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The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC) is a regional Center that provides occupational safety and health training for health professionals, conducts state-of-the-science research, and offers technical assistance and continuing education in occupational safety and health for a wide array of business in NC, nationally, and around the world. An interdisciplinary team of health professionals from NC OSHERC will use the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach to launch a technical assistance program designed to assist NC businesses with their efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safe and healthy re-opening of businesses. The incumbent will be assisting with this project, called Carolina Promoting Safe Practices for Employees’ Return (Carolina PROSPER). This position will be housed in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the work will be done remotely. Applicants must be graduate students at UNC.


Brief summary of duties

  • Assist project staff with business and employee recruitment for administration of TWH assessment tools
  • Update Carolina PROSPER web content and create social media content as needed
  • Assist project staff with remotely administering quantitative and qualitative assessments of worker, organizational, and population health for the project’s business clients
  • Assist project technical leads to gather, organize, and analyze assessment results to include qualitative data collection, transcription, and analysis
  • Assist project technical leads with preparing reports to recommend evidence-based intervention tools that business clients can implement to protect and promote worker safety, health, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a TWH approach
  • Assist with providing virtual training to employers and employees as needed
  • Administrative support on all aspects of the project by working with the project team and employers selected to participate in the project
  • Support efforts and collaborate on the submission of a follow-up grant to sustain this project
    • Includes activities such as: conducting a literature review, organizing and writing assigned sections of the proposal, and collecting information for the personnel, human subjects, and budget sections of the proposal


Preferred experience/skills

  • Survey administration experience with Qualtrics
  • Web content and social media support skills
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team oriented/strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Teams
  • Verbal Spanish proficiency preferred but not required
  • Professional, volunteer, and/or personal experience with the issues of worker health, safety, and well-being
  • Commitment to health equity and intersectional analysis of the challenges facing workers and workplaces in the pandemic


To apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for one reference to by August 19, 2020.

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