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Boston University Project Director/Manager: Text Messaging Study

January 26th, 2017 in Jobs

Boston University, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research is seeking a project director/manager to manage a longitudinal, NIH-funded study on parent-targeted text messaging focused on improving child health and wellness, including oral health.

The primary responsibilities are: to manage all project activities and assure quality control for all operations; oversee enrollment of study participants and achievement of recruitment targets; staff hiring , supervision and training; participant tracking; oversight of IRB and NIH grant report submissions; monitoring expenditures, organizing advisory board meetings; serving as primary liaison with our clinic partners; and data management.

The position involves working within a multidisciplinary research team. Strong supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills preferred. Experience with project management, IRB processes and NIH grant reports are desirable.

The Project Manager will report directly to the lead Principal Investigator (Dr. Belinda Borrelli) and will communicate regularly with the Co-PI, Dr. Henshaw. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Salary and benefits are competitive. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter outlining your supervisory experience to Dr. Borrelli (belindab@bu.edu)

Mobile and Electronic Health: Research Assistant

January 26th, 2017 in Jobs

The Boston University (BU) Division of Behavioral Science Research in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated full-time research assistant with a background in health psychology, behavioral medicine or a closely related field to join our ‘Center for Mobile and Electronic Health’, an exciting, new initiative funded by the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research through its Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC) grant. The overall mission of the newly established Center is to conduct state-of-the art research and training in mobile and electronic health to improve the health of underserved populations across the lifespan.

The research assistant will primarily work on developing pilot studies directly supported by the ARC grant, contribute to the Center’s website and maintaining a strong social media presence (Twitter, Facebook).

Content areas include tobacco and health behavior/lifestyle interventions in at-risk, underserved populations using mobile health technology.

Duties include protocol development, IRB submission, study participant recruitment and data collection, organizing and keeping accurate records of team meetings, and other research related tasks.

Applicants should possess a degree in psychology or a closely related behavioral or social science plus one or more years of relevant research experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a strong interest in the application of mobile technology to health behaviors. Previous experience using mobile health for behavior change would be an advantage.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

The Boston University Medical Campus is comprised of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health, providing a strong collaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of resources, including the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) which provides an array of services, collaborative opportunities, pilot funding, and training.  Robust collaborations with the surrounding community supports dissemination research.  Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Dr. Belinda Borrelli, Director of Behavioral Science Research and PI/Co-director of the BU Center for Mobile and Electronic Health: belindab@bu.edu.

Research Project Manager – Boston ARCH study Community Health Sciences

January 19th, 2017 in Jobs

Research Project Manager

Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

The Research Project Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Boston ARCH Study, an ongoing longitudinal cohort of individuals with HIV and a substance use disorder. This study is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Boston ARCH Study is one of three cohorts that make up the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH — urbanarch.org). The study team is based in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health and study participants will be enrolled at Boston Medical Center.

The Research Project Manager will oversee study implementation and management, and directly supervise research staff. S/he will lead weekly team meetings, represent the study to internal and external collaborators, and be responsible for regular reporting (NIH, IRB, Department of Corrections, etc.). The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with an urban hospital patient population and a strong interest in issues surrounding HIV, alcohol, and other drug use. S/he will have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, utilize time and resources efficiently, and establish priorities to coordinate and complete competing assignments within established timeframes. Additionally, the Project Manager must have an incredible attention to detail, be a creative problem solver, and possess strong communication skills that can be used to facilitate interactions with a wide range of stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

Project Management and Implementation

• Meet regularly with and report to the Director of Research Operations and the Principal Investigator.

• Work with the study team to develop research assessments, protocols, and study materials and facilitate trainings.

• Work with the research team to facilitate & ensure protocol adherence and quality assurance activities to achieve study goals.

• Ensure recruitment goals are met and assist Research Assistants with recruitment as needed.

• Oversee data collection procedures and review instruments to ensure quality control.

• Plan agenda, facilitate, and lead weekly team meetings.

• Oversee project fiscal management (e.g., monitoring expenses, facilitating contracts, ordering materials).

• Perform activities related to Institutional Review Board (IRB) : 1) Develop protocols, 2) Submit amendments as needed, 3) Ensure investigators and staff are compliant with training regulations, 4) track & report adverse events & 5) draft progress reports.

• Develop NIH progress reports.

• Collaborate with research team to develop presentations, abstracts and manuscripts for submission to national conferences and scholarly journals.

• Assist in the development and submission of new grant applications

Personnel Management

• Responsible for hiring and supervising research support staff working on a full time, part time, or temporary basis (e.g., Research Assistants, Research Coordinators, Graduate Research Assistants etc.) including training, delegating tasks, overseeing daily activities, mentoring, guiding through demonstration of best practices and offering opportunities for professional development.

