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. Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity.  Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


Research Associate

The Swetland Center for Environmental Health within the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Science at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a Research Associate responsible for developing, maintaining, and disseminating quantitative and qualitative data from complex systems used for research and evaluation projects of the center. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 1 to 5 years of experience conducting applied population health research in non-clinical settings. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 1 year of experience developing study protocols and managing data systems for community-engaged mixed methods research. The Research Associate must uphold the values of the Center including a commitment to racial justice, collaboration, community engagement, inclusivity, and innovation.

The Research Associate will contribute to studies focused on food systems and health equity and stakeholder engagement in community systems science. They will serve as a leader within the Evaluation Core of the center working directly with the Center Director, research scientists and associates, research project leads, and study staff. The Research Associate will lead data collection and management processes and trainings across local, state, and national teams of collaborators as identified within projects. They will facilitate the implementation of all data-related study procedures within multiple existing and emergent applied population health research studies. They will provide expert service in leading the development of quantitative and qualitative study protocols and will be responsible for coordinating and implementing standard operating procedures related to human subjects protection, participant recruitment and retention, data collection using multiple methodologies, data management and organization, and data analysis and interpretation. The Research Associate will provide leadership to annual quality improvement projects on data management processes of the center and will contribute to the dissemination of research findings via presentations, publications, toolkits, and other products to promote translation to various audiences.

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Postdoctoral Scholar 

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to contribute to the Center’s vibrant program of research focused on food systems and health equity. The mission of the Swetland Center is to study the complex interplay between environmental determinants and population health outcomes. The Center places special emphasis on community-engaged approaches that address the role of structural racism in creating and sustaining environmental health inequities. We seek to translate these findings into policies, practices, and relationships that promote community and population health equity. The Postdoctoral Scholar must uphold the values of the Center including a commitment to racial justice, collaboration, community engagement, inclusivity, and innovation. The planned start date for this position is August 2022.


We are looking for a community-engaged, food systems and health equity-oriented researcher to join our team to make important contributions to the novel Nourishing Neighborhoods Empowering Communities Network, a  multi-component systems-level intervention aimed at incubating and catalyzing community-driven food systems change to advance nutrition equity (i.e., the extent to which the local food system promotes freedom, agency, and dignity in food traditions resulting in holistic health for people and communities). Applicants who are broadly curious about food systems and health equity, social network approaches to community health transformation, and community-engaged implementation science are ideal for this position. In addition to carrying out research within a highly collaborative team-based research environment, substantive support will be available for professional development, grant seeking, dissemination of research to diverse audiences, student mentorship, and community collaboration. 

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Community Nutrition Research Associate

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health is an academic research center that studies the complex interplay between environmental determinants and population health outcomes. The center places special emphasis on community-engaged approaches that address the role of structural racism in creating and sustaining environmental health inequities. The center seeks to translate these findings into policies, practices, and relationships that promote community and population health equity.

The Research Associate will execute community and stakeholder-engaged research focused on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental interventions designed to promote community nutrition in diverse settings. Under the guidance of the Center Director, the Research Associate is expected to work independently, design and plan research projects, oversee collaborations, supervise students, manage collaborative research partnerships, and carry out research activities of multiple state-wide and national-level community nutrition studies, including the Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention Study, Ohio Produce Perks Evaluation, and national nutrition incentive program evaluation capacity building.

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