Biosafety Fellowship: NIH

The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the NIH. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Additional information is online

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Public Health, Assistant Program Director: Simmons College

 This Assistant Professor position will support Simmons College’s new online MPH in Health Equity, launched in October 2017. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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ORISE Fellowships

ORISE is still recruiting candidates for  many ongoing ORISE research opportunities with a variety of Department of Defense sponsors.  Please share this e-mail with  any students or recent graduates that might be interested in applying for the following opportunities.  Most of the ORISE opportunities are twelve month research opportunities, with the possibility to be renewed for additional twelve month  research periods (5 years max).  U.S. Citizenship is required to participate at the DoD installations.
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We also encourage individuals to sign up for our Talent Network to received alerts with new opportunities that match candidate interests:
Project Title & Project ID:
Chemical Eng. & Physical Science Research (BS&MS)               APHC-1911526380
Molecular Biology Research (BS)                                                 APHC-1637893744
Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD)                                                    APHC-1817392923
Chemistry/Physics Research (MS/PhD Candidates)                      APHC-1768507089
Molecular-Based Testing (BS or MS)                                            APHC-1894785476
Data Analysis Research (MPH)                                                      APHC-1577623820
Public Health Data Research                                                           APHC-1012174837
Chemistry Research (BS Candidates)                                             APHC-1813938639
Lab Assistant Research (AA or BS Candidates)                             APHC-7074581681
Nanomaterial Research                                                                   USACE-EL-9004168835
Geochemistry (PhD)                                                                       USACE-EL-1829709278
Opportunity in Infectious Disease Research                                   MAMC-6702227045
Biomimetic Nanofibrous Scaffold Research (MS/PhD)                 N39467-027
Wound Infection Research (PhD)                                                   N39467-047
Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship (PhD)                          N39467-034
Combat Casualty Care Postdoctoral Research                                NAMRU-SA-1934167300
Concussion & Head Injury Research (BS – PhD)                           AARL-2029475795
Injury Biomechanics Researcher                                                    USAARL-5922256836
Defense Opportunity in Olfactory Science (MS -PhD)                  ECBC-8778949652
Synthetic Biology Research (BS Candidates)                                ECBC-1534316068
Inhalation Toxicology Postdoctoral Research                                MRICD-5749861507
Neuroprotection Research (BS Candidates)                                   MRICD-5519479992
Medicinal Countermeasures Postdoctoral Research                      MRICD-1440454992
Cyanide Countermeasures – Postdoctoral Research                       MRICD-1364081190
Cellular Responses to Toxic Chemicals (BS)                                MRICD-9215848906
Chemical Threat Countermeasures (BS Candidates)                     MRICD-2669633143
Chemical Threat Medical Countermeasures  (PHD)                      MRICD-1898138247
Military Cognitive Performance Research                                     USARIEM-3532383181
Program Analysis Research (BS/MS)                                            USARIEM-1857696418
Epidemiology-Population Health/Analysis (MPH/MS)                 NMCPHC-3487387313
Health Informatics Research (BS/MS)                                           NMCPHC-3346146432
Malaria Vaccine Postdoctoral Research                                         WRAIR-4937463993
Biochemistry Research (BS & MS Candidates)                             WRAIR-1259684897
About ORISE:
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects the most talented and diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and educators to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and more than a dozen other federal agencies.
ORISE administers a broad range of internships, fellowships, and research experiences available primarily to those pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, including undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, postdocs, and university faculty members. Programs are offered at DOE national laboratories and other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well as some locations outside the United States.

Fellowship: FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Fellowship opportunity within the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER):

Epidemiologic surveillance of biologics by the CBER Sentinel Program

The Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OBE) at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is in charge of operating and managing the Sentinel Program to monitor safety and effectiveness of biologics regulated by CBER. The Sentinel Program performs observational studies using claims and administrative data as well as electronic health records (EHR) for its safety and effectiveness assessments. The Sentinel Program consists of a large group of multi-disciplinary scientists from CBER, academic institutions, and other entities from across the United States.

