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Occupational Health Research Associate, Rockville, Maryland

Created 11/27/2020
Reference 71540
Category U.S. Health and Environment
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Maryland
City Rockville
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Organization Overview

This is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of the Abt team! The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Occupational Health Research Associate to join our interdisciplinary team supporting national-level occupational and environmental safety and health programs. Projects encompass support of various occupational safety and health regulations, exposure assessment and modeling, cost estimations for implementing worker safety and health protections, and guidance development on protections for workers in various settings.

The successful candidate will conduct research, literature reviews, develop quantitative models, and integrate findings in compelling client reports and guidance documents. The position holder will serve as the primary client contact and translate client needs and/or objectives into specific deliverables. The successful candidate will manage small interdisciplinary teams and direct and manage the planning, design, and implementation of technical project protocols and procedures.

Federal government agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency call on us to conduct policy-driven research and evaluate their key programs.

Key Roles And Responsibilities

  • Direct and manage projects with responsibility for budget management, project deliverables, client relations, and staff supervision. Set priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely and cost efficient manner.
  • Generate additional projects through work with current clients.
  • Direct and serve as the subject-matter expert in the preparation of analysis and guidance with responsibility as the senior technical writer. Serve as the primary reviewer of the analytical and technical writing of less senior staff
  • Collaborate with peers to identify new research approaches and potential markets for those services
  • Actively participate in the mentoring of less senior staff
  • Present and speak at client and professional meetings

Preferred Qualifications

  • The preferred candidate will have a Master's degree in occupational or environmental health, an outstanding academic record and at least 2 years of applied experience in the field.
  • Excellent oral communication, writing, and analytical skills are essential
  • Must have proven technical expertise in OSHA regulations and occupational health in US industrial settings.
  • Experience in project management, client relationship management and supervision/staff development is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA/MBA with 7 - 10 years of experience OR PhD with 4 - 6 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Employer Abt Associates

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