Job Opportunities

Current Opportunities

The Swetland Center has ongoing opportunities for students, trainees and professionals from a variety of disciplines to engage in meaningful research that will have an impact on environmental health in greater Cleveland and beyond.

foodNEST 2.0 Graduate Assistantship

August 28th, 2019

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health is seeking two graduate students to assist with data collection and maintenance for the Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study (foodNEST 2.0).

This position will involve travel to local Cleveland neighborhoods for field data collection, food retail audits, data documentation and entry, and community engagement with potential opportunities for data analysis.

The goal of the foodNEST 2.0 study is to develop computational models that reflect interdependencies among different actors and interventions influencing local food system dynamics in neighborhoods and their impact on food security, nutrition equity, and economic opportunity among residents.

The graduate research assistants will be working with the Program Manager and other members of the research team to gain valuable public health and fieldwork experience, and develop relationships in this interactive and collaborative discipline.

Learn more about this position HERE. 

To apply, applicants must submit an application via Handshake (ID:2963930), attach course schedule, cv/resume and cover letter indicating your research experience and interest in the foodNEST 20 Graduate Research Assistantship.


Post-Doctoral Opportunity

August 6th, 2019

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to contribute to the Center’s vibrant program of research focused on environmental health equity. The mission of the Swetland Center is to study the complex interplay between the environment and health with the goal of translating findings into scalable solutions to redress the environment's disparate impact on residents in Cleveland and beyond. The strategic vision of the Swetland Center is to innovate and apply community systems science for environmental health equity by (1) advancing translational environmental health research, (2) integrating environmental health and community systems science into medical and graduate education, and (3) engaging the community in environmental health research and action.

The post-doctoral scholar will join a collaborative research team that includes strong community-university partnerships. They will have an opportunity to develop new independent research focused on local environmental health issues related to air quality, lead exposure, and underlying root causes such as poverty and racism to advance environmental health equity through community-engaged team science. They will have an opportunity to contribute to existing research related to the Center’s ongoing initiatives related to food systems and health.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in environmental health, public or population health, or a related field; a strong background in environmental science and environmental justice; skills in mixed methods, implementation science, and community-engaged research; and a record of translating research findings into publications.

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Senior Program Director, NIH Ohio HEALing Communities Study (HCS)

August 1st, 2019

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health is seeking qualified candidates for the Senior Program Director of the NIH Ohio HEALing Communities Study (HCS). 

The Senior Program Director will be an active member of the Center for Clinical Investigation Community Health Programs and the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health. The senior program director will oversee and perform diverse leadership duties for the Ohio HEALing Communities Study, a randomized controlled community trial that seeks to reduce opioid fatalities in 19 counties in Ohio through implementation research to increase delivery of evidence-based interventions such as naloxone distribution, medically assisted therapy, and stigma reduction. All intervention packages will be tailored at the county level based on extensive engagement with local community coalitions and through examination of local opioid use disorder data trends.

For more information and to learn how to apply please read the full description of this position HERE. 

Research Scientist: Quantitative Research Core

July 17th, 2019

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at CWRU School of Medicine has a full-time position available for a Research Scientist to provide leadership to its robust and multifaceted Quantitative Research Core. The position will provide leadership to the Center's collaborative research portfolio at the intersection of the complex interplay between the environment and health in the areas of community system dynamics modeling, longitudinal and cross-sectional survey research, GIS mapping and analysis, data collection instrumentation, and database standardization, and quality control.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, two writing samples, and names and contact information for three references to

Applications will be reviewed immediately until filled. See our flier for more information HERE!