RESEARCH ASSISTANT, School of Public Health, Environmental Health (8888/G0717)

Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health is looking for a full-time Research Assistant to work as a Community Study Coordinator and Research Translation Specialist in the Boston University Superfund Research Program (BUSRP). The BUSRP is an interdisciplinary program that conducts and communicates research on the impacts of improperly managed hazardous wastes. Specifically, we study the effects of exposures to substances commonly encountered in hazardous waste disposal on development in humans and wildlife.

Job responsibilities include:

1) coordinate recruitment of participants through local nail salons into the metals in toenails biomarker study in New Bedford, Massachusetts,
2) develop research translation materials related to BUSRP activities, and
3) participate in grant preparation. Applicant will form part of the BUSRP research team and have the opportunity to learn about multiple research projects and opportunities in the program.

Job responsibilities during the first year include both development and implementation of recruitment and data collection protocols, assistance with questionnaire development, liaising with nail salons, coordinating (and helping to implement) toenail and survey collection with community partners, completion of related human subjects applications, and coordinating activities between project leaders and governmental and NGO partners, in addition to learning about the broader BUSRP activities.

The second year, responsibilities include development of research translation materials in support of BUSRP with community educational organizations (the Museum of Science Boston, NOAA Aquarium, Zephyr) and policy makers.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years of experience required.

We are 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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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