Employment Opportunities

UNICEF Environmental Health Specialist

Job Description: UNICEF is looking for a technical specialist to embed Environmental Health in UNICEF’s Health Programmes at all levels. The Environmental Health Specialist will provide policy, technical and programme guidance and support partnership development at global, regional and country levels, within the overall UNICEF programme framework on ‘healthy environment for healthy children’. The focus of the ‘healthy environment for healthy children’ framework is on protecting children from the impact of environmental pollutants as part of primary health care, climate-smart and resilient health facilities, and mobilizing collective action at all levels for and with children and adolescents. The specialist will provide technical leadership in the implementation of multi-country programmes on preventing childhood lead exposure  and other areas in collaboration with internal and external partners.


Closing date: Monday, July 13

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Job Description: The postdoctoral fellow will work as part of the research team comprising the Geisinger EnvironmentalHealth Institute (EHI:, a joint effort with JHSPH. The EHI currently includes four dedicated faculty (Drs.Annemarie Hirsch, Melissa Poulsen, Agnes Sundaresan, and Brian Schwartz), regular collaborators (Dr.Karen Bandeen-Roche), as well as dedicated staff. Staff provide skills in biostatistical programming and analysis, geographic information systems, primary data collection, and study management that can assist the fellow in various tasks. The fellow will contribute to ongoing research with NIH and CDC funding involving environmental epidemiology using electronic health record (EHR) data and primary data collection on such health outcomes as type 2 diabetes (e.g.,,COVID-19, chronic rhinosinusitis, asthma, bronchiectasis, and others. These have been studied in relation to a range of community and environmental features, including unconventional natural gas development, industrial farm animal production, and food, physical activity, land use, social, and natural environments. Fellows will lead analyses and manuscripts on a range of candidate topics, but likely including the bidirectional influences of COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes. The successful candidate will have strong methodological skills, work well as part of a team, and be motivated to lead projects culminating in peer-reviewed publications.

The position is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance. The start date is flexible beginning in summer 2020. To apply, please send a cover letter describing research interests, Curriculum Vitae, writing sample, and list of three references to Dr. BrianSchwartz (

Staff Scientist, Health Effects Institute 

The Health Effects Institute (HEI) seeks an individual with expertise in air pollution exposure assessment, environmental health, health impact assessment, epidemiology or related fields to join our growing science team.The successful candidate will work closely with HEI’s scientific staff, Director of Science, President and VicePresident in an intellectually engaging and collaborative work environment located in the heart of Boston’s downtown.​

Interested applicants should submit their applications via email ( and include a cover letter (including salary expectations and citizenship/immigration status), curriculum vitae,2-3 samples of independent writing, and names of 3 references (will not be contacted without advance notice to you.) Please include “Global Health Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, with interviews in June, but the position will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom or Skype as needed during the pandemic. 

Research Scientist - Environmental and Reproductive Epidemiology, Health Canada

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and motivated epidemiologist to join a vibrant research team in the Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau at Health Canada, who are working to understand how chemicals in our environment impact pregnancy, infant, and child health outcomes. The successful candidate will engage in studies designing, implementing, and analyzing environmental chemical exposure data associated with reproductive and child health outcomes.  The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of epidemiologists, statisticians, and clinicians from across Canada and the US and collaborate with external partners in academia, other government departments and agencies.

Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.  Research and applied science are used to help develop the department's policies and programs. The work of our scientists and researchers helps influence decisions about diseases, hazardous substances, food and drugs, consumer products, tobacco and much more.  This is an exciting opportunity for a strong candidate to work with dedicated team in a supportive research environment.


Applicants should hold a PhD or employer-approved alternative* degree from a recognized university in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or related field with strong methodological and statistical skills.  Programming and data management skills in SAS and/or R, as well as excellent writing skills are required.

*The employer-approved alternative is an acceptable master's or bachelor's degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience. The degree must be from a recognized university and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position. The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply at this website:


Associate/Full Professor, University of Arizona Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Community, Environment and Policy in the Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona is recruiting for a faculty position at the Full or Associate Professor level. With renewed emphasis on environmental science and health research, this is an exciting time and unique opportunity to join the University of Arizona faculty. 

The position announcement and information about how to apply can be found here: (Job F21906). 

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