Subject: CDC Occupational Safety and Health Summer Fellowships

Description:
Application deadline:   April 8, 2016
Title:  Occupational Safety and Health Summer Fellowships
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cincinnati, OH

Please go to www.zintellect.com to apply.
WRITING SAMPLE REQUESTED
June 6 – August 12, 2016

CDC-NIOSH-2016-0063 (Please reference this number in all communication)

Fellowship opportunities are currently available for the Collegiate Leaders
in Occupational Safety and Health Program with the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). The fellowship opportunities may include projects in the
following areas:

1.      Evaluation and synthesis of occupational health and safety data to
support revision to the NIOSH Pocket Guide, the Occupational Exposure Banding
and risk assessment projects.

2.      Working with research epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, and
health communications specialists on occupational health studies.

3.      Preparing length-classified fibers for toxicology studies: The
participant will operate cross flow filtration apparatus, optical imaging and
statistical analyses of the data.

4.      Investigating exposure to isocyanates during application of spray
polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI). Participant will assist in a study that
seeks to determine the relative strength of several sampling and analytical
methodologies and to evaluate both the collection efficiencies and the
derivatization efficiencies of the different sampling methodologies in the
SPFI application environment.

5.      Support NIOSH researchers on the development and analysis of data
sets for occupational health risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.

The fellow may be involved in the following team activities:

·         Supporting toxicologists, epidemiologists and statisticians on a
project to predict worker risks from exposure to industrial chemicals

·         Quantitatively assessing risk by reviewing literature, extracting
data from the scientific literature and/or public databases, and learning and
using quantitative risk assessment software to conduct risk assessment on
chemical exposures in the workplace

·         Qualitatively assessing risk by evaluating the performance of the
newly developed NIOSH occupational exposure banding criteria, evaluate public
comments received on the banding criteria and/or develop educational
materials to support that project. The participant may also support project
officers in conducting statistical analyses of the application of these tools
to known workplace hazards

·         Supporting research epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, and
health communications specialists on occupational health studies by reviewing
literature, designing questionnaires, managing data, analyzing data and
assisting with manuscript preparation

·         Participating in field surveys to collect air, dermal and
biological samples from workers in diverse occupational settings, data
analysis, report writing, and abstracting data from reports to create
exposure databases

·         Designing web pages, outreach document development, and marketing
research.

·         Characterizing samples using optical microscopy, process data with
optical imaging software, and conduct data collection, organization and
statistical analysis on Excel spreadsheets

·         Investigating exposure to isocyanates during application of spray
polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI), support an activity that seeks to
determine the relative strength of several sampling and analytical
methodologies and to evaluate both the collection efficiencies and the
derivatization efficiencies of the different sampling methodologies in the
SPFI application environment

This program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S.
Department of Energy. The initial appointments are for one summer, but may be
renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds.
The participants will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with education
level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation
in this program. The appointments are full-time at CDC in the Cincinnati,
Ohio, area.  Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program
administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Summer programs are 10 weeks in duration June 6 – August 12, 2016.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in
occupational health, industrial hygiene, general or environmental public
health, epidemiology, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, statistics,
acoustics and physics, or a related field at an accredited U.S. college or
university are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students must be enrolled
in upper-level (junior or senior) courses.  Individuals who have received a
bachelor's degree in one of these fields within the past two years are also
eligible to apply.

·         Knowledge and experience analyzing data from animal or human
studies, surveys, questionnaires, literature resources, or databases is
desired
·         Two internships have more specific qualifications of laboratory
experience – wet laboratory experience and chemistry lab experience
(typically acquired in chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical
engineering lab courses)
·         For the health communications position, strong Spanish language
skills are desirable.
·         Training in cross-flow filtration and optical imaging software
will be provided.


How to Apply:
A complete application consists of:

An application
Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable
transcripts
A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant
experiences, and publication list
Two educational or professional references
Writing Sample
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

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