Monday, December 16, 2013

Promotora wanted for the Eastern Coachella Valley Environmental Health Justice Data Project

Field Surveyor
Wanted for Eastern Coachella Valley

The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) and the Loma Linda University School of Public Health


Discipline Public Health
Specialty Environmental Health
Contact Ryan G. Sinclair
Phone (909) 558-4000 x47128

Email   rsinclair@llu.edu 

Or Jaime Lopez
 jlopez.cirs@gmail.com

Education.
Must have a high school education and be familiar with  the culture and communities of the Eastern Coachella Valley

Description.
The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) is recruiting up to 5 promotoras to conduct a targeted research project in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The project investigates several research questions on the topics of community health, environmental exposures and respiratory health, health disparities and disease prevention.

Source of funding
The surveyor will be paid directly from the CIRS with funds originating from the California Endowment. The project is entitled the Eastern Coachella Valley Environmental Health Justice Data Project
The field agent will be working with faculty from the LLU SPH, CIRS staff and project partners in the ECV. 
Project Partners:
Loma Linda University School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health
California Rural Legal Assistance
Pueblo Unido CDC
Building Healthy Communities of Coachella Valley
Inland Congregations United for Change
And other partners

Supervisor and Principal Investigators
Jaime Lopez, DrPH(s) MPH
Ryan G. Sinclair PhD, MPH
Gail Wadsworth MSc
Job description

The surveyor will collect data from selected households in Eastern Coachella Valley. The will be paid by completed survey and reimbursed for gasoline. Duties of the surveyor include household surveying and entering data on an electronic tablet. The surveyor will also work with a partner who collects household data. 

 Ability to commit to pre-scheduled work.

Hours per week
At least five completed survey assessments per work day and 3 work days per week. Hours will increase throughout the project depending on performance.

How to apply
Please forward your resume and a cover letter to Dr. Ryan G. Sinclair or Jaime Lopez and detail why you should be considered for this position.

This position is open to anyone who has participated in community based activities. The candidate may have been considered a promotora, community worker, health volunteer or other community organizer.

Knowledge - Skill.
Proficiency in working with Latino populations, use of a smart phone and Tablet technology.
Must have a car or committed to commute with other team members to research site.
Must be able to independently coordinate with other team members within Eastern Coachella Valley.
Must not have major restrictions on availability. This includes the potential for late afternoon and early evening interviewing.
Must possess team building skills and contribute as a team member.
Must have a high level of Interpersonal skills and willing to meeting many new households.

Must possess a situational awareness to avoid hazards.
Proficiency in Spanish is desired.
Must be comfortable conducting interviews within rural communities.
Physical demands include must be in overall good health and able to walk and work in weather conditions unique to the Coachella Valley.
Must be committed to commuting to field site locations for data collection activities.
Must have a capacity to learn new work routines quickly.
Ability to share responsibilities with a networked team of coworkers.
Motivation to engage in and manage a wide range of physical and field investigation work.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Laboratory technician for a water quality study of the SMURRF.

Laboratory technician for a public health and water quality study of the SMURRF

For Loma Linda University MPH students or other LLU science students.

A USEPA funded project is recruiting a motivated and committed laboratory technician. The position is open for anyone with laboratory experience and a willingness to train and learn new laboratory techniques and field sampling methods. The position requires a full year commitment for up to 6 planned sampling trips and one rain-event sampling trip. Sampling trips will be made by driving to the Santa Monica pier and collecting water quality samples from the SMURRF location.

The Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility is a new and innovative approach to stormwater management. It is an exciting project to be a part of because it is one of the country’s first attempts at stormwater recycling. 

Job description
  • Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus
  • Ability to commit to a planned work schedule
Source of funding
The laboratory technician will be paid directly from a Loma Linda University account so work study eligible and non-work study eligible students are encouraged to apply. 

Skills required
  • Must be willing to spend two entire work days sampling and working in the lab. 
  • Must be comfortable working alone in the field and interacting with SMURRF personnel. 
  • Must not have major restrictions on availability. A reasonable class schedule is expected
  • Physical demands include must be in overall good health and able to walk and work in weather conditions unique to the area.
  • Must have a capacity to learn new software, new laboratory methods, follow strict QAQC lab protocol, and learn new instrumentation. 
  • Ability to share responsibilities with a networked team of coworkers
Deliverable
Lab results and samples must be prepared promptly after collection. These samples must have the data recorded systematically in a lab notebook and have a portion be frozen then shipped to the USEPA headquarters in Cincinnati.  

Supervisor and Principal Investigator Ryan G. Sinclair PhD, MPH 

Hours per week
This position lasts for one year and can serve as a field practicum project. The person is required to work for two sequential days at least 6 times in one year. The amount of hours per week is estimated at 10 hours per week

Contact
This competitive position will be listed until filled. Please forward your resume and a cover letter detailing why you should be considered for this position.  

Ryan G. Sinclair PhD, MPH: email:  rsinclair at the LLU (dot) edu

Pay range is from 10-14 USD per hour depending on experience
This job is available to international students. Non-US students may be required to work in the “on-campus” lab and not travel to the SMURRF for field data collection. 
Non- US citizens and residents are typically not allowed to work "off campus" for pay.


