with demonstrated capacity to build productive interdisciplinary research teams, mentor junior faculty, and earn external funding are particularly competitive. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.


    To apply, send a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a letter of application highlighting your program of research to: Dr. Kaethe Ferguson, Associate Professor and Division Director, ferguskp@evms.edu.


    Candidates must also apply online at https://internal-evms.icims.com/jobs/1260/assistant-or-associate-professor/job (position #1160104).


    EVMS is an EOE, Affirmative Action Employer.

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