Career Opportunities

The Penn Injury Science Center is a collaborative environment that values diverse perspectives and lived experience. On this page, you will find job opportunities at our Center and at organizations and institutions that we partner with.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at PISC

The University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center offers 12-24 month post-doctoral research fellowships that focus on scientific training and career development in pursuit of the highest caliber research to promote safety and improve the health of populations.

Fellows receive senior mentorship and close peer collaboration in a rich scientific environment with faculty and multiple other fellows across disciplines including public health, engineering, nursing, criminology, social policy, and psychology.

More information can be found on the Post-Doctoral Fellowships page.

Community Engagement and Research Coordinators at the Urban Health Lab (multiple openings)

The Urban Health Lab (UHL) is hiring! We are dedicated to designing and testing individual and community-level interventions to build healthy neighborhoods. The UHL has a focus in urban nature, blight remediation, violence prevention, and structural racism that has impacted Black and Brown communities. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the health and well-being of Black and other minority communities who want to help develop and grow several efforts at Penn Medicine to dismantle structural and institutional racism through research and action.

These individuals will work on various projects in UHL and the Opportunity for Health Lab including: 1) an NIH funded randomized controlled trial designed to improve health among Black Philadelphians through neighborhood vacant lot cleaning, abandoned house remediation, tree planting, trash pickup, tax preparation, financial counseling, micro grants, and maximizing public benefits and 2) the Nature and Well-Being Project, a research study designed to evaluate the impact of greenspace on mental health and well-being in Black communities through mini parks co-designed by the community and connection to nearby greenspaces, education of the health benefits of nature, digital nudges, and personalized goal feedback. They will inform study designs and will work in the field to enroll community members as participants. We highly value lived experience either being from or currently living in Black Philadelphia neighborhoods when considering applicants.

Apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/PSOM/job/Blockley-Hall/Clinical-Research-Coordinator-A_JR00045167

 

Clinical Research Coordinator at the Urban Health Lab

The Urban Health Lab (UHL) is hiring! We are dedicated to designing and testing individual and community-level interventions to build healthy neighborhoods. The UHL has a focus in urban nature, blight remediation, violence prevention, and structural racism that has impacted Black and Brown communities. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the health and well-being of Black and other minority communities who want to help develop and grow several efforts at Penn Medicine to dismantle structural and institutional racism through research and action.

This individual will work on various projects in UHL and the Opportunity for Health Lab including an NIH funded randomized controlled trial designed to improve health among Black Philadelphians through neighborhood vacant lot cleaning, abandoned house remediation, tree planting, trash pickup, tax preparation, financial counseling, micro grants, and maximizing public benefits. The CRC B will oversee the team of Community Engagement and Research Coordinators and will also be involved in both administrative and research tasks, including regulatory activities. We highly value community experience when considering applicants.

Apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/PSOM/job/Blockley-Hall/Clinical-Research-Coordinator-B_JR00045171-2

Community Nature and Wellness Coach at the Urban Health Lab

The Urban Health Lab (UHL) is hiring! We are dedicated to designing and testing individual and community-level interventions to build healthy neighborhoods. The UHL has a focus in urban nature, blight remediation, violence prevention, and structural racism that has impacted Black and Brown communities. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the health and well-being of Black and other minority communities who want to help develop and grow several efforts at Penn Medicine to dismantle structural and institutional racism through research and action.

This individual will work on various projects in UHL including: 1) Deeply Rooted, a community-academic collaborative that uses the healing power of nature to promote the health and well-being in Black Philadelphia neighborhoods through creating and activating greenspace, career development opportunities, and advocating for policies and neighborhood investments that promote environmental justice and 2) the Nature and Well-Being Project, a research study designed to evaluate the impact of greenspace on mental health and well-being in Black communities through mini parks co-designed by the community and connection to nearby greenspaces, education of the health benefits of nature, digital nudges, and personalized goal feedback. The Community Nature and Wellness Coach will assist with efforts to encourage community participation and engagement and should be passionate about spending time in nature. We highly value lived experience either being from or currently living in Black Philadelphia neighborhoods when considering applicants.

Apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/HUP/Community-Nature—Wellness-Coach–Emergency-Medicine-_JR00045602-1

 

Project Manager at the Urban Health Lab

The Urban Health Lab (UHL) is hiring! We are dedicated to designing and testing individual and community-level interventions to build healthy neighborhoods. The UHL has a focus in urban nature, blight remediation, violence prevention, and structural racism that has impacted Black and Brown communities. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the health and well-being of Black and other minority communities who want to help develop and grow several efforts at Penn Medicine to dismantle structural and institutional racism through research and action.

This individual will support the Urban Health Lab (UHL) with projects related to the intersection of health and the environment.  A significant portion of the Project Manager’s time will be devoted to the development and growth of a new project Deeply Rooted, a new initiative funded by Penn Medicine and CHOP to increase greenspace in West and Southwest Philadelphia. The Project Manager will work closely with UHL Faculty Director Dr. Eugenia South and Director Nicole Thomas to implement all aspects of Deeply Rooted, including ensuring for the creation of new greenspace, support job and leadership training, activate new and existing greenspaces through community grants to build social cohesion, and environmental justice advocacy.

Apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Blockley-Hall/Manager–Research-Project-C–Emergency-Medicine-_JR00045973-1

 

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