Environmental Health Field Agent - Coachella Valley, CA

Environmental Health Field Agent
Deadline for applications 10/30/13
The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) and the Loma Linda University School of Public Health

Discipline Public Health
Specialty Environmental Health
Contact Ryan G. Sinclair
Phone (909) 558-4000 x47128
Email   rsinclair at LLU (dot) edu
Education.
Must be a current student in Public Health
Description.
The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) is recruiting up to 5 field agents to conduct a targeted research project in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The project investigates several research questions on the topics of community health, environmental exposures and respiratory health, health disparities and disease prevention.
Source of funding
The field agent will be paid directly from the CIRS with funds originating from the California Endowment. The project is entitled the Eastern Coachella Valley Environmental Health Justice Data Project
The field agent will be working with faculty from the LLU SPH, CIRS staff and project partners in the ECV. These project partners include the following organizations:
Loma Linda University School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health
California Rural Legal Assistance
Pueblo Unido CDC
Building Healthy Communities of Coachella Valley
Inland Congregations United for Change
And other partners
Supervisor and Principal Investigators
Jaime Lopez, DrPH(s) MPH
Ryan G. Sinclair PhD, MPH
Gail Wadsworth MSc
Job description

The Field Research Agent (FRA) will collect data from selected households in Eastern Coachella Valley. The FRA will be paid by completed survey and reimbursed for gasoline. Duties of the FRA include the household interviewing, the use environmental and biological sensors to collect data and systematic observations with using an electronic Tablet equipped with a specific software package.
Under general direction, assists research investigators by performing environmental household assessments and experimentation following established protocols
Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus
Ability to commit to prescheduled work schedule

Deliverables

The Field Research Agent will partner and work with a community health worker and use a Tablet computer to collect data about interview location, date, time and duration of survey. Agent will be required to collect household environmental data.
Hours per week
At least three completed survey assessments per work day and 3 work days per week. Hours will increase throughout the project depending on performance. Students may wish to use this research activity towards a field practicum requirement.
Contact
This competitive position will be listed until filled.
rsinclair@llu.edu

How to apply
Please forward your resume and a cover letter to Dr. Ryan G. Sinclair detailing why you should be considered for this position.

This position is open to ALL students in all departments.
This opportunity may be used for a field practicum.
Loma Linda Public Health students will be competing with students from other Universities for this position

Knowledge - Skill.
Proficiency in working with Latino populations, use of a smart phone and Tablet technology
Must have a car or committed to commute with other team members to research site.
Must be able to independently coordinate with promotoras (community health workers) within Eastern Coachella Valley.
Must not have major restrictions on availability. This includes the potential for late afternoon and early evening interviewing.
Must possess team building skills and contribute as a team member
Must have a high level of Interpersonal skills as a FRA and be willing to meeting many new households. Must possess a situational awareness to avoid hazards.
Proficiency in Spanish is desired
Must be comfortable conducting interviews within rural communities
Physical demands include must be in overall good health and able to walk and work in weather conditions unique to the Coachella Valley.
Must be committed to commuting to field site locations for data collection activities.
Must have a capacity to learn new software, new instrumentation, research methods and work routines quickly
Ability to share responsibilities with a networked team of coworkers
Motivation to engage in and manage a wide range of physical and field investigation work

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

These may be opening for 2014

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh)
        -Open to all undergraduate students who are enrolled in school fulltime and will be a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2013.
        -Application deadline: January 30th, 2013
        -Contact: CLEH@cdc.gov

Summer Program in Environmental Health (www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/SUPEH)
        -Open to students who are enrolled fulltime in EHAC-accredited Environmental Health programs as a rising junior, senior, or graduate student.
        -Application deadline: February 15th, 2013
        -Contact: EHInternship@cdc.gov

Graduate Environmental Health program (www.cdc.gov/nceh/geh)
        -Open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree granting program. Students graduating in Spring 2013 are eligible for this opportunity.
        -Application deadline: February 27th, 2013
        -Contact: GEH@cdc.gov


Monday, August 26, 2013

Environmental Health Jobs, internships and other opportunities

Here is a great resource for ENVH jobs in California through the CCDEH
http://www.ccdeh.com/jobs

For Water and Hydrology related jobs you can go to this site:

Some interesting opportunities from the Friday version of WaterWired:

GWP Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarshiphttp://www.watercentre.org/education/programs/scholarships/gwp-ken-thiess-memorial-scholarship

Hydrology and related water opportunities and jobs
https://twitter.com/GetHydrologJobs

Techy Government jobs that may be public health-ish
https://twitter.com/GovInternships

Monday, March 11, 2013

Biosafety training


Here is a training opportunity.  Its a certificate you have to pay for. Sign up for this if you see yourself ever working in a BSL3 lab.
Biosafety Training and Maintenance
The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program and the University of California, Irvine, are collaborating to offer a 5-dayBSL3 Operations and Maintenance training program designed for Facilities personnel, Laboratory Managers, and Biosafety Professionals, March 11 - March 15, 2013, at the University of California, Irvine.
 http://www.nbbtp.org/upcoming-courses.aspx

Monday, November 26, 2012

CDC fellowship


CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

ASPH, along with our partners at CSTE and CDC, are pleased to announce a wonderful fellowship opportunity for your students.  The Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program is now accepting applications! This program, which trains recent graduates in the field of applied epidemiology, is now entering into its eleventh year. During a two-year assignment, participating fellows develop applied epidemiologic skills during a high quality, mentored training experience in order to prepare them for a long-term career at the state or local level. While the program provides rigorous training for its participants, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular interests of the fellows. The fellowship program is designed for recent master or doctoral level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in the practice of public health at the state or local level.

Fellows are carefully matched to their host agencies based on their own career interests and available opportunities of the host agencies and, upon placement, will develop a comprehensive set of core skills through applied competency-based training and experiences.

The deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2013. All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for acceptance. Incomplete applications or applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further information and to apply to this program, visit the CSTE website at www.cste.org. Applications are available online.

The flier for the fellowship is attached.  Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Ms. Ashlyn Beavor, the Workforce and Fellowship Administrator at CSTE, via email at abeavor@cste.org.