Program Assistant

Posted: 05/08/17 | SHARE:


Health Research, Inc. is seeking a person with a passion for public health to join the Wadsworth Center's Division of Environmental Health Sciences Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry team. This group works collaboratively with other researchers around the globe to elucidate the complex associations between exposure to elements and adverse health effects. Our role is to characterize nutritional (e.g. zinc) and/or toxic (e.g lead) elements within the human body - reliably measuring the exposure(s) of each individual. The outcomes of our combined efforts play a crucial role in guiding public health standards, and have far-reaching impacts in expanding our understanding of public health. 

This position will contribute to the Wadsworth Center's Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resources (WC-CHEAR) laboratory hub as part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Program (ECHO) ECHO and CHEAR projects. This work will support children's health research based on the concept of characterizing the exposome. 

The Program Assistant will provide administrative and programmatic support to WC-CHEAR and will perform administrative oversight to ensure coordination and implementation of CHEAR/ECHO project deliverables, as well as help to maintain communication with the CHEAR and ECHO coordinating and data centers. The Program Assistant will provide assistance for the coordination and management of internal and external partner meetings, develop agendas and compile minutes for meetings and conference calls, develop project time lines, ensure adequate documentation of quality assurance and quality control, manage and prepare data for required reports, assist in the administration of the biomonitoring proficiency testing program, provide support for reagent inventory maintenance and replenishment, and perform other duties in support of program deliverables. 


Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor's degree in a related field; 

Preferred Qualifications: 
A Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in the physical or life sciences. Prior experience assisting with a large NIH or NSF funded study. Excellent communication, interpersonal, written and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Prior experience working with relational databases such as FileMaker Pro or Microsoft Access.

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