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Research Associate (Non-Tenure/Non-Tenure Track), AD-0401, PMB  « Position Deleted on 10/04/2012 »

Institution: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category:
  • Faculty - Health - Public and Environmental Health
  • Faculty - Medicine - Medical Researcher
Posted: 07/19/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $42,209 to $67,114 USD Per Year
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics (PMB), at the Uniformed Services University (USU), F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine, is seeking a Research Associate to work on environmental health science research projects. The Department is comprised of six postgraduate divisions (Tropical Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Services Administration, Behavioral Sciences, Aerospace Medicine) as well as two medical residency programs (General Preventive Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Medicine). PMB has 45 full-time faculty and approximately 45 additional adjunct faculty engaged in a wide variety of research projects relevant to public health. The Department has approximately 50 Masters' and 10 Doctoral degree students. Additional information about the department is available at http://www.usuhs.mil/pmb/index.html.

Duties: The incumbent serves as a Research Associate in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics and as such is responsible for conducting research projects in support of department faculty members. The incumbent will be directly involved in the execution and design of environmental health science research. He/she will assist the principal investigator in developing, implementing and managing research projects to study and address issues related to the health impacts of the built environment and sprawl, climate change, sustainability, and/or human health risks associated with alternative energy sources.

The successful candidate will conduct quantitative (e.g. GIS methodologies, spatiotemporal mapping) and qualitative research related to the implications of the built environment including land use, commuting patterns, housing, physical activity, diet, obesity, and other aspects of health. Additional responsibilities include conducting research examining the intersection of social and environmental determinants of population health and health disparities; assisting in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research; managing study logistics; data collection, date entry, management and analyses; literature reviews; extensive assistance with the submission of review board approvals and grant applications; and assistance with the preparation of presentations at scientific meetings and publications in journals.

Qualifications: Incumbent must possess a master's degree in environmental health sciences, environmental epidemiology, health geography, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial epidemiology, or related field. This level of expertise and knowledge may also be evidenced by possession of a Bachelor's degree in the area of science required by the position, combined with a minimum of two years of specialized experience in the scientific specialization required by the position. Expertise in exposure science, spatial statistics, demography, environmental health risk assessment, community-based participatory research, or related fields are desired. Successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as, analytical skills and strong problem-solving capabilities. Experience with quantitative data analysis and programming skills with STATA and ArcGIS is strongly desired.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). Failure to meet the requirements of a background investigation will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instructions to Candidates: Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.