Title: Environmental Analysis I
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brief summary of position:
This individual will support the day-to-day biomonitoring activities in the Bureau of Environmental Health’s (BEH) Environmental Toxicology Program. He/she will be responsible for working with the Environmental Toxicology Program (ETP) Director, ETP Assistant Director, and the Biomonitoring Study Staff. This individual should be familiar with the technical aspects of environmental exposure, including: assessing human exposure to environmental chemicals, interpreting biomonitoring and other analytical chemistry data; and comparing biomonitoring data with national data (e.g. e.g., NHANES data). Ideally this individual should be familiar with environmental exposure investigations, including appropriate consent form procedures, and participant enrollment.
- Assist with the implementation of procedures and protocols that include methods for participant selection and enrollment.
- Assist with the management of large volumes of study data
- Assist with the development of participant questionnaires.
- Assist with biomonitoring sample collection to include transportation of sampling supplies, and transportation of collected samples (e.g., urine and blood).
- Evaluate environmental exposure data.
- Assist with the organization of meetings with project staff and senior management.
- Conduct scientific literature reviews.
- Evaluate readily available biomonitoring data (e.g., NHANES data).
- Represent MDPH/BEH at required internal or external meetings on biomonitoring or related topics as needed.
- Prepare high quality draft technical reports on biomonitoring findings.
- Analyze environmental data relevant to biomonitoring, e.g., site specific environmental data.
- Summarize environmental biomonitoring and compare results to known toxicity thresholds and population background levels.
- Assist with the preparation of detailed and accurate draft technical reports summarizing biomonitoring data and produce educational materials summarizing technical issues for a variety of audiences.
- Assemble and review scientific research and findings related to environmental toxicology areas.
- Interpret and critique study reports and prepare summaries for review by supervisor and senior management.
- Conduct telephone inquiries of the general public regarding environmental toxicology related topics.
- Provide technical support to other BEH or MDPH programs.
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience In the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate’s degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*
II. A Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
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