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Job Title: Project Coordinator
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Organization: University of Maryland, College Park
Posted: 3/7/2023
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: College Park,  MD   
Position Description: The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health within the University of Maryland, School of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual for the grant funded position of Project Coordinator. This individual will join a dynamic team committed to working with public health and social justice leaders from academia, community, government and beyond for our NIEHS-funded project, Research Employing Environmental Systems and Occupational Health Policy Analyses to Interrupt the Impact of Structural Racism on Agricultural Workers and Their Respiratory Health (RESPIRAR).

The long?term goal of RESPIRAR is to unpack the mechanisms through which structural racism shapes respiratory health trends among Black and/or Latinx migrant seasonal farmworkers and to inform the design of policies and best practices for optimizing the living and working conditions and better health protections among these vulnerable workers. Our project advances an innovative combination of environmental exposure analysis, longitudinal legal analysis, system dynamics modeling, and community-based research methods. The multidisciplinary project team convenes academic researchers in environmental health sciences, anthropology, biostatistics, system dynamics and occupational health law working in partnership with el Comité de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricoles (CATA- the Farmworker Support Committee), a community-based advocacy organization.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges. S/he/they will help coordinate project team meetings and communications, coordinate field activities for all environmental and human sample collection and preparation for laboratory analysis, and participate in study participant recruitment efforts jointly with our community partner, CATA. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to learn about system dynamics methods and participate in community-based system dynamics (CBSD) workshops with stakeholders.

Special Conditions Required: Ability to travel, using own transportation, to community-based sites for meetings, participant recruitment and data collection activities on Eastern Shore, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Must obtain and maintain current CITI training and certification in Biomedical Research.

Qualifications: Education and Experience: Master’s degree (MPH, MS) in public health or related field (e.g. Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Global Health) OR Bachelor’s of Science Degree with 2 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written). Enthusiasm for multidisciplinary research collaborations and passion for social justice.

Organization Description: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Closing Date: 6/7/2023
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Maurice Rocque,  Project Coordinator
Contact Location: Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Healt
2234T School of Public Health Building
College Park   MD  20742
United States
Contact Location: Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Healt
  2234T School of Public Health Building
  College Park   MD  20742
  United States
Contact Phone: 301-405-5509 
Contact Fax: 301-314-9055
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: Position number 128183. Please submit application through website

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