Within the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program seeks to investigate and mitigate heath risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards and provide scientific evidence for sound environmental and health policies.
The Research Assistant (RA) will serve as a liasion between the Geographic and Contextual Measures Core (GCMC) and the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the Harvard Chan NIEHS Center. Specifically, the RA will work on a project to quantify the impacts of environmental racism in the Boston area, and will work to develop content for dissemination on this and related topics.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Organizing meetings of the Center environmental racism group
Performing literature reviews
Writing and editing content -- mainly be short write ups (~1 paragraph) for the future project website that will be developed in conjunction with students, postdocs, and faculty.
Identifying historical photos and stories to enrich the content of the project
Working with the GIS Specialist & GCMC, identifies data to support the development of maps and graphics, and gives feedback
Performs other duties as required
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of March 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a part-time, benefits-eligible position with a 17.5 hour work week.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
2+ years of related experience is required; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Bachelor's Degree is strongly preferred
MPH or equivalent is a plus
Relevant experience with, or strong interest in environmental justice is preferred
Strong attention to detail preferred
Works well with others preferred
Strong written communication skills preferred
Strong time management skills & approach preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53553BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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