• Complete performance evaluations.

• Schedule and facilitate regular staff meetings.

Education and Experience

• Master’s degree in related field.

• Minimum of three years of experience in public health or health care administration, including experience with the coordination of multifaceted health services, research, and/or evaluation projects.

• Minimum of 1 year of personnel management experience.

• Experience working with HIV and/or substance using populations preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

• Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional communication and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Experience in data analysis and manuscript preparation is helpful.

• Knowledge of MS Word, Power Point, and Excel is essential.

• Cultural sensitivity and comfort interacting with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.

Please apply by submitting a resume AND cover letter via the Boston University Human Resources website:

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=299171&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1016891&level=levelid2&levelid2=4285&startflag=3

Research Assistant – The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

January 19th, 2017 in Jobs

The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is currently looking for a

Research Assistant

Led by Dr. Theresa Betancourt, the RPCGA focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease. You can learn more about our exciting work at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/rpcga/. We currently have projects in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and with the Refugee community in the Boston area.

Desired skills/experience all of which we be responsibilities for this position:

  • Proficient in Stata (required) for data management tasks, e.g., creating labels, created scale score using a variety of algorithms, fixing incorrect values, formatting dates, etc.
    • Familiarity with common coding and labeling standards and/or willingness to use guidelines provided.
  • Can merge datasets in Stata for long/univariate and wide/multivariate formats
  • Can troubleshoot inconsistencies in IDs and static demographics over time
  • “Electronic” cleaning of data (required), e.g., run freqs to look for out of range values, run logic checks
    • Create flags for cases that might have issues/inconsistencies on various indicators
    • Present issues and some supporting analysis to team for discussion and decision making
  • Researching and determining/confirming final scoring procedures for known scales and new indices (e.g., of risk behavior),
  • Familiarity with psychometric testing, e.g., Chronbach’s alpha and factor analysis, preferred
  • Data management documentation – codebook & supporting docs
    • Update codebook to include all variables from all waves of data in addition to all new variables
    • Develop a “Decisions” document noting all decisions made including the problem, the decision, and any supporting documentation used to make the decision (e.g., descriptive statistics, lit search, etc)
    • Create a document describing the “trail” from raw data to final cleaned dataset noting syntax files and data sets used at each step

Salary commensurate with experience and in line with the standard University rates.

Please contact Emily Coles (ecoles@hsph.harvard.edu) for more information.

Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Fellows (contingent) – Novo Nordisk

January 19th, 2017 in Jobs

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

Requisition ID 43614BR
Title Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Fellows (contingent)
Job Category Student & Internship
Job Description Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Fellows

Over the course of the fellowship, participants will have an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience within the Novo Nordisk Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Department, meet key stakeholders in the organization, and gain a broad exposure to the overall business operations. At the end of the program, participants will have an understanding of the importance of public-private partnerships, the role corporations play in the public policy debate and the evolution of health policy from theoretical to practical application. Participants will also take key diabetes policy and bio-industry learnings with them when they return to their respective universities and/or move on to full-time employment in their respective fields.

Because we believe that earlier detection and better treatment extend and improve the lives of people living with diabetes, the main goal of the Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy team is to monitor, inform and influence health policy and implementation and reform of the Affordable Care Act. This is done through collaborations with federal agencies, policymakers, and advocacy organizations, and through active engagement with both internal and external stakeholders. We believe that when prevention and treatment efforts are translated into better public policy, we can save and improve lives.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Amy Wotring at awot@novonordisk.com.

Job responsibilities may include:

* Coordinating official Novo Nordisk Public Policy internal communications and draft materials for use in lobbying activities and outreach
* Analyzing the impact of specific public policies on Novo Nordisk and our key stakeholders
* Developing advocacy briefs for the Government Affairs, Public Policy Department and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
* Drafting regulatory comment letters for states to consider appropriate diabetes care as they implement and consider reforms to ACA; drafting comment letters to federal agencies on behalf of the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
* Creating various materials to be used to educate internal audiences on proposed reforms to the ACA
* Drafting thank you letters for Members of Congress who support legislation pertaining to diabetes advocacy.
* Attending conferences, meeting, and webinars pertaining to implementation of and reform to the ACA, and healthcare policy.