Currently, the CBER Sentinel Program is performing multiple activities to monitor safety and effectiveness of vaccines, blood and blood products, tissues and advanced therapies. We are planning to expand these activities to bring on board more data sources particularly EHR sources, and to develop advanced query tools to access and interrogate the data. This expansion of infrastructure will in turn increase the capabilities and capacity of the system to conduct more surveillance activities. The CBER Sentinel Central Team currently consists of an epidemiologist, a biomedical engineer, a biologist, and a project manager.

The CBER Sentinel Central Team is in need of more experts particularly epidemiologists to expand the infrastructure and surveillance activities. We are searching for epidemiologists (with a doctoral degree in epidemiology) with strong analytical and quantitative skills, solid writing competency, and advanced oral and written communications who feel comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary environment. The epidemiologists will be involved in a number of research activities including design and execution of safety and effectiveness assessments of vaccines and blood. They will be participating in all Sentinel activities including workgroup meetings, communicating with the Sentinel Coordinating Centers and investigators inside and outside CBER and FDA, attending scientific conferences, and taking part in preparation of manuscripts for publication. They will in turn gain more knowledge and experience in using large databases and advanced analytic tools in a multidisciplinary setting to perform pharmacoepidemiologic studies for vaccines, blood, and blood products.

Interested persons who have already earned a doctoral degree in epidemiology should contact Ms. Kristin Sepulveda who is a member of the CBER Sentinel Central Team by emailing her or calling her at 240.402.2851 and providing their CV for review.

Program Manager: The Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System’s commitment to excellence extends beyond delivering world-class health care. The System’s ongoing success is dependent upon our highly motivated, nonclinical professionals working to improve business operations. Our leadership team is driven to provide exceptional service by cultivating a workforce that is dedicated to upholding Mount Sinai’s mission of delivering innovative, breakthrough medicine with compassion and integrity. Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care! The Quality Initiative (QI) Program Manager will work collaboratively with leadership and staff across the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) to manage quality improvement projects. The QI Program Manager provides direction to enable MSHS to achieve outstanding performance on standardized metrics of quality, safety, and patient satisfaction based on evidence based clinical pathways. In this role, he/she will:  Collaborate with hospital and system leadership to develop comprehensive programs to implement systems to support compliance with evidence based standards of care and improved patient outcomes  Provide oversight to MSHS hospitals to facilitate alignment of short and long term goals, program objectives, policies and operating procedures and communication strategies  Consult with system hospitals and stakeholders on operational aspects and scope of a projects, including supporting the creation and execution of project work plans and the development of education plans  Provide leadership to and coordinate the execution of day to day program activities to meet program objectives  Participate in and conducts analysis to identify process improvement opportunities as needed; identify patterns and/or trends for program improvement across the health system  Serve as liaison and ensures appropriate builds to electronic health records  Provide timely status reports to MSHS Program leadership  Identify best practices and tools to support/refine project goals and implementation of the MSHS quality and safety protocols  Prepare reports and analysis associated with the quality improvement programs for stakeholders including senior management and departmental and clinical program leads  Build and promotes positive working relationships with all stakeholders to foster successful project implementation Minimum Education  Master’s degree is required Minimum Related Experience  Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a healthcare setting (preferably acute care hospital or clinical cross-functional team setting) with demonstrated success in the use of data-driven methodologies, analytics and statistics to meet goals in patient safety or process improvement initiatives  Strong understanding of and ability to perform in a data-driven environment including statistical charting, trend analysis  Excellent organizational skills, analytical in nature with a curiosity towards solving complex problems, and strong attention to detail  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written  Professional attitude – comfortable working in a corporate setting populated by diverse types of people and able to maintain poise and a sense of humor in stressful situations  Proven ability to work both independently on projects and as part of the larger team  Proven track record of delivering measureable business results  Strong computer literacy including intermediate/advanced Excel

Project Coordinator: NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health

NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking for a Project Coordinator to work on our City Health Dashboard initiative. The job is located in NYC and the posting can be found here. We are looking to hire immediately.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for urban health and social determinants who is skilled in communications and project management. We’re looking for someone to join a great team working on an exciting new effort.

Intern: United Health Group

UnitedHealth Group is currently searching for a part-time research intern at our DC office (M Street NW). The internship can last one semester or two, depending on the student’s availability.

