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Medical Director

CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training (www.cpwr.com) is seeking a full time medical director to work in our Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters. The position is part of CPWR’s leadership team and has two main responsibilities: 

Medical screening programs (50%). The medical director supervises the delivery of medical services in BTMed (www.btmed.org), a national screening program for former construction workers who have been employed in the nation’s nuclear weapons facilities. BTMed is funded by the Department of Energy and has enrolled over 25,000 workers since it started over 20 years ago and is the largest longitudinal cohort study of older construction workers in the US. Since 2011 it has also included an early lung cancer screening program for BTMed participants who meet eligibility criteria. BTMed contracts with 200 clinics nation-wide and the medical services are coordinated by a medical office with five full-time nurses. BTMed has resulted in a number of major epidemiological studies which have had national impact. The medical director will assure the medical protocol is current; that screening exams are performed according to the protocol, perform quality assurance, supervise the nursing staff, make occupational illness determinations, review and prepare/approve medical results letters, and engage in studies of the screening data.

Construction safety and health research (50%). The medical director will serve as a senior research director in CPWR’s NIOSH-funded National Construction Research Center. Since it was started in 1990, CPWR has contributed to changing the culture of the construction industry to make safety and health a top priority. The Construction Center is a large consortium of internal staff and external collaborators, and it is recognized internationally for its excellence. The medical director will direct and/or collaborate on construction safety and health research projects; and serve as primary medical advisor on policy proposals/actions as they relate to construction worker health and will work in collaboration with CPWR’s research to practice team in translating research to practice and disseminating program findings.

The applicant will be expected to author peer-reviewed journal articles as well as lay audience publications about screening program results and construction safety research findings. Minor duties include providing medical support and guidance to CPWR’s training programs.

Required Qualifications:
MD degree Currently licensed in Maryland or eligible for licensing
Training and/or experience in occupational medicine
Understanding of and interest in both primary and secondary prevention research and practice

For additional qualifications and details on how to apply, see the full announcement.


Communications/Health Specialist

Do you have at least 5 years of communication and marketing experience? Are you a proactive, innovative self-starter with health communications experience, including writing promotional materials? Do you have experience with strategic programming, Google Analytics, and Salesforce from working with a non-profit organization?

We are currently in search of a Communication Specialist for a service-oriented nonprofit. The position is based in Silver Spring, MD. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.

For additional qualifications and details on how to apply, see the full announcement