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  • 11 Jan 2017 12:03 PM | SAVIR Executive Office

    The National Center for Health Statistics has just opened a fellowship position in injury epidemiology.


    Here’s a link to the position description:

    Basic information is also provided below.  Applications are due by February 8, 2017.

    Fellowship overview


    As a member of ACDSB, the Service Fellow will contribute to all aspects of the branch mission, including planning and conducting research studies in injury epidemiology in such areas as emerging trends in injury morbidity and mortality, health disparities related to injury, the effects of injury on health outcomes and utilization of health care services, and social and physical functioning post-injury. In collaboration with other members of ACDSB and other NCHS staff, the Fellow is expected to plan and carry out high-quality research by selecting appropriate statistical and epidemiologic methods, independently conducting statistical analysis using standard programming software, utilizing large-scale NCHS data sources, and disseminating results via NCHS reports and articles in scientific journals. 





    This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States and legal permanent residents with a work authorization. Applicants must have successfully completed a doctoral degree or higher in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field (e.g., medicine, economics, or health sciences) and have at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience. Experience or applied coursework in collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data and applying statistical techniques is required. Strong skills in using SAS, STATA, SPSS, SUDAAN, or other statistical software for complex data are also expected. Strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills are also highly desirable.



    Terms of appointment


    The Service Fellow will be offered an initial 24-month appointment, with potential for extension up to 5 years. A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement. An initial salary of $77,490–$119,794 will be offered based on education and experience. Salary increases will be commensurate with performance. Service Fellows are eligible for annual and sick leave, Thrift-Savings 401(k)-equivalent, health and life insurance, and a flexible work schedule. The Service Fellow will have the option of free onsite parking or a public transportation subsidy. The local subway station is within walking distance.



    Application process


    Applications will be accepted through February 8, 2017. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate credits, and two reference letters to Julie Weeks, Ph.D. at the mailing address below. Inquiries or questions regarding this fellowship can be directed to Dr. Weeks via email only at


  • 14 Dec 2016 12:00 PM | SAVIR Executive Office

    Professional Research Assistant - 07457 

    Research Faculty 



    University of Colorado – Colorado School of Public Health

    Professional Research Assistant


    The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus, seeks a part time (.50 FTE) Professional Research Assistant to serve as a Researcher/Technical Advisor for the monitoring contract issued by the Indian Health Service Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreements Program (TIPCAP). The TIPCAP monitoring contractor provides professional oversight and technical expertise in the best practices in community-based injury prevention program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, training, and resource development to two types of grantees – Part I, Injury Prevention Programs and Part II, Injury Prevention Program Effective Strategy Projects.  This half-time position will work closely with the Project Director to support the overall efforts of the project. More specifically, the Researcher/Technical Advisor will be responsible for assessing the needs of the grantees under TIPCAP and working closely with identified injury prevention consultants to determine appropriate resources and training opportunities that provide technical assistance to fulfill those needs. This position will assist in ensuring that the deliverables of the contract are completed. 


    Professional Field:

    Field based public health practice, community based injury prevention and control, or a related field.


    Supervision Received:

    This position will be supervised by the TIPCAP Project Director.  

    Working in close collaboration with the TIPCAP Project Director, the Researcher/Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

    ·         Regular communication (oral, written, electronic) with 23 American Indian/Alaska Native IHS Injury Prevention Program grantees

    ·         Assess the training and technical assistance needs of the 23 TIPCAP grantees

    ·         Work closely with project consultants and other identified professionals to identify resources and training opportunities to provide technical assistance to TIPCAP grantees

    ·         Generate content material for TIPCAP quarterly electronic newsletter

    ·         Serve as the primary liaison for logistical support and scheduling for the following deliverables:

    o   conference calls with grantees 

    o   site visits to the seven Part I grantees

    o   technical assistance webinars for grantees

    o   consultation conference calls with the IHS TIPCAP Program Manager

    ·         Assist with the event planning, execution, and facilitation of the annual grantee workshop for Part I grantees

