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NIOSH Fellowship Opportunity

Posted about 3 years ago by Salena Quan

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FELLOWSHIP POSITION- OCCUPATIONAL FATALITY INVESTIGATOR

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Safety Research
Morgantown, WV
NIOSH Division of Safety Research – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for occupational safety and health research, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh. Our mission is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services.


The Division of Safety Research, located in Morgantown, WV, serves as the focal point for NIOSH's traumatic occupational injury research program, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/injury/. The Division follows the public health model, melding in safety and engineering sciences. We use epidemiologic methods to define injury problems and to focus intervention efforts, and safety and engineering sciences to address human factors issues and to develop and test control technologies.


Purpose of Position – The purpose of this fellowship position is to conduct investigations of fatal occupational motor vehicle-related incidents to Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) in the United States using the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) model. The fellow will be located in the Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch (SFIB), Fatality Investigations Team (FIT), and will work within the existing FACE program team. Information about the NIOSH FACE program is available at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/.


The fellow will support and conduct public health fatality investigations, and develop technical reports outlining intervention approaches to prevent LEO fatal occupational motor vehicle-related incidents. The nature of work includes: interpreting investigation findings, conducting literature reviews of existing occupational safety and health standards, adapting standard motor vehicle-related injury prevention techniques to LEO fatalities, developing recommendations, and preparing documents and publications to present findings from these investigations. Because of the nature of work, the position will require the fellow to travel on a regular basis.


Required Skills and Abilities – The individual must have a masters or doctoral degree in public health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, safety and health management, or similar program. Knowledge and experience with injury investigation techniques is preferred. The individual must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The individual must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. NIOSH is an equal opportunity employer. Non-U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply. Salary will be based on education and experience, and will likely range from $57,982 to $69,497.


Contact Information – For more information or to provide a CV or resume, please contact Paul Moore, phm0@cdc.gov, 304-285-6016.