Conduct research studies related to toxic materials and harmful physical agents used or found in the laboratory and office environments.
Collaborate with staff on hazard surveillance projects which characterize the nature and extent of workers’ exposure.
Prepare and present reports of findings at meetings, conferences and peer-reviewed journals.
Provide support for the collection of environmental samples in the field and laboratory and in laboratory sample preparation.
Provide support for advanced chemical analysis for projects involving analysis of environmental and biological samples.
Provide statistical design expertise and analyses for data derived from occupational health and safety interventions.
Collect data from indoor quality studies, water and air samples, and other applied science interventions.
Critically evaluate and summarize epidemiological and scientific literature on specific topics in occupational health and safety.
Ph.D. in Public Health, Exposure Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or a related discipline.
Minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
Broad training in public health and/or industrial hygiene.
Strong working knowledge in exposure assessment and control, exposure modeling, and human health risk assessment.
Experience with data analytics, and/or biostatistics.
Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
About National Institutes of Health
The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) ensures the highest practical degree of safety and health for employees in all activities of the NIH. Through surveillance, consultation, training and education, DOHS serves as the operational component in developing and implementing NIH-wide safety and health programs. DOHS is assessing and initiating preventive measures to avoid NIH work-related injuries and illnesses through research, monitoring and investigations. Furthermore, workplace reviews are conducted to evaluate compliance with occupational safety and health policies and procedures. DOHS is participating on numerous projects including developing national and international biosafety guidelines; risk assessment studies; design, construction and operation of maximum containment facilities; training and so much more. In response to Health and Human Services’ strategic plan for biodefense research, DOHS and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has initiated the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) providing a rare opportunity to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at the NIH.