    ·         Ensure timely composition and submission of program activity reports

    ·         Compile content and materials for TIPCAP project website

    ·         Identify and create tools and materials that will assist grantees in documenting their efforts

    ·         Assist grantees with preparing presentations and reports 

    ·         Assist with additional duties as necessary


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    ·         Experience in community based injury prevention and/or field based public health practice

    ·         Experience in applying public health principles applicable to the science and evidence-based practice of community-based injury control and prevention theories, program evaluation and interventions

    ·         Experience working with American Indian or Alaska Native communities and the Indian Health Service 



    Minimum Requirements:

     ·         Bachelor’s degree


    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·         Master’s degree in public health or a related field preferred

    ·         Three to five years of experience in community based injury prevention and/or field based public health practice preferred

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary is $24,000 - $27,500, commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


    The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 


    The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 

    Application Materials Instructions: 
    Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 7457 

    When applying, applicants must include: 

    1.      A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 

    2.      A current Resume/CV

    3.      The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

    Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. 

    Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.  

    Job Category

    : Faculty 

    Primary Location

    : Aurora 

    Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20283 - CSPH-AIANP AP/G 


    : Part-time 

    Posting Date

    : Nov 7, 2016 

    Closing Date

    : Ongoing 

    Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Sievers 

    Posting Contact Email: 

    Position Number: 00664814

  • 13 Dec 2016 11:35 AM | SAVIR Executive Office

    Associate Research Scientist - 2016-43

    To post an application:

    Job Title: Associate Research Scientist

    Education: Doctorate

    Location: Calverton Center - Beltsville, MD 20705 US (Primary)

    Career Level: Experienced

    Category: Research

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is an independent, nonprofit organization merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations around the world. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at

    Position Summary

    We are looking for a PhD-level early-career Injury Epidemiologist-Associate Research Scientist to add to our Calverton Center team located in Beltsville, Maryland. Initial Work assignments will range across injury areas, including providing technical assistance through the Children's Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center; participating in research on costs or correlates of occupational injury, crash injury, and combat injury; supporting a variety of evaluation and economic analysis efforts in injury and substance abuse; and grant-writing.

    Job Requirements

    • ·         Training or experience in injury prevention required
    • ·         Ph.D., or equivalent advanced degree preferred. A combination of education, training and experience may qualify the candidate.
    • ·         Facile with statistical software (at least one of SAS, STATA, or SPSS and preferably more than one)
    • ·         Careful with numbers/data
    • ·         Good written and oral communication skills in English
    • ·         The warm and friendly manner of a technical assistance provider

    Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • ·         Providing technical assistance on childhood injury epidemiology and economics
    • ·         Cleaning, linkage, and analysis of large administrative and health care claims data sets
    • ·         Contributing to development, maintenance, and application of injury and substance abuse incidence/cost/return-on-investment models
    • ·         Planning, performing and interpreting statistical analyses
    • ·         Developing and overseeing execution of research protocols
    • ·         Designing and supervising data collection and management
    • ·         Authoring and contributing to applications for funding
    • ·         Authoring and contributing to research articles and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as reports and other contract documents and deliverables
    • ·         Presenting research findings at professional/scientific meetings and conferences


    Exemption Type: Exempt

    PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer 
    PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability or veteran status. PIRE is committed to employ, and advance in employment, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

    PIRE's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by email at

    Pay Transparency Policy

    EEO is the Law 

  • 01 Dec 2016 2:43 PM | SAVIR Executive Office

    This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

    Health Scientist (Extramural Research)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Agency contact information

    1 vacancy in the following location:

    • Atlanta, GA
    Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

    Opened Tuesday 11/29/2016 (0 day(s) ago)

    Closes Monday 12/12/2016 (13 day(s) away)

    • Salary Range
      $104,349.00 to $135,656.00 / Per Year
    • Series & Grade
    • Promotion Potential
    • Supervisory Status
    • Who May Apply
      United States Citizens
    • Control Number
    • Job Announcement Number

    Job Overview


    What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

    Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M2-17-1855966 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, GA. 

    PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

    Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

    CDC Financial Disclosure —OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

    CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    As a Health Scientist (Extramural Research) you will:

    • Serve as a Health Scientist that is the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) in the Extramural Research Program Office.
    • Serve as the senior scientist responsible for the management, coordination, and conduct of scientific primary peer review for research grants and cooperative agreements.
    • Participate in establishing and implementing internal procedures to carry out responsibilities in the scientific review for research grants.
    • Serve as a senior advisor in formulating and administering plans and policies to meet critical program objectives.
    • Foster collaboration on cross-cutting scientific and programmatic issues to ensure conformance with objectives, missions and program initiatives of the agency.
    • Promote the quality of government-funded research

    Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • 5% Domestic Travel Required

    Relocation Authorized

    • No

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Background investigation required.


    Basic Qualification Requirement for GS-0601:  Applicants must have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. 

    IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS, Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. 

     Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties, to include experience related to the scientific and technical peer review or management and oversight of federal research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts for public health programs.

    Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:


    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    5. One-year probationary period may be required.

    6. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No

    7. Bargaining Unit Position: No

    8. Drug Screening Required: No

    9. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No

    10. Annual Leave for non-federal service authorized: No

    11. Research position: No

    12. Promotion potential: No

    13. Supervisory position: No

    Security Clearance

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


  • 01 Nov 2016 12:59 PM | SAVIR Executive Office

    Position Title:  Distinguished Consultant/Director, Division of Analysis, Research, and Practice Integration, RF-0601
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Center Name: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Salary Range: $157,608 – $236,406

    Work schedule: Full-time

    Appointment duration: NA

    Bargaining unit status: Non BU 



    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.

    Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of our people here and around the world.

    This position is located in CDC’s Office of Non-Communicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration (DARPI).  DARPI works to integrate science and practice to prevent injuries and violence. DARPI leads a diverse portfolio of work across four priority areas: Data, Knowledge, Practice and Evaluation. DARPI’s work in these areas is underscored by its’ emphasis on innovation, partnership and collaboration.

    DARPI provides a focus for data, surveillance and economic work, support for state violence and injury prevention programs, program evaluation and improved linkages between research and practice in violence and injury prevention.

    DARPI is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time position as Director, DARPI.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in injury prevention and violence prevention, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders; project planning and organizational skills; strong management skills; and the ability to translate complex scientific or technical information for a variety of audiences.


    Incumbent will:

    • Develop and maintain relationships among a variety of national and international public health and medical organizations associated with violence prevention, other government agencies, academic institutions, and state and local health departments.
    • Plan, manage, and evaluate all the programmatic and research activities of the Division Search, synthesize, and interpret information relevant to public health.
    • Participate in developing Center program policy and objectives, short and long-term goals, program strategies and activities, and operating policies.
    • Direct and manage the operations of the Division with primary responsibility for providing leadership and guidance to Division staff.
    • Plan, coordinate, manage, and evaluate all Division activities. Determine allocation of human and financial resources for the Division and assure compliance with related legal requirements. The incumbent will supervise and have line authority over the Deputy Director, branch chiefs, and other professional and support staff.
    • Execute the administrative and personnel management responsibilities related to the accomplishment of the mission of the Division. Deal with personnel management matters affecting the organization, with personnel actions affecting employees, and with personnel-related actions having program impact including optimal organizational structure and staffing needs. Oversee the recruitment, training, and career development of program, research, and support personnel necessary to accomplish the Division's mission.
    • Initiate and monitor research and programmatic activities focused on reducing injury and violence by providing high quality and innovative data products, supports state injury and prevention control projects, injury surveillance and data visualization, informatics, program evaluation, the dissemination and application of science into program practice. Produces new scientific knowledge that informs policies, practice, and programs in the injury field.
    • Develop and maintain relationships among a variety of national and international public health and medical organizations associated with injury and violence prevention, other government agencies, academic institutions, state and local health departments, and non-traditional partners. Identify opportunities for collaboration within CDC, with other Federal Agencies, and with partner organizations on issues of importance to the Division and Center.
    • Provides of focus for data, analyses, surveillance, research, economic work, support for violence prevention and injury prevention programs program evaluation and improved linkage between research and practice in violence and injury prevention.
    • Serve as a principal contact within CDC and DHHS for injury and violence prevention and control activities. Represent NCIPC and CDC at official professional and scientific meetings that address injury and violence prevention. Serve as a spokesperson for CDC on injury and violence prevention.
    • Determine the Division's overall policies and approaches to be followed to achieve the missions of the Division and the Center. Evaluate activities to determine which programs areas are most productive, which are worthy of support in reaching goals, and which should be emphasized or curtailed. Develop evidence-based public health practices, policies or programs that prevent or reduce injuries and violence.
    • Uphold the scientific and operational programs within the Division. Serve as one of the Center's senior advisors in planning and coordinating projects in support of major Center and Agency priorities. Provide expert  advice and consultation to the Director of Center and all other Center's on the role of Division in CDC programs including, research directions, and program priorities, policies and activities using his/her unique professional expertise and CDC wide perspective.
    • Plan, develop, and implement the Divisions policy and program objectives, developing operating plans, and evaluating progress.
    • Develop special projects and activities from broad program goals through the application of sound managerial and leadership concepts and practices with a view toward violence prevention. Maintain continuous critical review of all policy and project objectives of the Division and ensures that overall program plans are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible with maximum utilization of resources.
    • Perform non- clinical duties involving the evaluation of research or the identifications of causes or sources of injury and violence. Additionally, applies epidemiological principles and/or procedures to investigate, review, analyze, and/or determine the cause(s) or problems. Substantive, multi-layered, and/or multi¬dimensional recommendations and/or courses of action to carry out control procedures, streamline public health processes and procedures, knowledge bases, and/or effect new approaches to resolve programmatic issues contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the CDC/ATSDR disease prevention, control and health promotion mission.
    • Develop, evaluate, and implement innovative statistical, economic, policy research, computer programming and data management methods for application to injury surveillance, epidemiologic studies, program evaluation and programmatic activities.
    • Responsible for effective programs and policies that are monitored and evaluated for which are then disseminated for program accountability and program improvement. Responsible for generating and moving practice-based knowledge into the practice and research fields.
    • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and global partners to provide technical assistance to global partners for data collection, trainings, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of scientific findings.
    • Provide expert consultation in statistics, economics, policy research, programming and data management.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    The successful candidate will possess a degree in an academic field related to public health, health sciences, social sciences, or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

    In addition to the above requirement, the candidate must possess a MD or PhD degree.

    Basic Requirements:

    • US citizens are eligible.
    • Successful completion of a background investigation.
    • 10% international, 10% domestic travel may be required.

    This position has an education requirement. Upon request, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Failure to submit transcripts or indicated college courses information will cause loss of consideration for this position.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    EEO Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    How to Apply

    Submit the following documentation:

    • Resume (not to exceed ten [10] pages)
    • College transcripts
    • 2 professional references and 1 current employer reference


    Documentation should be submitted to:

    Amy B. Peeples, by 12:00 AM EST December 9, 2016.

  • 10 Oct 2016 3:11 PM | SAVIR Executive Office


    Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC)

    Injury Control Research Center (ICRC)

    West Virginia University (WVU), invites applications for an Associate Professor to serve as core faculty in the WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC).  WVU’s ICRC is 1 of only 10 such CDC-funded centers, nationwide, with its primary mission to advance the science and practice of injury prevention and control through research, education, outreach and service. 

    The ICRC, though an entity within the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) at WVU (, is housed at an off-campus facility in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Within the HSC, the ICRC is currently co-sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Public Health with its Director reporting to the Vice President and Executive Dean for the Health Sciences Center.  The ICRC maintains a focus on outcomes affecting the populations of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region with a broader goal of serving as a national resource for injury prevention programs. WVU’s ICRC maintains an active portfolio of projects addressing drug overdoses and poisonings, suicide prevention, interpersonal and intimate partner violence, motor-vehicle-related injuries, and falls among the elderly.