Requirements:

* Currently enrolled in a masters or other graduate school program, pursuing an advanced degree in a government-related and/or health policy field
* Be available to work a 15-week term; 20 – 40 hours per week on-site at the Novo Nordisk Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C. or Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Plainsboro, NJ;
* Interest in a career in government affairs, health policy, politics or government service;
* Mastery of the Microsoft Suite (ie. Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
* Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – able to complete basic photo editing and manipulation and create graphics (or willingness and aptitude to quickly learn);
* Superior communication skills (ie. oral, interpersonal, presentation, etc.);
* Strong analytical reading, writing, and research skills and the ability to gather, evaluate, and interpret data to identify issues and opportunities;
* Organized, self-starter with a willingness to handle team-support requests;
* Ability to work both independently and as a key team member;
* Ability to prioritize and work effectively to meet deadlines;
* Personable and eager to learn.

Department Government Affairs
Position Location US – Washington, DC
City Washington, DC
State/Provinces US – DC

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That’s why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It’s all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle – helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you’ll feel a difference right from the start. It’s a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

Novo Nordisk is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Novo Nordisk will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call the U.S. Toll Free number at 1-855-411-5290 or click on the following link to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/novoaccommodation. Please note we do not accept applications for employment or employment related solicitations through this site. If you are requesting special assistance, please specify your request by selecting “Yes” in Question 2 on the site. We will not be able to respond to requests unless you specify the need for special assistance or an accommodation in Question 2. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


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House & Pet Sitter Wanted

December 1st, 2016 in Jobs

A DGH professor who lives in Jamaica Plain is looking for someone to stay at her house while she travels and take care of her dogs and cat.  It is a single-family house with a yard and garden, 10 minutes’ walk from Forest Hills Station on the Orange Line.  There are two dogs (an older husky and a younger border collie/lab mix) and one moderately elderly cat.  All are extremely friendly.  Responsibilities include daily animal care (food, walks for the dogs, cleanup, providing a lap for the cat) and minimal house upkeep (bringing in the mail, etc.).  Experience caring for dogs and personal references required.  $40/day.  Dates currently needed are December 25-January 1 (flexible). If interested, please contact Sydney Rosen, sbrosen@bu.edu.

Data Management Intern position available at BMC Data Management Intern position available at BMC with TB Research group

November 17th, 2016 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

There are a few openings in our office for Data Management Interns, here in the TB CDRC/TBRU/RePORT-India Data Coordinating Center. Our Handshake application is available here https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/519416

 The DCC interns work as part of the Data Coordinating Center team in performing Quality Assurance and other routine data management tasks for data transmitted from the international sites. The position is paid, and we are looking for about 16-20 hours per week of work. Summer hours can be increased, and scheduling is flexible around class time. There are opportunities for practicums as well, and the position is paid. Our only strict stipulation is candidate must be a current BUSPH student, who will be available to work until at least August 2017.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Jane Pleskunas, MPH

Research Study Coordinator
TB & HCV Research Unit
Section of Infection Diseases
Boston Medical Center
617.414.2872 | jane.pleskunas@bmc.org

Global Health Corps Applications are OPEN! Positions in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi & the US

November 17th, 2016 in Fellowships, Jobs

Great ideas don’t change the world — great people do. Global Health Corps (GHC) is building the next generation of global health leaders through a one-year paid fellowship program. We are looking for 156 talented young leaders from every sector for our 2017-2018 class of fellows – applications are open through January 18, 2017. 

GHC fellows fill critical systems gaps at high-impact NGOs and government agencies in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi and the US, working on issues ranging from malaria to nutrition, family planning to HIV/AIDS. Read more about our emerging leaders’ experiences and thoughts on leadership, social justice, and health equity.

If you want to shape the future of global health and you meet the requirements below, we invite you to start your application today! This year’s fellowship positions will be posted on December 7, 2016. Our diverse community of nearly 750 changemakers is committed to social justice and united by the belief that health is a human right. From where we’re sitting, the future looks very, very bright.
Fellowship Eligibility Requirements
1) You are 30 years old or younger on June 25, 2017.
2) You have a bachelor’s degree or higher by June 25, 2017.
3) You are proficient in English.

Job Opening at HEAL Initiative – Project Coordinator

November 17th, 2016 in Jobs

BUSPH GH Alum from 2012, Joseph Scarpelli is looking for a Project Coordinator at the HEAL Initiative in the San Francisco Bay Area! 

HEAL Initiative

HEAL Initiative is a young, spirited organization that aims to make global health training
across the world immersive, longitudinal, and equitable. Founded in 2014, HEAL aims to
make serving poor populations a first choice for health professionals across the world.
Currently we have nearly 50 fellows across 8 countries including the United States in
Navajo Nation and Oakland. We work in collaboration with local communities and local
organizations. For more information visit, www.healinitiative.org

Position Overview
The HEAL Initiative is recruiting a full-time Project Coordinator to join our small,
passionate, and dynamic team. This position will be based in San Francisco, California.
The Coordinator will provide a variety of administrative and project-based support for a
number of ongoing global health initiatives within HEAL.