This is a health care strategy research role. The intern will be responsible for supporting various research projects from our 20+ research programs. The intern will also manage day-to-day operations of our Information Resources Center (IRC), The Advisory Board’s internal resource archive. As their internship progresses, interns will create custom research deliverables based on the research of internal colleagues via our firm’s subscription database. It’s a great opportunity for students interested in research, business, health care, or hospital operations. A health related major or background is not required! We are interested in folks with strong writing skills, attention to detail, and a passion for research.

The job description can be found here.

Interested Applicants should contact Annie Barbera at

AVP, Nursing of Infection Prevention and Occupational-Health Services: Hospital for Special Surgery


POSITION:     AVP, Nursing of Infection Prevention and Occupational-Health Services



ORGANIZATION:     Hospital for Special Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) was founded in 1863 and is recognized as a world leader in musculoskeletal medicine. Though located in New York City, HSS treats patients from throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area, New York State, the United States, and over 90 countries who seek its internationally recognized specialized care. HSS has 215 beds and 36 operating rooms and performs more than 30,000 surgeries per year. HSS performs more hip surgeries and more knee replacements than any other hospital in the nation. HSS surgeons who specialize in joint replacement perform, on average, 365 of these operations every year. In addition, it handles more than 360,000 outpatient visits annually. It is an affiliate of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Weill Cornell Medical College. It has one of the most sought-after residency programs and its graduates hold prominent positions in hospitals throughout the U.S.


HSS has been a leader in pioneering new procedures, including: pioneering the modern total knee replacement; designing a revolutionary fiber optic probe for distinguishing healthy and diseased cartilage during surgery; developing new imaging protocols for MRI evaluation of cartilage; pioneering the development of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that eliminate the need for spinal fusion; perfecting surgical techniques for minimally invasive hip and knee procedures, minimizing hospital stays for qualified patients; and leading the world in the application of regional anesthesia techniques.


The Hospital’s research division occupies an influential position in the world of musculoskeletal science. A major goal of the research division is to foster translational research through the establishment of teams that bring clinicians and basic scientists together to solve disease-related problems and to translate research findings and accomplishments into new technologies that improve patient care and outcomes.

HSS’s excellence in patient care and innovation is reflected in the many awards and recognitions it has received. HSS is nationally ranked No.1 in orthopedics and No.2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-17). HSS has been top-ranked for both orthopedics and rheumatology for 25 consecutive years. It was the first hospital in New York City to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the first Hospital in the State of New York to be redesignated with Nursing’s highest honor four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and is a recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, and Spine Surgery Excellence Awards.


HSS physicians are team doctors for the New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, and New York Red Bulls. HSS is the Official Hospital of the New York Road Runners for the ING New York City Marathon; U.S. Basketball, Rowing, Swimming and Volleyball; St. John’s Athletics; CUNY Athletic Conference; and other professional/college teams. HSS has been designated as the first National Medical Center of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network.

For more information on Hospital for Special Surgery, please visit its website:



The AVP of Infection Prevention and Occupational-Health Services (AVP- IP/OHS) is a critical member of HSS’s Magnet Patient Care Services Department and provides direction for the hospital-wide program for the prevention of infections in patients, visitors, and employees. This role is responsible for the development and implementation of best practices for preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases. It is critical in helping to maintain and improve HSS’s culture of excellence in patient care and in the care and well-being of its employees.


This senior leadership position requires the ability to effectively communicate and interact directly with staff to create partnerships and relationships across disciplines within the hospital. The AVP- IP/OHS is responsible for policy development and implementation regarding the prevention of infections. Through collaborative interactions with infectious-disease physicians, surgeons, department directors, and executive leadership, the AVP of IP and OHS works strategically to establish scientifically based infection-prevention goals and practices and to ensure their implementation.


The AVP-IP/OHS currently manages a department of 11 professionals and will support a shared-leadership philosophy and advance the professional-practice model for Patient Care Services. S/he will report to the Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer.


This position requires a forward-thinking, innovative, and enthusiastic leader who is willing to achieve and negotiate change via research, dialogue, and collaboration.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Develop an extensive understanding of the institution and mission, as well as Patient Care Services’ strategic plan; work to achieve the hospital’s strategic plan for quality, regulatory, and infection control.