    As core faculty at the ICRC, the selected candidate will contribute to the ICRC’s research, education and outreach activities. The selected candidate will be expected to provide leadership for assessing implementation of injury prevention programs, conduct original research in the candidate’s area of expertise, disseminate research findings through publication and presentation and teach at the graduate or undergraduate level (pending appointment within an appropriate academic department). Additional information on the research, education and outreach activities of the ICRC, and our affiliated faculty members can be found at:

    Qualified applicants will hold a PhD, MD or other terminal degree with at least five years of experience in injury prevention by the time of appointment. Experience and interest in other areas of injury research will also be considered. Advanced expertise in the areas of implementation or translational science is desired. Applicants with advanced knowledge in Implementation Science and expertise in these focus areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level with advanced knowledge in Implementation Science and injury prevention research may be considered.

    This position is being supported through collaboration with the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). WVCTSI and its partners are recipients of an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) award to build clinical and translational research infrastructure to address improvement of health outcomes in West Virginia.  Additional information on the WVCTSI is available at:

    WVU is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with approximately 22,500 undergraduates plus 6,600 graduate and professional students. The HSC includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.  Patient care facilities include a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital.  Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest.

    Review of applications will commence upon receipt.  The position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.  If you have any questions regarding this position/process, please feel free to contact Carol Smith, Executive Recruiter at or 304-293-4512.

    WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an

    NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The university values

    diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications

    from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females,

    individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

  • 10 Oct 2016 2:58 PM | SAVIR Executive Office

    Violence Prevention Research Program

    Research Data Analyst–Project Coordinator

    The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is a nationally-recognized leader in research on firearm violence and its prevention.  We are seeking a highly-motivated research data analyst—project coordinator to join

    our core research team under the supervision of Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH,

    VPRP’s director. The appointee’s initial work will be as coordinator and analyst

    for a large cluster‐randomized trial of a unique law enforcement intervention

    designed to prevent firearm violence. Activities will include study and analysis

    plan design; data acquisition, management, maintenance, and linkage; statistical

    and epidemiologic data analysis; interpretation of results; literature reviews;

    manuscript, presentation, report, IRB protocol, and proposal preparation; and

    liaison with investigators at other institutions and staff at the California Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice.

    A master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field

    is required. The incumbent is required to have experience with scientific manuscript writing and data analysis in an academic, research, or similar setting; to be able to conduct and summarize results from literature reviews; and to understand the principles and practice of epidemiological study design and data analysis. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using statistical software such as SAS, R, or Stata, to those with prior experience in project coordination, and to those with experience in research on violence.

    To learn more and apply for this exciting opportunity:

    On the left, select the appropriate gold box (current health system employee or other)

    Click on “view job postings/apply for job”

    In the Reference box, enter 046803 and click “search”

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV.

    The position will remain open until filled.

    VPRP’s continuing mission is to develop and disseminate the research evidence on which informed

    violence prevention policy and practice are based. VPRP’s director is emergency physician

    Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, Baker‐Teret Chair in Violence Prevention and one of the nation’s

    leading firearm violence researchers. It is expected that he will serve as the inaugural director

    of the new University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, the only statefunded

    program of research on firearm violence in the United States. Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, is

    the Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Violence Prevention and VPRP’s Associate Director. Dr. Cerdá is an

    internationally known social epidemiologist with special expertise in violence and substance

    abuse. VPRP’s collaborating researchers represent medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, criminology,

    biostatistics, economics, and the law.

    More information is at

  • 12 Aug 2016 11:27 AM | SAVIR Executive Office

    Two Post-Doc Positions Available

    Center for Injury Research and Policy

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is seeking applicants for two post-doctoral fellows (behavioral science, epidemiology). The center ( is one of 10 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers.

