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Division Director, NIOSH Division of Science Integration

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seeks qualified

candidates for an exciting career opportunity as Division Director of the NIOSH Division of

Science Integration (DSI). This position will serve as director to over 100 full-time employees located in Cincinnati, OH and be responsible for managing, directing, overseeing, and evaluating all activities of the DSI. Critical functions include management, leadership, and oversight to supervisors, leaders, team chiefs, and contractors. Applications close by October 15, 2021. More information is available at:

Environmental Program Consultant

The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for an Environmental Program Consultant.  The Environmental Program Consultant works in the Health Assessment, Consultation and Education Program (HACE) funded by a grant with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The program’s goal is to eliminate and/or reduce adverse health effects from exposure to environmental contaminants primarily at hazardous waste sites throughout the state.
The primary purpose of this position is to conduct public health/toxicological risk assessments for hazardous waste throughout the state using ATSDR’s guidelines.  This position gathers and evaluates all available relevant environmental exposure data, health effects data (toxicological, epidemiological, medical, and health outcome data), and community health concerns to determine actual or potential exposure pathways and public health risk. This position also develops and makes recommendations on actions to reduce or eliminate public health risk.

This Environmental Program Consultant position is supervisory and serves as the principal investigator for the ATSDR grant. Applications close on October 25th, 2021.

APHL-CDC Fellowship and Internship Programs

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered to offer a variety of laboratory fellowship programs to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives. Two classes of fellows will be recruited, the first starting January 2022 with applications due Oct. 29, 2021, and the second starting July 2022 with applications being accepted Nov. 1, 2021–Feb. 28, 2022. See the program page for more information and to apply:

Chief, NIEHS Mechanistic Toxicology Branch (MTB)

NIEHS is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated scientist to serve as Chief of the Mechanistic Toxicology Branch (MTB) in the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) at NIEHS. The mission of the DNTP is to evaluate environmental substances of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology.  The DNTP provides critical data for regulatory and non-regulatory stakeholder decision making to protect human health using rodent studies, alternative in vivo model systems, in vitro high-throughput screens and/or computational approaches to gauge the potential of thousands of substances to perturb biological targets and pathways. The MTB Chief is responsible for oversight of one of the organizational units of the DNTP that provides in-house laboratory capabilities in support of DNTP scientific initiatives. The mission of the MTB is to provide research support for and conduct investigative toxicology for the DNTP.  Laboratory work is project-driven and supports members of DNTP interdisciplinary project teams to advance the program mission. Applications for this position will be accepted from October 7, 2021 through November 6, 2021. The complete application packages for Vacancy Number AC1455 should be submitted to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Robert Sills at

UC Irvine Faculty Cluster Hire

UC Irvine initiated a faculty cluster hire centered on Environmental Health Disparities Research to understand and address the ways in which environmental stress and racism contribute to health disparities in Black communities. The cluster involves four open positions in public health, environmental engineering, anthropology, and medicine. See the job postings for more information: Applications open from September 7th, 2021 - Saturday, Apr 30, 2022

University of Toronto postdoc position

The post-doc will work with the PFAS Science & Policy Group on research aimed at better understanding major uses of PFAS and the implications of these uses. After investigating PFAS use in cosmetics and food contact materials, this new post-doc opportunity will start with documenting the use of PFAS in Canadian and US building materials as one major use and working to identify other major PFAS uses in Canada and the US. The methods used include Substance Flow Analysis, data mining (looking at records of PFAS imports), and analytical work (target and non-target analysis). This position is confirmed for one year with the possible extension for a second year. The position would start fall 2021 with a negotiable start date. Modelling work could be done remotely, with analytical taking place at the University of Toronto. See: