Research Associate at Oregon Health & Science University

Posted in Research 13 days ago.

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Description:
Oregon Health & Science University

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Location: US-OR-Portland
Req ID: 2019-2448
Position Category: Research
Position Type: Regular Part-Time
Job Type: Research
Department: Oregon Institute of Occupational Heatlh Sciences
Salary Range: commensurate with experience
Schedule: Monday through Friday, varies due to Investigations
Hours: 8-5pm but varies due to Investigations
HR Mission: Research

Department Overview

At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences our mission is to "Improving the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research."

Function/Duties of Position

The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program at OHSU is seeking to fill a part-time fatality investigator position at the rank of Research Associate. OR-FACE is a research program funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The OR-FACE fatality investigator will report to Dr. Ryan Olson (OR-FACE Project Director, and work closely with the OR-FACE project manager. The mission of OR-FACE is to prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigation, and outreach.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in occupational safety and health practice (private sector, insurance, or government).
  • Broad practical and technical understanding of occupational hazards and their elimination and control.
  • Experience in one or more high-risk industries, such as construction, transportation, agriculture, health care, commercial fishing, or mining.
  • The job involves maintaining and developing relationships with governmental, insurance, business, and management/labor partners (e.g., Oregon OSHA, workers compensation insurers, medical examiner, police, NIOSH, trade associations, labor unions) and our research partner, the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
  • Experience in injury/incident or fatality investigation, including root cause analysis techniques.
  • Ability to write high quality abstract summaries of fatal cases, and full investigation reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engagement with the regional occupational safety and health community, such as the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association or American Society of Safety Professionals, Oregon chapters.
  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in an occupational safety and health discipline is highly desired (e.g., industrial hygiene, industrial engineering, environmental and occupational public health). Certified Safety Professionals or Certified Industrial Hygienists are strongly encouraged to apply, but such certifications are not required.
  • Knowledge of, or prior experience using, OR-FACE or NIOSH FACE research and outreach products.

Additional Details

* Be sure to upload a resume or CV, a cover letter and a list of three references.

All are welcome