    Post-Doc Position I: Behavioral Science



    • Contact:

    • Start date: fall 2016 or spring 2017


    • Ph.D. in social and behavioral science, health education, sociology, psychology or a related field.

    • Experience in survey research.

    • Experience in application of social and behavioral theories.

    • Experience in injury and violence prevention research is desirable.

    Responsibilities of the post doc position:

    • Research areas: transportation safety, sports injury, traumatic brain injury.

    • Spend 50% of time on research activities mentored by an established behavioral scientist (Ginger Yang).

    • Spend 50% of time to provide direct support to a current NIH research study entitled “A Phone App to Reduce Cell Phone Usage among Young Drivers: A Pilot Study”. (PI: Motao Zhu)

    • Develop and test study protocols, surveys/instruments, and other data collection tools.

    • Develop and test interventions in reducing injuries.

    • Coordinate participant recruitment and data collection.

    • Assist in data analysis.

    • Assist in grant writing and preparation.

    • Write, review and submit manuscripts.

    • Conduct and coordinate research with the collaborators within and outside the Ohio State University.

    Location and Tuition Assistance

    • Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the U.S. with metropolitan attractions and nearby suburban/rural comfort.

    • Tuition assistance for courses at Ohio State University and national workshops.

    Post-Doc Position II: Epidemiology



    • Contact:

    • Start date: fall 2016 or spring 2017


    • PhD in epidemiology, transportation, or a related field.

    • Experience in research with published peer-reviewed articles as a lead author or co-author.

    • Experience in injury and violence prevention research is desirable.

    Responsibilities of the position:

    • Develop first-authored and co-authored articles in transportation safety (e.g., cell phone use while driving, traffic laws, health disparities, and drug and alcohol involvement).

    • Provide direct support to NIH- and CDC-funded studies

    o NIH R01: Do cell phone laws reduce calling, texting, and crashes among young drivers?

    o NIH R21: A phone app to reduce cell phone usage among young drivers: a pilot study

    o CDC R21: Disparities in cell phone law effectiveness across population subgroups and geographic regions

    o NIH R01: Licensing laws, mobility, and traffic safety among older adults

    • Assist in data analysis.

    • Assist in grant writing and preparation.

    • Conduct and coordinate research with the collaborators at Ohio State University College of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Engineering, and Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center.

    Location and Tuition Assistance

    • Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the U.S. with metropolitan attractions and nearby suburban/rural comfort.

    • Tuition assistance for courses at Ohio State University and national workshops.

  • 11 Aug 2016 10:57 AM | SAVIR Executive Office

    The University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) is accepting applications for a post-doctoral training program in pediatric injury research with a start date of July 1, 2017. The program is funded by a T32 grant from NICHD.

    This is a two-year fellowship (with option for a 3rd year) for individuals who want to have an academic career in which injury research will be a central focus. Since the T32 is from NICHD, the individual must primarily be interested in injuries in the pediatric age group. Injury research is defined broadly to include research into the risk factors for injury, the incidence of injury, the acute care of injured children, and the rehabilitation of injured patients. Research may examine intentional (self-inflicted and assault related) injuries as well as unintentional (accidental) injuries. Past post-doctoral fellows have included MDs and PhDs with backgrounds including surgery, psychology, rehabilitation medicine, epidemiology, and health services research.

    Additional information and applications are available on the HIPRC website: Questions may be directed to Dr. Frederick Rivara: and Dr. Monica Vavilala:

  • 10 Aug 2016 10:30 AM | Stephen Marshall

    The Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is recruiting for a full-time fixed-term faculty position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. We are seeking individuals who can conceptualize and conduct rigorous epidemiologic research that has positive and consequential public health impact in the field of injury prevention and control. Applicants should have demonstrated ability to apply advanced epidemiologic methods, including principles of causal inference, to diverse substantive areas within injury and violence prevention. This faculty research position will join the staff of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Consideration of applications will begin on Monday Aug 15th. Apply via 

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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