Environmental Health Research Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 May 2022

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department UNC Inst for the Environment - 635200
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 05/16/2022
Application Deadline 05/19/2022
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Environmental Health Research Assistant
Position Number 20045960
Vacancy ID S019677
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $20-25/hour, based on experience
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) has a multifaceted mission: (1) To strengthen environmental research capacity across UNC by supporting a multi-disciplinary community of scholars that enhances collaboration, increases sharing of knowledge, and identifies solutions to the world’s critical environmental problems. (2) To work in partnership across UNC and with external partners to coordinate and deliver 21st century educational programs that provide students with the experience and skills to thrive in a growing global economy. (3) To put new environmental knowledge into action by engaging and serving communities, here in North Carolina and around the world. (4) To fuel and harness the university’s sustainability activities through the Sustainable Carolina Initiative
Position Summary
The Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES) in the UNC Institute for the Environment enhances public understanding of current environmental science and health research and its relevance to daily life, empowering North Carolinians to make informed decisions that protect the environment and public health. We provide technical assistance to community groups and government agencies, prepare K-12 teachers to bring current science into classrooms, and create experiential education opportunities for undergraduate students. We also coordinate citizen science programming that enables lay publics to participate in environmental science research. In 2015, we received the Office of the Provost Award for Engaged Scholarship for Partnership, which recognized our partnerships with Triangle-area environmental nonprofits and local governments to protect area waterways. We seek to work with individuals who value teamwork and creativity and recognize the power of experiential learning.
The Environmental Health Research Assistant is a temporary staff member in the Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES). This position will assist CPES in implementing environmental health research translation projects, including educational activities focused on preventing childhood lead poisoning and stakeholder engagement for a research center addressing the health impacts of early life exposure to environmental contaminants. Tasks will include literature reviews, collection and analysis of evaluation data, mapping of community data, and design and pilot testing of educational materials.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience working with community-based environmental health or housing organizations, including experience designing materials for community audiences
Experience with GIS mapping
Experience with NVivo or Atlas-ti
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
Applicants who have not completed Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI) training in social and behavioral conduct of research will be required to do so prior to beginning work on projects that involve human subjects.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
 Two or more years of experience working with community-based environmental health or housing organizations, including experience designing materials for community audiences 
Spanish language skills
Experience with SAS or R Studio
Experience designing educational materials in Canva
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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