Research Associate (WASH) (The Water Institute)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, US

Position Summary

This position is for a research associate with education, experience, and skills in global environmental health; water sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) – especially in low- and middle-income countries; environmental engineering; and/or infection prevention and control. This position reports directly to the Director of the Water Institute.

Purpose of Position:

1. Provide technical leadership and mentorship on a portfolio of research projects related to WaSH in health care facilities (HCFs); monitoring, evaluation, and learning in WaSH; and water supply resilience. Specific expertise necessary will include systematic reviews, life cycle costing, statistical data analysis, implementation science, and qualitative analysis. This incumbent will support and manage research assistants, undergraduate students, and graduate students in the focus areas indicated.
2. Manage and co-direct research projects the in environmental health sciences in the focus areas identified above including project execution, staff training and supervision of projects and field activities, data collection and management, data analysis, data interpretation and participation in report and scientific manuscript preparation.

Educational Requirements

Doctoral degree in environmental health sciences, environmental engineering or a related field

Qualifications and Experience

Post-doctoral experience in the focus areas of the research specified; one-year minimum.

Record of scholarly publications in WaSH, global environmental health, public health engineering, and/or WaSH in health care facilities.

Record of fieldwork in global WaSH, including international fieldwork experience.

Record of scientific presentations at international, national and local scientific conferences, workshops and symposia on WaSH, public health engineering, and related fields.

Experience in training, mentoring and supervision of researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students in environmental health sciences; one-year minimum