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ORAU is pleased to provide the information below regarding an opportunity available to undergraduate or graduate students.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Summer Fellowships
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), in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Summer programs are full-time appointments for 10 weeks in duration: June 6 – August 12, 2016. The application deadline is April 8, 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.
The fellowship opportunities may include projects in the following areas:
- 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.
- Working with research epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, and health communications specialists on occupational health studies.
- Preparing length-classified fibers for toxicology studies: The participant will operate cross flow filtration apparatus, optical imaging and statistical analyses of the data.
- 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.
- Support NIOSH researchers on the development and analysis of data sets for occupational health risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. 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. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
How to Apply: Please go to https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2017 for more information and 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.
For any additional questions, please email: CDCrpp@orau.org and cite opportunity reference code CDC-NIOSH-2016-0063.
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