Some key responsibilities include:

HEAL Fellow Credentialing
• Serve as point person for fellow credentialing at UCSF and as needed at the
domestic partner sites (in collaboration with site-based faculty/staff).
• Attend trainings from the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office on how to
perform initial fellow appointments, reappointments, and graduation
paperwork.
• Complete certification documents for alumni on as-needed basis.
• Navigate the UCSF system to spearhead the credentialing process for physician
fellows so that they can work at underserved sites both in the US and abroad.

HEAL Alumni Network
• Develop, plan, and implement a strategy for HEAL fellow alumni engagement,
ongoing educational opportunities (in-person and online), and non-educational
gatherings locally and globally.
• Develop the HEAL Alumni Network to ensure continual fellow engagement as
fellows finish the 2-year fellowship.

Fellow Recruitment
• Serve as Initial point of contact for HEAL fellows, including day-to-day triage of
questions from fellows, site exchange coordination, and recruitment logistics.
• Manage the fellow recruitment process, including managing outreach efforts to
relevant stakeholders in the medical education realm as well as fine-tuning
internal selection processes.

Media and Communications
• Oversee and maintain HEAL’s social media presence including FB, LinkedIn,
Twitter, Instagram, website, etc.
• Maintain social media presence to target audiences.
• Maintain repository of HEAL photos and videos for marketing and
communication purposes, and work with editing consultants to develop and
carry out a media strategy
• Develop marketing materials that convey HEAL values and reach intended
audiences
• Direct Management of two summer interns (marketing/social media).

Programmatic and Administrative Support
• Schedule and coordinate meetings and conferences for HEAL team, fellows, as
well as partners.
• Prepare agendas, emails, meeting documents, and coordinate logistics for HEAL
other projects as time permits and as directed by supervisor.
• Assist HEAL faculty in gathering data for grant and philanthropic proposals.
• Provide logistical and implementation support for key HEAL trainings including
the Global Health Training, Mid-Fellowship Retreat, and graduation training.

Qualifications
Minimum education or equivalent experience:
• Bachelor degree in public health, policy, business, or related discipline.
• Minimum experience: 1-3 years of increasing responsibility in an organization,
preferably a not-for-profit
• Excellent interpersonal and interview skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint
• Demonstrated ability to make sound judgment and ability to summarize/report information
• Ability to work with faculty on high-level, time-sensitive, and detail-oriented projects
• Ability to multitask and prioritize well
• Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
• Proven record of reliability and attendance
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure of competing priorities
• Demonstrated ability to manage complex scheduling
• Willingness to travel for HEAL-related work domestically and internationally, including to areas
that are resource-constrained
• Ability and willingness to drive for HEAL-related tasks

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Global Health issues and/or experience working with diverse
domestic and international communities.
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and Global Health.
• Knowledge of medical terminology, health care delivery processes, and
documentation practices
• Experience with business and information systems
• Prior experience in an academic environment
• Experience with budgets and financial planning
• Experience with event planning
To be successful as a member of the HEAL team, you will also:
• Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming
Global Health organization
• Be an incredibly motivated and creative thinker- develop ideas and execute on
them.
• Ability to be self directed and comfortable with an all hands on deck, no task too
menial environment
• Be humble, diligent and committed to Global Health Equity
• Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction
• Work well independently as well as part of a team
• Thrive in a fast-paced, hard working and fun environment

Application information
Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter and resume via email
to Project Coordinator Search: joseph.scarpelli@ucsf.edu. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
HEAL is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse
backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Cape Downwinders – EH internship opportunities

November 3rd, 2016 in BUSPH Events, Jobs, Practicums/Internships

Meet Diane Turco of Cape Downwinders

Learn about plans to close the Pilgrim nuclear power plant and the radiation monitoring campaign

Cape Downwinders is an all-volunteer nonprofit that investigates, educates and agitates for the immediate closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant. The group launched a citizens’ radiation monitoring campaign and is looking for public health students who can assist with data collection and analysis along with communication, outreach, research and education.

Diane Turco, Executive Director of Cape Downwinders, will be visiting the EH department. Join us to learn more about the community investigations on health risks related to Pilgrim, the organization’s work to safely close the power plant and internship opportunities.

Monday, November 7th

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Talbot 4th Floor, EH Conference Room

Questions? Contact: Ruthy Rickenbacker, ruthyr@bu.edu, 617-638-5855