  • Direct all infection-prevention and occupational-health-services activities throughout the organization.


  • Direct surveillance and educational activities that promote safety and reduce infection risks. Examples include: surgical asepsis, hand hygiene, isolation precautions, laboratory safety, sanitation, construction, and sterilization and disinfection activities


  • Manage the infection-prevention and occupational-health-services staff using a sound performance-management system; help build and sustain a highly capable and engaged team of professionals that are empowered to carry out their responsibilities; foster a team-centered culture that is wholly consistent with that of the hospital.


  • Utilizing the EMR and staff to collect, aggregate, and analyze infection-prevention data, communicate results to leadership, prescribers, and staff quarterly, annually, and as needed.


  • Provide leadership in the design and execution of all IP root-cause analysis (RCA) investigations; develop and implement corrective-action plans, as needed, to achieve expected goals.


  • Create and lead teams in response to critical events, emergency preparedness, or infection reduction.


  • Collaborate with infectious-diseases and pharmacy leaders to promote patient safety via the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee; facilitate AU/AR reporting to NHSN in partnership with Pharmacy.


  • Direct occupational-safety and health activities in collaboration with the OHS advanced- practice and RN staff. Such activities include: pre-placement evaluations, immunizations, the Annual Employee Influenza-Vaccination Program, workplace-injury assessments, and communicable disease-exposure management.


  • Coordinate infection-prevention materials for new-employee orientation and onboarding through educational in-services and demonstrations. Provide ongoing education to staff to assess facility readiness.


  • Develop program goals and conduct an annual evaluation of HSS’s infection-prevention plan.


  • Participate in emergency-preparedness activities, in collaboration with the Safety Director.


  • Oversee the Infection-Prevention Committee, in partnership with the committee’s co-chairs.


  • Serve as a consultant or liaison to other HSS facilities, departments, or disciplines, as needed


  • Participate in research activities in collaboration with Nursing or other departments and disciplines, as required.





  • A master’s degree in nursing, public health, or microbiology is required; a doctorate is preferred.


  • Current certification (CIC) by Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) is required.


  • Current licensure in the State of New York is required.





  • Five years’ progressive experience in infection-prevention and occupational health services leadership is required.


  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of clinical operations in a hospital is required.


  • A minimum of five years’ management/supervisory experience is required.


  • Previous experience in a Magnet hospital and presenting there is desirable.


  • Previous experience creating and scaling up a program is desirable.


  • Having published in the field is desirable.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and well versed in establishing best practices in infection prevention and occupational-health services in a hospital system.


  • Strong understanding of typical intra- and interdepartmental relationships of hospital and/or infection-prevention departments


  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-focused environment; ability to effectively engage and interact with multi-discipline teams.


  • Outstanding analytical and process skills. Capable of tracking and monitoring data, identifying trends, and making recommendations for improvement based on rational thinking and data.


  • Experience resolving issues through innovative problem solving and solution development. Possesses a continuous-improvement mind-set.


  • Well organized and disciplined, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects. Excellent project management capability. Can structure and lead business initiatives and meetings to achieve results.


  • Excellent leadership skills and experience managing a department through well-established performance management skills. Proven success in developing a high-performance work environment and culture with highly diverse workforces.





  • Commitment to professional growth; seeks opportunities for development; looks for ways to share knowledge with others.


  • Self-starter with high productivity, initiative, professionalism, and customer-service attitude.


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; success at cultivating strong relationships and building trust with physicians, internal and external stakeholders, and creating partnerships at all levels within the organization.


  • Smart and insightful – mentally tough and resilient. Highly confident, results-driven person who is focused on achieving the goals of the organization.


  • Unquestionable personal integrity. Exudes credibility and professionalism. Very likeable. Builds confidence and trust in others. Team player – understands his/her role in relationship to others.


  • A highly committed individual, with the necessary drive and stamina to respond to the demands of the institution and work collaboratively to achieve results.





The compensation and comprehensive benefit package is competitive. The position offers opportunities for advancement.




Applicants should send a current resume in Word format with summary of relevant experience and credentials to:


Chiharu (Cara) Arai

Senior Engagement Director, 3D Leadership, LLC



HSS is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.